TOP DENTAL NEWS
ACA challenge rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
June 25, 2015 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived another U.S. Supreme Court test, with a 6-3 vote on Thursday allowing the federal government's online health insurance exchange to continue.
Implants improve quality of life for osteoporotic women
June 25, 2015 -- Implant restorations can significantly improve the quality of life of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and tooth loss, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Dentistry.
Treatment planning with CBCT key to maxillary implant success
June 25, 2015 -- As more general dentists are undertaking implant placement, a new study finds that careful treatment planning with cone-beam CT (CBCT) is critical for the success of immediate implant placement, especially at the maxillary lateral incisor region because of limited availability of alveolar bone.
Office visits can be stressful -- for the dentist
June 24, 2015 -- You know dentistry is a high-stress, sometimes lonely profession. But as the Madow Brothers will help you remember, there are a number of reasons why being a dentist was named the best job in the country by U.S. News and World Report not so long ago.
Not another 'get rich quick' scheme
June 24, 2015 -- No matter what you see in magazines or read on message boards, there is only one "get rich quick" scheme that you can implement immediately and see results. You need to overdeliver on value to your patients, according to Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier.
AGD 2015: Hand-washing is key part of infection control
June 23, 2015 -- Washing your hands -- it's a ritual you do so often, you probably don't think much about it anymore. However, skimping on the basics could be costing your practice patients, according to a presentation at the 2015 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) meeting in San Francisco.
5 steps to reduce your practice's operational costs
June 23, 2015 -- While increasing income is one way to grow profit, many dental practice owners struggle with an already high workload and busy schedule. Chloeann Gordon of Wazu Holdings details five important steps you can take to help reduce your operational costs.
Dos and don'ts for branding: A brief on branding
June 22, 2015 -- In the new competitive dental economy, dentists who recognize the importance of promoting their practice strengths will gain the advantage and see their production and income multiply, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. As CEOs, dentists are ultimately responsible for protecting and enhancing the practice's brand -- essentially the image of the business and everything associated with it.
3 tips to help your office manager succeed
June 22, 2015 -- If you want your office manager to succeed, you need to hire someone who has the right skill set and temperament for the job -- not just someone who's been with the practice for years. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers three tips to help your office manager and your practice thrive.
4 reasons practices should adopt benefits technology
June 22, 2015 -- Provider Web portals can help your practice check patient eligibility, submit insurance claims, and more. Yet many dentists don't use them, according to Matt Martin of benefits technology company Skygen. He outlines four reasons why benefits technology can help your practice.
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