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Planet DDS leads the way with Revenue Cycle Management services

In medicine, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is a standard feature that increases the speed and likelihood of insurer and patient payments. In dentistry, this is a relatively new feature, and one that Planet DDS, offers. It is especially powerful integrated with their Denticon software. What does that mean for a dental group? What are the services that a revenue cycle management program can offer?

The comprehensive assessment is critical in diagnosing periodontal disease

The latest statistics on the prevalence of periodontal disease in the United States are startling. The CDC states that 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. These findings are based on a comprehensive study conducted in 2009 and 2010, and published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research.

Research finds poop on over 60% of toothbrushes
Research finds poop on over 60% of toothbrushes

Using a communal bathroom? There’s probably poop on your toothbrush.

Record-breaking number of veterans to receive free dental care on June 27

Thousands of veterans will receive free dental care on Sat., June 27, when practice owners and teams at more than 300 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 31 states volunteer their time and talents for what is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans.

Introducing Modern Dental Artistry

One of the things I’m continually amazed by in the dental lab world is the commitment to artistry from the average dental technician.

ADA releases Action for Dental Health Year Two: A Progress Report

The American Dental Association (ADA) released Action for Dental Health Year Two: A Progress Report, which outlines the initiatives, goals and progress to date of the association's nationwide, community-based movement to improve the nation's oral health, especially for people who lack adequate access to regular dental care.

DENTSPLY Implants announces new solutions to lingering treatment issues

Several clinical challenges reportedly are solved with the introduction of DENTSPLY Implants’ new treatment solutions.

The nasty truth about sexual harassment in the dental practice

Have you ever been sexually harassed? I am not talking about the workmen down the street who whistle at you when you walk by (but, that is harassment as well). What I am talking about is whether you have ever been uncomfortable with something your boss said or did to you in the dental practice.

Henry Schein, Inc. presents academic scholarship awards to dental hygiene students

During Farmingdale State College’s Department of Dental Hygiene Pinning and Awards Ceremony, Henry Schein, Inc. granted five dental hygiene students with a $500 Henry Schein Academic Scholarship Award.

Lymph node dissection can aid in oral cancer survival

Being proactive with early-stage oral cancers is critical, according to a new study presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which was held May 29-June 2 in Chicago.