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3 largest DSOs add practices
October 15, 2019 -- In DrBicuspid.com's latest list of the largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S., the three largest ones have continued to add affiliated practices. Heartland Dental, Aspen Dental, and Pacific Dental have all added about 40 practices since the last list was published in April 2019. Read More
Do's and don'ts for scheduling: Rethink your schedule
October 14, 2019 -- In business, time is money. In dentistry, time is controlled by the practice's scheduling system, but many practices are using outdated schedules. While dentistry is different than a corporate business, some business time management principles can be reoriented to work well within a dental scheduling system, increasing efficiency and decreasing stress, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Former dental clinic owner sentenced to prison for fraud
October 14, 2019 -- Pamela Van Drie, a former owner of a Springfield, MO-based dental clinic, has been sentenced in federal court for multiple fraud schemes totaling more than $1 million in Medicaid payments, failing to pay payroll taxes, and collecting unemployment benefits she wasn't entitled to receive. Read More
CDA warns of email gift card scam
October 14, 2019 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is warning its members about an email scam that's using the name of its president, Dr. Del Brunner, to try to trick dentists and dental professionals in California into purchasing a high-value gift card from a multinational retailer. Read More
Startup targets dental offices with comfort-focused care
October 11, 2019 -- The former CEO of SmileDirectClub has created a new startup that aims to "reinvent the dentist's office" by creating a more relaxed patient experience in a high-tech atmosphere. Read More
The 4 ways to grow a practice
October 10, 2019 -- There are four ways to build any business -- and these same models apply to dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, he explores the four options, which range from building on what you do well to opening a new practice. Read More
To avoid lost revenue, read your insurance contract's fine print
October 9, 2019 -- Being unfamiliar with limitations in insurance network contracts can cost your practice revenue and even patient goodwill. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist details why you need this information and how you can use it to improve your practice's bottom line. Read More
MetLife settles dentist misclassification suit for $3.4M
October 8, 2019 -- Metropolitan Life Insurance (MetLife) has agreed to pay about $3.4 million to settle a suit filed by dental consultants who claimed they didn't get overtime and benefits because they were wrongly treated as independent contractors, according to a settlement motion. Read More
Using follow-up calls to educate your patients
October 8, 2019 -- It would be great if patients agreed to a treatment plan before they left your office, but most of them don't. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie recommends making follow-up calls to these patients to educate them on the benefits of treatment. Her tips can help your practice improve your acceptance rates and help your patients at the same time. Read More
U.S. Oral Surgery Management enters Tenn. market
October 8, 2019 -- Management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has announced a partnership with an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Tennessee. Read More
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Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States