What dentists need to know about Graham-Cassidy
September 22, 2017 -- Experts have criticized the latest Republican U.S. healthcare bill, which would change the way state Medicaid programs are funded. The ADA cautioned that some of the provisions in the Graham-Cassidy bill could reverse recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Is your retirement plan due for an annual checkup?
September 21, 2017 -- Regular visits to your office allow your patients to consult with an expert to determine if their teeth are healthy or if there are problems that need attention. Similarly, the retirement plan that you provide your team members should be reviewed with a pension expert at least once a year to check for any issues that must be addressed, writes retirement planning expert Tom Zgainer.  Discuss
Wash. fines dental insurer $300K
September 21, 2017 -- The Washington state insurance commissioner has fined a dental insurer $300,000 for provider contract and customer service issues.  Discuss
Success is a team effort: Part 2 -- Don't neglect the business
September 19, 2017 -- In the first part of this series, Lindy Benton and Lynne Leggett, the founder and CEO of Victory Dental Management, discussed patient engagement and building a practice team. In part 2, they address other prevalent issues practice leaders face, including the human resources aspect of a practice and managing the revenue cycle.  Discuss
'But I brush'
September 18, 2017 -- How many times have you had a patient tell you how often they brush and floss after you've had to deliver the news that they have several cavities. Dr. Lisa Knowles faces that scenario more frequently than she would like, and she explores why patients aren't getting the message and what dentists can do.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for overhead control: It's time for a fall cleaning
September 18, 2017 -- Practices should do a "head-to-toe" cleaning twice a year, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. That's the only way you can stay on top of all the stuff you manage to collect every six months. It's amazing (and sometimes costly) what can accumulate in closets and storage areas in half a year.  Discuss
Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
The 5 worst actions your treatment coordinator can take
September 15, 2017 -- Treatment presentation is difficult at the best of times. Talking to a patient about money for a treatment that person isn't excited about requires a set of unique skills. Practice management consultant Jen Butler outlines the five worst actions your treatment coordinator can do in this situation. She also shares the best thing to say to your patient.  Discuss
How to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts
September 14, 2017 -- Want to help the victims of Hurricane Irma but don't know how? DrBicuspid.com has compiled a list of organizations and businesses with relief efforts to help the victims of flooding and tornadoes in Florida and other areas.  Discuss
The truth about implementing CAMBRA
September 13, 2017 -- Drilling and filling may remove caries, but conventional dentistry doesn't address the underlying mechanisms that lead to the disease in the first place. That's why the profession has slowly begun to embrace prevention measures, such as Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), according to Gwendolyn Essex, RDH.  Discuss
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