ADA webinar features introduction to dental insurance

Dental News and Technology

23 January 21, 2021 The ADA is offering a free educational webinar in February to assist new and existing dental office managers, staff and dentists who are looking for guidance and insights as they try to navigate the dental insurance maze.

The top 7 reasons dental insurance claims are rejected

Dr. Bicuspid

Now more than ever, it is important to submit complete and correct insurance claims, writes Steve Roberts. In this article, he provides seven common reasons why your dental practice's claims might be getting rejected and some steps you can take to expedite approval and payment.

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6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

Why patients aren't getting dental care. Report: Dental care unaffordable even for insured adultsApproximately 6 million adults in the U.S.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vacaville Dental Insurance

Vacaville Dental Professionals

Even though the mouth is an integral part of the body, dental care isn’t typically covered under your health insurance policy. You need a separate dental insurance policy to cover the costs of regular oral care or you can opt to pay out of pocket. Dental Insurance

Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021

Dr. Bicuspid

In his latest column, Dr. James Anderson details how dental plans are changing -- and why they still matter. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: 6 solutions to get to the root of accountability in the dental practice. New year, same problems.

The importance of dental insurance verification in the new year

Dr. Bicuspid

As we enter a new year, dental consultant Lynne Leggett believes that dental practices that prioritize their relationships with their patients will continue to distinguish themselves from other practices that do not.

Dental Insurance Blogging, Local Dentist Office Info

Dental Chat

We have many great dental articles on DentalChat.com. We get asked many local dental insurance questions online at DentalChat. Dental care is an important part of an individual’s overall health. Also, we discuss many local dentist’s blogs and local dental office information online with us. The post Dental Insurance Blogging, Local Dentist Office Info appeared first on DentalChat.

Frequently Asked Questions About Beverly Hills Dental Insurance

Secure Smiles

Even though the mouth is an integral part of the body, dental care isn’t typically covered under your health insurance policy. You need a separate dental insurance policy to cover the costs of regular oral care or you can opt to pay out of pocket. Dental Insurance

3 Reasons Not to Wait for Dental Insurance to Visit the Dentist

Modern Family Dental

Although many people without insurance put off going to the dentist long term, this can actually harm your health. Waiting until you have insurance can mean ignoring warning signs with your oral health. Dental Insurance

Understanding the Benefits - and Limitations - of Dental Insurance

Cherokee Dental Professionals

Most of us think of insurance as a means to protect us and our families from unforeseen loss. While that’s the general definition, some insurance plans — like dental —. Oral Health dental insurance

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond

Dr. Bicuspid

What do dental practices and dental patients need to know about teledentistry as we head into 2021, especially when it comes to the insurance side of the equation? Financial trends that could affect the dental industry in 2021.

Dental Insurance Credits – Use It Or Lose It

Kakar Dental Group

Probably your dental insurance isn’t one of your main concerns right now. Just before you start Xmas shopping, please pause to focus on your dental insurance. Generally, dental insurance plans go from January through December.

Improve Your Profitability and Patient Relationships by Tracking the Changes in Dental Insurance

Planet DDS

Perspective being what it is…the changes in dental insurance coverage could signal needed hope. It has to do with the perceived alignment between medical and dental insurance providers. If you’re glass-half-full person there’s reason to be hopeful.

4 Ways to Effectively Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

Friendswood Dental Blog

Having a dental plan is one thing, but utilizing it to the fullest is another. Sadly, many patients aren’t familiar with how to maximize their dental insurance benefits, leading to unused coverage and wasted dollars. Remember, Your Dental Plan May Reset in January.

Why dental insurance makes good people do bad things

Dental Buzz

Dental Debates Featured Money Practice Management Preventive Care affording a good dentist best dental insurance dental insurance dental overtreatment good dental practice How insurance worksWhen I was a kid, my dad would tell me on the way to the dentist to be prepared to pay out of my own pocket for any cavities I had. $38

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

Batchelor-Dentistry

According to a recent study, about 60% of people in Virginia have some form of dental insurance. However, dental insurance is often confusing and complex. In this article, we’ll try to clear up some of the common misconceptions about dental insurance. We’ll also help you understand how to get the dental care you need — whether you have dental insurance or not. Many providers make arrangements with specific insurers to be “in-network”.

Claims and Collections: Create a Process That Benefits the Practice and Patient

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. In a world that seems to be constantly creating new challenges, one old nemesis remains the same: insurance reimbursement. Like all businesses, dental insurance is concerned with profit, which means maximizing income and minimizing payouts.

Streamline and Simplify Your Processes So You Can Focus on Patient Care

Planet DDS

Running a dental practice requires many critical functions including ensuring your patients return for preventive care, that they follow through on recommended treatment and that the practice gets paid — by patients and insurance companies — in a timely manner.

Answers to FAQs on Managing Dental Care Cost & Procedures

Modern Family Dental

Answering the frequently asked questions about Dental care, cost, and procedures. Read more » The post Answers to FAQs on Managing Dental Care Cost & Procedures appeared first on Modern Family Dental Care. Blog Dental Insurance Dental work FAQs Dentist in Charlotte

Doctor My Eyes! (Are You In Network?)

