Business & Industry
Dental hygienist responsibilities in coding dental claims
February 1, 2023 -- While most dental hygienists cannot legally diagnose dental disease, they still have a legal responsibility to properly code what they do. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares tips for coding common dental hygiene treatments. Read More
LSU dental school names new dean
February 1, 2023 -- Dr. Angelo Mariotti, PhD, was appointed dean of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, effective January 3. Read More
DSO Benevis debuts orthodontics calculator
February 1, 2023 -- Dental service organization (DSO) Benevis has launched an ortho calculator, a visual tool to help patients, families, and caregivers better understand potential payment and financing options for orthodontics. Read More
CDA reminds dental employers about importance of meal and rest breaks
January 31, 2023 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is reminding dentist employers about the importance of complying with employee meal and rest break rules following the state's recent clarification about monetary compensation for employees who are not afforded such breaks. Read More
Wellfit, Scratch Financial partner
January 31, 2023 -- Fintech firm Scratch Financial has partnered with Wellfit Technologies, a technology platform. Read More
Cuspies 2023 winners showcase diversity of dentistry
January 30, 2023 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Cuspies awards. The people, products, and events that took home a trophy reflect the increasingly global and demographic diversity of the profession, as well as the mental health toll experienced by many dental professionals. Read More
DSOs land on best places to work for diversity list
January 30, 2023 -- Two dental service organizations (DSOs) were included in Newsweek's America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023. Read More
Birdeye launches dental appointment platform
January 30, 2023 -- Digital customer experience platform Birdeye launched its appointment management software solution at the 2023 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. Read More
12 charged for alleged practice scheme to defraud U.S. agencies
January 27, 2023 -- A dozen Pennsylvania dentists, practice owners, and employees were charged with numerous crimes for allegedly operating a scheme that attempted to defraud Medicaid, U.S. immigration authorities, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a justice department press release. Read More
Sheetz reviewing employee dental policy
January 27, 2023 -- Sheetz is reviewing an internal policy stating that employees cannot have any visible dental issues and that applicants with such issues are disqualified from employment, according to a January 24 report by Business Insider. Read More