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Common errors in reporting D4341 periodontal scaling and root planing (four or more teeth per quadrant), when there are only one to three teeth that qualify--the code for less than 4 teeth is D4342.  This code must be correctly used such as if you do...

Leann has been in the dentistry field for…. "I will give you a hint. Before we used a computer!" She first heard about eAssist from a person that was already working with eAssist. They were speaking about their careers with hers being very similar to...

By Belle DuCharme, Dental Training Consultant, Director of PACE/CE The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.  Author Unknown Recently I attended a project meeting to observe the process of a friend’s business strategy.  There was an open discussion and assignment of tasks. The...

Patterson Dental is pleased to announce Eaglesoft 19, which empowers you to streamline efficiency more than ever before. As always, your feedback helped shape the latest enhancements, allowing you to focus on patient care. New benefits and features include: SUPPLEMENTARY INSURANCE: This highly requested new feature...

By Natalie Lucken, Account Manager Here is another claim story for you about a claim that I kept submitting to a smaller insurance company, over and over again, and it was never getting where it needed to go. I verified the mailing addresses, payer ID, fax...

By: James Anderson, DMD, CEO If there is one leadership skill that makes leaders stand out, it’s their ability to “work a room” with sincerity or simply to step outside themselves and acknowledge most if not all people wherever they are.  As your business grows and your...

New codes for 2018 include a revision to a much used code D2740 Crown-porcelain/ceramic The revision is that the word “substrate” has been removed from the nomenclature to eliminate the confusion as to its application to zirconium crowns. D2740 may now be used to report any...

Rebecca Avey has been with eAssist since before it was eAssist—March of 2011. She had been working in a dental office since she was 14, but never intended this to be her career. In fact she can recall as she was leaving for college, she...

By Natalie Lucken, Account Manager Many practices will tell you right away that they have a signed financial policy on file for every patient. But, have any of the patients actually read it? I often ask myself this when I called them and asked try to...