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Smile Brands invests in DecisionOne Dental
January 9, 2019 -- The dental service organization (DSO) Smile Brands has invested in Chicago-area DSO DecisionOne Dental Partners.
ADA names BMO Harris Bank as endorsed practice finance lender
January 9, 2019 -- ADA Member Advantage has named BMO Harris Bank as the association's exclusively endorsed lender for practice financing.
Teen substance use linked to dental treatment nonadherence
January 8, 2019 -- As adolescents transition to greater independence and adulthood, what determines whether they adhere to recommended dental treatments? Do socioeconomic factors have an effect? Might adopting certain habits or associating with certain people interfere with following suggested care? Researchers conducted a study to find out.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building strong bonds with patients
January 7, 2019 -- Practices can stand out by building strong relationships with patients and letting them know that they are the office's No. 1 concern. This requires that you and your staff make time to get to know your patients in a personal way. When you do, your patients will see that they're at a practice that truly cares for and about them, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Continuing education improves physicians' oral health knowledge
January 7, 2019 -- One way to improve patients' oral health is for family physicians to pass along useful information promoting better oral care. Researchers conducted a study with 100 physicians to discover the best methods for presenting oral health information to these doctors and if they retained the information.  Discuss
Delta Dental Plans names 3 officers to board
January 7, 2019 -- The Delta Dental Plans Association has appointed three new officers to its board of directors.
3 tips to make switching software systems as painless as possible
January 4, 2019 -- Mention the process of changing practice management software systems to dentists and you're bound to see some exasperated looks. It's not surprising, writes Dan Easty, a technology advisor for Patterson Dental. There is much to consider, but he shares some ways to ease the transition for your practice and your patients.  Discuss
4 ways to use patient complaints to grow your practice
January 3, 2019 -- If your practice is like most, you don't want to deal with complaints. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie suggests that these complaints may help you identify areas where your practice needs improvement or can grow.  Discuss
Pacific Dental adds 700th practice
January 3, 2019 -- Pacific Dental Services has added its 700th supported practice.
Do's and don'ts for dealing with unhappy patients
January 2, 2019 -- When it comes to dealing with unhappy patients, you must be proactive. When you take the time to prepare for difficult patients, you'll increase your chances of coming up with solutions that will satisfy them while causing minimal disruption to the practice, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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