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The ADA CRC is no more—but is that good news for dentists?

Posted On: Monday, February 13th 2012 by

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The ADA Code Revision Committee (CRC), which was responsible for establishing new codes, modifying existing codes and deleting “bad” codes, is gone. Many dentists might be singing “Ding dong the witch is dead!” But is the enemy you know better than the one you don’t? The CRC was made up equally of representatives from the […]

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Audit issues remain the same for many dentists

Posted On: Saturday, February 11th 2012 by

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I just finished another audit and the issues remain the same. I see the phrase “The documentation does not support the treatment provided,” which means the dentists faces significant financial loss because he is being asked for repayment for the “unjustified” services. Audits can be very, very costly for dentists. If a “random” audit of […]

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Charting can save (prison) time and money

Posted On: Thursday, February 9th 2012 by

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Charting is the most tedious, time-consuming, non-productive waste of time for any dentist. At least that’s what I used to think, before I spent several months in federal prison—a sentence I could have been spared if I’d realized the chart is the most important document a dentist can have in his possession if he is […]

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PPOs: The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted On: Wednesday, February 1st 2012 by

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The argument has raged for years, are PPO’s a good thing or a bad thing?  And like every other question like this, seldom is there a clear cut answer… other than, “it depends.” The answer does most decidedly depend on many factors. The greatest determining factor as to the good, bad, or ugly of the […]

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Ground breaking new technology for your reception room

Posted On: Saturday, January 28th 2012 by

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I’m very excited about eAssistant from Digital Clinic. Digital Clinic is an exclusive Henry Schein partnership with the world’s leader in digital signage. eAssistant is a turn-key solution which consists of a flat panel TV and a small computer which is plugged seamlessly into you network in your practice. It contains content about you and […]

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Smart Imaging for your office!

Posted On: Friday, January 27th 2012 by

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Square footage in your office is always at a premium.  I’m always trying to fit more stuff (equipment) in a smaller space to do the best job for the patient.   I had been looking at Cone Beam CT for a few years because I just started doing implants and also so the benefit of the […]

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CAD/CAM E4D dentistry can transform your practice!

Posted On: Wednesday, January 25th 2012 by

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I have been using CAD/CAM single visit dentistry in my practice since 2001. I dreaded doing single tooth crowns in my practice before CAD/CAM came along. You know the scenario. The patient needs quadrant dentistry but only can afford to do one crown. So you schedule the patient for two visits for one procedure and […]

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You’ve got to go Paper-Less in 2012! ….The Electronic Medical/Dental Record (EMR/EDR)

Posted On: Wednesday, January 25th 2012 by

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I know that one of best things you can do for your practice at this moment is move to a more efficient way of doing business.  And one way would be to upgrade your records keeping method by going paper-less.  This is something that every practice will eventually do, and will save the practice an […]

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Summary: Going wireless—especially with lasers—becoming the only way to go for dentists

Posted On: Monday, January 2nd 2012 by

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The days of walking into a dentist’s office and having to step over and around all sorts of equipment with wires are long gone. Most offices today feature modern devices such as wireless intraoral cameras, wireless digital X-ray sensors, wireless remote controls and diode lasers, all of which reduce clutter in the office while dramatically […]

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