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The selfless by-product of success
March 15, 2017 -- For the past three years, Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier has challenged his highest-level clients to increase the reach of their giving through mission trips abroad. Why? Because they come back from these trips completely changed. In his latest column, he writes about how you can make a difference in the lives of others.
Young dentists driving DSO expansion
March 14, 2017 -- About 7% of dentists in the U.S. are affiliated with a dental service/support organization (DSO), according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute. However, that percentage almost doubles for younger dentists under the age of 35.
Regular coding changes add pain in dental practice
March 14, 2017 -- Claims and coding are of the utmost importance to practices, writes Lindy Benton of Vyne. Money powers every business, fuels growth, and affects our ability to serve prospective clients, whether they be patients or software customers. One thing is true for businesses large and small -- without a well-managed revenue cycle -- success, although possible, will be fleeting at best.
Study: Which implant sizes are more likely to fail?
March 13, 2017 -- When it comes to dental implants, are those considered longer or shorter more likely to fail? Is an implant 3.8 mm in diameter less likely to fail than a 6.0-mm implant? The largest study on implant failure to date has answers.
Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Create awareness of elective services
March 13, 2017 -- Many patients have no idea about the full range of services, especially cosmetic procedures, provided by your practice -- unless you tell them. If you don't talk about cosmetic dentistry, how can you expect patients to be interested? After all, hygienists spend more time with patients than anyone else in the office, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Winter 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
March 10, 2017 -- Since the end of January, companies have introduced new products ranging from double-sided diamond disks to a smartwatch app, and more. Here is our roundup of new products from companies such as Henry Schein, Komet USA, Kerr, and others.
7 tips on what to do when it's time to fire an employee
March 9, 2017 -- Coming to the decision to fire an employee is never easy, but, unfortunately, keeping an employee who is underperforming or has a toxic attitude will do nothing but damage your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. She offers seven tips to help handle these difficult situations.
Latest CE course focuses on sexually transmitted infections
March 9, 2017 -- The newest continuing education (CE) course from Dr. Gregory Naylor focuses on what you need to know about sexually transmitted infections. This three-credit course discusses all aspects, including treatment, of these infections with an emphasis on their oral lesions and manifestations.
Delta Dental, CDA agree to settle reimbursement lawsuit
March 8, 2017 -- Delta Dental of California could pay more than $34 million to certain California dentists in a proposed settlement to three years of litigation between the insurer and the California Dental Association (CDA) over a proposed reimbursement cut.
Estrogen therapy may reduce periodontal disease
March 8, 2017 -- Here's some good news for your postmenopausal patients: A new study has found that those being treated for osteoporosis with estrogen had less periodontal disease that those not on this therapy. This research adds to the growing body of knowledge about the connection between osteoporosis treatment and periodontitis.
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