Practice Management
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
January 23, 2023 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration. Read More
Do's and don'ts for shaping team behavior
January 23, 2023 -- To make a strong and memorable impression on team members of the attitude and actions you want them to display to each other and to patients, don't just tell them, show them, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Patterson Dental, Aprio partner
January 20, 2023 -- Dental products company Patterson Dental has partnered with business advisory and certified public accountant firm Aprio. Read More
Ill. dentists seek dental insurance reform, more
January 19, 2023 -- On January 18, the Illinois State Dental Society set a robust 2023 legislative agenda that includes reforming dental insurance through the passage of a law like one that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of in 2022. Read More
Majority of Americans favor adding dental services to Medicare
January 17, 2023 -- A majority of the U.S. population would welcome Medicare expanding its services, with most wanting vision and dental services added, according to a report published on January 10 by MedicarePlanTips.com. Read More
Do's and don'ts for increasing production with outside financing
January 17, 2023 -- For patients who face significant out-of-pocket costs for treatment, the availability of financing often makes the difference between accepting and rejecting your recommendation. By making treatment affordable, an installment payment plan from a reputable lender opens the door for increased practice production, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
10 tenets entrepreneurs considering private equity must know
January 12, 2023 -- What do private equity groups consider when they're evaluating a dental business? Kevin Cumbus from Tusk Partners summarizes the top 10 responses he's heard from private equity investors and shares advice for those considering a private equity partnership. Read More
HPI: Dental practice ownership drops significantly
January 11, 2023 -- Private practice ownership rates for dentists have declined across all age groups since 2005, but particularly among younger dentists, according to a survey from the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Do's and don'ts for increasing production
January 9, 2023 -- When dentists think about recommending treatment, it's natural to focus on the technical aspects. When presenting recommendations to patients, however, it's important to consciously shift the focus from clinical details to benefits, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Why U.S. women dentists earn 22% less than men isn't clear
January 6, 2023 -- A 22% pay gap exists between male and female dentists in the U.S., but why women continue to get shortchanged cannot be fully explained, according to a large study published on January 5 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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