Virginia mulls fee-capping laws; ready to 'Meetup' in Chicago?

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Two bills introduced by the Virginia Dental Association that would prevent insurance companies from capping fees for dental procedures they don't cover are gaining traction in the state Legislature. The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate last week passed the legislation despite strong opposition from a coalition of insurers and other business groups. Read more.

In clinical news, full-mouth restorations can be a tough sell. But with the right approach, you can help your patients understand how this could change their lives, according to Mike Malone, D.D.S., an assistant professor of prosthodontics at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Read more.

And in Part III of his series on how to improve pediatric dental visits, Senior Editor Laird Harrison looks at what some leading experts recommend when it comes to providing oral healthcare for babies and very young children. Have you tried the lap-to-lap method?

Finally, if you're headed to the Chicago Midwinter Meeting next week, make sure to stop by the Chicago Dental Society/DrBicuspid "Meetup" on Thursday, February 25, from 12-1 p.m. on the exhibit hall floor -- look for the signs that say "The Spot" near the Overlook Café in McCormick Place.

Click here to learn more about this social networking event and register to attend. You could win a new T-shirt!

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