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Dental orgs urge CMS to establish specific coding for dental surgeries
September 24, 2021 -- The ADA, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish specific coding for dental outpatient surgeries performed at hospitals or surgical centers. Read More
ADA launches dental procedure code task force
August 30, 2021 -- The ADA Council on Dental Benefits Programs has created a task force to review the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. Read More
Dental coding is becoming more complex
May 26, 2021 -- There are 28 new dental codes for 2021. Dr. James Anderson outlines five of the most notable, in addition to detailing why it's important for every practice to have an updated codebook every year. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021
February 24, 2021 -- New year, same problems. In his latest column, Dr. James Anderson details how dental plans are changing -- and why they still matter. He also shares four tips to help patients connect with your practice in 2021. Read More
Delta Dental to offer teledentistry services to members
February 22, 2021 -- Delta Dental of California has launched new teledentistry services available through videoconferencing and smartphone applications. Read More
Preparing for flu season (and a potential 2nd wave) in your practice
September 2, 2020 -- With flu season on the horizon and the threat of COVID-19 still looming large, Laurie Owens offers advice on how dental practices can prepare for all scenarios. She also includes advice on medical reimbursement that can help dental practices provide assistance in a more cost-effective way. Read More
5 tips to help boost your dental business
August 13, 2020 -- Being married to a dentist for the past 30 years, Christine Taxin has had plenty of insight into to the good and bad of running a dental business. In this article, she asks some hard questions and provides some tips on how to improve your dental practice's bottom line. Read More
Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast. Read More
Dominion National to cover teledentistry benefits
March 27, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National is covering benefits for teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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