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Coding Tip: D4355 Full mouth debridement to enable a  comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis on a subsequent visit, was revised in 2018 to clarify that full mouth debridement is performed to enable a comprehensive oral evaluation on a separate visit on another date.   Meaning you cannot...

Do you identify with Peter/Polly Positive or more so with Negative Nel/Nelly? Are you interested in finding the bright side of situations? Overtime, our brains create patterns based on how we react to situations, and it’s possible to change those neural pathways to seeing the...

Barb Little has been a part of eAssist since June 1, 2018. Barb’s initial interest in eAssist wasn’t exactly because it was a job in the dental field, but because she could have the opportunity to work from home. Barb says, “This is an amazing...

Are you “The Good Doctor” to special needs patients?   Currently playing on ABC television is a popular show called The Good Doctor.  It is the fictional story of Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who relocates from a quiet country...

This is why dental practices need eAssist, so their patients don’t have to suffer like this poor patient: A frustrated patient’s story: I had a root canal performed on 6/14. I have primary dental coverage through former employer with BCBS, and secondary dental coverage with current employer...

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi Another new year, another opportunity to turn over a new leaf.  Change is good when it is to improve and to grow. Let go of the typical that hasn’t worked for you in...

This code is overused and misused in many situations.  To understand it’s true application read the definitions from Coding with Confidence by Charles Blair, DDS   http://drcharlesblair.com/ According to Dr. Blair “A core build-up(no longer called crown build-up) must be necessary for crown retention to be considered...