Obamacare and the dental industry: Part I

04/23/2014 For most, dentistry is not covered in the Affordable Care Act

New charting system seeks to revolutionize malpractice prevention for dentists

04/10/2014 Ideal charting for general dentists aims to prevent possible dental...

Coach’s Corner for Dental Coding: New code for periodontal irrigation


Dental coding can be tricky to keep up with.

Human Resources for Dental Practices: Personal vehicle use for company business; the I-9 form

03/10/2014 What sort of insurance should dentists <!-- /* Fon...

Coach’s Corner for Dental Coding

02/18/2014 Finding the correct dental code can be tricky <!-- ...

Floss Dental, CDI Group partner on dental plan

02/14/2014 Floss Dental, a family of full-service general and cosmetic dental ...

126.7 million Americans in need of dental care options

02/10/2014 As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) discussion switches from accessing...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Primary vs. secondary dental insurance write-offs

02/06/2014 Dental insurance can be a confusing subject for front office employ...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Dental office staff frustrated over billing maze

01/30/2014 Medical and dental billing and meeting high deductibles ...

LocalMed Partners with United Concordia Dental


To Offer Discounts On Online Patient Scheduling

ACA patients can use ZocDoc service to book dental appointments online

01/14/2014 ZocDoc now supports more than 300 ACA health insurance plans on its...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: The out-of-network blues for the dental practice

01/14/2014 Dental offices can keep people who are out of network with great se...

Putting children under the umbrella of dental coverage is not so simple through the Affordable Care Act

01/06/2014 The Affordable Care act created a mandate, as part of the 10 essent...

How healthy is the United States?

12/20/2013 America is becoming a healthier country, according to data that app...

Data storage and dental health care

12/18/2013 Don't wait until after a disaster to plan for data storage

Is it PPO = profit and DHMO = loss, or vice versa?


The 11 commandments of risk management for the dental professional


Financial planning is about more than investments

Tell your patients to use them or lose them: Dental insurance benefits

12/13/2013 There isn't much time left in 2013. Use dental benefits now!

Survey finds baby boomers want information on dental insurance

12/09/2013 Oral health benefits are an important topic for older Americans

More people enrolled in Obamacare in two days than in all of October

12/05/2013 Despite well known issues with the HeatlhCare.gov website – the web...

Letter from the editor

12/01/2013 As 2013 comes to a close with this issue, it's nice to sit back and...

Coach’s Corner for Dental Coding: Questions about credit card payments

11/20/2013 Dental office questions insurance companies and credit card payments

The gift of love: putting together a plan in the event of a death or disability in the dental practice

11/16/2013 The most devastating thing that can happen to a dentist, or his or ...

Why disability insurance is so important for medical providers

11/15/2013 Steve Savant talks with Paul Cella, a top producer and disability g...

4 steps to supercharge your marketing (And finish 2013 with best-ever profits!)

11/06/2013 Catch dental patients at end of year with leftover insurance benefi...

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