Highlights from CDA Presents 2016 in San Francisco September 27, 2016 -- The California Dental Association's CDA Presents in San Francisco is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. DrBicuspid.com was there, bringing you exclusive coverage on topics that affect your practice.
Dos and don'ts for production growth: Help patients say 'yes' to implants September 26, 2016 -- Most patients now know about dental implants and why they may be better than alternative treatments in most cases. Yet the cost still stands as a formidable barrier for many patients. For their sake (and yours), you should try to ease the sticker shock for patients you know are good candidates from a clinical standpoint, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Sheri's Solutions: Do you get a health history update? September 23, 2016 -- When a 20-something patient walked into Dr. Sheri Doniger's office with an obvious lip augmentation but didn't mention it when asked about any health updates, she again realized that it's crucial to help patients understand that seemingly unrelated situations may impact their oral healthcare. In her latest Sheri's Solution, she offers some ideas to aid your patient communication.
The dentist's guide to optimizing local search September 22, 2016 -- Many patients start their search for a new local dentist online, and optimizing your local search ranking delivers the highest return on investment for online marketing tactics, research shows. Greg Pang of healthcare management company PatientPop shares steps you can take to improve your practice's online presence.
Are you asking your patients this critical question? September 21, 2016 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg was attending a continuing education conference earlier this year when he learned something that changed the way he talks with his patients. Was it an innovative product or a new technique? No, it was a simple question.
4 reasons to improve your patient communication September 21, 2016 -- Are you able to communicate with your patients? It's a simple question, but there's rarely an easy answer. Dr. Lisa Knowles has thought about the role clear communication plays in a dental practice, and she offers four reasons why better patient communication is good for your practice.
Dos and don'ts for the hygiene department: Raise patient awareness of periodontal problems September 19, 2016 -- It's estimated that half of American adults have periodontal disease. As part of your commitment to patients' optimal oral health, your hygiene department should monitor disease symptoms, educate patients about caring for their gums, and alert you when treatment may be necessary, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Carestream features CS 3600, new products at AAOMS 2016 September 19, 2016 -- Carestream Dental is highlighting the CS 3600 intraoral scanner, which is designed for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and other new products at this week's American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) conference in Las Vegas.
Avoiding 'Amphetamine Annie' and other personnel problems September 16, 2016 -- Your office may be prepared for malpractice claims, but what if a fired employee sues you for wrongful termination? Attorney Arthur Curley asked dentists that and other questions about their preparedness to handle employment situations in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference.
Key-person insurance can be a small business' lifeline September 15, 2016 -- Have you insured what could be your most valuable asset -- your partner or associate? If not, you should consider "key-person" insurance. Financial planner John G. McCarthy III explains how practice owners can benefit from key-person policies.