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Presenting sleep treatment is no different than presenting any other type of dental treatment. Whether it's a sleep appliance that costs $2,500, an implant case that costs $3,000, an ortho case at $5,000, or a quadrant of restorative dentistry for $1,800, case presentation is the same. To help practices overcome this obstacle, we teach the following six tips to increase case acceptance for oral appliance therapy.
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Cancer treatment often will impact other areas of health. Oral health is one such area that should be monitored throughout treatment to ensure that any side effects are identified and treated quickly. Understanding dental care before, during, and after chemotherapy and radiation treatment will also guide you through the medical billing for dentistry.
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Learn how obstructive sleep apnea if left untreated can affect your patient's lives. Crystal goes over how a quick 5 min screening can help strengthen your relationship with your patient and add value in your practice.
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We’ve been working hard on making enhancements.  Changes have been made to both Imagn Sleep and Imagn Billing!
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Join Laurie Owens on this FREE one-hour education webinar on implants. Learn how to maximize medical benefits, when to bill and what codes to use. Don't miss this jam-packed webinar!
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One study involving thousands of patients in Spain found that those with the most severe forms of sleep apnea had a 65% greater risk of developing cancer.
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Join Crystal May as she addresses the significant part that the dentist practice plays in the nation's sleep health. What to look for, how to test and treat your patients. Also how you can get paid from medical insurance for treatment. 
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Join Crystal May as she goes over the myths surrounding medical billing in dentistry. Learn how your practice can leverage medical billing in your office to help patients say yes to critical care.
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Yes, overall education and awareness regarding sleep is growing. However, the dental industry needs to take a more significant, serious role in the conversation. Dentists need to get educated on how they can help their patients and become more confident in their ability to help their patients.
Read More
Nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea and they are aging faster because of it.
Read More
What is one of the hardest jobs of a dental practice? I’ll give you a clue: They have their hands in surgery, hygiene, lab, exams, post-op appointments, and admin. They are kind of like a one-person show with many different skills rolled into one. One of the hardest jobs of a dental practice is that
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Do you look good in orange  How about black and white stripes? We laugh now, but are you sure that your medical billing for dentistry is compliant with regulations? When it comes to billing medical insurance for dentistry, what you don’t know CAN hurt you! Don’t get complacent with learning and applying the rules to
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Remember tug of war? Your team pulling as hard as possible to make the dangling middle string cross the line before the other team out-maneuvers you resulting in your teams’ demise! Medical insurance billing for dentistry can also feel like that, except the scene is that the cause of your patients’ oral difficulties stem from
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Trying to increase production can be very difficult because of coupon practices. But, there’s another route that allows you to provide high-quality care for your patients while maximizing your production. This includes these four simple steps: 1. Conditions That Have High Returns Billing Medical Total health is greatly affected by and connected to oral health.
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If you look at any industry over time, there are stages of massive growth, development, and innovation that bring it into a new era. This profound or notable transformation of an industry is often called a sea change. Whether it comes through advancements in technology or new scientific discoveries, the most important thing is being
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As anyone with children knows all too well, change for a young child can seem like the end of the world. When my firstborn started going to kindergarten there was a new routine, new clothes, new surroundings, new friends, and the biggest change of all, a new authority figure in her life. Then, my daughter
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Medical billing for dentistry SHOULD be done in every dental office and yet for some reason it is not. Why? When we ask offices why they do not bill medical insurance the reasons range from “it’s too hard” to “I don’t have time.” However, medical billing will help your patients make the most of their
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Medical coding is made up of 3 categories. ICD-10 – International Classification of Disease 10th edition = DIAGNOSIS CODE CPT – Current Procedure Terminology = PROCEDURE CODE Modifiers and Qualifiers = Additional information to explain the procedure These universal coding categories are intended to explain both what and why for any medical procedure or encounter.
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Medicare for dentistry seems overwhelming, frightening, difficult and frankly, you can fill in the blank.  Even as I was researching the differences, I had to put things away because my brain was getting completely scrambled.  So, now think of your Medicare age patients that are dealing with this alone! This is an epidemic that we
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Medical billing is an investment with a big payoff. There is a learning curve but it’s worth it. Medical billing is not one of those things that you can decide “we are implementing this tomorrow” and expect to be successful right out of the gate. That would be nice but it takes some learning, practice, and
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Dr. Todd Fincher in Greenwood, Mississippi is making a big impact on his community through dental sleep medicine. Dr. Fincher is a native of Greenwood where he lives with his wife, Laura. They have been married thirty years and have three grandchildren. Dr. Fincher’s education includes Pillow Academy, Mississippi Delta community College, Mississippi State University-BS,Delta
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Comprehensive care and improved health can be achieved by understanding dentistry’s role in the treatment of sleep disorders. The dentist’s role in health and how using intraoral scanning, Imagn software, and other technology will automate the process of dental sleep medicine. It is a well-known fact that sleep affects the entire body and that sleep
Read More
Learn how obstructive sleep apnea if left untreated can affect your patient's lives. Crystal goes over how a quick 5 min screening can help strengthen your relationship with your patient and add value in your practice.
Read More
Join Laurie Owens on this FREE one-hour education webinar on implants. Learn how to maximize medical benefits, when to bill and what codes to use. Don't miss this jam-packed webinar!
Read More
Join Crystal May as she addresses the significant part that the dentist practice plays in the nation's sleep health. What to look for, how to test and treat your patients. Also how you can get paid from medical insurance for treatment. 
