Sheri's Solutions: 'I Googled you'
April 1, 2015 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger relates the story of patients wearing color-coordinated clothing to match her office, while illustrating the bigger picture of how simple it can be to make social media a positive tool in your practice.
Appeal to kids' sense of wonder for better clinical outcomes
April 1, 2015 -- Whether your practice is exclusively focused on pediatric patients or you have a mixture of adults and children, you understand that children offer challenges that go beyond treatment. Dr. Robert Wade shares his unique approach to making children feel welcome and achieving better clinical outcomes.
Dos and don'ts for the front desk: Shift to cellphone communication
March 30, 2015 -- Most dental practices rely heavily on landline phone systems. Consumers, however, are cutting that cord in their lives. Considering how important it is to contact patients in a timely way, making the shift to cellphone communication with them is imperative, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Give the people what they want!
March 30, 2015 -- What do your patients want when it comes to treatment: decent, better, or best? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers find an insightful twist to an everyday dilemma that will help you serve your patients better -- and best.
5 magic words to reduce stress
March 30, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, stress management expert Jen Butler introduces us to five magic words and explains how they can help you find long-term solutions for reducing stress. This week's column covers the first three words: "and," "enough," and "yet."
Ariz. dentist introduces U.S. dental insurance bill
March 30, 2015 -- U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R-AZ), has introduced the Dental Insurance Fairness Act of 2015, which, if passed, would coordinate dental benefits and allow consumers to use providers who are not in their network.
Second Opinion: Wheel of valuation shows better practice valuation
March 27, 2015 -- In the lively ongoing debate on practice valuation, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, weighs in with his reply to the two-part series by Tim Lott and colleagues that ran earlier this month. Here, Climo focuses on the wheel of valuation and the importance of the rate of the cost of capital.
U.S. House passes CHIP funding bill
March 27, 2015 -- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on March 26 to continue funding the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but it will be at least another two weeks before the Senate votes on the bill.
Carestream launches guide to digital dentistry
March 27, 2015 -- Carestream Dental has launched a new app for the iPad, CS Digitalizer, that provides a step-by-step guide to building a customized digital practice.
The Naked Dentist gets 'inside the muscle'
March 25, 2015 -- In his second Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall gets "inside the muscle" of a practice. He continues his examination of a practice in Colorado and looks at why tracking collections is a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach.
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