ADA updates teledentistry policy November 9, 2020 -- The ADA has released an update to the association's teledentistry policy that stresses the importance of delivering remote, online care at the same level of quality as in-person visits.
Delta Dental of Calif. delays fee structure changes November 9, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has delayed implementing a fee structure change that would better align reimbursement rates for certain providers with the market rate, according to the California Dental Association.
What it takes to be a true hero in dentistry November 6, 2020 -- Laurie Owens says that the dictionary defines "hero" as "a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities." There's certainly more to being a hero than just putting on a cape. It takes hard work and grit, but it's also something that Owens believes every dentist and team member can become. Discuss
What to say when a patient asks, 'Can I just be billed?' November 5, 2020 -- It's never a comfortable conversation when a patient asks about billing options. So how can the situation be eliminated altogether, taking stress off the entire team? Ashley Bond believes it's about setting up the right payment expectations for patients before the practice ever collects a penny from them. Discuss
How 2-way radios can improve clinic efficiency November 5, 2020 -- Dental practices often focus on ramping up their technology game, but what about using technology to boost the practice's communication habits as well? Dave McClintic discusses the benefits of two-way radios and how they may be even more valuable in the postpandemic practice. Discuss
How to embrace change and continuous improvement November 4, 2020 -- How do we drop the nostalgia and yearning for "what used to be" and embrace the changes from COVID-19 with positivity? Dr. James Anderson says it is vital to view every working day as a commitment to continuous improvement. Discuss
Preventing patient conflict: How to stay out of trouble November 3, 2020 -- In these stress-filled times, opportunities for conflict seem to be everywhere. That includes your dental practice, where misunderstandings with patients can become nightmares. But what if you could slow or stop the problems before they even start? Dr. Teresa Yang discusses some ways to do just that. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for scripting November 2, 2020 -- During the recovery from COVID-19, the margin for error will be significantly lower. As a result, practices must now view scripting as mandatory. Scripting is not part of the job; it is the job, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
Planmeca Digital Dentistry World Tour 2020 goes virtual October 30, 2020 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca is launching a series of virtual events, the Digital Dentistry World Tour 2020, with hands-on demonstrations by international thought leaders tailored to audiences in Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia.