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Webinar: Claims Submission in the Eyes of a Dental Consultant

In part two of a series of webinars on claims submission, a consultant from a major dental plan discusses submission expectations and dental consultant responsibilities. You will hear a payer’s perspective on why the information and appropriate documentation is necessary to adjudicate claim submissions, as well as ADA views on best practices and policy adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.

FAQ: EPA Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Effective August 21, 2019, healthcare facilities and other businesses that generate pharmaceutical hazardous waste are required to manage those products according to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine Final Rule. A new FAQ answers your questions about how this requirement may affect your practice.

Webinar: Pain and Patient Expectations

In this on-demand webinar, the presenters explore the state of the opioid over-dose crisis in the U.S., evidence-based recommendations for prescribing opioids and how motivational interviewing can be used to educate patients, align expectations, and steer encounters towards best practices in order to provide safe and effective care.

Check Your Website for Legal Risks

Your website is often a patient’s introduction to your practice. As such, you should not regard it as a completed project, but instead as something you periodically review, giving it a “check-up” to assess whether the information remains accurate and welcoming, and the site functions correctly. In addition, you should make sure it complies with federal, state, and local laws, and avoids any unnecessary legal risks. A new checklist helps ensure you’ve covered all the bases.

Check Your Website for Legal Risks

For many, the process of securing a loan can seem daunting, but if you’re well prepared, it doesn’t have to be. This updated article can help you make the process a positive experience by including your bank in the process as early as possible; addressing key questions about your practice, your finances and your goals; and understanding what the loan process might entail.

Summer Issue of Dental Practice Success

The latest issue of Dental Practice Success features the following articles: 

  • Success Strategies for New Dentists

  • In-Office Complaints Are a Sign of Trust

  • Hidden Treasure in Your Wallet

  • The Real Front Door to Your Practice

  • Choosing Chairs for Posture and Productivity


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