November, 2021

10 Ways to Ensure Successful and Ethical Dental Insurance Billing

Oral Health Group

Dental insurance billing is one of the most critical operations at a dental office. No matter how efficiently you’re producing and delivering quality patient care, your practice won’t grow unless an ethical dental billing process is in place.

HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery

Dr. Bicuspid

Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI).

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How to become a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA. Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change!

Identity Dental Marketing Customer Service – Helps Clients Navigate New Requirement

Identity Dental

An important notification for Dental Google Ads in 2021-2022 Your Google Ad performance is important to us. In order to keep your ads account live, Google will be systematically requesting that you verify your Identity. Personally, I believe this is in response to their recent fraud.

I Don’t Want to Play Employee Roulette: What Do I Do?

Dental Peers

In my last blog , I touched upon the idea that proper onboarding of a new team member was vital to avoid playing the current, far too popular game of employee roulette. Many of my colleagues agree that most dental offices have historically struggled with onboarding and training.

Multi-class deep learning segmentation and automated measurements in periodontal sonograms of a porcine model

Dental News and Technology

Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2021 Nov 11;20210363. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: Ultrasound emerges as a complement to cone-beam computed tomography in dentistry, but struggles with artifacts like reverberation and shadowing.

Marketing Your Dental Practice with Video

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Marketing Your Dental Practice with Video appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Practice management blog marketing Practice Management video Video Marketing

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New Doc on the Block

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Rubana Masood, DDS, MS, BA. Congratulations! After all of the searching and interviewing, you’ve finally found the right associate job for you! Now that the contract ink is dry, it’s time to get ready for your transition.

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Dental Website Form Problems & Solutions

Identity Dental

Dental Website Must-Haves: Functional Forms Almost every modern website comes with a contact form for new dental patient acquisition. There are inherent issues with utilizing this form of communication, especially in 2022. No matter which website hosting company, email hosting company, domain registrar or IT company you employ, there’s a chance that email form submissions […]. The post Dental Website Form Problems & Solutions appeared first on Dental Marketing.

Does Google Rank Popular WordPress Themes Lower

Clicc Media

A WordPress theme can have a significant impact on website functionality including its SEO rankings. Google has released a short video hosted by John Mueller, Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, explaining how a website theme will affect SEO.

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Adjunctive benefits of systemic metronidazole on non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis. A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Oct 28. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13564. Online ahead Abstract Aim: To study clinical, radiographic, and microbiological outcomes after non-surgical therapy of peri-implantitis with or without adjunctive systemic metronidazole.

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Quality Takes Time: Corners You Should Never Cut When Launching a New Website

Oral Health Group

You have seen advertisements for template-based website builders that promise you can create and publish a site in minutes. Maybe you found a designer or marketing company that promises an online presence within a week or two.

Chronic TMDs linked to worse quality of life

Dr. Bicuspid

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) can have an impact on oral health-related quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The association was worse for patients with chronic, painful TMDs.

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Dental Assistant requirements for Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and Nevada

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

Super Sweet Smiles

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This entire Autumn has been a great adventure, as I have been speaking and presenting on all things biological to many groups- from the IAOMT conference in Seattle in September, Business Professional Women Bothell chapter, and Michigan Dental Seminar and Consulting – a dental hygiene continuing education program.

What’s The Future of Functional Dentistry?

Ask The Dentist

As a functional dentist, Dr. B is used to being asked what functional dentistry is. However, this week, this question comes with a twist as fans ask Dr. B what he is most excited about in functional dentistry.

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Treatment stability with bonded versus vacuum-formed retainers: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2021 Nov 1;cjab073. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjab073. Online ahead of print Abstract Background: In orthodontics, the retention phase can be considered challenging and unpredictable.

Care and Maintenance of Dental Hygiene Instruments

Oral Health Group

Dental warriors are dealing with the spread of diseases as the front line of defense. Most of the diseases can be traced back to the mouth.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: Proper coding

Dr. Bicuspid

Roger P. Levin recently got a call from a client who was concerned he was being underpaid based on the codes he was using for dental insurance claims. Levin passes along the advice he gave the dentist in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.

