Put me in coach! Top 5 characteristics of the coachable April 6, 2016 -- While the University of North Carolina (UNC) fell just short of another NCAA men's basketball title, Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier is reminded of a previous era of UNC basketball, one led by Michael Jordan. But, while Jordan made himself into a basketball marvel, it was his willingness to be coached that stands out for Geier.
ADA brief estimates cost of expanding dental Medicaid April 6, 2016 -- A March 2016 brief from the ADA Health Policy Institute estimated the cost to states of introducing nonemergency dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid. Some states would add benefits for a slight a percentage increase of their total Medicaid spending, according to the brief.
A clinician's journey into the third dimension: Part 2 April 5, 2016 -- In the first part of this series, Dr. Anthony Ramirez presented some indications for a cone-beam CT scan. In part two, he illustrates in specific case reports how this technology has helped his practice.
Meet Women in Dentistry speaker Dr. Sheri Doniger April 5, 2016 -- While readers of DrBicuspid.com know her as the author of the Sheri's Solutions column, you might not know that Dr. Sheri Doniger is a leader and trailblazer. Besides having a thriving practice, she's also a leader in organized dentistry and active in her community. Read her thoughts on leadership, challenges, and how to build a team as you prepare for the upcoming Women in Dentistry conference.
Dos and don'ts for increasing revenue: Get serious about cosmetic dentistry April 4, 2016 -- The current cosmetic dentistry market is estimated at $4 billion in the U.S. Patients want their teeth and smiles to look as attractive as possible, and they're willing to spend a considerable amount of money to reach that goal. This represents a tremendous opportunity for dentists to increase revenue and income, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
6 tips for keeping your patient data safe April 4, 2016 -- Think your practice is too small for hackers to take notice? Dr. Jonny Brennan writes that almost half of all security breaches in 2014 were in healthcare, including dental offices. He offers six practical tips to help you keep your patient data safe and secure.
If it were easy, everyone would have teeth April 1, 2016 -- This might happen every day in your office: A patient sits in your chair and you see red gums and too much plaque. When you learn that the patient's home-care routine consists of the occasional use of a pick, how do you react? Dr. Lisa Knowles calls for working on the communication skills necessary to encourage patients to make changes.
Medical billing in the modern dental practice March 31, 2016 -- Dr. Chris Farrugia explores how the purchase of a cone-beam CT machine led to a fundamental shift in his practice and the way he views dentistry. He writes that the exploration of medical billing versus dental billing changed his practice from a dental practice into a medical-style practice that treats teeth.
CDC, OSAP release new infection-control resources March 31, 2016 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new infection-control and prevention resources for dental practices, in partnership with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).