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Study: Dentist Medicaid participation lower than expected
April 8, 2019 -- Obtaining accurate data on which dentists see Medicaid patients and how many patients they treat can be difficult. Researchers looked at these issues, and their findings suggest that Medicaid participation rates may be much lower than previously believed, they reported in a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
CDA's supply marketplace expands to 3 more states
April 5, 2019 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) subsidiary The Dentists Supply Company has announced plans to expand access to members of organized dentistry in three U.S. states.
Ill. dental society partners to offer savings for dentists
April 5, 2019 -- The Illinois State Dental Society and Independent Dental Solutions have partnered to develop a discounted merchandise and equipment program for Illinois dentists.
Seize the marketing advantage with teledentistry: Part 2
April 4, 2019 -- Teledentistry at one time may have been thought of as exclusively a public health service. However, as the technology has evolved and the costs involved lowered, the opportunity for this service to add to your practice's revenue has grown. Part 2 of this series by Michael Ventriello focuses on how to promote the benefits to your current and prospective patients.  Discuss
5 reasons why new hires don't work out
April 4, 2019 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin often reminds dentists that the staff they have now likely is not the staff they will retire with. Hiring the right staff is a process, he notes in his latest column. He details five reasons why some new hires do not work out and how to improve your hiring process.  Discuss
Patients need to be proactive for their health
April 3, 2019 -- A patient came into periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office saying he wanted to become healthy. It's a good first step, writes Dr. Danenberg, but this patient must also stop smoking and other behaviors if he is going to have a chance to become healthy. Patients have to be willing to participate in their own healthcare, he notes.  Discuss
CDT code changes require practice flexibility: Part 2
April 2, 2019 -- In the second part of her series on updates to the Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT codes), Christine Alfano of Vyne details some of the changes to codes that deal with preventive, periodontal, and other treatments.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for education: Create opportunities for learning
April 1, 2019 -- Whether it's for you, your staff, or your patients, educational opportunities are a great benefit to your practice, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Business education helps improve your management skills. Continuing education can keep your staff up to date with the latest technology and techniques, and dental education will help teach your patients the value of proper dental care.  Discuss
Seize the marketing advantage with teledentistry: Part 1
March 28, 2019 -- Teledentistry may have once been thought of as exclusively a public health service. However, as the technology has evolved and the costs involved lowered, the opportunity for this service to add to your practice's revenue has grown. Part 1 of this new series by Michael Ventriello will focus on why your practice should embrace teledentistry, and the second part will focus on how to do so.  Discuss
Curve updates practice management software
March 28, 2019 -- Dental software developer Curve Dental has updated its Curve Business Intelligence practice management software to include additional metrics.
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