Infographic: How much does the U.S. spend on dental?
November 24, 2015 -- The U.S. spends $111 billion on dental services each year, but dental services spending only accounts for about 4% of total U.S. healthcare spending, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Dos and don'ts for communication: Become fluent in body language
November 23, 2015 -- Social media, online shopping, and many other aspects of modern life have greatly reduced the amount of actual face-to-face contact between people. What someone is thinking or feeling is often communicated not in words but in body language. Your work as a dentist puts you in direct personal contact with patients, so you should learn to read what their bodies are telling you, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 rules for implementation of ICD-10
November 23, 2015 -- How did your office deal with the implementation of ICD-10? As Kevin Wilson of Sterling Management writes, whether you are handling the transition to ICD-10 or any other project, there are common sense project management ideas that always apply.
Office lease negotiating: Part 3 -- Repair and maintenance
November 20, 2015 -- In part three of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of a dental office building and why many dentists don't pay attention to this part of their lease until they are out thousands of dollars.
ADA hosts webinar on dentistry in long-term care facilities
November 20, 2015 -- The ADA is hosting a free webinar on Monday, November 23, on providing dental care in long-term care facilities.
Covered California adds dental coverage for adults
November 20, 2015 -- Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace, has added dental coverage for adults. The new coverage is an add-on to the state's health insurance plan, and more than 33,000 people have already signed up.
The Naked Dentist: Gratitude multiplies
November 19, 2015 -- When doctors are able to focusing on where they are versus where they want to be, the practice and team members succeed more quickly than those who don't. As Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel writes, practicing gratitude leads to benefits beyond the immediate.
5 tips for macromanaging
November 18, 2015 -- How can we learn to step back and see our entire business with clarity and a visionary perspective? How do we train ourselves to stop looking for more details and gain the outside, rooftop view in our businesses? Here are Dr. Lisa Knowles' top tips to help dental professionals see the bigger picture.
Ten hut! Taking a page out of the military handbook
November 17, 2015 -- "Be all that you can be" is more than just a catchy slogan. As Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, it means having the leadership and passion to help your team members grow and exceed their hidden potential.
Texas Supreme Court upholds ruling against payment holds
November 17, 2015 -- The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that the state did not have the right to withhold payments to dentists and orthodontists who were accused of Medicaid fraud.
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