Coaches Corner

Getting an “in network” patient to come to your practice can be really difficult if you don’t participate with their insurance, but it can be done! 0:14 – Dr. Richard Madow poses the question – Will a new patient come to your office if you are out of network for insurance?

Best practices bring positive results

Dr. Bicuspid

Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021Have you ever wondered why a particular day in the office was better than any other day that week? It's not just a fluke. Dr. James Anderson breaks down the steps to help you have more "best practice" days in your office.

Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY

Dr. Bicuspid

Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Dental insurance is changing -- here's why that matters

Reduce patient dissatisfaction and increase patient retention

Dr. Bicuspid

Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021. 6 solutions to get to the root of accountability in the dental practiceDo you ever consider the promises you make to your patients and whether you keep them?

Core values and hiring the right fit for the right job

Dr. Bicuspid

Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021. 6 solutions to get to the root of accountability in the dental practice. What are core values? If you haven't given this question much thought, now is the time, writes Dr. James Anderson.

Case Study: Cercek Dental sets its practice apart with Weave - Sponsor Supplied

Dr. Bicuspid

Cercek Dental uses Weave to boost its online presence and simplify patient payments. 4 easy tricks to be more productive with outstanding insurance claims. Answering your questions about amalgam, composites, and dental insurance claims.

What does COVID-19 reveal about the oral health of older adults?

Dr. Bicuspid

6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19.

How to strategically meet your cash flow goals for Q2

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: March Madness and your dental practice. The importance of dental insurance verification in the new year. If you did not meet your goals for the first quarter of 2021, don't beat yourself up too much, advises consultant Lynne Leggett.

Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team

Dr. Bicuspid

As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: 6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19.

Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain

Dr. Bicuspid

A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found.

March Madness and your dental practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental professionals have something to learn from the ever-popular March Madness basketball tournament, writes consultant Lynne Leggett. In her timely column, Leggett shares why both basketball and dental coaches need a plan, practice, and consistency.

Do You Have 'Traction' in Your Practice Growth?

Dr. Bicuspid

Running a business-as-usual dental practice likely fell flat last year during the pandemic, writes Dr. James Anderson. Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021. 6 solutions to get to the root of accountability in the dental practice.

Case study: The dentist and the ever-persistent, unhappy patient

Dr. Bicuspid

David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com , leads readers through a case study in which an unhappy patient submitted an online complaint regarding treatment to the peer review committee of the local dental society. 4 ways to make change happen in your dental practice

Glass hybrid costs less than composite in 3-year trial

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: FDA crafts graphics on dental amalgam use. Answering your questions about amalgam, composites, and dental insurance claims. FDA calls for high-risk patients to avoid dental amalgam

How to recognize the ideal team player

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021. 6 solutions to get to the root of accountability in the dental practice. All leaders want team players, but they may be hard to come by.

The 3 stages of teledentistry adoption

Dr. Bicuspid

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond. Financial trends that could affect the dental industry in 2021With the rise of COVID-19, teledentistry has come a long way in a short period of time, writes Dr. Marty Jablow.

In Curve Hero, how to know if you should continue being 'in contract' with an insurance carrier

Dr. Bicuspid

Knowing which dental insurance plans are benefiting or hurting your practice is important to the growth of your business in 2021. For those with Curve Hero practice management software, trainer Tracey Thompson offers some tips and advice on how to understand the various dental insurance options out there, as well as the pros and cons for your bottom line. How to track remaining insurance benefits in Curve Hero.

Is there a link between bad breath and SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Dr. Bicuspid

What do insurance breakdowns have to do with collections? COVID-19, dental insurance, and more: The top 3rd-quarter articles on DrBicuspid.

3 big insurance mistakes dental practices are making

Dentistry Gone Digital

As we dive deeper into 2021, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management is seeing three big issues with dental insurance that practices encounter. First , some practices have yet to switch over to the 2019 ADA insurance claim form.

What to say when a patient asks, 'Can I just be billed?'

Dr. Bicuspid

dental benefits plans asked to give refunds. What do insurance breakdowns have to do with collections? 4 easy tricks to be more productive with outstanding insurance claims. Answering your questions about amalgam, composites, and dental insurance claims

How to embrace change and continuous improvement

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental cleanings have never been, will never be nonessential for patients. The changing landscape of dental/medical billing. Billing dental insurance for the locum tenens dentist

Dental cleanings have never been, will never be nonessential for patients

Dr. Bicuspid

James Anderson looks back at the closure of dental practices forced by COVID-19, as well as which dental procedures were considered "essential" during that time. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: The changing landscape of dental/medical billing.

Preparing for the waves to come in 2021

Dentistry Gone Digital

Teresa Duncan has seen plenty of changes in the dental industry during her years of watching dental insurance trends. And there are plenty of changes to come in 2021.

What Is a Dental Membership Plan and How Can It Improve Your Revenue Cycle?

Planet DDS

Compare that experience to being set free from the “clutches” of dental insurance. It could be a reality when you get clarity on the question - what is a dental membership plan? You know that feeling of “breaking-free” from something that’s held you captive?