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2019 House of Delegates Slate

The Nominations Committee approved the following slate of Officers to be brought forth to the 2019 House of Delegates:

- President: Dr. Janis Moriarty
- President-elect: Dr. Mary Jane Hanlon
- Vice President: Dr. Meredith Bailey
- Speaker of the House: Dr. Ray Martin
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Periodontal Code Changes

There will be new code/benefit frequency and limitation regulatory changes for certain periodontal codes for the MassHealth and Health Safety Net dental programs that will take effect April 22. It was previously announced the changes would take effect March 22.

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Anesthesiology Recognized

On March 11, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards adopted a resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty, making it one of only 10 recognized dental specialties.
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Dental Practice Insights Tip of the Week

Dental Practice Insights

If you want to get paid faster from a dental benefit plan, the MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee suggests enrolling in direct deposit. The payments will be electronically deposited in your designated bank account, giving you access to your money sooner than waiting for a check to come in the mail. We have all experienced the check in the mail scenario and the long waits that can come with it.

Need an explanation of benefits to support deposit? Most dental benefit plans offer this service on their web portal. The direct deposit option is a free service that is typically available only to participating in-network dentists.

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