Practice Management
Ex-dentist in DC pleads guilty to $5M in Medicaid fraud
September 20, 2019 -- A former dentist in the Washington, DC, area who is already in jail for sexually assaulting patients has pleaded guilty for his part in a scheme to defraud his local Medicaid program out of approximately $5 million.
Gaidge updates ortho practice management software
September 20, 2019 -- Data solutions company Gaidge has released the latest version of its orthodontic practice management program, Gaidge 2.0.
5 ways to open oral health access to Medicare recipients
September 19, 2019 -- As policymakers in Washington, DC, explore ways to make dental care more affordable for approximately 60 million Medicare recipients, the Kaiser Family Foundation on September 18 issued a brief that outlined five possible ways they may achieve this goal.  Discuss
How your practice can avoid production loss
September 19, 2019 -- Practices lose about 10% of their production because of no-shows, patient attrition, and other issues. How can your practice overcome or avoid these issues? Dr. Roger P. Levin details four areas to watch and offers easy-to-implement tips for improving your practice's performance.  Discuss
Magazine explores 'dental deserts' in Wis.
September 19, 2019 -- Half of the counties in Wisconsin -- mostly rural areas -- are considered to be "dental deserts," where not enough dentists are available to serve the population, according to an article in the September edition of Milwaukee Magazine.
7 questions most dentists don't ask their marketing firm
September 18, 2019 -- As a practice owner, you want your marketing to convey the right image of your practice, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. But how do you know that a marketing firm is right for you? She specifies seven questions to help you wisely spend your marketing budget.  Discuss
CDA: No one-size-fits-all when it comes to dental benefit contracting
September 17, 2019 -- How do you decide whether to add or drop participation with a dental benefit plan/network? Cindy Hartwell of California Dental Association (CDA) Practice Support provides a look at some of the issues involved in the decision and cautions not making the decision solely based on fees.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts of attitude: Encourage positive attitudes
September 16, 2019 -- Staff attitude is often the fundamental element that determines how patients perceive the practice and whether they remain loyal, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip. An upbeat, energized team will have a far more positive effect on patients. There will always be challenging days, but having a good attitude impresses patients and inspires your fellow team members.  Discuss
Benco collaborates with Dental Intelligence
September 16, 2019 -- Benco Dental has announced a strategic collaboration with dental software developer Dental Intelligence aimed at resolving the challenges faced by dental practices.
The new target that enables ransomware hackers to paralyze dozens of towns and businesses at once
September 13, 2019 -- Recent attacks on dental clinics illustrate a new and worrisome frontier in ransomware -- the targeting of managed service providers, to which local governments, medical clinics, and other small- and medium-sized businesses outsource their IT needs.  Discuss
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