Category Archives: Communicating

Free July 19 webinar to focus on in-office membership plans

A free July 19 webinar, “Increase Value In Your Practice? How? Start Your Own Dental Plan,” will address how an in-office dental plan works, how to create a plan for the office and the advantages/risks of implementing a plan. The webinar will stream from noon-1 p.m. CDT and offers one hour of continuing education credit for those who… Read More »

Dental standards developers need your input

You can be involved in dental standards development, which ensures that those who design and manufacture dental products — everything from dental chairs to secure email services — and the dentists who use them are on the same page. The ADA is an American National Standards Institute accredited standards developing organization. It depends on dentist volunteers with an… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: EOBs

Dental offices have lodged complaints to the ADA about explanation of benefit statements that are incorrect or need to be clarified, but the Association has resources available for dentists when dealing with third-party payers. The ADA has taken a strong position in advocating for clear EOBs, said Dr. Brett H. Kessler, a member of the ADA Council on… Read More »

Surprise your patients

How can you make your practice stand out above the others in your community? How can you build loyalty, referrals and positive reactions to social media posts? A dental practice is mainly a service business, and everyone in the practice is a participant in that service. The better the service, the more patients are impressed. Improving service so… Read More »

New ACE Panel report released

Are you familiar with the ACE Panel? It’s a network of practicing ADA members who want to learn from one another by sharing clinical insights and experiences of dental products and materials. To find out what percentage of ACE panelists place posterior composite restorations once per day, their preferred posterior composite resin types and the most frequent reason… Read More »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: ‘We have a duty to discuss HPV with our patients’

To my fellow members: As we mark Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April, let’s discuss an issue that has personal significance to me. I have been a practicing dentist for nearly four decades and received the surprise of my life four years ago when I was diagnosed with oral cancer that had metastasized to a cervical lymph node.… Read More »