10 strategies to add 10 referrals a month May 4, 2016 -- Every patient who walks into your office has the potential to refer family, friends, and colleagues to your practice, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. He offers 10 strategies that can help your practice add new referrals every month.
Dropping claims and attachments to paper: What you need to know May 4, 2016 -- As a practice leader who understands the importance of process automation and data security, you've taken the necessary steps to implement a secure electronic claims and attachment process. But, as Vyne CEO and President Lindy Benton writes, can you be sure the claims documentation you're submitting is making its way to the health plan or payor in a likewise secure fashion?
Relocating? Consider setting up shop in Port St. Lucie, Fla. May 3, 2016 -- If you're graduating or looking to move to another city, consider relocating to Port St. Lucie, FL, which was ranked as the best U.S. city for dentists in 2016. The city boasts an average annual salary of more than $225,000 for dentists, yet its cost of living is less expensive than average.
Does hepatitis C raise the risk of head and neck cancers? May 3, 2016 -- People with the hepatitis C virus are two to five times more likely to develop head and neck cancers, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The virus not only impacts the liver, but it is a systemic infection, the research showed.
Creating surgical guides for implant surgery using CAD/CAM May 2, 2016 -- The workflow for creating a computer-generated surgical guide to be used in dental implant surgery is often underutilized because of its traditionally complex workflow, according to Dr. Neal Patel. Today, newer technologies are available that offer an improved workflow and better patient treatment acceptance.
Dos and don'ts for communication: Learn to listen better May 2, 2016 -- Many dentists have learned how important it is to say the right things to team members and patients. Yet the flip side of effective interpersonal communication -- the art of listening -- hasn't received the same attention. By learning to listen better, dentists can serve patients better and lead their teams more skillfully, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Custom-fit mouthguards: A win-win for patients and dentists April 29, 2016 -- Mouthguards aren't just for football any longer, writes Dr. Timothy Donley. They're regularly seen on national television thanks to high-profile athletes such as Steph Curry and Pierre Garçon showing theirs during games. Custom-fit mouthguards can help your pediatric patients stay safe and be profitable for your practice.
A clinician's journey into the third dimension: Part 3 -- Implantology April 28, 2016 -- The ultimate goal when treating a patient is not just "do no harm" but providing a holistically positive experience that ultimately fosters lifelong doctor-patient relationships, Dr. Anthony Ramirez writes. In the latest installment of his series, he details his journey into computer-assisted implantology.
Never believe your patients April 27, 2016 -- Has this happened at your practice? The patient in your chair is certain that pain emanates from a certain tooth, but you can't find anything that would be causing that pain, until you search other areas of the mouth. This has happened to Dr. Lisa Knowles, and she's developed three tips to help her diagnose these patients with clarity.
Are newer power toothbrushes worth the hype? April 27, 2016 -- The patient in front of you has quite a bit of calculus built up and admits to frequently forgetting to brush for a full two minutes. How do you know if your patient will benefit from using a power toothbrush?