Practice Management
Guardian Life launches new dental plans
May 16, 2022 -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has launched new dental insurance plans, including policies that offer 100% coverage for kids through age 12. Read More
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
Dominion's Jeff Schwab to present at GUAA
May 12, 2022 -- Dominion National Vice President of Marketing Jeff Schwab will discuss driving member engagement using teledentistry and mobile communications at the 2022 Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA) annual conference on May 24 in Newport, RI. Read More
U.S. adults don't know conditions linked to oral health
May 9, 2022 -- Though most adults in the U.S. consider oral health to be important to overall health, too many don't know which conditions are linked to poor oral health, according to a report published May 5 by Delta Dental Plans Association. Read More
Dentist charged in $5M scheme to defraud NBA benefits plan
May 3, 2022 -- A dentist and two others have been added to the long list of people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for their alleged roles in a $5 million plot to defraud the National Basketball Association's (NBA) benefits plan. Read More
Periodontal disease tied to heart attack outcomes
May 2, 2022 -- People with periodontal disease are at increased risk of hospitalization due to a heart attack. But those with active periodontal treatment are more likely to adhere to postacute care visits, according to a study published April 20 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Older adults' oral health gets prioritized
April 27, 2022 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, has launched a funding program to address the oral healthcare crisis among older adults. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Why patients decline treatment
April 22, 2022 -- The No. 1 reason why patients decline treatment is price, said Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. But the holdup may not necessarily be the fee as much as how they have to pay for it. Read More
The keys to coding crown lengthening and crown exposure
April 21, 2022 -- Did you perform crown lengthening (D4249) or crown exposure (D4212) on a tooth? Often, there is confusion about which of these procedures is correct when it comes to coding treatment, and mixing them up could cost you and your practice. Read More
Skygen releases SaaS platform upgrade
April 18, 2022 -- Skygen has released an upgrade to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Enterprise System, including a tool that allows for the purchase of dental insurance. 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