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Do's and don'ts for answering the phone
October 11, 2021 -- Even in the age of texts and emails, phone calls are still the practice's lifeline for new patients. Powerful verbal skills will help win over patients and turn calls into scheduled appointments, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
My Dental Key offers digital oral health training
October 11, 2021 -- Harvard startup My Dental Key is offering a digital training platform for dental students and oral health professionals that features videos, illustrations, and step-by-step procedure modules. Read More
Study to assess dental care virtual model
October 11, 2021 -- University of Rochester researchers have launched a study to examine a new virtual model for conducting dental examinations that empowers patients with using mobile health tools while ensuring the safety of patients and dental professionals amid the pandemic. Read More
Ala. board settles FTC charges over teledentistry rules
October 8, 2021 -- The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to settle charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accusing it of violating U.S. antitrust law by unreasonably excluding cheaper teledentistry providers from competition. Read More
AIDPH, CareQuest form partnership for veteran oral health
October 8, 2021 -- The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) and CareQuest Institute are teaming up to advance oral health equity. Read More
Dentists more likely to see domestic abuse during pandemic
October 7, 2021 -- Dentists are more likely to encounter victims of domestic abuse in their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published on October 4 in BDJ In Practice. Dentists should recognize the lesser-known signs of abuse, encourage disclosure, and know how to respond in a sensitive manner. Read More
Medicaid reimbursement rose for adults in 2020
October 6, 2021 -- In 2020, the average Medicaid reimbursement in states that provide adult dental services was about 54% of private insurance reimbursement, an increase of 4 percentage points from 2017, according to a webinar hosted on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: How to handle the unhappy patient
October 6, 2021 -- What do you say when a patient comes to the front desk unhappy? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin said the right way to handle that situation is to embrace the patient and his or her complaints. Read More
Midway Dental to offer Pearl's AI platform
October 6, 2021 -- Dental technology distributor Midway Dental will add Pearl's Practice Intelligence artificial intelligence (AI) platform to its inventory. Read More
RI dentist can't work until vaccinated for COVID-19
October 5, 2021 -- The State of Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered a dentist to stop treating patients until he gets vaccinated for COVID-19, which the state has required of all healthcare workers by October 1. Read More
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