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Calif. passes law abolishing dental co-pays for inmates
November 11, 2019 -- Inmates at city and county jails in California will no longer be required to pay for dental and medical visits thanks to a new bill recently signed into law. Read More
Podcast: How to start talking to patients about the oral-systemic connection
November 7, 2019 -- There is no question that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health. However, many dental professionals may have difficulty communicating that connection to patients. In this podcast, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, talks about how to start the conversation and the important role dental professionals play in patients' oral and overall health. Read More
Tips to properly market your dental practice
November 7, 2019 -- Marketing your practice takes focus, commitment, and dollars. But it's priceless in terms of raising awareness among new and potential patients, as well as increasing profit for your practice. Dr. Richard Barry explains how targeted and consistent marketing can help your business and offers tips you can use. Read More
Why bonus plans may not be the best way to reward employees
November 7, 2019 -- The financial perks bonuses offer are supposed to encourage employees to improve their performance and contribute to practice success, but the reality is that bonus plans may have the opposite effect. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie explains why bonuses are not the best way to reward your team. Read More
Podcast: What changes are coming in dental insurance in 2020?
November 6, 2019 -- With the dawning of a new year and a new decade, dental practices will be seeing changes with dental insurance and their codes. In our latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan offers a sneak peek into what is coming and what dental practices need to know. Read More
Office manager sentenced to prison for stealing $420K
November 6, 2019 -- A dental office manager in Canada who took about $420,000 from her employer to fund family vacations, gambling, her children's education, and more was sentenced to two years in prison, according to news reports. Read More
NJ man awarded $2M for jaw tumor undetected by dentist
November 5, 2019 -- A jury in New Jersey has awarded $2.1 million to a man whose face was disfigured after his longtime dentist failed to promptly detect a cancerous tumor in his jaw, according to a news report in the New Jersey Law Journal. Read More
What you need to know to pass a dental insurance claims audit
November 5, 2019 -- With spending on dental services rising and likely to continue increasing, the industry is becoming the target of Medicaid fraud control units. Trey Tepichin of Cloud Dentistry explains what an insurance claims audit involves, what the most common triggers are, and how you can thoroughly prepare your practice for one. Read More
Don't let the fear of fee increases haunt you
November 4, 2019 -- Nobody wants to raise fees, but an appropriate schedule is needed for you to help meet your financial goals. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist explains that the best way to justify fee increases is to show patients the value you bring to each visit by letting them know all that you offer in services and care. Read More
Do's and don'ts for case acceptance: Make case presentation a priority
November 4, 2019 -- Case acceptance plays a critical role in the success of a dental practice, but presenting a case requires more than explaining the diagnostic findings and subsequent recommendations, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes. He offers tips for presenting proposed treatments to patients to improve their oral health and your practice production. Read More
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Conferences
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States