Texas DSO target of phishing attack that affects 46K patients
February 28, 2020 -- Jefferson Dental Care Healthcare Management was struck by a phishing attack, forcing the Texas-based dental support organization (DSO) to begin notifying 45,748 patients that their personal health information may have been exposed.  Discuss
Dental practices hunted: How not to fall victim to hackers
February 28, 2020 -- Healthcare organizations, including dental practices, have become the targets of choice for cybercriminals. Offices must step up their cybersecurity measures to prevent falling victim to hackers and cyberattacks.  Discuss
3 questions to drive 'yes' in your practice
February 28, 2020 -- When you ask these three questions (in sequence) and then simply stop talking, you will hear the secret recipe for every single patient who sits in your chair, writes Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for  Discuss
Office manager headed to jail for stealing $250K from dental practice
February 28, 2020 -- A dental office manager in Pennsylvania was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay approximately $250,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from her former employer, according to a news report.
Numbers show steep drop of dentists in solo practices
February 27, 2020 -- The hemorrhaging of dentists from solo practice to dental service/support organizations (DSOs) doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. The number of dentists in solo practices has declined by 11% in the past 10 years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Survey results show why all dentists need to be better advocates, educators
February 27, 2020 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jeff Summers discusses the surprising results from a recent adult-focused survey on orthodontics and why some of the results should be alarming for all dentists, including orthodontists.  Discuss
Dentist loses license for using dirty tools, improper conduct
February 27, 2020 -- The Vermont Board of Dental Examiners has revoked the license of a dentist for using unsterilized tools and also his history of "unprofessional conduct." His license is one of only nine that has been revoked in about 60 years, according to news reports.  Discuss
Dentist agrees to pay $135K to settle patient rewards scheme
February 26, 2020 -- A dentist and his practice in Massachusetts have agreed to pay $135,000 to resolve allegations that they operated an illegal kickback scheme in which patients won prizes, like Apple TVs and gift cards, for more appointments and referrals and led to improper reimbursements from the state's Medicaid program.  Discuss
Photos: Dental Excellence Awards presented to winners during Chicago Midwinter
February 26, 2020 -- presented the Dental Excellence Award trophies at the Chicago Dental Society's 2020 Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  Discuss
The ins and outs of employer-sponsored retirement plans
February 26, 2020 -- Have you ever wondered how an employer-sponsored, qualified retirement plan would affect your dental practice? You have probably wondered about which plans are best and how to choose one. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen offers his thoughts and some advice.  Discuss
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