Dr. Michael W. Daviseditorial@drbicuspid.comDental PracticeUse caution when applying for the employee retention tax creditThe Employee Retention Tax Credit may seem like the latest pandemic relief darling, but Dr. Michael W. Davis urges owner dentists to proceed with caution. Taxpayers claiming the credit are likely to face scrutiny from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.October 26, 2022InsuranceADA puts money where its mouth is on insurance reformThe ADA has committed $5 million to support a medical loss ratio (MLR) ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would require dental insurance companies to operate at a minimum MLR. Dr. Michael W. Davis explains why the funding is a watershed moment for dental insurance reform.September 20, 2022Dental PracticeBook Review: Ethically Challenged captures private equity intrusionIn her new book Ethically Challenged: Private Equity Storms US Health Care, Laura Katz Olsen presents a thorough investigation and analysis of private equity's involvement in the U.S. healthcare system, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis in this book review.August 16, 2022Federally Qualified Health CenterConn. passes legislation to discourage FQHC patient churningConnecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's fiscal year 2023 budget adjustment bill into law last month, which contains a provision concerning the provision of nonemergency dental services at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the state.June 5, 2022Dental PracticeSecond Opinion: How private equity secured dental PPP loansTwo years ago, the federal government created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses weather the turbulent start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Michael Davis asks whether it was moral for practices affiliated with private equity-backed companies to secure PPP loans.March 30, 2022Dental PracticeDoctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 3 -- My firsthand experienceIn this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The third installment in the series addresses Davis' own experience with identity theft and the actions he took to help resolve the issue.January 6, 2022Dental PracticeDoctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 2 -- Stolen without consentIn this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The second installment in the series addresses identity theft that occurs without the consent of the dentist.January 5, 2022Dental PracticeDoctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 1 -- Stolen with consentIn this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The first installment in the series addresses identity theft that occurs with the consent of the dentist.January 4, 2022Dental PracticeFTC cracks down on fake online reviewsThe U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on fake online reviews, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. The government agency sent a warning notice to more than 700 major U.S. companies, including numerous ones connected to the dental industry.November 15, 2021Federally Qualified Health CenterFor richer, for poorer: FQHC pay differs for dentists, execsNumerous dentists work in the demanding public sector environment of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). These providers work on challenging cases for lower pay than their private practice counterparts. But the same isn't always true for those at the top, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis.September 7, 2021Page 1 of 4Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneThe dental hygienist’s role in recommending, applying, and billing SDFA new Current Procedural Terminology code for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) goes into effect July 1. Here's what you need to know.PediatricsSensory-adapted dental rooms soothe children with autismOrganized DentistryADHA partners with onDiemDSODSO Salt adds a new board memberSponsor ContentSamples are good. Free samples are better.