DSO with a difference? Avitus hopes to change the mold
July 29, 2016 -- Is it possible to recreate the sometimes-maligned dental service organization (DSO) model and put the dentist and the patient first, not the organization? An industry veteran has launched a new DSO called Avitus Dental Management Solutions in hopes of changing the paradigm.
Dental EZ to discontinue J Family chairs by 2017
July 29, 2016 -- DentalEZ has announced it will phase out the J Family line of patient chairs.
CareCredit offers online advertising tool kit
July 29, 2016 -- CareCredit has released a new online advertising tool kit for dental practice websites.
43 Rules: Rule No. 3 -- Set a minimum of 10 goals
July 28, 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 third excerpt, he urges setting a minimum of 10 goals for the practice.
Turning first-day jitters into practice success
July 28, 2016 -- What was your first day as a new dentist like? If it was anything like Dr. Jason Watts' first day, it wasn't quite what he expected. However, it did serve to remind him that not only was this the day he'd worked so hard to get to, he was also prepared.
Why dentists need to think like retailers
July 27, 2016 -- Who is at the center of your practice? It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer when you examine it. The best response, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier, is that your patient should be at the center of your practice. He offers three tips to help you put your patients first and grow your practice.
3 principles to avoid the pitfalls in practice ownership
July 26, 2016 -- The single scariest day of Dr. Cory Mugleston's professional life was when he purchased his first practice. While he readily admits he made some mistakes along the way, he also has expanded to six offices. Here he offers three principles to help you avoid his mistakes.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production
July 25, 2016 -- Since the dental economy has become more challenging, a number of dentists have been perplexed to see that, despite a high acceptance rate, their production remains too low. If you're experiencing similar disappointment, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some tips for increasing production.
Ariz. lifts CHIP enrollment freeze
July 25, 2016 -- Arizona has lifted its freeze on new enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Report projects dental care costs to grow 60% by 2025
July 22, 2016 -- Dental care costs will soar 60% by 2025 in the U.S., according to a new report in Health Affairs. Dental experts say the cost of oral healthcare has risen sharply since 2000 and has increased at twice the rate of inflation for decades.
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