Table Clinic competition set for CDA Presents
Attendees at CDA Presents in Anaheim will have the opportunity to view table clinics presented by dental assisting students, military dentists and dental students.
TDIC earns "A" rating for 19th consecutive year
The Dentists Insurance Company has announced its 19th consecutive year earning the A.M. Best Company’s “A” rating.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited final omnibus rule under HIPAA (Omnibus Rule) on Jan. 25. The rule implements the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and amends provisions related to privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement in important ways.
CDA invites members to ‘connect’ online
CDA prides itself on listening to member feedback to guide decision-making. With member engagement in mind, the organization has various online channels in which to connect.
Gov. Jerry Brown this month appointed two new members to the Dental Board of California.
CDA is providing members with the latest information and resources after learning that Delta Dental intends to reduce provider reimbursement rates in its Premier Plan later this year.
If the state gets the approval, Phase 1b of the Healthy Families Program transition will begin on March 1.
CDA is pushing for patients to have a flexible range of coverage options and the ability to choose their dentist, a model that reflects the way dental care historically has been provided.
CDA’s member concierge program began a year ago and is now garnering attention nationally from other organizations recognizing the importance of member service and exploring ways to achieve it.
Five secrets to improve your online reputation
Lance McCollough, founder and CEO of CDA Endorsed Program ProSites, weighs in on how dentists can avert an online “reputation crisis.”
Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign catches on nationwide
Kids’ Healthy Mouths, the oral health literacy campaign sponsored by the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, continues to have an impact nationwide. Since launching in August 2012, the campaign has received significant attention in the national media.
CDA Presents has much to offer new dentists
New dentists who want to start their careers off right can take advantage of the many resources available at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim.
CDA offers resources and answers to member questions in a letter from CDA President Lindsey Robinson, DDS.
First-year dentists get discount on TDIC insurance
To make the transition from dental school to the workforce easier, TDIC is offering newly licensed dentists their first year of Professional Liability insurance for just $50.
Sterilization volunteers key to CDA Cares clinics
Volunteer dentists, dental professionals and patients can rest assured that the sterilization team will be up for the challenge of meeting the workflow demands at the CDA Cares San Jose clinic this May.
There are abundant options when choosing a hotel for your stay during CDA Presents in Anaheim. CDA uses the Housing Bureau to secure the best hotel rates for attendees and increases the chances of CDA being able to gain additional meeting space at the Convention Center. Attendees can lock in low rates until March 15.
There are many things new dentists must do as they venture out onto their own and begin their careers – one of the first steps in that process is putting together a valuable cover letter. A cover letter is the entry point into any potential employment and personalizing yourself in the first few sentences of the letter is vital for a dental practice setting.
Post-recession dental economy measured
An annual health care spending report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services suggests the dental economy is growing; however, the amount spent by consumers remains flat, according to an ADA analysis.
The state of California is currently in the process of transitioning the first phase of children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program (HFP) to the Medi-Cal program. The state was required to get approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which they received on Dec. 31, 2012, in order to transition the children before Jan. 1.
CDA has learned that Delta Dental is planning to reduce reimbursement to its Premier Providers. We are now in contact with Delta to obtain details and clarification about this decision. It is likely these reductions will average 8 to 12 percent and may vary by region and provider. The reason for the reductions is not yet clear, but it is likely to be market pressures and a resultant effort to reduce the cost of the Premier plan for employers in order to keep it viable. The reductions will not go into effect immediately, but are intended to be implemented later this year.
Communication key to positive online reputation
The most effective way to prevent and react to negative online reviews is to have positive communication with patients. This was the theme of the CDA-hosted webinar last week titled Bad Review? … What to Do! The one-hour, free webinar was led by TDIC Service Manager Carla Christensen. Christensen gave case examples and communication tools to handle negative online reviews.
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