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Texas Edition  •  March 2019
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Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!
Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!

Our Texas clinical leader, Dr. Carlos Garcia, has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. Garcia has served as MCNA's Chief Dental Officer since 2011 with a focus on guiding our program with the Texas provider community in mind.

In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship with the International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of ...

MCNA Updates
Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!

Our Texas clinical leader, Dr. Carlos Garcia, has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. Garcia has served as MCNA's Chief Dental Officer since 2011 with a focus on guiding our program with the Texas provider community in mind.

In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship with the International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of ...

Save the Date: 2019 TDA Meeting
Save the Date: 2019 TDA Meeting

The 2019 Texas Dental Association (TDA) Meeting will take place May 2 - 4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Early Bird registration is open through March 31, and all TDA current and retired member dentists may register free of charge during this time period. The TDA has secured discounted rates, Wi-Fi, and breakfast concessions at multiple hotels in the downtown San Antonio area. Contact TDA Housing at 1-844-225-6726 for questions and information about hotel accommodations. You can find more information including online registration and CEU details on the 2019 TDA Meeting website.

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Save the Date: 2019 TDA Meeting

The 2019 Texas Dental Association (TDA) Meeting will take place May 2 - 4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Early Bird registration is open through March 31, and all TDA current and retired member dentists may register free of charge during this time period. The TDA has secured discounted rates, Wi-Fi, and breakfast concessions at multiple hotels in the downtown San Antonio area. Contact TDA Housing at 1-844-225-6726 for questions and information about hotel accommodations. You can find more information including online registration and CEU details on the 2019 TDA Meeting website.

Responsible Prescription of Opioids
Responsible Prescription of Opioids

Using opioids to treat acute pain can lead to long-term use. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the likelihood of long-term use increases based on the length of the initial prescription, increasing sharply after the third and fifth days of taking a prescription and again at day 31.

The American Dental Association's (ADA's) Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain makes recommendations for dentists about best practices to adopt when prescribing opioids for acute pain. The ADA recommends that dentists utilize a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to promote the ...

Quality Improvement
Responsible Prescription of Opioids

Using opioids to treat acute pain can lead to long-term use. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the likelihood of long-term use increases based on the length of the initial prescription, increasing sharply after the third and fifth days of taking a prescription and again at day 31.

The American Dental Association's (ADA's) Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain makes recommendations for dentists about best practices to adopt when prescribing opioids for acute pain. The ADA recommends that dentists utilize a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to promote the ...

A Note on Corrected Claims
A Note on Corrected Claims

When a claim is returned for missing information (lack of information), your office has the opportunity to correct it and resubmit for processing. To ensure the proper handling of your claim when you resubmit it to MCNA, you must clearly identify it as a corrected claim. MCNA asks that once you have attached or included the information required to complete your claim, you ...

MCNA Updates
A Note on Corrected Claims

When a claim is returned for missing information (lack of information), your office has the opportunity to correct it and resubmit for processing. To ensure the proper handling of your claim when you resubmit it to MCNA, you must clearly identify it as a corrected claim. MCNA asks that once you have attached or included the information required to complete your claim, you ...

Tooth Trivia
Tooth Trivia

Bulk up on historical and general tooth trivia to share with your patients and friends:

  • An elephant's molar teeth weigh between eight and ten pounds each, and measure about one foot across - which is equivalent to more than 500 human teeth.
  • In the Middle Ages, if you had a toothache, you were encouraged to find relief by kissing a donkey.
  • Right-handed individuals tend to chew on the right-hand side of the mouth, and left-handed individuals tend to chew on the left-hand side of the mouth.
  • The first "toothpaste" was likely a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey.
  • In 1994, an inmate at ...
Communication
Tooth Trivia

Bulk up on historical and general tooth trivia to share with your patients and friends:

  • An elephant's molar teeth weigh between eight and ten pounds each, and measure about one foot across - which is equivalent to more than 500 human teeth.
  • In the Middle Ages, if you had a toothache, you were encouraged to find relief by kissing a donkey.
  • Right-handed individuals tend to chew on the right-hand side of the mouth, and left-handed individuals tend to chew on the left-hand side of the mouth.
  • The first "toothpaste" was likely a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey.
  • In 1994, an inmate at ...