Practice Management
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers
November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018.  Discuss
DentaQuest again tops J.D. Power's insurance survey
November 13, 2018 -- DentaQuest has once again topped J.D. Power's annual consumer survey of dental insurers.
Bupivacaine liposome gets 2019 CDT code
November 12, 2018 -- The ADA has created a new Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) for Exparel, a bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension from Pacira Pharmaceuticals.
3 states vote to expand Medicaid
November 9, 2018 -- Voters in three U.S. states elected to expand Medicaid benefits in the midterm election on November 6. The expansion will provide healthcare coverage to thousands of more people in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, but only beneficiaries in some states will gain access to dental benefits.  Discuss
DSOs settle Indiana lawsuit for $5.1M
November 5, 2018 -- Dental support organizations (DSO) ImmediaDent and Samson Dental Partners have agreed to pay $5.1 million to settle a legal case with fraud allegations, according to a November 5 report.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
Burst offers discounted insurance to 'ambassadors'
October 19, 2018 -- Subscription electric toothbrush company Burst Oral Care will provide discounted healthcare benefits to Burst Ambassadors, dentists and hygienists who receive a commission every time a patient buys a Burst electric toothbrush or toothbrush head with their referral.  Discuss
Survey: Cost is No. 1 oral health stressor for U.S. adults
October 12, 2018 -- The cost of dental care is the top source of oral health-related stress, according to new survey findings from insurance benefits company Unum.  Discuss
5 practical ways to win at the insurance game
October 11, 2018 -- While many practices may look at insurance as challenging, there are ways to make it work, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs. He shares five practical ways your practice can win at the insurance game.  Discuss
New Calif. law requires dental plan transparency
October 2, 2018 -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill into law requiring dental benefit plans to disclose plan details beginning in 2021.  Discuss
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