Wash. state governor signs dental therapist tribal bill
February 23, 2017 -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that permits the use of federal funding for care provided by dental therapists on tribal lands in Washington state, according to an article in the Washington Times.
What no one tells you about talking to your patients
February 22, 2017 -- After describing necessary treatments, dentists often ask patients whether they have any questions. Kevin Tighe of Cambridge Dental Consultants suggests that this approach might be costing you income. His latest column offers some practical advice on helping patients understand their treatment options.
Smartphone app measures workplace sound levels
February 22, 2017 -- A new smartphone app developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health can help dentists measure sound levels in the workplace and collect noise exposure data.
Dental spending projected to grow to $183B by 2025
February 21, 2017 -- Spending on dental services is expected to continue to grow steadily through 2025 to $185 billion annually, according to a new report based on data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, these projections are lower than previously forecast and slightly trail expected overall health expenditures.
Do's and don'ts for patient marketing: Ask for patient testimonials and reviews
February 20, 2017 -- Treat patients well, in terms of both clinical care and customer service, and they'll have good things to say about you. Ask them to write a testimonial or online review, and you'll soon have excellent word-of-mouth advertising to help you achieve greater practice success, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2017: Part 1
February 17, 2017 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you a preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through the exhibit hall in McCormick Place in Chicago.
Rhinogram adds new features to communications tool
February 17, 2017 -- Rhinogramhas added secure team chat and secure mobile messaging to the company's communication tool kit, also called the Rhinogram.
What's love got to do with your practice's success?
February 15, 2017 -- Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier wants to talk about love. Not the romantic kind, but the kind that your practice should embrace and exude: a love of new patients. In his latest column, he offers four tips to help your team recognize the importance of these patients to your practice.
ADA releases 2 guide books
February 15, 2017 -- The American Dental Association has released two new guide books, one on dental assisting and the other on dental office design.
Health insurance megamergers called off
February 15, 2017 -- Two mergers involving four large health insurance firms have been called off.
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