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Attention Dental Assistants

Dental assistant licenses are due for renewal by October 31, 2019. Per BORID regulations, all dental assistants must obtain 12 CEUs during the two-year cycle, including courses in CDC guidelines and BLS for health care providers.
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New ePrescribe Partner

Veradigm ePrescribe (delivered by Henry Schein One) enables dentists to electronically prescribe all medications, including controlled substances. MDS members are now eligible for a discounted members-only monthly rate and registration fee. This will help members comply with the new e-prescription regulation.
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MDS Statement on Vaping Ban

In response to Gov. Baker's declaration of a public health emergency and temporary ban on the sale of all vaping products in the state, the MDS issued a statement applauding the action as a positive step toward protecting youth from tobacco and nicotine addiction.
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Dental Practice Insights Tip of the Week

Dental Practice Insights

Deciding to terminate a relationship with an insurance company is a difficult decision. If you decide to move forward with terminating network participation, it is important that you inform your patients of your reasons for this decision. Most insurance providers send out letters to your patients suggesting the patient changes to a "network dentist" so don't let them have the last word.

The MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee recommends that you send a letter to your corresponding patient base informing them that you are terminating participation, explain your decision, what the change will mean, and the high value you place on the dentist-patient relationship.

Learn more about what the letter should contain and view a sample template.

Read more strategies from the ADA on dealing with unwanted contracts.

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