Dental Medical Billing Blog

Dentists could open another clinic by buying another practice so long as they consider factors, such as its location, equipment, patient base, etc. (Nuss 2016). Dentists should research different clinics to buy “as early as possible, even two or three years out” (Blatchford 2016). Once...

Licensed dentists commit fraud by “[billing] for services provided by unqualified or unlicensed clinical personnel” by putting their name on the claim to insurance companies and Medicaid, lying that he or she did the procedures for the patient (Cutler 2012; “Dental fraud scams”). By doing...

Dental hygienists perform many procedures to treat patients’ oral health, such as “removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth,” “applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g. sealants and fluorides),” “teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral...

Dental clinics provide a variety of treatments and services to patients. However, they are limited in what they provide, depending on their skillset. More dentists could assist them in taking on more patients, providing certain procedures that the practice cannot provide. Dentists could hire new...

When a new yet difficult patient comes to a practice, seeking treatments with improbable expectations, dentists could deny them in order to avoid long term problems with them, regardless of “the potential income that could be derived from a case” (“Just say no: How to handle demanding patients”...