Practice Management
3 ways social media is hurting your dental practice
December 5, 2019 -- Social media has been around for a decade now. Some practices are successfully managing their social media, but many continue to face challenges. Social media expert Rita Zamora explains three ways social media may be hurting your practice and offers advice on how to make social media work better for you, expand your practice visibility, and attract patients.  Discuss
How to manage your boss (the dentist)
December 5, 2019 -- Dentists are not perfect human beings, and each dentist has strengths and weaknesses. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how team members can "manage up" the boss to help maintain a highly efficient, stress-free practice.  Discuss
Pearl unveils AI product to better restoration process
December 5, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) dental care company Pearl has launched a product that helps improve the dental restoration process by allowing labs to score and buck individual patient scans based on margin clarity.
Oral surgeon must pay $520K for risky dental practices
December 3, 2019 -- An oral surgeon in New Jersey, who engaged in what the licensing board called "hit and run dentistry" because it left patients injured and in debt, lost his license and must pay about $520,000 in fines and restitution.  Discuss
Dentist to pay $58K for not removing patient's baby teeth
December 3, 2019 -- A dentist in the U.K. has agreed to pay approximately $58,000 for an out-of-court settlement with a former patient for failing to recognize that she never grew several adult teeth, according to news reports.  Discuss
Sikka Software, Sphere unveil Sikka Payments platform
December 3, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Sikka Software and Sphere have launched a new payment platform, Sikka Payments, to assist dentists with their cash flow management and patients with their payment options. The platform is designed to equip patients with a pay-anywhere capability and automate the payment and reconciliation process for providers.  Discuss
Curve Dental partners with TDSC
December 3, 2019 -- Dental software developer Curve Dental has partnered with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to provide members of organized dentistry with savings on dental supplies and small equipment.
Solving patients' biggest payment complaints
December 2, 2019 -- It seems simple enough. The dentist provides services necessary for the patient's dental health, and the patient agrees to pay for the services. However, this scenario can quickly change from agreement to argument if specific rules are not followed. Dr. James Anderson discusses some common patient complaints regarding payments and offers advice on how to avoid them.  Discuss
ADA files class-action lawsuit against Delta Dental
November 27, 2019 -- The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that it has filed a class-action lawsuit against Delta Dental plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association.  Discuss
2 dentists sentenced for $460K tax-cheating scheme
November 27, 2019 -- Two Washington dentists, who a judge said were fueled by "pure greed," were sentenced to prison for seven days and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service for participating in an approximately $460,000 tax-cheating scheme.  Discuss
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