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Second Opinion: This is what the public thinks of us
September 23, 2021 -- The public's perception of greedy dentists is on full display as Congress determines whether to earmark money for Medicare dental benefits. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Teresa Yang argues that dentists and the ADA have a responsibility to show the selfless side of dentistry. Read More
Insurer encourages adding dental benefits to Medicare Advantage programs
September 23, 2021 -- Health plans should include dental benefits in their Medicare Advantage programs to help beneficiaries stay healthier and save money, according to a recent report by dental and vision insurer Dominion National. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: The children-only hygienist
September 22, 2021 -- If you have a larger practice that sees enough children, it might be worth hiring a dedicated hygienist to perform cleanings specifically for kids, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Do's and don'ts for organization
September 20, 2021 -- If you're not organized (you're forgetting daily tasks, always running behind, etc.), your office will always be in chaos. Well-organized practices are more efficient, less stressed, and highly productive, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
AIDPH to host value-based oral health webinar
September 20, 2021 -- The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) is hosting a webinar on October 5 about translational science and academic approaches to value-based oral health. Read More
GSA to host online presentation on oral health
September 17, 2021 -- The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is inviting members and nonmembers to an online presentation on oral health. Read More
vVardis partners with CareQuest on drill-free tech
September 17, 2021 -- vVardis is partnering with CareQuest Innovation Partners to develop drill-free technologies to eradicate tooth decay, the company announced. Read More
Are too many write-offs hurting your financial health?
September 16, 2021 -- Are you repeatedly signing refund checks to patients? You may be passing off money that actually belongs to the practice, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He details common errors and how to tally up contracted fees accurately. Read More
New app launched to help manage dental care payments
September 16, 2021 -- An alternative to dental insurance called PayDent has launched, with its developers promising that the model can offer benefits for both patients and dental care providers. Read More
Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response
September 15, 2021 -- In a recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too. Read More
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Conferences
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States