Practice Management
Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast.  Discuss
Dominion National opens reward program to small plans
May 20, 2020 -- Dental insurer and dental benefit manager Dominion National has opened its prevention rewards program to small groups enrolled in its preferred provider organization plans.
Unmasking the Phantom of the Operatory: Taking the fear out of offering complete dentistry
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Homoly believes that, as tragic as the coronavirus crisis has been, it has created an excellent opportunity for dentists and team members to rethink their relationship with complete dentistry. In this video, he gives advice for how not to be afraid to offer it as practices begin to reopen.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Arkansas aids business clients, network dentists
May 19, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Arkansas is providing its business clients and network dentists with financial relief to help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19.
Q&A with Dr. Steven Katz on the power of a simple phone call
May 18, 2020 -- In an age when Zoom conferences and electronic communication have become the norm, Dr. Steven Katz still believes there is plenty of power in a personal phone call. We sat down with the dentist from New York state to talk about how he has kept in touch with his patients during his practice's closure.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reopening
May 18, 2020 -- Things may seem uncertain during a crisis, but eventually they will get better. Practices reopening after the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be ready to treat patients and get their practices back on track, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Reopening the practice from a dental office manager's view
May 15, 2020 -- Dr. James Anderson heard from a dental office manager about what has changed in her practice since it reopened, as well as one of the unique ways the practice bonded with potential patients during the pandemic.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Eliminating paper and more to ease COVID-19 concerns
May 14, 2020 -- As practices begin to reopen and concerns about COVID-19 are still in patients' minds, many practices are trying to devise ways to reduce the number of "touch points" in the practice. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
Second Opinion: How teledentistry is key to success in the 'new normal'
May 14, 2020 -- Dentists and dental teams are likely developing a strategy to prepare for a back-to-basics approach to dentistry. Key to this is focusing on patients' acute needs, attracting and retaining patients, and maximizing efficiency, says Chelsea Acosta Patel.  Discuss
Dominion National unveils ePPO dental products
May 14, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National has unveiled two new dental exclusive preferred provider organization (ePPO) plans for employer groups with at least two enrollees.
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