U.S. federal court rules in favor of ClearCorrect over ITC
November 12, 2015 -- A U.S. federal court has ruled in favor of ClearCorrect in a case involving digital data, noting that the U.S. International Trade Commission does not have the authority to regulate the data. The case has implications that could affect how the Internet is regulated.
Transitions: How to know you're not ready for an associate
November 12, 2015 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin is often asked the question of whether a practice is ready to add an associate. Surprisingly, the answer may be no. In his latest practice transitions column, Dr. Levin explains why other solutions may be more appropriate.
Legal considerations for practice ownership: Part 2
November 11, 2015 -- In the first part of this series, dental attorney Joseph D. Jordan covered the first two legal considerations for stepping into practice ownership: practicing due diligence and business entity formation. In this concluding part, he covers contract negotiations, closing on the practice, and running with ownership.
8 business lessons from Southwest Airlines
November 11, 2015 -- When you are flying Southwest Airlines, the flight attendants always say, "We know you have a choice" of which airline to fly, and they appreciate that you chose Southwest. As the Madow Brothers write, your patients have a choice also. What can you learn from this airline to stand out from the competition?
Survey: Many pregnant women don't visit the dentist
November 10, 2015 -- More than 75% of pregnant women experience an oral health problem, according to a new Cigna survey of pregnant women and new mothers. The survey also found that almost half of the surveyed women did not visit the dentist during pregnancy despite having dental problems.
ADA 2015: 3D imaging allows dentists to do more
November 10, 2015 -- WASHINGTON, DC - In a well-attended presentation at the ADA 2015 annual meeting, dental technology expert Dr. John Flucke said 3D cone-beam imaging offers much greater detail than periapical or panoramic x-rays, and it is useful for many specialized treatments.
ADA 2015: Weekend highlights
November 9, 2015 -- WASHINGTON, DC - A fall weekend found thousands of dentists, some rain, some warm temperatures, and most of the remaining members of the Grateful Dead congregating in the capital. While Bob Weir and Mickey Hart were there to play at the Verizon Center with their band, Dead & Company, more than 13,000 dentists and oral health professionals gathered a few blocks away at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for ADA 2015.
Dos and don'ts for patient satisfaction: Ask for patient feedback
November 9, 2015 -- You may think you already know how patients feel about your practice and that, if they have something on their minds, they'll tell you. But the only real way to find out what patients think is to ask them -- in conversation or with a simple questionnaire, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
6 reasons why bonus plans don't work
November 9, 2015 -- You want to reward your time for your practice's growth and success, but what is the best way to do so? Some doctors choose a bonus plan for their staff, but practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six reasons why you should consider a different plan.
ADA 2015: Telehealth moves ahead to play major role in future
November 6, 2015 -- WASHINGTON, DC - The world is changing in fundamental ways, and it is important for dentists to put aside old notions about previous, costly telehealth efforts, according to Dr. Paul Glassman. In a presentation on the opening day of the ADA 2015 annual meeting, he discussed using telehealth to reach underserved populations.
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