Mastering the Challenge of Health Data in Dentistry

In the past on this site there has been discussion of using an outcomes data registry for dentistry and a quality data registry in dentistry to help assess complications, outcomes, and treatment effects in dentistry. A data registry is used to monitor what occurs in clinical practice on a regular basis to help with quality of care improvements and more satisfied patients. In recent years, an explosion of data has occurred due to advances in information technology which has led to the area of dental informatics. An interesting article titled “Health Data in Dentistry: An Attempt to Master the Digital Challenge,” written by Tim Joda et al. appears in the 2019 issue of Public Health Genomics (no. 22, pp. 1-7, Published Online Aug. 7, 2019). The article discusses a blueprint to master the challenge of health data collection, sharing and analytics, along with … Read more

Dental Bridges in Jacksonville – Benefits of Getting Them

For those individuals that have been looking for a slightly more permanent solution for their missing teeth and are not sure what to opt for, dental bridges may be an option. There are normally four main types of dental bridges: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported, which are described well on healthline.com for further reading. Not many people know this, but unlike your normal dental implants, these types of bridges can replace any individuals missing teeth(s) without needing to go through any kind of surgery. The best part about it, is they now come in a porcelain finish, which means the chances of anyone knowing the difference between your natural teeth or tooth, and the bridge is nero zero. It is barely indistinguishable from any other teeth around it. Besides this one main advantage to dental bridges, other things get positively … Read more

How to Find a Reliable Insurance Company that Covers Your Dental Costs?

Health insurance companies offer a wide range of packages to customers for quality healthcare services. Going through the fine print of the insurance packages can be a huge task, which is why customers are not aware of the full packages offered by their insurance companies. Unfortunately, not all health insurance companies offer packages to save the cost of dental related issues. When considering a reliable insurance company that covers dental costs, how will customers know which company offers the best services? Some of the few hints shared below can help: The Best Insurance Company for Dental Cost Looking for a reliable health insurance company that covers dental costs may be difficult because customers seldom consider dental issues. And thus, most health insurance companies do not offer comprehensive packages for dental expenses. In selecting health insurance companies that provide dental packages, … Read more

Best Website to Ask for Health Insurance

We have a short time or limited time to choose the best health, travel, or any other insurance policy for our family, but the selection of the wrong insurance plan can be costly if you use that insurance plan regularly. Here in this article, we are going to elaborate, what is the best insurance plan for your family. Whether it is from the federal marketplace or through an employer. We are going to discuss the health insurance plan in this article. Here is (Evernote Reviews On US-Reviews). Choose Your Health Plan Marketplace Usually, people get a health plan through employers, and if you are one of those people, you would not need government insurance exchanges or a marketplace. Basically, your company is your marketplace. If you are offered a health plan by your employer the cost is much lower than … Read more

Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service

Interesting work out of the University of Michigan discusses the concept of getting dental care for free by performing community service. A master’s thesis by Lorene R. Kline titled “No Cost Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Hours: Participating Patients’ and Dentists’ Responses” (2016) discusses this concept. The article is located over at https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/123017/Kline_MSDH_Thesis_%20Final_2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y The work discusses a program to help low income Michigan residents where adult participants were offered $25 in dental services for every hour of volunteer work. The program was titled Pay it Forward and was a partnership between Care Free Medical and Dental and the Central District Dental Society of Michigan. Pay It Forward was geared toward low-income adults who fell between 133% and 250%  of the poverty level and did not qualify for Medicaid. The cost was based on Medicaid schedule fees. The thesis work focused on … Read more