Where does dentist rank in new CNN Money jobs survey? January 6, 2017 -- Where does being a dentist rank among the best jobs in the U.S.? It ranks 44th, according to a new report from CNNMoney/PayScale.com. No other oral healthcare positions made the 2016 list of top 100 jobs.
Survey: 80% of U.S. voters support dental therapists January 5, 2017 -- Americans overwhelmingly support the concept of dental therapists, according to the results of a recent survey. Interviewers asked thousands of registered U.S. voters if they would like a new type of midlevel provider similar to a nurse practitioner, and 80% of respondents said yes.
Coding narratives: No need for frustration January 5, 2017 -- When you or your team submits a claim, you want it to be paid the first time. But many practices stumble at creating effective narratives to accompany the claim. Practice management consultant Teresa Duncan has some tested ideas to help your team write better narratives.
4 unexpected benefits of growing your practice big January 4, 2017 -- The ball has dropped, the confetti cleared, and the fireworks are over. Now is the time to hit the ground running and begin working on the goals you set for your practice in 2017. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier challenges you to think bigger than what you know and have experienced in 2017.
4 ways to make 2017 your best year yet January 3, 2017 -- Another new year is upon us, and that means it's time to make changes that will improve production and grow your bottom line, writes Sally McKenzie. She offers four practical ideas you can implement to grow your practice.
Do's and don'ts for practice management: Drive growth with deadlines January 2, 2017 -- You don't need a degree in motivational psychology to know that deadlines get results. Corporate leaders have long understood how deadlines drive the growth of their companies. Practice owners also can motivate their teams to focus on reaching goals, not just by some vague future date but by a specific deadline, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Top 5 columns from 2016 December 30, 2016 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Columns from Dr. Benjamin Burris, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler, and Dr. Alvin Danenberg feature prominently.
6 factors that determine how much money you need to retire December 29, 2016 -- How much money will it take for you to retire from your dental practice in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less. As financial planner John G. McCarthy III explains, you have to take several factors into consideration when planning your retirement.