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ADHA, advocacy groups call for Medicare dental benefits
July 30, 2018 -- Multiple oral health advocacy organizations and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) are calling for the U.S. government to add dental benefits to Medicare. The latest movement started after Oral Health America published a white paper in support of the concept.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for scripting: Create powerful scripts
July 30, 2018 -- You can't just wing it when it comes to communicating with patients. Knowing what to say greatly enhances every interaction. Excellent scripting is powerful, effective, and allows dental teams to improve performance on a daily basis, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 common pitfalls of adding an associate
July 27, 2018 -- Adding an associate might be the next step in the natural evolution of a dental practice. However, many practices experience issues with a new associate, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. She outlines three of the most common pitfalls and how to handle them so the practice can grow.  Discuss
Lawyer advises growth focus for small-group formation
July 26, 2018 -- Zachary Hoard, JD, advises entrepreneurial dentists every day on the benefits, and roadblocks, to practice expansion and dental service organization (DSO) formation. He talks with about focusing on practice growth and forming a small-group practice.  Discuss
7-year trends for U.S. dental production: Part 2
July 25, 2018 -- How is your practice doing relative to practices down the street and across the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the seven-year trends of five more key numbers in the second of a two-part series. This time she examines referral patients, accounts receivable past 90 days, diagnostic imaging, and more.  Discuss
Dentistry is becoming more diverse -- Here's why that matters
July 24, 2018 -- In 2018, the majority of dental school applicants were women and nonwhite. American Dental Education Association President and CEO Dr. Richard Valachovic spoke with about what the changing demographics of dentistry could mean for the profession.  Discuss
InnSoft releases new orthodontic record-sharing software
July 24, 2018 -- InnSoft has introduced its new Ortho Share 3D software.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for bonding with your patients: Get personal
July 23, 2018 -- Too many dentists treat patient after patient, forgetting that they are much more than a set of teeth. Always begin a patient's appointment talking about something "nondental," advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Touch on a topic of personal interest to the patient. Don't just jump right into the business at hand. Most patients enjoy a few minutes to unwind and relax.  Discuss
Ky. reinstates Medicaid dental benefits for 460K residents
July 23, 2018 -- The administration of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is reinstating Medicaid dental and vision coverage for up to 460,000 residents of that state, according to multiple published reports.
Western Dental acquires 3 Calif. practices
July 20, 2018 -- Western Dental has acquired three SmileCare-branded practices in California from Coast Dental Services. The practices are located in Modesto, Stockton, and Fremont.  Discuss
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