Concerns Rise As Dental Patients Put Off Care During Pandemic

By |2021-02-28T17:13:01-05:00February 26th, 2021|coronavirus, Covid|

Many South Dakotans have put off needed dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the risk of gum disease, tooth and bone loss or other serious health issues related to poor dental care, which can include heart attacks and diabetes. Patients with acute dental problems and those who undergo routine dental care have stayed away

AG Office: Dental practices charging patients extra fees during COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-12-23T08:54:22-05:00December 21st, 2020|coronavirus, Covid, News|

The state Attorney General’s Office is notifying consumers about their rights in regards to dental practices and their provider’s responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AG’s Office on Monday released an advisory after receiving multiple concerns from residents about surcharges. Many times, consumers were not aware of the fee until after the services were provided.

UnitedHealth Group posts $6.6B in Q2 profit amid COVID-19 care deferrals

By |2020-07-15T10:59:11-04:00July 15th, 2020|coronavirus, insurance, insurance executives, News|

UnitedHealth Group reported $6.6 billion in profit for the second quarter, beating Wall Street projections. That's also a significant increase in profit compared to the second quarter of 2019, where the healthcare giant brought in $3.3 billion, according to its earnings report (PDF) issued Wednesday. UnitedHealth's mid-year profits sit at $10 billion, compared to $6.8 billion in the first half

COVID-19 May Cut Dental Services Spending for 3 Years: Actuaries

By |2020-04-15T12:52:06-04:00April 15th, 2020|coronavirus, Covid, News|

The COVID-19 pandemic could cut dental insurance claims sharply this year, and a little bit for two years after that. Joanne Fontana and Thomas Murawski, actuaries at Milliman, make that prediction in a new analysis of the pandemic impact. Their base scenario shows that COVID-19 could lead to a 34% reduction in dental claims this year, a 7%

ADA Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

By |2020-03-23T10:05:17-04:00March 23rd, 2020|coronavirus|

The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the importance of providing the profession with credible information that will protect both patients and dental health care personnel at a time when information is constantly being updated. We will update this page and make announcements via ADA News and the ADA Morning Huddle as they become available. This

ADA to Congress: Include dentists, patients in coronavirus legislation

By |2020-03-23T10:06:38-04:00March 15th, 2020|coronavirus|

The American Dental Association is urging Congress to include oral health care providers and their patients in any legislation proposed to confront the coronavirus disease outbreak. In a March 12 letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Ranking Member Gary Peters, D-Mich., the ADA thanked the committee for