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Know your purpose, know your numbers
January 29, 2020 -- In any successful practice, knowing your purpose and your numbers is essential. And when it comes to achieving your purpose, profitability is the key to growing your practice and achieving your financial goals, as well as securing your future and your retirement, write Kim McGuire and Fred Joyal in the first of a yearlong series by Fortune Management. Read More
Non-U.S. dental care chosen for lower costs
January 29, 2020 -- One-fifth of people enrolled in a health insurance plan are willing to travel outside of the U.S. for care, with 60% of them already having done so for dental treatment, according to a survey by eHealth. Read More
DentaQuest renews contract for dental services in Texas
January 28, 2020 -- Texas Health and Human Services has awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental care services to enrollees of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in the state. Read More
Dental office settles to resolve claims of patient overbilling
January 27, 2020 -- A dental practice in Maryland has agreed to waive outstanding charges for services it provided during a two-year period and to pay $48,000 to resolve allegations that the office overbilled patients, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Read More
NC ends prior dental exam rule
January 27, 2020 -- North Carolina has amended its prior-exam rule, allowing public health dental hygienists to perform preventive dental procedures on patients who have not been previously evaluated by a dentist and without a dentist present. The rule change takes effect on February 1. Read More
Do's and don'ts for feedback: Create an environment where feedback is welcome
January 27, 2020 -- Whether from patients or team members, constructive feedback can help you increase efficiency, profitability, and career satisfaction. You should always make sure that both your patients and staff know that you value their opinions, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
Woman sues, claiming dental office sent unsolicited texts
January 24, 2020 -- A woman in Florida is suing a dental practice, claiming it used an automatic telephone dialing system to send her and other patients thousands of unsolicited texts, like "We are open today!" She says the barrage of messages was a nuisance, invaded her privacy, and violated U.S. robocall laws. Read More
HR advice on one of last week's most-read articles
January 24, 2020 -- Last week, one of the most-read articles on DrBicuspid.com was about the Wisconsin dental assistant who claims she was fired after her pro-President Trump comments on Facebook led to a bad review of the dental practice where she worked. Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions offers a human resources point of view of the case. Read More
Dental associations' opposition to advanced practice providers is bad for dentists, patients
January 23, 2020 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss writes that it's time for dentistry to emulate the medical profession and support the licensure of advanced practice providers to improve access to care, lower costs, increase productivity, and enhance professional and public satisfaction. Read More
Assisted hygiene and the assistant's cornerstone role
January 23, 2020 -- The possibilities for growth and influence are endless for dental assistants who work in a practice set to measure patient care, patient education, and case acceptance. Assistants can be a key motivator, elevating the patient experience and, ultimately, the success of the practice, writes professional development coach Lisa Wadsworth, RDH. Read More
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