Washington State Dental Association Dentists File Complaint Against State Delta Dental Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:18 AM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry SEATTLE, Washington — Five provider dentists of Delta Dental of Washington who are also on the Washington State Dental Association's (WSDA) board of directors filed a complaint in early January with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner against Delta. The five allege that the third-party payer misled state regulators when it completed a corporate reorganization in 2013.
Invisalign Dispute Disrupts Orthodontists' Workflow Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry ATLANTA, Georgia — Dr. Susan Podray, an orthodontist in the suburbs of Atlanta, feels like she and her patients are "caught between two companies." Dr. Podray, like many of her counterparts, uses 3Shapes' TRIOS scanners for use in clear aligner Invisalign treatment.
Become A 'Lifelong Learner' At Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry Hands-on session offers CE, tracks for both clinicians and educatorsCHICAGO, Illinois — A dentist for 46 years in New York City, Dr. Gregory Belok said he was drawn to learning more about the principles of evidence-based dentistry when he realized that keeping up with the latest scientific ideas in his field would take more work than "reading a few trusted journals."
Straighten Out Coordination Of Benefits With ADA Resources Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry When it comes to determining benefits, C-O-B is often not as easy as 1-2-3.CHICAGO, Illinois — Coordination of benefits is when a patient has more than one dental plan and may be able to use both of them to cover dental procedures. When this occurs, the two plans work together to coordinate benefits to eliminate over-billing or duplication of benefits.
Placing Dentists Where They Can Do The Most Good Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry GREENVILLE, North Carolina — What happens when you recruit students who are committed to rural practice and prepare them to be dentists in rural practice environments? Can such an investment make a measurable difference in improving access to dental care?
The Risk Of Prescribing Antibiotics With No Documentation Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry by Richard C. Engar, DDS, FAGDVarious states and provinces have different regulations governing the documentation of medications dispensed in the dental office. Controlled substances, in particular, require careful record-keeping. Does this level of attention need to be paid for antibiotic prescriptions? The following case illustrates the pitfalls that can occur when antibiotics phoned into a pharmacy after hours or during the weekend can cause problems for a dentist who does not keep careful records of these prescriptions.
Student Dentist Completes Double Implant Placement With Guided Surgery Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) strives for the continual integration of leading edge digital technology, including in its DMD Student Clinic. Such a commitment is the reason why UKCD student dentist Hanjun Guan was able to place two dental implants for a patient using a guided surgery technique. The procedure is Guan's first step in placing an implant-retained overdenture.