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Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.  Discuss
Calif. dental benefits plans asked to give refunds
October 20, 2020 -- California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has requested that California health insurance and specialized health insurance companies, including dental plans, provide their policyholders with a partial premium refund from the substantial profits accrued during the state's COVID-19 economic shutdown. offers advice to Medicare patients
October 19, 2020 -- Dental savings plan website has developed a guide to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand how to access dental services.
Why membership plans make even more sense now
October 14, 2020 -- What should you be looking for in a dental membership plan? What trends are occurring in our society that make this the right time to research your options when it comes to implementing these plans into your practice? Natalie McCarty and Fred Joyal take a look at the questions surrounding this growing trend.  Discuss
What do insurance breakdowns have to do with collections?
October 12, 2020 -- One thing Ashley Bond likes to say when it comes to insurance breakdowns and collections is that, for the most part, patients do not mind paying their dental bills. What they do mind is paying surprise dental bills. How can you avoid these types of situations in your practice? It all starts with a little homework, and Bond is here to explain how you can get a patient visit off on the right foot.  Discuss
The changing landscape of dental/medical billing
October 7, 2020 -- Some general dental practices refuse to accept medical/dental embedded plans because of their lack of knowledge of documenting these claims. It used to be rare to encounter billing for a medical policy in a general practice, but not any longer and certainly not in the future, writes Dr. James Anderson, who highlights recent changes.  Discuss
4 easy tricks to be more productive with outstanding insurance claims
October 2, 2020 -- Ashley Bond believes that collecting on dental insurance claims doesn't have to be the house of horrors that everyone envisions it to be. In this article, she gives advice on how the process can become easier, including gathering data ahead of time and taking copious notes to help ensure nothing slips through the cracks.  Discuss
Answering your questions about amalgam, composites, and dental insurance claims
September 30, 2020 -- We spoke with Teresa Duncan in this podcast, after reading some of your comments following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's most recent guidance involving dental amalgam. The goal was to get some answers on what really changed, if anything, and to dive into the insurance nuts and bolts regarding amalgam versus other dental materials.  Discuss
More than 6M likely without dental coverage due to COVID-19
September 18, 2020 -- About half of those who lost dental insurance when they became unemployed due to COVID-19 are expected to remain uninsured. Higher rates can be expected in states that didn't expand Medicaid, according to a study published on August 28 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Why big trouble may be on the horizon for Medicaid patients
September 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to about one-fifth of Medicaid providers in private practice disenrolling from the U.S. program that serves patients with limited income by the end of 2020, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
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