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Second Opinion: Dental therapists needed for oral health equity
July 30, 2021 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss offers his response to a commentary by dental thought leaders who proposed five strategies for using the Medicaid program to increase oral health equity. Krauss argues that employing dental therapists should also be a solution. Read More
Can Medicaid provide oral healthcare equity?
July 30, 2021 -- Can Medicaid provide oral healthcare equity to poor Americans? Three thought leaders from the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry explored that question in a commentary published in the July edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
ADA launches digital clinical data warehouse
July 30, 2021 -- The ADA has launched an oral health clinical data warehouse open to practices that use practice management software Open Dental 19.3 or higher, according to a story from ADA News. Read More
Dental visits lag for publicly insured patients
July 29, 2021 -- By August 2020, privately insured patients were visiting the dentist at about the same rate as before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. But dental utilization still lagged by 7.5% for patients with public insurance. Read More
How procurement software can increase ROI
July 29, 2021 -- Procurement is a strategic business function that plays a role in practice success. Yet too often dental practices do not fully realize these benefits. In this column, Daniel M. Traub breaks down how procurement can boost your savings and return on investment (ROI). Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Raising your fees
July 28, 2021 -- Have you raised your fees lately? If not, now is the time, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. A small increase can help your practice keep up with inflation for materials, technology, and staffing. Read More
ADA applauds OSHA rule exempting most dentists
July 28, 2021 -- The ADA submitted formal comments commending the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) emergency temporary standard aimed at protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19 exposure, according to a July 26 story from ADA News. Read More
Ex-dental office manager, spouse ordered to pay $3.1M
July 27, 2021 -- A former office manager and his husband have been ordered to pay $3.1 million in restitution to a dental practice in Indiana after they pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a July 23 statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
Survey shows voter support for Medicare dental coverage
July 27, 2021 -- A YouGov survey conducted this month found that 8 in 10 voters support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to a statement released by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Families USA, and the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network. Read More
Two-Ten Health merges with Titanium Solutions
July 27, 2021 -- Irish dental enterprise software developer Two-Ten Health has merged with oral health management services provider Titanium Solutions. Read More
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Conferences
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States