The global pandemic created by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has altered life as we know it. Lock-downs, widespread closures, and social distancing have..
There’s no doubt that oral health impacts overall physical health. But that doesn’t guarantee the ease of how to bill medical insurance for dental..
The right question at the right time can unlock opportunity. For example, like many dentists burdened by the business side of dentistry you might..
Patients have never had more options for dental care. They can do a quick search on the internet or spin up a quick post asking their friends for..
Patients are the lifeblood of any dental office.
A dental office may have the finest doctors, the best equipment, even the latest, most up-to-date..
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. With impeccable timing, a recent study presented at the American Association of Cancer Research on March 31..
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States—in fact the CDC states that dental disease is four times more..
UnitedHealthcare (UHC), an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States, recently claimed some..
California’s 2018 wildfire season continues to take its toll as officials search for missing residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the..
Dental insurance for military retirees is undergoing a major change this year, with coverage shifting from the Tricare Retiree Dental Program..
A productive team is key to maintaining a healthy and profitable dental practice, but rising costs and outdated technology can make that goal..
As we discussed in a previous post, many Americans have limited access to dental care, especially in rural areas where there simply aren’t enough..
We’ve written here before about how one-fifth of adults ages 65 and older in the United States have untreated tooth decay, in many cases due to..
A case filed back in 2014 was finally put to rest after the Texas Supreme Court found Xerox responsible for $1 billion in fraudulent Medicaid..
As consolidation drives greater competition in the dental industry, it’s more important than ever for individual practices and emerging groups to..
The high cost of a dental education—hundreds of thousands of dollars—is no secret. It’s one of the reasons why so many newly minted dentists are..
Practicing dentistry across the pond in the United Kingdom has become more and more challenging in the last decade, due in part to the aggressive..
Dental professionals have long used hook-shaped dental probes to measure the gaps between the gum and the tooth as a method of checking for signs..
A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses a new law passed in Wisconsin that allows dental hygienists to work independently,..
Last month, we discussed a new low-cost insurance plan proposed by Delta Dental of Massachusetts that could cut reimbursement rates by as much as..
Operating a successful dental practice isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve used our industry knowledge and expertise in practice management to create an..
The internet of money, as some call it, has gained prominence in the last few years with the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum..
Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the state’s largest dental insurer, recently proposed a new low-cost plan that could cut reimbursement rates by as..
In a few previous posts, we explored the evidence of oral care in pre-modern societies. Thanks to fossil markings that show toothpick activity,..
In late February, California’s Department of Health Care Services announced the 15 proposals selected for its Local Dental Pilot Project—with..
Dental therapists, also known as advanced dental hygiene practitioners, typically receive more training than hygienists but not quite as much as..
The Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things was a smashing success this summer for the streaming company, appealing to a broad fan base with its..
October is National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene...
Any new business software purchase can seem daunting, especially for something as critical as practice management software. With so many options..
Our first post last week on the Great Flossing Debate of 2016, examined the recent debate on the effectiveness of flossing—a debate sparked by the..
Telemedicine has generated a lot of buzz recently. What about teledentistry? According to a recent article in Workforce magazine, remote dental..
In a previous white paper, we covered three common mistakes that dentists make: poor patient retention; inadequate insurance knowledge during..
The model for running a solo dental practice hasn’t changed much in decades. The dentist focuses on delivery of care, while delegating most—if not..
Many dental practices face occasional (or not-so-occasional) turnover in staff, particularly in entry-level positions.
For all of the advances in technology over the last ten years, most dental practices still run practice management software that was written in..