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April 20, 2020 News News

Insurance Companies Cut Group Plan Premiums Including Dental

by Investment Executive

Canadian insurance companies are slashing premiums as claims fall, in a bid to help small- and medium-sized businesses grappling with Covid-19. Canada Life has announced premium reductions of 50% for dental and 20% for vision and extended healthcare benefits, excluding

April 15, 2020 News Oral Health

B.C. Dentists Say They’re Being Denied $36M in Pandemic Insurance Due to Lack of Order to Close Completely

by CBC News

B.C. dentists say they’ve been unable to collect pandemic insurance because the province’s current directives do not clearly require that dental offices close so they can provide emergency care. Since March 23, the province has recommended that all dental offices suspend non-emergency care.

April 5, 2020 News News

How Aviva is Responding to Dentists’ COVID-19 Claims

by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada is promising guidance to dentists who want to submit claims arising from provincial government orders shutting down non-essential services. Aviva writes TripleGuard, a property and casualty insurance product for dentists provided by CDSPI, originally known as Canadian Dental

April 1, 2020 News News

Insurer Says It Will Pay Dentists’ Claims for Pandemic Coverage

by The Globe and Mail

Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah says the insurance company will “stand by” its pandemic coverage for dentists who followed provincial orders to close down their practices because of the outbreak of COVID-19. The reassurance to the dental community comes two

March 31, 2020 News News

Dentists Fighting to Get Insurance Payouts Because Office Closure Seen as ‘Voluntary’

by The Globe and Mail

Thousands of Canadian dentists who followed industry recommendations to shut down their practices nearly two weeks ago because of the COVID-19 outbreak have still not received insurance payments despite taking out business interruption policies that include pandemic coverage. The industry-wide

March 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

Pandemic Coverage: The Big Unknown for Dentists

by Canadian Underwriter

Are Canadian dentists covered for business interruption or commercial liability arising from the COVID-19 pandemic? That is open to question right now for some existing policies. What seems clear is that if a dentist wants to buy a new policy

October 8, 2019 Feature Customer serviceData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Rest Assured Your Patients Are Insured (And Ready To Use It)

by Oral Health

Don’t underestimate the willingness of your patients when it comes to dental insurance. Most patients have it (more than you think) and if presented with a treatment that would be covered, even partially, are willing to use it. Open the

June 27, 2013 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Avoiding smokers and big spenders on dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As healthcare reforms promote more preventive care and associated healthy-seeking behaviour, some controversies emerge. I notice, for example, that American employers in their efforts to control healthcare costs, are taking a look at the extra-burden of an employee who smokes.

June 13, 2011 News Community outreach

Drilling away at dental costs! New website, new insurers’ approaches shake up market

by ken

By Kristen Gerencher – Market Watch – Vital Signs – June 13, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Got teeth? If you lack dental insurance or have a skimpy policy, your options for scoring a better dentistry deal are growing. Image

June 11, 2011 News Community outreachWebsites

Do the math!

by ken

From CNBC.com – by Margo D. Beller – June 10, 2011 One had an idea: create a website allowing uninsured consumers to compare prices and reputations of dentists across the U.S. before stepping foot in the office. One looked at

May 27, 2011 News General News

Signs of a recovery – no more cat food and Hamburger Helper dinners

by ken

After a jaw-clenching recession for dentists in 2010, ADMIT IT!! – 2011 seems to be the year for the oral health profession to get back to the grind (sic). “New patients are coming, walking in and scheduling appointments on a

December 17, 2010 News Practice management

5 tips for marketing your dental practice

by ken

I’m old enough to remember, two early dental entrepreneurs who were excoriated and taken to court for appearing in an ad related to the Holiday Inn.  My how the times have changed. From Dental Tribune international – No matter what size

October 29, 2010 News General News

Is this where we’re headed thanks to insurance driven dentistry?

by ken
June 24, 2010 News General News

OMG – Microsoft got something right!!!!

by ken

If you aren’t yet familiar withMicrosoft’s HealthVault, you will probably be more than slightly impressed after watching the introduction video. Health Vault is a free, interactive website where patients can safely store family health records for quick access. But HealthVault

May 17, 2010 News Practice management

That was then; this is now

by ken

Image via Wikipedia The global economy has changed, and the dental world is forced to change. too. Once thought by most to be recession-proof, dental practices are being impacted by the economic downturn in many ways. Today’s economic conditions are