2021 USA Dental Statistics 2021

By |2021-10-30T14:09:17-04:00October 30th, 2021|Covid, insurance, News|

The average American adult with good overall dental health (only a few small problems like cavities) spends $1,000 a year on dental care without insurance. National dental expenditures in the United States are around $130 billion a year and growing. Driving this growth are an ageing American population, an increased demand for cosmetic dentistry, and

Teeth Grinding is on the Rise Due to Pandemic Stress

By |2021-06-21T21:39:17-04:00June 18th, 2021|Covid, News, teeth grinding|

Studies have shown that teeth grinding has increased during the pandemic; we can help protect your smile. Now that we’re more than a year into a global pandemic, we are learning more about the variety of indirect effects that COVID-19 has had on the population. We have seen it affect our mental health, our emotional

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

Pandemic Has Affected Kids’ Dental Health: Poll

By |2021-02-17T19:30:59-05:00February 17th, 2021|children, Covid, News|

Could the COVID-19 pandemic be taking a toll on kids' teeth? A new, nationwide poll found the pandemic has made it harder for parents to get their kids regular dental care. But on the other hand, many say their youngsters are now taking better care of their teeth. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll

How COVID-19 is keeping kids away from the dentist — especially children on Medicaid

By |2021-02-17T19:23:30-05:00February 16th, 2021|children, Covid, News|

Some 32% of parents report that the pandemic has made it harder to get their kids preventive dental care, a new study says, with Medicaid beneficiaries more likely than privately insured people to encounter issues. Six in 10 parents have attempted to get their child preventive dental care during the COVID-19 crisis, with a majority

Tense Times Mean More Tooth-Grinding, Dentists Warn

By |2021-02-07T10:13:10-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Covid, News|

If pandemic-related stress has you grinding your teeth, you're not alone. Dentists say tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching are on the rise due to the many challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've been seeing an increase in the number of patients looking for appointments to replace broken mouth guards" that have been cracked or chewed through,

NJ Considers Allowing COVID Vaccines at dentists, eye doctors

By |2021-01-23T21:29:38-05:00January 18th, 2021|Covid, News|

New Jerseyans could soon get their COVID-19 vaccines at their dentists or eye doctors, under bills endorsed by an Assembly committee. Two weeks ago, state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli authorized dentists, paramedics and other health care providers to help administer COVID-19 shots at any vaccine site in the state. The proposed state law may take

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.

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond

By |2020-11-18T17:01:33-05:00November 18th, 2020|Covid, insurance, Teledentistry, telemedicine|

With COVID-19, teledentistry skyrocketed into the dental headlines in 2020. Now, with dental patients preparing for open insurance enrollment, what benefit will they see in teledentistry and will it become even bigger in 2021? That's one of the biggest questions I wanted to ask Dr. Maria Kunstadter and Dr. Katina Spadoni as this year winds down. Kunstadter

This has been a jaw-clenching year. Dentists deal with the fall-out.

By |2020-11-03T23:50:05-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Covid, News|

Election Day is here — finally. To say 2020 has been a stressful year is one of those “well duh” statements that won’t send you running for your most trusted fact-checker for confirmation. This campaign season, which began long before the start of this most unusual year, has brought much jaw clenching with the seemingly