Estela Vargas and Belle DuCharmeeditorial@drbicuspid.comInsuranceBusting the myth of ‘once perio, always perio'The myth of “once perio maintenance, always perio maintenance” continues to hamper billing systems in dental practices. It's OK to alternate between prophy and perio maintenance codes, according to Estela Vargas, CRDH, and Belle DuCharme.November 27, 2023InsuranceDefining multiple surface restorations for insurance reimbursementSubmitting a successful claim for a multisurface restoration on one tooth can be tricky. Coding expert Estela Vargas, RDH, and Belle DuCharme offer tips to ensure you get paid.September 7, 2023InsuranceAvoid fraud in your forecast: Experts answer 3 dental billing questionsDo you know what fraud looks like? Two coding experts review frequently asked dental billing questions.July 19, 2023InsuranceDental hygienist responsibilities in coding dental claimsWhile most dental hygienists cannot legally diagnose dental disease, they still have a legal responsibility to properly code what they do. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares tips for coding common dental hygiene treatments.January 31, 2023InsuranceHow to appeal claim denials for crowns and cracked teethOne of the most common denials from insurance plans is for crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares her tips for ensuring you get paid for crowns, a common denial scenario, and a sample letter to use if you need to appeal a claim.October 19, 2022InsuranceHow to get paid for dental implantsSeptember is National Dental Implant Awareness Month. However, awareness of implants only goes so far if your patients can't afford them. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares tips on how to get paid for dental implants from insurance and elsewhere.September 18, 2022Page 1 of 1Top StoriesDental HygieneKing Charles has some quirky oral care demandsA new book about the royal family has revealed some of King Charles' oddest oral care demands.Legal IssuesAssault claim led to arrest of 2 men running an illegal practiceAIUCSF gets $4M grant to teach AI to spot cavitiesTeam ManagementThe reason you chose to be a dentist may surprise youSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.