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How rules are changing for dental assistants in the U.S.
August 31, 2021 -- In 2020 and 2021, approximately two dozen states in the U.S. have enacted legislative and regulatory changes related to dental assisting requirements, according to the Dental Assisting National Board's "State of the States" report. Read More
COVID-19 restrictions force dental cancellations in England
August 31, 2021 -- Dentists and general practitioners in England continue to cancel appointments due to COVID-19 restrictions left in place despite easing of the government's self-isolation guidance in early August, according to an August 30 report on inews.co.uk, the website of the British newspaper i. Read More
Do's and don'ts for retaining staff
August 30, 2021 -- The No. 1 challenge facing dentistry is staffing. Anyone will tell you that prevention is the best way of dealing with any type of crisis. So, the best way to avoid a shortage of dental staff is to prevent your current staff from leaving, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
ADA launches dental procedure code task force
August 30, 2021 -- The ADA Council on Dental Benefits Programs has created a task force to review the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. Read More
State Medicaid reform boosts dentist participation, DSO growth
August 27, 2021 -- Medicaid dental program reform in Virginia resulted in a sharp rise in provider participation and spurred more dentists to work for dental service organizations (DSOs). The findings were published August 26 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Patients continue to skip care as COVID-19 persists
August 27, 2021 -- More than 10% of adults and 9% of children have delayed healthcare, including dental care, due to concerns over COVID-19, according to researchers from the Urban Institute, HealthDay reported. Read More
Medicare dental coverage still on table as $3.5T House budget passes
August 26, 2021 -- A provision that includes Medicare coverage of dental benefits was part of a $3.5 trillion budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on August 24. In addition to expanding Medicare to cover dental benefits, the proposal would lower the current eligibility age of 65. Read More
Starting your trajectory from entrepreneur to CEO
August 26, 2021 -- One of Dr. Roger P. Levin's key insights is that practices typically move through four phases of development. In this first installment of a two-part series, he describes the successes and challenges of the first two phases: the entrepreneur stage and the rapid growth stage. Read More
Conn. health center settles in dental billing case
August 25, 2021 -- A Connecticut federally qualified health center has settled with the U.S. government over alleged dental Medicaid billing abuses of encounter fees. The settlement sheds light on dental fraud in the public sector, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Accelerated scheduling
August 25, 2021 -- Want to increase production while reducing stress and fatigue? Then accelerated scheduling may be the right solution for you, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
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SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States