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Facebook Live event: Got questions on dental benefits and third-party issues?
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:14:31 +0000 Chances are you’ve run into concerns with patients’ dental benefit plans. Dental professionals can learn and get answers to some of the most common questions [...]
Getting to know you: Dr. Emily Mattingly
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:30:07 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I am a general dentist in a group family practice. I see mainly pediatric and adolescent patients in [...]
2019 Dental Quality Alliance Conference registration now open
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:29:25 +0000 The Dental Quality Alliance invites you to their 2019 Conference: Pathway to Improvement, May 17-18 at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago. This conference, which offers [...]
Anesthesiology becomes latest recognized dental specialty
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:02:22 +0000 Dental anesthesiology becomes the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, according to ADA News. The [...]
Mentors helped us navigate our new adventures
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:30:59 +0000 Gadsden, Ala. — It’s safe to say that joining Dr. Lew Mitchell’s dental practice in Gadsden, Alabama, in 2011, was one of the best decisions [...]
FAQ on name change and licensing
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:10:47 +0000 Changing one’s name due to marriage or other reasons can lead to confusion for both dentists and patients. Keep in mind that whatever name you [...]
State dental associations see most women serving as presidents
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:30:29 +0000 In half of the 10 years Dr. Jennifer Enos served in the board of her local dental society in Arizona, she was — aside from [...]
Social media management for your dental practice: Who’s in charge?
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:52:56 +0000 Who’s managing your social media presence? As practices launch or expand their social media marketing — whether on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat — someone needs [...]
Acquiring a dental practice: Questions and considerations
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:30:58 +0000 It’s natural for dental associates to eventually step out on their own. Whether you’re looking to pay down student loan debt, create more lifestyle flexibility [...]
7 tips for tax season
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:30:12 +0000 Most taxpayers don’t need to spend too much time worrying about being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. However, many dentists are both small business [...]