Practice Management
How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond
November 18, 2020 -- What do dental practices and dental patients need to know about teledentistry as we head into 2021, especially when it comes to the insurance side of the equation? We sat down with Dr. Maria Kunstadter, founder of the TeleDentists, and Dr. Katina Spadoni, dental director at Anthem, to get answers to those questions and more about a technology that is now very much a part of the dental industry. Read More
How dental savings plans benefit patients and practices
November 16, 2020 -- With unemployment numbers increasing in the U.S., more and more dental patients are losing their insurance. Dental savings plans could be a lifeline for those patients, benefiting their oral health while keeping your practice from losing them as patients. We chatted with Jenn Stoll of DentalPlans.com about trends in this area as we move closer to 2021. Read More
ADA offers support for DOC Access Act
November 16, 2020 -- The ADA has offered its support for a bipartisan Senate bill that would ban noncovered service contract provisions in dental and vision plans. Read More
Delta Dental funding boosts oral healthcare for veterans
November 13, 2020 -- A number of Delta Dental companies across the U.S. have partnered with Dental Lifeline Network's Lifeline Heroes Challenge for Veterans campaign, which connects hundreds of veterans with volunteer dentists. Read More
The top 7 reasons dental insurance claims are rejected
November 11, 2020 -- Now more than ever, it is important to submit complete and correct insurance claims, writes Steve Roberts. In this article, he provides seven common reasons why your dental practice's claims might be getting rejected and some steps you can take to expedite approval and payment. Read More
Delta Dental of Calif. delays fee structure changes
November 9, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has delayed implementing a fee structure change that would better align reimbursement rates for certain providers with the market rate, according to the California Dental Association. Read More
Virtudent, Guardian Life unveil teledentistry partnership
October 29, 2020 -- Virtudent and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America have inked a collaboration under which Virtudent will provide teledentistry services to Guardian's 7 million members across the U.S. Read More
Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, 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. Read More
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. Read More
DentalPlans.com offers advice to Medicare patients
October 19, 2020 -- Dental savings plan website DentalPlans.com has developed a guide to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand how to access dental services. 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