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New England Family Dentistry to implement Overjet's AI
October 14, 2021 -- New England Family Dentistry plans to begin implementing Overjet's artificial intelligence (AI) platform at more than 50 dental clinics in New England. Read More
How dentists can have it all -- money, freedom, and more
October 12, 2021 -- Practicing with purpose, escaping dental school debt, maximizing profits, and living the best possible personal life can happen if dentists embrace technology and build strong dental teams, according to a session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
More people floss daily after Medicaid expansion
October 12, 2021 -- Expanding Medicaid programs to include dental benefits resulted in a double-digit increase in the percentage of low-income adults who flossed on a daily basis in a study published in JAMA Network Open. Medicaid dental benefits were also tied to fewer untreated decayed teeth. Read More
Some dentists enrolled in Medicaid not treating beneficiaries
October 11, 2021 -- A state may have a significant share of dentists enrolled in Medicaid, but that doesn't mean they are treating these low-income patients, according to a research brief presented on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Do's and don'ts for answering the phone
October 11, 2021 -- Even in the age of texts and emails, phone calls are still the practice's lifeline for new patients. Powerful verbal skills will help win over patients and turn calls into scheduled appointments, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
My Dental Key offers digital oral health training
October 11, 2021 -- Harvard startup My Dental Key is offering a digital training platform for dental students and oral health professionals that features videos, illustrations, and step-by-step procedure modules. Read More
Ala. board settles FTC charges over teledentistry rules
October 8, 2021 -- The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to settle charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accusing it of violating U.S. antitrust law by unreasonably excluding cheaper teledentistry providers from competition. Read More
Medicaid reimbursement rose for adults in 2020
October 6, 2021 -- In 2020, the average Medicaid reimbursement in states that provide adult dental services was about 54% of private insurance reimbursement, an increase of 4 percentage points from 2017, according to a webinar hosted on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: How to handle the unhappy patient
October 6, 2021 -- What do you say when a patient comes to the front desk unhappy? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin said the right way to handle that situation is to embrace the patient and his or her complaints. Read More
Midway Dental to offer Pearl's AI platform
October 6, 2021 -- Dental technology distributor Midway Dental will add Pearl's Practice Intelligence artificial intelligence (AI) platform to its inventory. Read More
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