This spring, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced bills in both the House and Senate that would ban what’s called noncovered services provisions in agreements between dentists and insurance carriers.
These days, it seems like nobody is happy with dental insurance. We’ve criticized it plenty ourselves — echoing complaints from dentists frustrated with declining payouts.
Pop quiz: What’s the most expensive thing in a dental office — and more importantly, why should you care?
Same-day cancellations are the bane of your practice’s schedule. You think that you’re fully booked — only to get a last-minute phone call from a new patient who tells you that they’re not going to make it in after all.
We’re big fans of telehealth. If you can see a doctor without having to struggle through traffic, find a place to park, sit in a crowded waiting room, and then battle traffic again on the back end, well, that sounds good in our book.
We’re excited by many of the changes we see coming down the pipeline. Artificial intelligence, especially, has caught our eye and we’re genuinely curious to find out what may spring from an AI revolution that feels like it’s only just beginning.
One dental trend we’ve noticed more of lately: hygiene offices.
If you’re not familiar, a hygiene office is a dental practice that, well, only does hygiene appointments.