ADA House of Delegates approves 2023 budget
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Houston — The ADA House of Delegates closed its 2022 session Oct. 18, approving a small dues increase and budget deficit. The 2023 budget reflects $146,407,000 in revenues and $148,326,000 in expenses and income taxes, generating a net deficit of … Read More

Free ADA webinar will illuminate CDT 2023 Code changes
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A free ADA webinar in November will educate participants on key changes to the 2023 CDT Code and how these changes affect treatment planning and documentation. Optimizing Your Practice 2022: Accurate Coding for Treatment/Record-keeping/Claims will stream Nov. 15 from noon-1 … Read More

Why Managed Care Hasn’t Solved Medicaid Fraud
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A striking aspect of Medicaid fraud news is that it took so long for public officials to figure out that private companies have a profit motive.  Also notable is that Managed Care Organizations (MCO) are not only lax in addressing … Read More

HEALTH WATCH: Dental Hygiene Month
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – When people think about October, some of the first things that come to mind are fall, pumpkins, and Halloween, but October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. For Oct. 20′s Health Watch segment, News Channel … Read More

Why dental hygienists are leaving the field
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According to the American Dental Association’s “Dental Workforce Shortages” report, 42.9 percent of dental hygienists voluntarily left the field because of the culture. The report includes results from a survey conducted in June. The survey included responses from 4,255 dental … Read More

How the Great Resignation is harming dentistry
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One dental leader connected with Becker’s Oct. 4 to answer the question, “What is one trend holding the dental industry back?” Editor’s note: Response has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Barry Lyon, DDS. Dental Director for Dental Care Alliance: A trend … Read More

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