Do's and don'ts for handling stress November 16, 2020 -- Dentistry is a rewarding profession, but there are days when it can be quite stressful, especially now. If you aren't careful, it will simply wear you down. How you deal with the stress can make or break your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Discuss
ADA offers support for DOC Access Act November 16, 2020 -- The ADA has offered its support for a bipartisan Senate bill that would ban noncovered service contract provisions in dental and vision plans.
Delta Dental funding boosts oral healthcare for veterans November 13, 2020 -- A number of Delta Dental companies across the U.S. have partnered with Dental Lifeline Network's Lifeline Heroes Challenge for Veterans campaign, which connects hundreds of veterans with volunteer dentists.
Managing patient conflicts: How to stay out of trouble November 12, 2020 -- Your patient seemed happy when he or she left the operatory. However, after a few days, the person's attitude has changed and you're getting a phone call or seeing an unhappy post on social media. How can this be prevented? What can you do after it happens? Dr. Teresa Yang offers tips and advice. Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: How do I produce our year-end reports? November 12, 2020 -- With the end of the year quickly approaching, now is the best time to start thinking about what reports you will need to measure your practice's financial success over the past 12 months. How do you run those reports using your Dentrix practice management software? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice. Discuss
The top 7 reasons dental insurance claims are rejected November 11, 2020 -- Now more than ever, it is important to submit complete and correct insurance claims, writes Steve Roberts. In this article, he provides seven common reasons why your dental practice's claims might be getting rejected and some steps you can take to expedite approval and payment. Discuss
What to know about starting a DSO with other dentists November 10, 2020 -- What happens when dentists who own a number of dental practices want to join forces and contribute those practices to a startup dental service organization (DSO) that they will own together? Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA, details the many steps involved when dentists want to start their own DSO and they are contributing substantial assets in the form of noncash contributions, such as their own dental practices. Discuss
Staying positive in the midst of COVID-19: Are you kidding me? November 9, 2020 -- Despite feeling overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted after the dental shutdowns caused by COVID-19, dental professionals needed to press on. Is it possible to do this and still experience some semblance of positivity and joy? Dr. Robert Maguire believes the answer is yes, and he shares a few things he has done (and you can do as well) to stay positive and productive in the midst of this pandemic. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for creating a culture of education November 9, 2020 -- Creating a culture of ongoing education and information dissemination will build better teams -- and better teams build better practices. The challenge for practice leaders is that they're so busy with patient treatment that they often lack time for teaching, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Discuss