What's New June 2019

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission reported 399,225 cases of identity theft in the United States in 2016. Identity theft can happen to anyone, regardless of wheth-er or not they use the Internet. This updated article explains how to take proper precautions with your personal information as protection against identity theft.

Measles Presents Challenges to Dental Offices

Measles is a highly contagious acute viral respiratory illness that is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets that are be released into the air when an in-fected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. It can remain infectious in the air for as long as two hours after the infected person has left the area. This article will help you better understand one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases.

Webinar: Contracts and Processing Policies

Treatment that exceeds the standard of care may sometimes result in claims of malpractice or discipline by the state dental board. Compliance with new, and ex-isting, regulations and guidelines can often help dentists avoid these unpleasant situations. This on-demand webinar discusses the use of comprehensive sys-tems of documentation that may help protect the dentist, triggers for lawsuits and licensure problems, basic risk management principles, and more.

Webinar: Legal Updates for Dental Practitioners
Treatment that exceeds the standard of care may sometimes result in claims of malpractice or discipline by the state dental board. Compliance with new, and ex-isting, regulations and guidelines can often help dentists avoid these unpleasant situations. This on-demand webinar discusses the use of comprehensive sys-tems of documentation that may help protect the dentist, triggers for lawsuits and licensure problems, basic risk management principles, and more.

Demystifying the Practice Loan Process

For many, the process of securing a loan can seem daunting, but if you’re well prepared, it doesn’t have to be. This updated article can help you make the process a postive experience by including your bank in the process as early as possible; addressing key questions about your practice, your finances and your goals; and understanding what the loan process might entail.

Webinar: The Dentist’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

This webinar looks at the evolving opioid crisis in the United States, including a brief history of how we got here. Viewers will learn about the three waves of the opioid epidemic in the United States, clinical diagnosis of opioid use disorder, medications that are approved to treat opioid use disorder, and how to treat pa-tients that are on medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

DMEPOS Providers May Need Surety Bonds


Are you a Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies
(DMEPOS) provider that has enrolled using CMS Form 855S? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring all dentists who are DMEPOS suppliers to obtain a $50,000 surety bond per office location. This article summa-rizes key points of the CMS requirement.

Infectious Diseases: Candida auris

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes Candida auris as “an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat.” The fungus can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Infections can be both serious and difficult to treat since the fungus often does not respond to commonly used antifungal drugs. This article answers some common questions on C. auris.

Spring Issue of Dental Practice Success

The latest issue of Dental Practice Success features the following articles:
  • Compensation Models That Inspire Excellence
  • Banish Burnout
  • Rethinking How You Start Your Day
  • Kick-Start Your Savings Plan
  • How Insurance Fits into Your Family’s Financial Plan

When Should I Post to Social Media?

You may already recognize that social media can be a vital part of marketing your practice, but do you know how to use social media most efficiently? A new infographic can help you determine the best times to post based on what platform you are using.