Practice Management
How practices can best manage inappropriate patient behaviors
November 15, 2018 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles addresses an important topic: managing -- and addressing -- inappropriate patient behaviors. As Dr. Knowles writes, these situations must be addressed with empathy and directness.  Discuss
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers
November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
Heartland Dental adds 6 new practices
November 13, 2018 -- Heartland Dental said it has added six new practices in three U.S. states.
DSO Marquee Dental acquires 2 practices
November 13, 2018 -- Dental support organization (DSO) Marquee Dental has acquired two practices, one in Alabama and the other in Tennessee.
DentaQuest again tops J.D. Power's insurance survey
November 13, 2018 -- DentaQuest has once again topped J.D. Power's annual consumer survey of dental insurers.
Do's and don'ts for professionalism: Always be professional
November 12, 2018 -- Your dental office must always project professionalism through every facet of the practice. A professional image will impress your patients and help set a positive tone for their experience in your practice, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
Bupivacaine liposome gets 2019 CDT code
November 12, 2018 -- The ADA has created a new Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) for Exparel, a bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension from Pacira Pharmaceuticals.
3 states vote to expand Medicaid
November 9, 2018 -- Voters in three U.S. states elected to expand Medicaid benefits in the midterm election on November 6. The expansion will provide healthcare coverage to thousands of more people in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, but only beneficiaries in some states will gain access to dental benefits.  Discuss
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