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Dental practices hunted: How not to fall victim to hackers
February 28, 2020 -- Healthcare organizations, including dental practices, have become the targets of choice for cybercriminals. Offices must step up their cybersecurity measures to prevent falling victim to hackers and cyberattacks. Read More
3 questions to drive 'yes' in your practice
February 28, 2020 -- When you ask these three questions (in sequence) and then simply stop talking, you will hear the secret recipe for every single patient who sits in your chair, writes Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com. Read More
Office manager headed to jail for stealing $250K from dental practice
February 28, 2020 -- A dental office manager in Pennsylvania was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay approximately $250,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from her former employer, according to a news report. Read More
Numbers show steep drop of dentists in solo practices
February 27, 2020 -- The hemorrhaging of dentists from solo practice to dental service/support organizations (DSOs) doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. The number of dentists in solo practices has declined by 11% in the past 10 years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
Dentist loses license for using dirty tools, improper conduct
February 27, 2020 -- The Vermont Board of Dental Examiners has revoked the license of a dentist for using unsterilized instruments and also his history of "unprofessional conduct." His license is one of only nine that has been revoked in about 60 years, according to news reports. Read More
Blue Cross Blue Shield debuts value-based plan in Mass.
February 27, 2020 -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with 42 North Dental to expand its value-based payment model to dentistry. Read More
Dentist agrees to pay $135K to settle patient rewards scheme
February 26, 2020 -- A dentist and his practice in Massachusetts have agreed to pay $135,000 to resolve allegations that they operated an illegal kickback scheme in which patients won prizes, like Apple TVs and gift cards, for more appointments and referrals and led to improper reimbursements from the state's Medicaid program. Read More
The ins and outs of employer-sponsored retirement plans
February 26, 2020 -- Have you ever wondered how an employer-sponsored, qualified retirement plan would affect your dental practice? You have probably wondered about which plans are best and how to choose one. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen offers his thoughts and some advice. Read More
Woman arrested for trashing dental office, hitting employee
February 26, 2020 -- A woman in Ohio was arrested for striking an employee and ransacking a dental exam room, forcing the space to be shut down to patients. An argument over dental services triggered the violent outburst, according to news reports. Read More
Dentist convicted of evading paying $450K in taxes
February 26, 2020 -- A U.S. jury convicted a Wisconsin dentist of four counts of tax evasion for failing to file tax returns and encouraging patients to pay with cash to avoid paying about $450,000 in taxes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
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