Practice Management
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
Could this app shake up the dental industry?
November 27, 2019 -- Technology company Bento has launched an app designed to bring accessible, affordable, and transparent oral care to every American. Could it be an app that impacts the dental industry?  Discuss
Podcast: Breaking down the antitrust lawsuits against Delta Dental
November 21, 2019 -- Plenty is happening in the legal world right now involving Delta Dental, and the results could have a big impact on your practice and our industry. Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan helps break down what is currently going on and what it could mean for you in this podcast.  Discuss
DentaQuest named top dental insurer in J.D. Power survey
November 18, 2019 -- For the fourth year in a row, DentaQuest has come out on top of J.D. Power's annual consumer survey of dental insurers.
Delta Dental of Ariz. target of phishing attack
November 14, 2019 -- Delta Dental of Arizona has warned an undisclosed number of its members that their personal and medical data may have been breached due to a phishing attack this past July.
Delta Dental of Calif. mistakenly pays for patients' crowns
November 13, 2019 -- Delta Dental of California experienced a system error that resulted in the insurer mistakenly processing and paying for patients' crown procedures, affecting about 350 self-funded employer groups. The insurer has been sending adjusted claims statements to dentists and Delta Dental enrollees.  Discuss
Calif. passes law abolishing dental co-pays for inmates
November 11, 2019 -- Inmates at city and county jails in California will no longer be required to pay for dental and medical visits thanks to a new bill recently signed into law.
Podcast: What changes are coming in dental insurance in 2020?
November 6, 2019 -- With the dawning of a new year and a new decade, dental practices will be seeing changes with dental insurance and their codes. In our latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan offers a sneak peek into what is coming and what dental practices need to know.  Discuss
What you need to know to pass a dental insurance claims audit
November 5, 2019 -- With spending on dental services rising and likely to continue increasing, the industry is becoming the target of Medicaid fraud control units. Trey Tepichin of Cloud Dentistry explains what an insurance claims audit involves, what the most common triggers are, and how you can thoroughly prepare your practice for one.  Discuss
48 million U.S. adults skip needed dental care
October 30, 2019 -- About 1 in 5 working-age adults in the U.S. skip needed dental care each year, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute. This amounts to nearly 48 million adults who delay or forgo dental care, often for financial reasons.  Discuss
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