Insurance marketplaces offer many options, limited information

The new health insurance marketplaces offer a variety of dental benefits, but figuring out which ones are best for consumers and pediatric coverage is complicated, according to a new ADA policy brief.  For the full article, click here!

By |April 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Attracting and retaining patients

Attracting new patients can be a daunting task. A lot of work, money, and effort go into successful marketing initiatives, and keeping patients satisfied is an important part of keeping your appointment calendar full. Of course, great service and excellent care are important ways to keep customers coming back, but you may be surprised at how important little details can be.  For the full article, click here. 

By |January 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Creating a dental website to attract new business

Ultimately, your goal as a great dentist is to see as many patients as you can provide high-quality service. The Internet rapidly has become the most popular way for patients to find a new dental provider; studies show that at least 90% of consumers use search engines like Google and Bing to find services in their areas.  Click here to read this article. 

By |January 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Time To Go Modern with Dental Advertising Methods

Dental advertising can have a huge impact on the success or failure of a dental practice. Today’s dental professionals must not only ensure that they are advertising to the right people, but in the right places. With the sharp rise in Internet activity in recent years, web-based marketing has become the most effective method for a dental office that wants to get their name out to prospective patients. If you are a dental professional in today’s competitive healthcare world, you’ll want to explore some of these modern methods for dental marketing.

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By |January 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

DentalCodelogy: CDT 2014 shifts and coding tips that every dental practice should know

Creating codes to embrace new technologies, materials and procedures can lead to earlier arrest and prevention of oral disease and positively influence systemic health.  For the past decade, the CDT codes were updated every two years.  to facilitate a fast-moving world, the CDT is now updated every year.  The existence of codes does not mean a patient has coverage under a policy, yet without a code, no coverage could be offered.

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By |December 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

UNMC dental student wins research/public health award

A dental student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry was awarded first place in the clinical research/public health category in the American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program at the recent ADA annual meeting in New Orleans.

Paul Johnson, a fourth-year dental student, won for his presentation entitled “Alveolar Bone Loss in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.” The study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were at a greater risk for more severe alveolar bone loss in comparison to the control group of osteoarthritis patients.

Johnson’s study team included Jeffrey Payne, DDS; Shawneen Gonzalez, DDS; and Marian Schmid from the UNMC dental school; Fang Yu, PhD, and Harlan Sayles from the UNMC College of Public Health; and Ted Mikuls, MD, from the UNMC College of Medicine.

The competition included submissions from 56 U.S. dental schools, according to UNMC.

Johnson received an engraved glass trophy, $750, and a travel award to attend the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta in March 2014.

Johnson will graduate in May and then enter UNMC’s postgraduate program in periodontics.  Congratulations Paul!

By |December 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

The Affordable Care Act: What you need to know about properly counting dental team members

Our office gets numerous questions every week regarding the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Here is an article to help answer some of your questions. Click here to read the article!
By |December 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

Welcome to Nebraska AGD’s New Website

We’re happy to have a fresh new look on our website. Have a look around!

By |October 15th, 2013|News|0 Comments|