Practice Management
What you need to know about malpractice and TMJ surgeries
July 27, 2022 -- About 1% of medical malpractice cases filed against U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons stem from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
50% of patients say dentists don't screen for health risks
July 26, 2022 -- More than half of patients reported that dentists fail to assess them for risk factors, including tobacco and alcohol use and chronic conditions, during dental visits. The study was published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handling emergencies
July 25, 2022 -- Every dental practice should expect that, from time to time, patients will present with emergency needs. These events will be disruptive, especially when you have a full schedule of planned patient care. But you can minimize the negative consequences, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Will more DSOs lead to more legal violations?
July 22, 2022 -- The model of dental support organizations (DSO) and their increasing popularity may lead to more violations of the corporate practice of dentistry, according to a legal note published in the June issue of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Read More
Is your onboarding throwing people overboard?
July 22, 2022 -- Onboarding may sound like a term used by sailing enthusiasts, but it's actually a common term used by human resources professionals to describe the process of introducing new hires to the company and their role. It's also crucial for new dental team members, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. Read More
Dentist convicted of breaking teeth sentenced to prison
July 20, 2022 -- A Wisconsin dentist who reportedly used a drill to damage patients' teeth for insurance billing purposes was sentenced to 54 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in forfeiture, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
Skygen gets health utilization management accreditation
July 20, 2022 -- Dental benefits management software as a service provider Skygen has earned the health utilization management accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission. Read More
Do's and don'ts for team building
July 18, 2022 -- As the leader of your practice, you can improve team performance measurably by expressing your appreciation to others. With a steady stream of thank-you's and compliments for staff efforts, you'll reinforce their good habits and inspire them to do even better, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
ADA antibiotic guidelines are still shifting dental practices
July 15, 2022 -- New guidelines on antibiotic use for tooth pain and intraoral swelling have shifted the mindset about the use of antibiotics in dentistry, according to a session held on July 12 at the Illinois Department of Public Health's 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Read More
Michigan, Oregon implant dentists can advertise credentials
July 15, 2022 -- Michigan and Oregon have signed and agreed to settlements allowing dentists with certain credentials from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry to advertise their expertise publicly. Read More
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October 13-15
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