Practice Management
Do's and don'ts for practice finances: Get a clearer idea of where you're headed
December 4, 2017 -- Did you have a good fiscal year? Remember, you're the CEO of your practice, so it's up to you to know how your practice is progressing toward its profitability goals. If your financial picture is unclear, now's the time to bring everything into focus, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
5 takeaways about oral health in Texas
December 1, 2017 -- Texas policymakers, researchers, and public health stakeholders met virtually on November 16 to discuss oral health in the Lone Star State. Topics ranged from a record number of kids with public insurance visiting the dentist to a 1993 lawsuit that transformed reimbursement rates.  Discuss
Dentists still stressed and depressed: Is there good news?
December 1, 2017 -- Are private practice owners or group practice dentists more stressed? Practice management consultant Jen Butler looked at the responses from two surveys more than a decade apart, and she comes to some interesting conclusions.  Discuss
Henry Schein debuts handpiece repair portal
December 1, 2017 -- Henry Schein has launched ProRepair, a new web portal to help facilitate the handpiece repair process.
4 steps to set your 2018 goals
November 29, 2017 -- Goals give you a defined destination, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. Sometimes it may seem challenging to determine your goals -- and to commit to them. He shares a few steps that will help ensure you are setting the right type of goals to get you on the road in 2018.  Discuss
The Naked Dentist: Stopping the problem first
November 28, 2017 -- When there's a problem, wanting to take immediate action is a very human reaction. In his return to DrBicuspid.com, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel offers an example of when taking a step back to analyze the problem and to find actionable solutions led to more patients and a better retention rate for one practice.  Discuss
DSO ClearChoice sold to private equity firm
November 28, 2017 -- The private equity firm behind dental support organization (DSO) ClearChoice Holdings has announced an agreement to sell the DSO to an affiliate of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice analysis: Is it time for new systems?
November 27, 2017 -- Most dentists try to get by with their management systems for as long as possible. They put up with the bottlenecks and the breakdowns for years. When owners finally implement new systems and the practice is running better than ever, they often ask themselves, "Why did I wait so long?" Dr. Roger P. Levin asks, are your practice systems in good shape, or have they passed their expiration date?  Discuss
Data Trends: Gross production per dentist on the rise
November 21, 2017 -- What is your practice's gross production by dentist? Sikka Software's Alitta Boechler writes that if the last four months of 2017 are anything like the first eight months of the year, dental practices around the U.S. should benefit from their finest year in a long time.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice marketing: What's your plan for 2018?
November 20, 2017 -- You can't recycle the same marketing strategies year after year because they become less and less effective. Sure, you might want to repeat some of your most potent promotions, but you should also add new campaigns, methods, and activities. Putting together your marketing plan now will help your practice hit the ground running in 2018, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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