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Taking control of choosing your insurance model
05/09/2013
It is becoming increasingly more important for dentists to keep track of dental insurance. Michael Perry, DDS, founder and president of Momentum Dental Business Consulting, led a course at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim last month that gave dentists an idea of how they can choose the appropriate insurance model for their dental practice rather than “letting the model choose them.” Read more >>

 

05/07/2013
In the online world, a website establishes and represents your practice. Just like your brick-and-mortar office, a website needs to be efficient, clean and current. In attracting new patients to your practice via your website, you may want to include testimonials and photos of your patients, and The Dentists Insurance Company reminds dentists to secure patient permission in writing first. TDIC’s website at thedentists.com offers image consent forms. Read more >>

 

CDA Presents San Francisco to build off Anaheim
05/06/2013
CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim attracted more than 28,000 attendees in April and CDA is gearing up for the next show in San Francisco later this year. CDA Update staff spoke with Del Brunner, DDS, chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers about the highlights of the Anaheim show and what attendees can expect at CDA Presents San Francisco, which will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Moscone Center. Read more >>

 

Student Repayment Grant application available
05/03/2013
In exchange for a commitment by recipients to care for the underserved, the CDA Foundation awards selected recent dental school/specialty graduates with the Student Loan Repayment Grant to help repay their educational loan of up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of $105,000 over three years. The deadline for 2013 CDA Foundation Student Loan Repayment Grant applications is July 31. Read more >>

 

05/01/2013
Ann Milar, CDA dental benefits analyst, weighs in on why all dental offices must make sure they have the correct address on file with their contracted plans. This will ensure that the offices receive necessary credentialing paperwork, tax documents and other written communication from plans in a timely manner and avoid the potential of being unknowingly terminated as a participating provider. Read more >>

 

04/29/2013
We are entering May, which is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, and a good time for dentists to make sure that their futures are protected. Disability Insurance Awareness Month was named by the LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions to safeguard their families’ financial futures. Read more >>

 

Surgeon general endorses fluoridation
04/25/2013
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, has officially endorsed community water fluoridation as "one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens." Read more >>

 

04/25/2013
CDA members should be aware that local sanitation agencies are sending surveys to dental practices asking about amalgam waste management practices. It is recommended that members review their protocols. The Practice Support Center’s website, cda.org/compass, has several resources available on amalgam waste. Read more >>

 

04/24/2013
CDA is recruiting for 98 volunteer leadership positions beginning service in November, 25 of which incumbents are not eligible for re-election. Leadership applications and descriptions of available positions are online at cda.org/volunteer. Applications for positions available in 2014 must be submitted no later than May 31. Read more >>

 

Leading dentists from Japan speak at Presents
04/23/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim were given the opportunity to learn about restorative dentistry techniques in Japan.  The International Symposia, held April 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center, featured lectures from Takashi Watanabe, DDS, and Kiyokazu Minami, DDS. Read more >>

 

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