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3 components to your practice's mission statement
March 29, 2018 -- What is your practice's mission? You likely studied and practice dentistry because you want to help people live healthier lives and provide care to the ailing, but have you articulated that to your team and your patients? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests one way to get everyone in your practice pulling in the same direction is to create a mission statement that reflects your values.  Discuss
Exan debuts EHR software for dental schools
March 29, 2018 -- Exan Enterprises, a Henry Schein company, has introduced a new electronic health record (EHR) software for dental schools.  Discuss
Dental practice threatens to report parent for lack of care
March 29, 2018 -- A pediatric dental office in Bartonsville, PA, sent a letter to a mother stating the practice may report her to that state's child protective services for not bringing her child in for follow-up care.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for insurance: Stay on top of insurance participation
March 26, 2018 -- Practices should review patient insurance participation each year, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. They should be aware of important data, such as what percentage of total practice collections is generated by insurance and which insurance plans pay the highest and the lowest reimbursement rates. This information will help practices make the best decisions regarding insurance participation.  Discuss
How can dentists help reduce dental sports injuries?
March 22, 2018 -- Dental trauma in sports may be more common than you think. To further develop injury prevention strategies, researchers investigated dental injury rates in young athletes playing medium- and high-risk sports, as well as the players' awareness and use of strategies to minimize them.  Discuss
Carestream Dental updates practice management software
March 22, 2018 -- Carestream Dental has updated its CS PracticeWorks and CS SoftDent software programs.  Discuss
Avitus Dental launches new billing service
March 22, 2018 -- