On Oct. 1, 2016, the Dentistry Examining Board’s rules regarding mobile dentistry in Wisconsin will go into effect. Following is some general information regarding the new rules. For complete information, visit http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Board%20Services/Rulemaking/DE_10_%20AO.pdf. “Mobile dentistry” is defined as a program delivering dental or dental hygiene care in one of the following ways: Using portable equipment or… Continue Reading DEB sets mobile dentistry rules
Wisconsin dental and dental hygiene licenses must be renewed by Sept. 30, 2017. Will you have all your continuing education requirements (30 credits for dentists; 12 for dental hygienists) done or be scrambling last minute for quality and affordable courses? Don’t procrastinate! You can earn 12 CE credits, network with colleagues and confer with industry… Continue Reading Dental licenses renew in 12 months – will you be CE ready?
Did you know that 50 percent of U.S. households believe they need more life insurance?1 Life insurance is important during every stage of life, whether you’re single, married with or without kids or a mature couple making plans. Everyone has something or someone to protect. Think about life insurance for yourself or offer it to… Continue Reading September is Life Insurance Awareness Month
Over the last 10 years or so, dental offices have become accustomed to providing their patients with a Health Information Protection and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Notice of Privacy Practices while they are in the office. But, did you also know that you are required to post your HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices on your website?… Continue Reading Is your dental practice website HIPAA compliant?
A visual approach to value: ditch stock imagery Stock imagery has the same value as a birthday email from your spouse–although mildly pleasant, it misses the mark of a handwritten note or phone call. Candid photos break through the fourth wall of the internet and welcome your viewers to connect to a more personal side… Continue Reading Ditch stock images and create content for your practice website
The 2017 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature or CDT is now available with the most accurate and up-to-date dental procedure codes that offices and insurance companies use. The ADA now offers a CDT 2017 Coding Companion to go along with the CDT to help dental teams choose the correct code and reduce rejected claims.… Continue Reading Order CDT 2017 by Sept. 14 and save 15 percent
A Department of Labor final rule announced on May 18, 2016 increases the minimum salary level for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 with automatic updates to the salary threshold every three years. This change will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. What does this new rule mean for employers? Those with employees who currently… Continue Reading New Department of Labor overtime rules
Every 18 minutes, someone in our country dies from a prescription drug or heroin overdose. Clinicians play a unique role in addressing this crisis. With improved prescribing practices, clinicians can reduce the supply of misused opioids while still treating pain safely and effectively. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has launched a national campaign called Turn the Tide… Continue Reading Turn the tide
The Wisconsin Dental Association has scheduled education meetings in each of the four counties (Brown, Marathon, Polk and Racine) where the Medicaid pilot program will be implemented to provide member and nonmember dentists and their staffs with additional pilot information. The WDA and state Medicaid program representatives will provide background on the pilot and detailed… Continue Reading Dental Medicaid pilot program – educational meeting dates set