Medicare resources for dentists

Figuring out whether to opt in or out of Medicare can be confusing for some dentists. The ADA has resources to help dentists make the decision that’s best for their practice. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, dentists who write prescriptions for Part D drugs must be enrolled in “an approved status or have a valid opt-out affidavit on file… Read More »

Keeping dental practices electronically secure

Remaining compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act can be an arduous but necessary task for dentists. The ADA has resources for dentists interested in finding out more about keeping their practices electronically secure. Visit to learn more about the law, how to comply and read news articles on HIPAA Issues. To help dentists implement… Read More »

Arizona dentist emphasizes evidence-based dentistry in teaching, practice

Dr. Mai-Ly Duong’s six-day work weeks don’t offer her all the time she’d like to study and evaluate the latest scientific research. But being up-to-date on science and applying it to patient care is important to her, she said, which is why she uses the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry as a resource. “I truly think it is… Read More »

Online or in-person: Choosing the right CE course

Dental school may be over but learning about the best ways to treat your patients and improve your practice never takes a break. With every dentist required to log a minimum amount of continuing education credits each year, juggling courses along with seeing patients can be challenging. The ADA provides members with online and in-person CE opportunities to… Read More »

Two new dentists address being a leader in the dental office

Though Drs. Gabriel Holdwick and Alexandra Barton Otto work in two different practice settings, they share similar challenges when it comes to being a leader in their dental offices. “Just like the art of dentistry, learning the traits of leadership is something that I practice and work on daily,” said Dr. Otto, a general dentist practicing as an… Read More »

Dental licensure portability remains a work in progress

Oklahoma City — When Dr. Lajoi Wiggins moved from North Carolina to Oklahoma for a one-year general practice residency program, she was hoping to moonlight at a practice to earn some extra income or, at the very least, volunteer and provide services to those in need. “I genuinely wish things were different,” she said. “Ideally, it would be… Read More »