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AADSM News Flash:

Add Your Website:
“Find Dentist” Feature Links Patients and AADSM Members.

Help potential patients learn more about you! Add your dental practice’s website link to your listing on the AADSM’s “Find a Dentist” online directory. To add your website, simply send your name and website URL to aadsmmembership@aadsm.org.

Save the Date: Educational Opportunity

Join us for the Practical Demonstration Course in Darien, Illinois on September 27. Designed for dentists who have completed an introductory course in dental sleep medicine, this course will guide you through the entire process of patient management when treating sleep apnea with OAT and will earn you seven CE credits. The advanced registration deadline is August 29.To learn more or register today, visit http://www.aadsm.org/FallWinterCourse.aspx.

Reach Out to Regional Magazines:
Public Relations Toolkit Helps You Leverage Seasonal Opportunities

Magazine editors are already working on content for winter issues and are looking for story ideas. This month, take advantage of the New Year’s Resolution Press Release in the AADSM Member Public Relations Toolkit to offer regional magazine editors in your area a timely story about sleep apnea and OAT. The Toolkit makes reaching out to editors simple with media relations tips and template materials.

Download the updated AADSM Member Public Relations Toolkit today at http://www.aadsm.org/PromotionalResources.aspx to start pitching magazine editors a New Year’s sleep story.

eBite 9-24-14:

*2015 North Carolina Dental Society Annual Session-“Courage To Lead”.

Has it been a while since you attended the 2015 Annual Session in Myrtle Beach? If so make plans to attend this year! We have a strong speaker line up and lots of time to spend with colleagues you may not see very often. This year’s annual session will be held at the Kingston Plantation Resort, May 14-17. Be sure to make your reservations NOW! The room block fills up quickly. To make a reservation contact Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, 1-800-876-0010 or online at www.kingstonplantation.com (use group code NCD). Stay tuned for further details about speakers and other special events.
This is North Carolina’s Dental Meeting.

*Important NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Update.

The North Carolina Medicaid Incentive Payment System (NC-MIPS) will be accepting 2014 Meaningful Use (MU) attestations on Monday, September 22, 2014. Eligible Professionals (EPs) who see Medicare patients and are facing possible Medicare penalties will need to attest to MU no later than 11:59 pm September 30, 2014 to avoid the penalties which go into effect for EPs on January 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

*4th District Fall Meeting.

Dr. Lois Knauff, President 4th District, invites you & your staff to attend the 4th District Meeting on Friday, November 14 at the Embassy Suites in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh. Dr. Bobby Collins, ECU School of Dental Medicine faculty will present “Oral Pathology: Pillar to P.O.S.T. Fauchial Pillars to Peri-Oral Soft Tissue”. This program will provide helpful information for both the dentist and dental team members. You can receive 5.5 total continuing education hours. Click here for registration form and brochure. Questions? Please call 919-234-4027.

*NCDS Healthcare Plan May Save You Money.

When you’re reviewing healthcare options for 2015, take a close look at the NCDS Healthcare Plan. With a choice of three group health plans for actively practicing dentists and their families and staff, you may find significant savings over comparable plans from other carriers. New groups can join at any time. For a free quote, contact the NCDS Healthcare Plan office at ncdsdept@ims-tpa.com or 877-900-6237.

*How Will I Ever Catch Up?

Can you remember the last time you were actually “caught up” at work? Are there ways we can work smarter to keep from falling behind further, while working to get caught up? Here are nine tips that may work for you.

*Six Ways You Can Help Patients Move Forward with Treatment.

When you look critically at most practices that say “they are not busy enough,” there is usually plenty of dentistry left to do. The problem is, it is still in the charts! Incomplete treatment, work not accepted and undiagnosed procedures can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in your practice. Here are six things we can do that can result in increased case acceptance and fewer holes in your schedule.

*Staff Matters.

The CAI Management Newsletter explains employees’ rights to access their medical records under OSHA rules.

*NCMOM Needs Your Help!

Please consider volunteering at one of our upcoming clinics. We will be in Kill Devil Hills Oct 24 & 25 and Winston Salem on Nov. 14 & 15. See complete schedule here.

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