Dental insurance maximums should always be considered when figuring patient co-pay amounts, but this is especially true at this time of the year. Patients may have used dental insurance benefits outside of your office so the best practice is to check directly with their insurance company to find out how much of their maximum benefit [...] ... [Read article]Nov 14, 2013 01:02 PM
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Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“Staph") bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile to begin with.
If you want your dental practice to be found online by potential patients, you need a website. Who should you call, a dental consultant? Perhaps an advertising agency? Do you need a dental marketing company? The answer is, any of these three could assist you. There are pros and cons to each. A dental consultant [...] ... [Read article]Nov 13, 2013 01:05 PM
So you have done well in college and were accepted into dental school. During this time you have realized that you have a special talent and interest in working with kids. You apply and are accepted into a pediatric residency and spend a couple of more years earning your pediatric dental certification. Finally, after many [...] ... [Read article]Nov 4, 2013 11:48 AM
An interesting expert opinion by Thomas B. Dodson appears in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery vol. 70, issue 9, supplement 1, pages 20-24, 2012, titled ” Surveillance as a Management Strategy for Retained Third Molars: Is It Desirable?” The author opens by describing in the third paragraph that the treatment of symptomatic [...] ... [Read article]Nov 1, 2013 12:05 PM