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Laurel Road 2018 rates offer more student loan refinancing savings

ADA members refinancing their student loans through Laurel Roadmay save more money with new rates that went into effect in the new year.

ADA advocacy highlights from a busy 2017

From repealing burdensome Medicare regulations to working to include dentistry in the various pro-business tax reform provisions, 2017 was a busy year for the Association's Washington office.

Penn dental school unveils renovated clinic

The University of Pennsylvania dental school celebrated Jan. 11 the opening of the Robert I. Schattner Clinic, a 10,000-square-foot space that features 74 dental operatories, including four dedicated to digital radiography.

Straighten out coordination of benefits with ADA resources

This is the fifth in a series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.

Invisalign dispute disrupts orthodontists’ workflow

Atlanta — Dr. Susan Podray, an orthodontist in the suburbs of Atlanta, feels like she and her patients are “caught between two companies.”

Washington State Dental Association dentists file complaint against state Delta Dental

Seattle — Five provider dentists of Delta Dental of Washington who are also on the Washington State Dental Association’s board of directors filed a complaint in early January with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner against Delta. The five allege that the third-party payer misled state regulators when it completed a corporate reorganization in 2013.

Dentist studying periodontal disease in elderly receives research award

A dentist and Ph.D. candidate studying periodontal disease in the elderly is the inaugural recipient of the ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates.

Become a ‘life-long learner’ at evidence-based dentistry workshop

Recognizing the vast amount of dental-related research available at the fingertips of plugged-in dentists, Dr. Belok said he attended a workshop in 2017 hosted by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry that gave him an overview of how to effectively sift through the science and use the best of it in patient care.

Benevis, Kool Smiles to pay $23.9 million in settlement with Department of Justice

Washington ¬— Dental management company Benevis and more than 130 of its affiliated Kool Smiles clinics will pay $23.9 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations from the U.S. Justice Department that they knowingly submitted false claims for payment to state Medicaid programs for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children insured by Medicaid, according to a DOJ news release.

Benevis, Kool Smiles to pay $23.9 million in settlement with Department of Justice

Washington ¬— Dental management company Benevis and more than 130 of its affiliated Kool Smiles clinics will pay $23.9 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations from the U.S. Justice Department that they knowingly submitted false claims for payment to state Medicaid programs for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children insured by Medicaid, according to a DOJ news release.