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Fall 2021 convention and conference schedule update

In an update to information reported earlier, Delta Dental won’t be attending September’s American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) conference in Orlando, FL. Below, find a revised list of the conferences and conventions we’ll attend this year.

October 10–13Las Vegas, NVAmerican Dental Association Annual Meeting
November 28 – December 1New York, NYGreater New York Dental Meeting
Table with conference/convention dates from September through December 2021

If you plan to attend either of these conferences, please visit our booth. It’s a great chance to network and pick up the useful material we’ve created to help you and your practice shine. And we’d love to chat with you, hear how we’re doing and answer any questions you might have.

Here’s your new September webinar schedule

Looking to develop your Provider Tools skills or brush up on other Delta Dental offerings? Our webinar courses keep you up to date on everything you need to know and now we’re offering even more subjects.

Each month, we pack tons of pro-tips and frequently asked questions into our hour-long webinars. Get all the details on submitting claims online or enrolling in direct deposit in Provider Tools or learn the ins and outs of a new specialized topic like orthodontics.

This month’s webinars:

Ready to start learning? Enroll in one of our webinars above!

(Please note: The information on the registration page incorrectly states that all webinars are focused on Provider Tools. Please refer to the above schedule for webinar topics.) 

Fall 2021 convention and conference schedule

This fall, Delta Dental will be attending conferences and conventions from coast to coast. Swing by our booths to say hi! You can get answers to your questions, enjoy networking opportunities and get informative material created especially for you and your practice.

September 9–11Orlando, FLAmerican Association of Dental Office Management Conference
October 10–13Las Vegas, NVAmerican Dental Association Annual Meeting
November 28 – December 1New York, NYGreater New York Dental Meeting
Table with conference/convention dates from September through December 2021

To stay up to date on the conferences and conventions we’ll be attending, don’t forget to bookmark our “Training and events” page.

Is your directory listing up to date?

When was the last time you checked your Find a Dentist directory listing? If you’ve changed office hours or added a staff member who speaks a different language, then it’s time to update your listing.

Millions of patients rely on the Delta Dental directory to locate nearby dentists who fit their needs. Make sure that you’re broadcasting the right information. Updating your listing only take a few minutes and is an excellent way of attracting new patients.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Log in to Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft if you’re not yet ready to publish your updates or select Publish if you’re ready to go live.

Remember, your listing can and should be revised anytime changes are made to your business. We recommend setting up a yearly reminder to check your listing for accuracy. While you’re at it, be sure to verify your other heavily searched online listings such as YelpFacebookGoogle and Apple.

DentaQual ratings update

This spring, DentaQual ratings were added to dentist directory listings. The program introduction was positively received and we are sharing a national announcement to broaden the understanding of the system as it is rolled out to more listings. In preparation for these changes, you can learn more about how DentaQual works, how it can help your practice and how ratings are developed.

5 easy steps for staying searchable in the directory

Millions of Delta Dental members rely on the Find a Dentist directory. Is your practice’s information searchable? More importantly, is it correct?

Your directory listing is key to helping patients find you. It only takes a few minutes to check on your office’s information and your patients will be glad you did. If you changed your hours during COVID-19 restrictions, hired a staff member who speaks a different language or made any other updates, consider revising your listing.

How to update your directory listing:

  1. Log into Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft or select Publish.

That’s it! You’re on your way to ensuring healthy smiles for new and existing patients. While you’re at it, we recommend setting a yearly reminder to check on the accuracy of your listing. You might also want to update your information on heavily searched sites:

Yelp

Facebook

Google

Apple

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