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DEA, energy company phone scams target dental practices
June 26, 2019 -- Has your practice received a phone call from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent demanding payment? Has your energy company called requesting money and information? To help make practices aware of these scams, the California Dental Association put together a guide to help your practice handle these scams.  Discuss
2 areas to watch as your practice grows
June 25, 2019 -- Have you looked at your stockroom and seen supplies piling up? Are all the overtime hours your team members file legitimate? Practice management consultant Teresa Duncan has been asked how to deal with these two issues often, and she shares some practical advice to help your practice grow.  Discuss
Insurance data show drop in opioid prescriptions by dentists
June 25, 2019 -- An insurance company studied internal data and found that general dentists reduced the number of days of supplied opioids prescribed by 9% over a three-year period, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
Dental students prefer text to face-to-face communication
June 24, 2019 -- If you'd rather text patients than meet them in person, you might be a millennial. Dental students are far more likely to prefer texting peers and patients, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for increasing practice production
June 24, 2019 -- Most dentists don't believe it, but they can increase production by 30% to 50% in three years. Dentists are often limited by their current approach to the business of dentistry. By identifying and rooting out system deficiencies, any practice can grow dramatically without demanding more time from the dentist and team, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental expenses qualify for new tax-preferred account
June 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a rule on June 20 that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new policy creates a special type of HRA that employees can use for dental premiums and other qualified medical expenses.  Discuss
5 trends that will affect the future of your practice
June 20, 2019 -- No one can predict the future with 100% certainty, but certain trends can help provide a road map. Dr. Roger P. Levin examines five of these trends for dentistry, including the growth of dental support organizations, declining reimbursement, and staffing issues.  Discuss
What superstars know but dentists don't
June 19, 2019 -- Just like every sports team, each dental practice is different, with unique strengths and weaknesses. There isn't a set of plays that will work the same for every team. But what the best teams understand, according to Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence, is that focusing on incremental achievement is the way to progress to bigger goals.  Discuss
Wash. dental group adds new insurance plan
June 19, 2019 -- Willamette Dental Group and medical insurer Premera Blue Cross have created a new dental insurance plan.
Aspen announces Calif. expansion
June 19, 2019 -- Aspen Dental Management has announced its expansion into California with a plan to open six offices in 2019.
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