Read More
Join Crystal May as she goes over the myths surrounding medical billing in dentistry. Learn how your practice can leverage medical billing in your office to help patients say yes to critical care.
Read More
Yes, overall education and awareness regarding sleep is growing. However, the dental industry needs to take a more significant, serious role in the conversation. Dentists need to get educated on how they can help their patients and become more confident in their ability to help their patients.
Read More
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Presenting sleep treatment is no different than presenting any other type of dental treatment. Whether it's a sleep appliance that costs $2,500, an implant case that costs $3,000, an ortho case at $5,000, or a quadrant of restorative dentistry for $1,800, case presentation is the same. To help practices overcome this obstacle, we teach the following six tips to increase case acceptance for oral appliance therapy.
Read More
Learn how obstructive sleep apnea if left untreated can affect your patient's lives. Crystal goes over how a quick 5 min screening can help strengthen your relationship with your patient and add value in your practice.
Read More
One study involving thousands of patients in Spain found that those with the most severe forms of sleep apnea had a 65% greater risk of developing cancer.
Read More
Join Crystal May as she addresses the significant part that the dentist practice plays in the nation's sleep health. What to look for, how to test and treat your patients. Also how you can get paid from medical insurance for treatment. 
Read More
Yes, overall education and awareness regarding sleep is growing. However, the dental industry needs to take a more significant, serious role in the conversation. Dentists need to get educated on how they can help their patients and become more confident in their ability to help their patients.
Read More
Nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea and they are aging faster because of it.
Read More
If you look at any industry over time, there are stages of massive growth, development, and innovation that bring it into a new era. This profound or notable transformation of an industry is often called a sea change. Whether it comes through advancements in technology or new scientific discoveries, the most important thing is being
Read More
Dr. Todd Fincher in Greenwood, Mississippi is making a big impact on his community through dental sleep medicine. Dr. Fincher is a native of Greenwood where he lives with his wife, Laura. They have been married thirty years and have three grandchildren. Dr. Fincher’s education includes Pillow Academy, Mississippi Delta community College, Mississippi State University-BS,Delta
Read More
Comprehensive care and improved health can be achieved by understanding dentistry’s role in the treatment of sleep disorders. The dentist’s role in health and how using intraoral scanning, Imagn software, and other technology will automate the process of dental sleep medicine. It is a well-known fact that sleep affects the entire body and that sleep
Read More
Cancer treatment often will impact other areas of health. Oral health is one such area that should be monitored throughout treatment to ensure that any side effects are identified and treated quickly. Understanding dental care before, during, and after chemotherapy and radiation treatment will also guide you through the medical billing for dentistry.
Read More
Join Laurie Owens on this FREE one-hour education webinar on implants. Learn how to maximize medical benefits, when to bill and what codes to use. Don't miss this jam-packed webinar!
Read More
Join Crystal May as she goes over the myths surrounding medical billing in dentistry. Learn how your practice can leverage medical billing in your office to help patients say yes to critical care.
Read More
What is one of the hardest jobs of a dental practice? I’ll give you a clue: They have their hands in surgery, hygiene, lab, exams, post-op appointments, and admin. They are kind of like a one-person show with many different skills rolled into one. One of the hardest jobs of a dental practice is that
Read More
Do you look good in orange  How about black and white stripes? We laugh now, but are you sure that your medical billing for dentistry is compliant with regulations? When it comes to billing medical insurance for dentistry, what you don’t know CAN hurt you! Don’t get complacent with learning and applying the rules to
Read More
Remember tug of war? Your team pulling as hard as possible to make the dangling middle string cross the line before the other team out-maneuvers you resulting in your teams’ demise! Medical insurance billing for dentistry can also feel like that, except the scene is that the cause of your patients’ oral difficulties stem from
Read More
Trying to increase production can be very difficult because of coupon practices. But, there’s another route that allows you to provide high-quality care for your patients while maximizing your production. This includes these four simple steps: 1. Conditions That Have High Returns Billing Medical Total health is greatly affected by and connected to oral health.
Read More
As anyone with children knows all too well, change for a young child can seem like the end of the world. When my firstborn started going to kindergarten there was a new routine, new clothes, new surroundings, new friends, and the biggest change of all, a new authority figure in her life. Then, my daughter
Read More
Read More
Medical billing for dentistry SHOULD be done in every dental office and yet for some reason it is not. Why? When we ask offices why they do not bill medical insurance the reasons range from “it’s too hard” to “I don’t have time.” However, medical billing will help your patients make the most of their
Read More
Medical coding is made up of 3 categories. ICD-10 – International Classification of Disease 10th edition = DIAGNOSIS CODE CPT – Current Procedure Terminology = PROCEDURE CODE Modifiers and Qualifiers = Additional information to explain the procedure These universal coding categories are intended to explain both what and why for any medical procedure or encounter.
Read More
Read More
Medicare for dentistry seems overwhelming, frightening, difficult and frankly, you can fill in the blank.  Even as I was researching the differences, I had to put things away because my brain was getting completely scrambled.  So, now think of your Medicare age patients that are dealing with this alone! This is an epidemic that we
Read More
Medical billing is an investment with a big payoff. There is a learning curve but it’s worth it. Medical billing is not one of those things that you can decide “we are implementing this tomorrow” and expect to be successful right out of the gate. That would be nice but it takes some learning, practice, and
Read More