Dental Benefit Plans
Coverage through dental benefit plans is one of the primary ways patient care is funded and being able to navigate the dynamic world of dental benefit plans is one key to managing a smart practice. Utilizing the resources included here, you will learn how to navigate the unique requirements of provider agreements, manage and file dental claims efficiently and effectively, improve your understanding of your appeal rights as a dentist and much more.
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This guide identifies many of the key policies necessary to comply with the Denti-Cal program’s requirements. It will help dentists navigate the program and ensure prompt payment and program compliance.
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Dental benefit calls in 2012 can be summed up with one phrase- “in like a lion and out like a lamb”.    Read more >>
The CDA Practice Support Center continues to receive daily inquiries from member dentists (new and well-established) regarding the correct method for claims billing on behalf of associate dentists providing treatment.    Read more >>
You may find it strange for a Dental Plan to request a copy of a lab slip. These requests stem from quality assessment audits as well as resolution to patient grievances.    Read more >>
The 2013 CDT codes are now available through the ADA Catalog at This blog will provide an overview of the code revisions however the CDT Guide will provide the detailed information.    Read more >>
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If a computer hard drive, laptop or other electronic media with patient information is stolen or lost, the dental practice does not need to comply with the state and HIPAA breach notification rule if those items are encrypted.