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what is a dental claim

Dental Decoded: Understanding Your Dental Claim

What is a dental claim? After you visit the dentist for a checkup or service, the dentist will submit a claim form to your dental insurance carrier requesting payment. The dental claim outlines the services and procedures the dentist or his staff performed at your visit. Delta Dental of Arizona then determines how much of […]

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how to become a pediatric dentist

How to Become a Pediatric Dentist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing oral health care to children from infancy through their teen years. Think of them as pediatricians for your teeth. Pediatric dentists (sometimes called pedodontists) can also play a vital role for children who have special needs, prefer a gentler touch or have unique oral health care circumstances. Interested in pursuing […]

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Self-funded insurance plans

An Overview of Self-Funded Health Insurance Plans

We’re sure you’ve come across self-funded plans in your adventures down the coverage rabbit hole. But what are self-funded health insurance plans and why do companies chose to offer them to employees? Self-funded plans are health insurance arrangements where an employer provides benefits to employees instead of contracting an insurance company to handle the benefits […]

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do turtles have teeth

Do Turtles Have Teeth? The Answer is Complicated

Turtles: Our slow-moving, shell-wearing friends. With over 318 species that exist in the world, we can’t help but wonder: Do turtles have teeth? The answer is in their diet. Do turtles have teeth? Turtles don’t have teeth. Neither do tortoises or terrapins. Their powerful and oddly shaped beaks tell us a lot about what they […]

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Wisdom teeth removal recovery time

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: How to Speed Up Recovery Time

You have your wisdom teeth surgery scheduled, but what should you expect after the extraction? We break down wisdom teeth removal recovery time and tips to help you heal faster. How long does recovery take? Swelling and discomfort can last anywhere from three days to a week. A full recovery of the wound can take […]

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Is red wine healthy?

Wine for the Win? How Red Wine May Benefit Body and Smile

We often hear about its benefits, but is red wine healthy for you? Does red wine lower blood pressure? And is red wine good for your heart? If enjoyed in moderation, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Just like a good blend, consumption should be a delicate balance. So before you break […]

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dental specialist

Seeing a Dental Specialist 101

If you ever need much more than a basic exam and cleaning, chances are good that your general dentist will refer you to a dental specialist. Here are some common dental specialists and what they do:  An endodontist is essentially a dental specialist for root canal They treat diseases and injuries of the dental pulp […]

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Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder primarily affecting your eyes and mouth. Learn more about this disease and why it could make your mouth feel like it’s full of cotton. How does Sjogren’s syndrome cause dry mouth? Sjogren’s syndrome attacks your tear and saliva glands. The mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands in your eyes and […]

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dental staff meeting topics

5 Topics for Your Next Dental Staff Meeting

From managing payroll to acquiring patients, running a dental practice is a lot of work. With so many competing priorities, it can be easy to forget about staff communication. And who has time to come up with dental staff meeting topics? We’re here to help! Ensure you and your team are on the same page […]

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Xylitol vs Stevia

Sugar Swap Showdown: Xylitol vs. Stevia

Sugar is sweet on your taste buds, but it’s not-so-sweet to your teeth. Xylitol and stevia are both tooth-friendly alternatives, but how do these sweeteners stack up? Get the scoop on xylitol vs stevia. Xylitol vs Stevia: What Are They? What is xylitol? Xylitol is a natural alcohol found in plants, and is often used […]

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