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Young dentists to Congress: It's time to fix student debt
June 18, 2019 -- Young dentists testified before members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12 to urge lawmakers to consider strategies for student debt relief.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 2
June 18, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures requires specific information and attention to detail. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains what your practice needs to include to file for this greater reimbursement in the second of a two-part series.  Discuss
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the summer: Don't take the summer off
June 17, 2019 -- It's June and we've all got summer on the brain. Despite all the nice weather, you must maintain your focus as the practice leader and keep your team motivated, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Practices that can avoid playing hooky during the summer can avoid decline.  Discuss
Glass ceramic outperforms indirect resin in new veneer study
June 17, 2019 -- Veneers made with glass ceramic may be more durable than those composed of indirect resin. These findings come from a new study that evaluated the long-term survival rate of restorations placed on maxillary anterior teeth.  Discuss
Qualities of a safe workplace according to hygienists
June 14, 2019 -- What qualities make for a safety-focused dental practice? Nearly 400 hygienists shared their thoughts in a recently published study. Both the number of hours worked and number of patients seen per day had a big impact on perceived patient safety.  Discuss
Do orthodontics affect patients' long-term outlook?
June 14, 2019 -- One reason cited for starting orthodontic treatment is the belief that it will help patients feel more positive about themselves later in life. Researchers surveyed more than 440 30-year-olds and found that other factors may play a larger role in patients' long-term outlook.  Discuss
Does bristle configuration affect dentin abrasion?
June 13, 2019 -- Researchers simulated 10 years of brushing with manual toothbrushes to find out if the bristle configuration put users at increased risk of dentin abrasion and developing noncarious cervical lesions. What they found out might change what you recommend to your patients.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 1
June 13, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures is a different process than filing for reimbursement from dental insurers. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains how to build a case for medical reimbursement in the first of a two-part series.  Discuss
Calif. dentist charged with 75 counts of billing fraud
June 13, 2019 -- A California dentist has been charged with insurance fraud for submitting reimbursement claims to private insurance companies for dental work that allegedly was never performed. The dentist submitted claims for nearly $600,000 covering 623 root canals in 75 patients, according to state authorities.
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