Tag Archives: Patient

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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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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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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Examining Insurance Part 2: Who Should Stay and Who Should Go

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

PPOs often have a much bigger impact on practice profitability than the dentist and office manager realize. When the numbers are examined, some plans may completely eliminate the profitability of some procedures. If you’re struggling to remain profitable in an … Continue reading

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Think like a Patient, not like a Dentist

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Total Health

When you go to the doctor, do you want to get half a check-up, or a complete check-up? Do you want only the good news, or the whole picture of what’s going on in your body? It probably comes as … Continue reading

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Primary Care Moves into the Dental Office

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Primary care is commonly defined as the first point of contact with the healthcare system for a person with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern. In the past, primary care has been considered the realm of the physician, with … Continue reading

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