Do's and don'ts for patient communication: Highlight practice technology January 9, 2017 -- Dental patients may quickly become bored and confused if you go on and on about your incredible new technological wonder you've invested in. But that doesn't mean the subject is forbidden. You just have to translate it into a "lite" version focused on how it benefits the patient, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Oral cancer cases in men projected to increase in 2017 January 9, 2017 -- The number of new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx in men is expected to increase to more than 35,000 in the U.S. in 2017, according to a report on cancer mortality published by the American Cancer Society. The number of new cases of these cancers in women is expected to remain around 14,000.
5 tips for dental blogging your way to new patients January 6, 2017 -- Looking for a way to keep your patients engaged and also reach potential new patients? Bekkah Vidal of Wpromote suggests adding a blog to help add new information to your website. She offers five tips to help you get started and keep blogging.
Sheri's Solutions: 5 resolutions for 2017 January 6, 2017 -- What are you looking forward to for 2017? With the holidays past us, we're now into a new year, and we reflect on resolutions for the upcoming year. In her latest Sheri's Solutions column, Dr. Sheri Doniger shares her practice goals and resolutions for the new year.
Survey: 80% of U.S. voters support dental therapists January 5, 2017 -- Americans overwhelmingly support the concept of dental therapists, according to the results of a recent survey. Interviewers asked thousands of registered U.S. voters if they would like a new type of midlevel provider similar to a nurse practitioner, and 80% of respondents said yes.
Coding narratives: No need for frustration January 5, 2017 -- When you or your team submits a claim, you want it to be paid the first time. But many practices stumble at creating effective narratives to accompany the claim. Practice management consultant Teresa Duncan has some tested ideas to help your team write better narratives.
Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes of dental disease January 4, 2017 -- Dental disease is a label, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just as cardiovascular disease and other diseases are a label. However, the label says nothing about what really has caused this specific disease. Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes.
4 unexpected benefits of growing your practice big January 4, 2017 -- The ball has dropped, the confetti cleared, and the fireworks are over. Now is the time to hit the ground running and begin working on the goals you set for your practice in 2017. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier challenges you to think bigger than what you know and have experienced in 2017.
4 ways to make 2017 your best year yet January 3, 2017 -- Another new year is upon us, and that means it's time to make changes that will improve production and grow your bottom line, writes Sally McKenzie. She offers four practical ideas you can implement to grow your practice.
How can you help patients who bite their nails? January 3, 2017 -- As dentists, we are all too familiar with particular oral health problems that could have been avoided with better dental hygiene, writes Dr. Pooria Shahin. One common habit that leads to preventable dental health problems is nail biting, and in Dr. Shahin's first column for DrBicuspid.com, he offers a thorough overview of the condition along with three helpful treatment suggestions.