The importance of documentation for every dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough?

4 Ways Private Practice Dentists Can Help Improve Pediatric Access to Care

ASDA Blog

Strengthening the ways in which children in our neighborhoods have access to quality dental care can be greatly influenced by practicing dentists in the area.

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Male suicide prevention: uncovering the challenges associated with “talking”

The Social Care Elf

Cara Richardson explores a recent qualitative study conducted in Scotland, which finds that the contexts in which men talk about suicide are an important part of male suicide prevention.

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Accuracy of photogrammetric imaging versus conventional impressions for complete-arch implant-supported fixed dental prostheses: A comparative clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Published: November 11, 2021 Abstract Statement of problem Clinical studies on the accuracy of the photogrammetric imaging technique for complete-arch implant-supported fixed dental prostheses are lacking.

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I Don’t Want to Play Employee Roulette: What Do I Do?

Oral Health Group

In my last blog, I touched upon the idea that proper onboarding of a new team member was vital to avoid playing the current, far too popular game of employee roulette. Many of my colleagues agree that most dental offices … The post I Don’t Want to Play Employee Roulette: What Do I Do?

Penn Dental professor to study gum disease, comorbidities

Dr. Bicuspid

Adeyinka Dayo, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine), has received a fellowship to study a link between medial arterial calcification, diabetes, and periodontal bone loss.

5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Liz Nies RDH, BS. Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct.

Creating a community of smiles

ASDA Blog

ASDA believes giving back to our communities is a key part of the dental student experience and as future dental practitioners. Over the next three weeks, we’re going to explore how dental students are making a significant impact in their local communities.

The Untold Dangers of Tooth Decay

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Tooth decay is something that most of us experience — to a lesser or greater degree — at some point in our lives. . If you are experiencing pain in a tooth, it may indicate a cavity — and you should visit a dentist as soon as possible. What Causes Tooth Decay?

ADA launches new website with added features

Dental News and Technology

The ADA on Nov. 9 launched its new website at ADA.org , which is part of a multiyear project to modernize the Association's online presence, ADA News reported. "We We are deeply committed to meeting the needs of our members," said ADA President Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S.

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The Importance of Retaining Employees at Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

Employee turnover can cost as much as 200% of the annual salary of a departing staff member, reports BDCCanada, yet approximately 49% of Canadians are “seriously considering leaving” their current place of employment.

Does your charting equal a proper legal document?

Dr. Bicuspid

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to patient documentation. Dr. James V. Anderson offers 10 tips for making sure your documentation is complete and includes all necessary information. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Build trust into your hiring system.

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Free Dental CE Courses

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Maysa Hattab. Continuing Education – what’s your perspective? It could be an opportunity to learn something new or refresh on things you might have forgotten or become just a bit complacent on. Maybe it’s a chance to catch up on that all-important networking.

Dentists’ role in preventing addiction

ASDA Blog

Addiction is defined as the continued desire to seek pleasure from some stimuli even though there are adverse consequences associated with doing so. Although substance use disorders can occur from various medications, opioids are the most addictive substance dentists prescribe.

The Power of Using CBCT With CAD/CAM Solutions To Elevate Implant Procedures

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. On their own, 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and CAD/CAM solutions are powerful tools. Put them together and you can elevate your practice and patient experience to a whole new level. Take implants, for example.

Dentists exempted from Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dental News and Technology

The final version of Maine's COVID-19 vaccination mandate does not include dentists or emergency medical service workers, the Portland Press-Herald reported. Dental health facilities were exempted because of an absence of COVID-19 outbreaks.

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How to Write a Killer Instagram Bio for Your Dental Clinic

Oral Health Group

Choosing a dentistry clinic is quite a responsible task for people and their kids. They usually read all relevant reviews, learn the ranges of services, their prices, the doctor qualifications and so on.

Local exhaust ventilation can control aerosols, droplets

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental procedures produce aerosols and droplets that can spread infectious disease. Local exhaust ventilation, however, can be used to control the aerosols, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Dental Research.