NADL “Most Domestic Dental Labs Exempt from Device Tax.”

NADL “Most Domestic Dental Labs Exempt from Device Tax.”

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Regulatory News | No Comments

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) was able to fund a legal analysis of the proposed rule for the Medical Devise Tax that went into effect on January 1, 2013. The final rule, released in December, outlined that the vast majority of devices made by domestic dental laboratories do not meet the IRS’s proposed […]

Words from a Trusted Friend

Words from a Trusted Friend

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Joe's Take | No Comments

Dental technology is a perfect blend of art and science. Dentistry, as is a laboratory technician’s role in dentistry, is part of the healthcare sciences. The author has always held the healthcare professions in the highest regard. There has always been a distinction between making restorations for people and making widgets.

Delta Dental to Cut Payments NJ, CT

Delta Dental to Cut Payments NJ, CT

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Dental Review | No Comments

New Jersey and Connecticut are the latest states to be hit with reductions in reimbursements by Delta Dental within the last year. Delta Dental announced it will to cut payments to New Jersey and Connecticut dentists by 4% to 5% in 2013. Delta cut reimbursement rates for Idaho and Washington dentists last year. The cuts […]

Dentists Await IRS Devise Tax Rules

Dentists Await IRS Devise Tax Rules

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Regulatory News | No Comments

Washington—Dentists and the dental industry await IRS regulations implementing a 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. The Internal Revenue Service, among other regulatory agencies, is expected to issue post-election rules implementing Affordable Care Act provisions, the excise tax among them. The dental profession and industry are basing member and […]

The Source of My Insomnia

The Source of My Insomnia

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Joe's Take | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that modern technology has no intrinsic value? What do I mean by that? Things don’t last very long. We don’t really value stuff. When the newest computer arrives at BestBuy, our latest and greatest is now obsolete. This happens with all things digital. Phones, iPods, Kindles, toothpaste, etc. Is this because […]