Practice Management
New Anthem tool helps bridge the medical-dental divide
August 12, 2019 -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has launched an online tool that gives dentists access to a patient's medical history and current prescriptions. The tool is the first step to better integrate dentists into Anthem's medical ecosystem.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for planning: Build a 5-year plan for your practice
August 12, 2019 -- Developing a five-year plan is one of the most powerful things that you can do for your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. It's creating a realistic plan about where you want your practice and personal life to be in five years with enjoyment and success along the way.  Discuss
Dental Intelligence acquires online scheduling company
August 8, 2019 -- Dental software developer Dental Intelligence has acquired LocalMed, an online scheduling company for dental practices.
Why social media is a must for your dental office
August 7, 2019 -- When it comes to social media, the idea is to remind your community that you are more than just a doctor and a business owner, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. She suggests highlighting your interests and activities beyond the practice to help build a connection with patients and to let your personality shine.  Discuss
Utah tops lists of states with most dentists per capita
August 6, 2019 -- Utah is the U.S. state with the most dentists per capita, according to new data from personal finance website WalletHub. Utah had three times more dentists per capita than the last-ranked state, Louisiana.  Discuss
Don't make these 3 mistakes when hiring an office manager
August 6, 2019 -- One key component in a practice's success is having a qualified office manager. But what do you do if your present office manager leaves or your practice has grown to where you need to hire one? Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers practice advice to help you avoid three common mistakes.  Discuss
New product: SkyDent launches perio referral software
August 6, 2019 -- Software development company SkyDent Technologies has launched new cloud-based software for periodontal practices.
Are dentists obligated to treat unvaccinated kids?
August 5, 2019 -- Are dentists obligated to treat children without vaccinations? This is a question that the staff of The Dentists Insurance Company hears frequently. They explored the ethical and legal considerations in the August issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for payments: Make treatment affordable
August 5, 2019 -- Some practices wrongly assume that only a small portion of patients can afford elective treatment and, therefore, present cosmetic dentistry only to these select few. Many people are willing to pay for elective treatment if they are aware of all the available financial options, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his weekly Practice Success tip.  Discuss
CDA: Pause before postpayment chart review
August 2, 2019 -- Has your practice received a phone call from an insurance plan asking to conduct a postpayment chart review? Are you a contracted provider for that plan? The California Dental Association (CDA) provides an overview of this situation and recommends pausing before agreeing to a review if you are a noncontracted provider.  Discuss
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