Are middle-aged Americans taking care of their mouths? September 12, 2017 -- Almost 40% of U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 64 cited pain and other health problems because of an oral health issue in a recent poll. Perhaps more worrying is that 13% of respondents said they expected Medicare or Medicaid to cover their dental care when they are older. Learn more about the results and what they mean to your practice. Discuss
Second Opinion: It's time to extend CHIP September 7, 2017 -- The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) runs out of federal funding on September 30, leaving Congress with only a few weeks to ensure that nearly 9 million children maintain their medical and dental coverage. Deborah Vishnevsky from the Children's Dental Health Project outlines the reasons to extend this important program. Discuss
Survey: Older Asian Americans lack dental care July 25, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - More than 61% of older Asian Americans living in central Texas do not have dental insurance, according to the results of a survey presented at this week's International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 2017 World Congress. The study findings suggest these patients face challenges to obtain proper oral healthcare, the authors noted. Discuss
Mass. adds new Delta Dental plan despite concern July 19, 2017 -- The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has approved a new low-cost preferred provider organization (PPO) plan from Delta Dental of Massachusetts, despite concerns from the state's dental society.
3 things insurance companies want you to know about integrated healthcare July 12, 2017 -- If you're like many members of the healthcare community, you've probably heard the term "integrated healthcare" more and more frequently in recent months. But what is integrated healthcare? And as a dental care provider, why should you care? Scott Towers, Anthem's president for dental, clears up some misconceptions about the phrase and spells out how it can benefit your practice and your patients. Discuss
Sheri's Solutions: The Facebook dental search July 7, 2017 -- You've probably received emails similar to the one Dr. Sheri Doniger received recently: "I'm so sorry, but I have to cancel my appointment. I spoke with the insurance company, and it would be much more affordable for me to go in-network." Dr. Doniger relates how her practice handles these situations and how the dental benefit situation has not changed. Discuss
Top 5 columns from spring 2017 June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from spring, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to regional fee differences to popular columns by periodontist Alvin Danenberg, DDS. Discuss