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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
Extra dental care charge for boy with autism angers parent
March 16, 2020 -- A family in Illinois was shocked when it was hit with a $75 behavior management fee for the dental care of its 10-year-old son who has autism. The fee, which is not covered by the family's insurance, has left the boy's dad irate and refusing to pay it, according to news reports. Read More
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson. Read More
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SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
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