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HHS CARES Act - Provider Relief Program
HHS CARES Act - Provider Relief Program

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will move forward with the addition of support specific to Medicaid and CHIP program providers to be considered for financial assistance. Dentists are being considered as critical providers for funding within this program. Please visit the HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund website for important information about this opportunity.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published an article notifying their members that if they are an eligible Medicaid or CHIP providers, they can apply to ...

MCNA Updates
HHS CARES Act - Provider Relief Program

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will move forward with the addition of support specific to Medicaid and CHIP program providers to be considered for financial assistance. Dentists are being considered as critical providers for funding within this program. Please visit the HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund website for important information about this opportunity.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published an article notifying their members that if they are an eligible Medicaid or CHIP providers, they can apply to ...

Best Practices During a Pandemic
Best Practices During a Pandemic

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance for dentists and their staff to help them safely reopen their offices for elective dental procedures and minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. This important guide covers a hierarchy of engineering and administrative controls specific to ...

MCNA Updates
Best Practices During a Pandemic

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance for dentists and their staff to help them safely reopen their offices for elective dental procedures and minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. This important guide covers a hierarchy of engineering and administrative controls specific to ...

MCNA's Opioid Campaign
MCNA's Opioid Campaign

In the Fall of 2020, the U.S. Surgeon General will release the first National Oral Health Report in two decades. This report will call attention to the link between opioid prescribing in dentistry and the Opioid Epidemic, citing that 29% of opioid prescriptions are from dentists. While the ADA and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) have recommended that NSAIDs and acetaminophen be used as a first line of analgesic therapy, 85% of oral surgeons routinely prescribe opioids post surgically.

MCNA's Opioid Campaign will include ...

Quality Improvement
MCNA's Opioid Campaign

In the Fall of 2020, the U.S. Surgeon General will release the first National Oral Health Report in two decades. This report will call attention to the link between opioid prescribing in dentistry and the Opioid Epidemic, citing that 29% of opioid prescriptions are from dentists. While the ADA and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) have recommended that NSAIDs and acetaminophen be used as a first line of analgesic therapy, 85% of oral surgeons routinely prescribe opioids post surgically.

MCNA's Opioid Campaign will include ...

ADA Dental Coding Certificate
ADA Dental Coding Certificate

The American Dental Association (ADA) has created the new ADA Dental Coding Certificate as an online resource to help dentists and their team members with code billing. The goal of this course is to ensure that dental professionals understand the science behind CDT codes and how ...

Your Practice
ADA Dental Coding Certificate

The American Dental Association (ADA) has created the new ADA Dental Coding Certificate as an online resource to help dentists and their team members with code billing. The goal of this course is to ensure that dental professionals understand the science behind CDT codes and how ...

Mastering Conflict Resolution Skills
Mastering Conflict Resolution Skills

Brushing up on conflict resolution skills can keep your connections with others strong and lead to more productive relationships. Understanding the root cause of a conflict is an important part of the process of finding a solution. The key is to learn how to resolve it in a healthy way. If handled in a positive and respectful manner, conflict can strengthen relationships, both ...

Communication
Mastering Conflict Resolution Skills

Brushing up on conflict resolution skills can keep your connections with others strong and lead to more productive relationships. Understanding the root cause of a conflict is an important part of the process of finding a solution. The key is to learn how to resolve it in a healthy way. If handled in a positive and respectful manner, conflict can strengthen relationships, both ...

Medical Emergencies
Medical Emergencies

Is your office prepared to deal with medical emergencies such as respiratory and circulatory disturbances or allergic reactions? An established and thorough medical emergency plan helps all members of your office staff recognize, respond to, and effectively manage a medical emergency should one arise. The following ...

MCNA Updates
Medical Emergencies

Is your office prepared to deal with medical emergencies such as respiratory and circulatory disturbances or allergic reactions? An established and thorough medical emergency plan helps all members of your office staff recognize, respond to, and effectively manage a medical emergency should one arise. The following ...

Parent Connection: Talking About Tooth Decay
Parent Connection: Talking About Tooth Decay

Parents are the first line of defense against childhood tooth decay and other oral problems. When they can teach their children from an early age about oral health and good oral hygiene habits at home, they provide important tools for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Help the parents of your young patients understand how they can teach their kids with a special tip sheet found on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's website. Click here to download the sheet.

This resource, with information broken down by age group, is a great reminder to parents about the things they can do to take care of their children's oral health.

Communication
Parent Connection: Talking About Tooth Decay

Parents are the first line of defense against childhood tooth decay and other oral problems. When they can teach their children from an early age about oral health and good oral hygiene habits at home, they provide important tools for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Help the parents of your young patients understand how they can teach their kids with a special tip sheet found on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's website. Click here to download the sheet.

This resource, with information broken down by age group, is a great reminder to parents about the things they can do to take care of their children's oral health.

Nutrition and Oral Health
Nutrition and Oral Health

Help your patients understand the link between eating a well-balanced diet and good oral health by showing them that what they eat has a direct impact on the health of their mouth, teeth, and gums.

The following links provide ...

Communication
Nutrition and Oral Health

Help your patients understand the link between eating a well-balanced diet and good oral health by showing them that what they eat has a direct impact on the health of their mouth, teeth, and gums.

The following links provide ...

Independence Day - July 4
Independence Day - July 4

We celebrate our Independence Day each year to commemorate our Nation's separation from England. Here is a closer look at the meaning behind Independence Day and why we celebrate on the fourth of July.

The Continental Congress initially met in 1774 in the city of Philadelphia as a ...

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Independence Day - July 4

We celebrate our Independence Day each year to commemorate our Nation's separation from England. Here is a closer look at the meaning behind Independence Day and why we celebrate on the fourth of July.

The Continental Congress initially met in 1774 in the city of Philadelphia as a ...