Author Archives: Jen McGuire

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3 Questions to Check Your Dental Coding Skills

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance

Coding correctly is critical for maximizing reimbursement, increasing cash flow, and minimizing any coding errors that could result in fines or worse. We consistently find $20,000 to $30,000 in coding errors during our practice analysis process. Test your coding knowledge … Continue reading

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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis … Continue reading

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Answer 3 Questions to Avoid a $25,000 Lawsuit

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category HR

Did you know that dental practices are subject to 95% of the same labor regulations as large corporations like Henry Schein? Minimize your risk of HR violations by completing a short compliance audit. You can assess 4 key areas of … Continue reading

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Cavity fact or myth: do your patients know the difference?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) released the results of their survey of over 1,000 US adults and found most were misinformed and confused about the prevention and transmission of caries. This confusion contributes to the continuing prevalence of tooth … Continue reading

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How to Get Patients to Do What’s Best for Them

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Recare, Team Harmony

How many times have you presented treatment, knowing the patient was not going to accept? How many times have you run behind schedule because a chronically-late patient is once again… late? Would you like patients that show up on time, … Continue reading

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Are you missing sealant opportunities in your practice?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Practice Management, Recare, Total Health

How many of your patients under age 18 would benefit from caries-prevention treatment? According to a recent Delta Dental review of 97 million dental claims, two-thirds of children at elevated risk for caries are not receiving the ADA recommended preventive … Continue reading

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8 Questions Every Patient Should Answer Correctly

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

In a recent report from the ADA Health Policy Institute, half of surveyed adults could not answer eight basic oral health questions. Would your patients be able to answer these correctly? Although patients have a number of places they can, … Continue reading

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Shake off the Sugar Coma and Celebrate National Brush Day

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Total Health

National Brush Day is celebrated November 1st, the day after Halloween, to reinforce the importance of oral health and promote brushing habits. While kids may still be plowing through their bag of goodies, parents are encouraged to make sure they brush … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Meeting: Part 3 – Inflammatory Burden

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Controlling the Inflammatory Burden thru Oral Health Dr. Doug Thompson spoke about the how skeptical patients can be about the need for oral care, especially related to periodontal disease, despite the fact that periodontal disease is the most common chronic … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 AAOSH Meeting: Part 2 – Nutrition

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) recently gathered dental and medical professionals for their 2015 meeting which focused considerable attention on the power of diet and nutrition in chronic disease prevention. Dentists learned about diet changes that can help … Continue reading

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