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Judge skeptical of dental clinic's COVID-19 coverage bid
April 16, 2021 -- A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of an Iowa dental clinic's bid to force Cincinnati Insurance to pay its losses due to COVID-19 closure orders, according to Law360. Read More
Delta Dental names new public affairs officer
April 15, 2021 -- The Delta Dental Plans Association said that healthcare executive Jason Daughn will serve as the company's chief public affairs officer. Read More
Dominion National partners with SmileDirectClub
April 15, 2021 -- Dominion National announced it has partnered with SmileDirectClub to offer its members access to SmileDirectClub's orthodontic clear aligner program for teeth straightening. Read More
Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain
April 14, 2021 -- A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found. Read More
Clear Blue Smiles joins forces with GreenSky
April 13, 2021 -- Clear aligner provider Clear Blue Smiles has formed a strategic alliance with GreenSky Patient Solutions. Read More
6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19
April 12, 2021 -- Approximately 6 million adults in the U.S. have lost oral health coverage as a result of no longer being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health found. Read More
Delta Dental of Calif. postpones fee reductions
April 7, 2021 -- Delta Dental of California has indefinitely postponed its proposed fee reductions that were scheduled to take effect on July 1 in the state, according to the California Dental Association. Read More
Core values and hiring the right fit for the right job
April 6, 2021 -- What are core values? If you haven't given this question much thought, now is the time, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this column, he defines core values and explains why they can help you move toward creating the best possible team scenario. Read More
ADA: Delta Dental is minimizing dentist anesthesiologists
April 6, 2021 -- Delta Dental's apparent ongoing refusal to credential dentist anesthesiologists has minimized the specialists' standing and unfairly kept their reimbursement levels below those of other anesthesiology-providing colleagues, according to a news story published on April 2 by ADA News. Read More
Vyne taps Galley as chief technology officer
April 2, 2021 -- Vyne has appointed Garrett Galley as its chief technology officer to lead the security health information company's IT and engineering efforts. Read More
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Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States