Knowles' 6 tips for using your head; Medicaid market growth; McKenzie on job descriptions

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

In the last of her three-part series describing the head, hands, and heart side of dentistry, Dr. Lisa Knowles considers the head of a dentist. She offers top tips for the development of one portion of the dental brain -- the part that deals with money.

The Medicaid market for dental care will grow significantly nationwide because of the Affordable Care Act, according to new research by the ADA Health Policy Institute. But translating expanded Medicaid dental benefits coverage to expanded access to dental care will require significant reforms to Medicaid programs, the researchers noted. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.

Do you have a job description for every member of your team? In her latest column, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes that if your practice is struggling, detailed job descriptions will help your team become more productive.

In case you missed it late last week, a new study may shed light on the role of "microbial dark matter" in the progression of periodontitis and other diseases, according to results published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Have you visited our new Practice Management Community? Our content can help you stay current in today's competitive market with updates on practice management software products, electronic dental records, and key legislative developments that are changing the face of dentistry.

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