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Symposium Focus: How To Draw More Women To Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A symposium focused on increasing the number of women in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery is drawing speakers from around the country to the University of Michigan Friday and Saturday, January 19-20.

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Washington State Dental Association Dentists File Complaint Against State Delta Dental

SEATTLE, Washington — Five provider dentists of Delta Dental of Washington who are also on the Washington State Dental Association's (WSDA) board of directors filed a complaint in early January with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner against Delta. The five allege that the third-party payer misled state regulators when it completed a corporate reorganization in 2013.

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Invisalign Dispute Disrupts Orthodontists' Workflow

ATLANTA, Georgia — Dr. Susan Podray, an orthodontist in the suburbs of Atlanta, feels like she and her patients are "caught between two companies." Dr. Podray, like many of her counterparts, uses 3Shapes' TRIOS scanners for use in clear aligner Invisalign treatment.

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Become A 'Lifelong Learner' At Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop

Hands-on session offers CE, tracks for both clinicians and educators

CHICAGO, Illinois — A dentist for 46 years in New York City, Dr. Gregory Belok said he was drawn to learning more about the principles of evidence-based dentistry when he realized that keeping up with the latest scientific ideas in his field would take more work than "reading a few trusted journals."

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Dentist Studying Periodontal Disease In Elderly Receives Research Award

CHICAGO, Illinois — A dentist and Ph.D. candidate studying periodontal disease in the elderly is the inaugural recipient of the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates.

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Straighten Out Coordination Of Benefits With ADA Resources

When it comes to determining benefits, C-O-B is often not as easy as 1-2-3.

CHICAGO, Illinois — Coordination of benefits is when a patient has more than one dental plan and may be able to use both of them to cover dental procedures. When this occurs, the two plans work together to coordinate benefits to eliminate over-billing or duplication of benefits.

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Placing Dentists Where They Can Do The Most Good

GREENVILLE, North Carolina — What happens when you recruit students who are committed to rural practice and prepare them to be dentists in rural practice environments? Can such an investment make a measurable difference in improving access to dental care?

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The Risk Of Prescribing Antibiotics With No Documentation

by Richard C. Engar, DDS, FAGD

Various states and provinces have different regulations governing the documentation of medications dispensed in the dental office. Controlled substances, in particular, require careful record-keeping. Does this level of attention need to be paid for antibiotic prescriptions? The following case illustrates the pitfalls that can occur when antibiotics phoned into a pharmacy after hours or during the weekend can cause problems for a dentist who does not keep careful records of these prescriptions.

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Browse More Than 200 Courses In CDA’s Online C.E Calendar

SACRAMENTO, CaliforniaCalifornia Dental Association (CDA) provides an online calendar of C.E. course offerings for dentists who want to enhance their practice and professional development or simply need credits for license renewal.

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Tests Used For Mouth Cancer Help Uncover Other Serious Health Problems

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Routine tests used to guide treatment for mouth cancers can reveal two or more significant chronic health conditions, allowing doctors to better evaluate those patients, according to a new study.

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