Data Trends: What's your practice's referral rate?
August 22, 2017 -- What's your new-patient referral rate? You know how important it is for new patients to become returning patients, but how does your practice's referral rate compare with other practices in the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data and finds out that referral rates are rising.  Discuss
Mass. dentist to return $500K to state Medicaid program
August 22, 2017 -- A Massachusetts pediatric dentist will return $500,000 to the state's Medicaid program for improperly billed palliative care, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Do's and don'ts for online marketing: Is it time for a website upgrade?
August 21, 2017 -- How old is your current website? If it's older than 3 years, you and your team should do a top-to-bottom review, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. Look for outdated content, missing services, old photos, lack of photos or images, broken links, etc. This gives you a good start on improving the site.  Discuss
Calif.'s state oral health plan begins to take shape
August 18, 2017 -- After two years of planning, California has finally offered a look at what the state's oral health plan may be like. The state's dental director, Dr. Jayanth Kumar, outlined broad concepts and frameworks for the plan in the August 2017 edition of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Brooklyn dentist convicted of practicing without license
August 18, 2017 -- A man in New York City was sentenced to five months in prison plus five years of probation for practicing dentistry after losing his license.  Discuss
Creating the ultimate new-patient experience
August 17, 2017 -- New patients -- you need more of them to grow your practices, but they're harder to get and keep than ever before. In his new series focusing on this important aspect of patient growth, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that it is critical that your new-patient experience be consistently amazing for every patient every time.  Discuss
What is your patient's mouth worth?
August 16, 2017 -- Your patients may take for granted that they can eat almost anything they want and enjoy the taste and chewing satisfaction of the food. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg wonders if patients would take better care of their oral health if a value and a cost were assigned.  Discuss
What's the rush?
August 16, 2017 -- We've all the heard the phrase "time flies when you're having fun." You find that your energy level is up, your mind is firing on all cylinders, and even your interactions are more positive. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier offers five steps to keep that feeling going and to use it to help your practice grow.  Discuss
Spear launches practice management program
August 15, 2017 -- Spear Education has launched its new practice management program.
The answer to higher case acceptance
August 14, 2017 -- What's the biggest obstacle to patient case acceptance? Is it money or insurance? Is it scheduling issues? Maybe patients' lack of understanding about how important oral healthcare is for their overall health? Or maybe it is none of those things. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has the answer.  Discuss
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