Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Accreditation for the Office-Based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Accreditation for the Office-Based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Office-based surgery has become a vital component of the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists. It has enabled these specialties to provide needed service to patients in an…

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Infection Control in the Dental Office

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Infection Control in the Dental Office

The risk of infectious disease transmission is an inherent part of dental practice. Fortunately, such risks can be greatly reduced through modern infection control practices. Such practices include the use…

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Employee Relations

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Employee Relations

This review highlights some of the more important employee relation aspects involved in starting, establishing, or expanding an existing dental practice. Despite a competitive compensation package, staff-related conflicts can sometimes…

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Insurance Billing and Coding

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Insurance Billing and Coding

The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of understanding various numeric and alpha-numeric codes for accurately billing dental and medically related services to private pay or third-party…

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Basic Bookkeeping and Avoiding Theft

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Basic Bookkeeping and Avoiding Theft

Bookkeeping practices in dental offices may be relatively simple, but care must be taken to prevent employee theft. Well-chosen accounting software and routine office practices may facilitate smooth operations. Systems…

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Credentialing

Jun 15, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Credentialing

Credentialing is the administrative process for validating the qualifications of licensed professionals and appraising their background. It is used by hospitals and other health care facilities, educational institutions, and insurance…

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