Practice Management
Do's and don'ts for making effective improvements
September 3, 2019 -- Dentistry continues to evolve, especially on the business side. To be successful in today's competitive environment, dentists will need to make improvements to their management and marketing systems, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Team members also will need to be receptive when asked to work differently than in the past.  Discuss
400 dental practices hit by ransomware attack
August 30, 2019 -- About 400 dental practices across the U.S. lost access to critical electronic files after a recent ransomware attack.
Solving 3 common issues with claim attachments
August 29, 2019 -- Obtaining predetermination from a payor is crucial for a practice, but being told that a paper image didn't arrive or was unusable is a common frustration. Robert Patrick of Vyne outlines three common issues with claim attachments and how your practice can avoid them.  Discuss
Most U.S. voters support adding dental to Medicare
August 28, 2019 -- Seven out of 10 U.S. voters support adding dental benefits to Medicare, according to poll data released on August 26. The majority of likely voters from every age group, race, gender, and political party supported the idea.  Discuss
Carestream Dental updates CS SoftDent software
August 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental has updated its CS SoftDent practice management software program.
Transgender patients feel welcome at dental offices
August 27, 2019 -- Transgender and gender-nonconforming patients often feel welcome, or at least neutral, when visiting the dental office, according to new study findings in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The same isn't always true when they receive care in other medical settings.  Discuss
AZ endodontist under review for online feud with patient
August 27, 2019 -- The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners is reviewing whether a Phoenix endodontist violated professional standards and a patient's privacy by responding to a negative Yelp review.
Email reminders may minimize daytime clenching, grinding
August 26, 2019 -- If you want patients to stop grinding their teeth, maybe you should email them. A new study found that patients who received regular email reminders significantly reduced their daytime nonfunctional tooth contact.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for protecting your patients' privacy
August 26, 2019 -- Practices that fail to protect their patients' health information could end up facing severe penalties and fines, with far-reaching effects for years to come. Take a proactive approach and put proper protections in place to provide your patients with peace of mind and keep your practice in compliance, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Carestream Dental partners with Elite Dental Alliance
August 26, 2019 -- Carestream Dental has announced a partnership with purchasing platform Elite Dental Alliance.
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