Practice Management
4 ways consumer financing benefits clinics and patients
June 16, 2022 -- Some dental services are quite expensive, and saving money is challenging for patients. How can you help? Offer financing. Michael Needham shares four ways that consumer financing can benefit clinics and patients. Read More
Is insurance aging killing your profits?
June 15, 2022 -- Accounts receivable refers to sums of money owed to a practice that have not yet been paid. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why letting owed payments age can damage a practice's profit and growth. He also shares tips for understanding your accounts receivable reports. Read More
ADA poll: Dental practice recovery confidence drops
June 14, 2022 -- Dentists' confidence in an economic recovery has been steadily declining. In May, only 1 in 5 dentists had high hopes for an economic recovery in the coming months, according to the Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll from the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
Do's & don'ts for stress management
June 13, 2022 -- The major cause of stress in most practices is not "difficult" patients. It's outdated, undocumented, or improperly used practice management systems, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Nearly half of dentists experience mental health issues
June 10, 2022 -- More than 40% of dentists say they have experienced a mental health issue, including burnout, mood disorders, or serious thoughts of suicide. Too many don't consider taking a break from practicing, according to a study published June 9 in Healthcare Management Forum. Read More
Staffing shortages remain, reports ADA poll
June 10, 2022 -- The new installment of the ADA Health Policy Institute's Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll highlights the continued impact the dental staffing shortage is having on practices across the U.S. Read More
The 4 principles of practice success
June 9, 2022 -- Technology has changed so many things in our lifetime. It seems like there's some new must-have device or software program nearly every time we turn around. Curtis Marshall outlines four principles to ensure technology is benefiting your practice. Read More
Global solutions needed for local oral health issues
June 7, 2022 -- Almost half of the world's population has untreated oral diseases despite scientific and technological advances. Researchers explored the need for global solutions to address local oral health issues in a commentary published May 28 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Conn. passes legislation to discourage FQHC patient churning
June 6, 2022 -- Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's fiscal year 2023 budget adjustment bill into law last month, which contains a provision concerning the provision of nonemergency dental services at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the state. Read More
Do's & don'ts for patient referrals
June 6, 2022 -- The most cost-effective way to bring in new patients is by getting referrals from current ones, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States