Practice Management
41% of Americans have medical or dental debt
July 5, 2022 -- Rising healthcare costs have been a concern for many Americans and can often lead to healthcare debt, whether patients are insured or not. A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals why patients accrue healthcare debt. Read More
More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments
June 30, 2022 -- An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives
June 30, 2022 -- Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read More
Delta Dental of Tenn. taps new president
June 30, 2022 -- Delta Dental of Tennessee has appointed Jeff Ballard as its new president. Read More
How will inflation affect your practice's production?
June 23, 2022 -- Your practice may have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, but do you have the right strategies in place to maintain success during this period of inflation? Dr. Roger P. Levin summarizes five production strategies to help your practice keep pace with higher costs. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
Patient satisfaction with dental insurance drops
June 17, 2022 -- Overall satisfaction with dental plans is down 15 points on a 1,000-point scale from a year ago, according to data released by J.D. Power on June 14. The survey, says J.D. Powers, highlights that dental plan providers must employ strong communication strategies to highlight the value of the insurance plan, and they must increase customer satisfaction. Read More
Delta Dental of Tenn. donates $1.1M to Vanderbilt
June 17, 2022 -- Delta Dental of Tennessee's Smile 180 Foundation has committed more than $1 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Read More
4 ways consumer financing benefits clinics and patients
June 16, 2022 -- Some dental services are quite expensive, and saving money is challenging for patients. How can you help? Offer financing. Michael Needham shares four ways that consumer financing can benefit clinics and patients. Read More
Is insurance aging killing your profits?
June 15, 2022 -- Accounts receivable refers to sums of money owed to a practice that have not yet been paid. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why letting owed payments age can damage a practice's profit and growth. He also shares tips for understanding your accounts receivable reports. Read More
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States