Practice Management
Practice schedules 86% full, new ADA survey says
June 27, 2022 -- Dental practices’ schedules were about 86% full in June compared to 88% in March, according to a survey report by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute. Read More
What to do when violence spills into the dental practice
June 24, 2022 -- Unless you avoid the daily news, television, and social media, you are aware of the increasing number of violent crimes occurring in the U.S. Dr. James V. Anderson shares considerations for handling potentially violent situations as well as tips on how to dismiss a potentially violent patient. Read More
How will inflation affect your practice's production?
June 23, 2022 -- Your practice may have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, but do you have the right strategies in place to maintain success during this period of inflation? Dr. Roger P. Levin summarizes five production strategies to help your practice keep pace with higher costs. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
TikTok trend may harm tooth enamel
June 21, 2022 -- A trending recipe that mixes flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called healthier alternative to soda has gone viral on social media platform TikTok. However, some are concerned about the effect on teeth, since acid can erode tooth enamel. Read More
Winners of 1st EFP Innovation award named at EuroPerio10
June 21, 2022 -- On June 20, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) announced the winners of the first EFP Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health at its EuroPerio10 congress in Copenhagen. Read More
Do's & don'ts for internal marketing
June 20, 2022 -- Whether it's for a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or dentist, word-of-mouth advertising is an established, effective way to grow a practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Technology Focus: Medical-dental integration comes into practice
June 17, 2022 -- Technology Focus is a DrBicuspid.com video series that brings you an up-close look at new technologies and tools in dentistry. This episode features how Pacific Dental Services has incorporated medical-dental integration through Epic. Read More
Patient satisfaction with dental insurance drops
June 17, 2022 -- Overall satisfaction with dental plans is down 15 points on a 1,000-point scale from a year ago, according to data released by J.D. Power on June 14. The survey, says J.D. Powers, highlights that dental plan providers must employ strong communication strategies to highlight the value of the insurance plan, and they must increase customer satisfaction. Read More
Delta Dental of Tenn. donates $1.1M to Vanderbilt
June 17, 2022 -- Delta Dental of Tennessee's Smile 180 Foundation has committed more than $1 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Read More
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States