6 factors that determine how much money you need to retire December 29, 2016 -- How much money will it take for you to retire from your dental practice in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less. As financial planner John G. McCarthy III explains, you have to take several factors into consideration when planning your retirement.
New CE courses feature Dr. Alvin Danenberg December 29, 2016 -- New continuing education courses from Dr. Alvin Danenberg on dental disease are now available in the DrBicuspid.com continuing education section. The five-part series distills complex ideas into a science-based program that can help your patients take control of their oral health.
Slow down and humanize your dentistry December 28, 2016 -- In a world where technology and groundbreaking techniques get more than their fair share of attention from the public and dental professionals, Dr. Primitivo Roig wants to focus on the human side of dentistry. Technology has its place, but he wants you to slow down and talk with your patients.
What to ask when looking to improve your claim processes December 27, 2016 -- Is your insurance company moving toward electronic claim submissions? Is your practice prepared for all the issues around electronic claim and attachment submissions? Vyne CEO and President Lindy Benton writes that there's a way to improve your practice's processes, if you ask the right questions.
Do's and don'ts for practice growth: Track the sources of your new patients December 27, 2016 -- Your future success depends on new patients -- how many join your practice annually, and how much production they generate. So it's important to track these numbers and tabulate how new patients learned about your practice, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. This information helps you to bring in even more new patients.
Infographic: U.S. seniors lack dental coverage December 23, 2016 -- A new study analyzed access to dental care for Medicare beneficiaries, and the findings don't look good. Only about 10% of older U.S. adults have dental insurance, and, of those who do, they still pay half of all their dental costs out of pocket.
43 Rules: Rule No. 5 -- Have 98% of patients scheduled at all times December 22, 2016 -- In his recent book, 43 Rules to Increase Practice Production, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares recommendations for achieving greater practice success in the new, more challenging dental economy. In the fifth excerpt, he focuses on creating great customer loyalty.
Which treatments are most effective for caries prevention? December 22, 2016 -- How effective are various treatments for caries prevention such as fluoride varnishes and pit-and-fissure sealants? The authors of a new study reviewed high-level evidence on caries prevention and reached some intriguing conclusions.
Biomarkers show promise for pulpitis diagnosis December 21, 2016 -- The use of pulpal biomarkers may be instrumental in developing a more accurate and biologically based diagnostic tool in endodontics, according to a new study on the presence of these biomarkers in pulpitis. However, before that can happen, biomarkers that reliably correlate with pulpal inflammation must be identified, and sample collection and analysis must be improved, the authors noted.
Why do you do what you do? December 21, 2016 -- The end of the year is about more than eating our weight in holiday cookies, decking the halls, and dashing through the snow, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. It's a good time to reflect on what we are grateful for and to count our blessings before moving into the new year.