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.
New CE courses feature Dr. Alvin Danenberg December 29, 2016 -- New continuing education courses from Dr. Alvin Danenberg on dental disease are now available in the DrBicuspid.com continuing education section. The five-part series distills complex ideas into a science-based program that can help your patients take control of their oral health.
ADA asks for regulatory relief in letter to Trump December 29, 2016 -- ADA President Gary Roberts and Executive Director Kathleen O'Loughlin have sent a letter to the incoming Donald Trump administration seeking regulatory reform to allow dental practices to "deliver oral healthcare services at an affordable price."
Slow down and humanize your dentistry December 28, 2016 -- In a world where technology and groundbreaking techniques get more than their fair share of attention from the public and dental professionals, Dr. Primitivo Roig wants to focus on the human side of dentistry. Technology has its place, but he wants you to slow down and talk with your patients.
What to ask when looking to improve your claim processes December 27, 2016 -- Is your insurance company moving toward electronic claim submissions? Is your practice prepared for all the issues around electronic claim and attachment submissions? Vyne CEO and President Lindy Benton writes that there's a way to improve your practice's processes, if you ask the right questions.
Do's and don'ts for practice growth: Track the sources of your new patients December 27, 2016 -- Your future success depends on new patients -- how many join your practice annually, and how much production they generate. So it's important to track these numbers and tabulate how new patients learned about your practice, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. This information helps you to bring in even more new patients.
Infographic: U.S. seniors lack dental coverage December 23, 2016 -- A new study analyzed access to dental care for Medicare beneficiaries, and the findings don't look good. Only about 10% of older U.S. adults have dental insurance, and, of those who do, they still pay half of all their dental costs out of pocket.