CHIP gets temporary funding December 22, 2017 -- The U.S. Congress passed a short-term spending bill on December 21 that provides temporary funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Discuss
What you need to know about fee schedules versus write-offs December 20, 2017 -- When billing a preferred provider organization, does your office use a fee schedule or a write-off system? Dayna Johnson, founder of Rae Dental Management, considers the advantages and disadvantages of both systems to help you determine which is best for your practice. Discuss
Second Opinion: Trust December 19, 2017 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Lisa Knowles discusses the fallout that occurs when healthcare practitioners abuse the trust placed in them. Using a prominent case of patient abuse as an illustration, she writes that all practitioners lose credibility when one person in the professional community errs in judgment. Discuss
A positive review of patient reviews December 18, 2017 -- How many articles have you read that encourage you to use online patient reviews to market your practice? And how many times do you think to yourself that these reviews are costly and can't help your practice? Kim Miranda of Brighter writes that it's time to rethink reviews and shares some helpful tips. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Remember your value to the practice December 18, 2017 -- It's a mistake to think that doctors are the only influencers in dental practices, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hygienists also are viewed by patients as an authority and that -- coupled with the amount of time they spend with patients -- presents unique opportunities for education, identification, and recommendations. Discuss
Calif. inspects practices for imaging education violations December 18, 2017 -- The California Department of Public Health has been conducting compliance inspections of the state's dental practices to uncover instances of unlicensed dental assistants operating imaging machines, according to the California Dental Association (CDA).
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies. Discuss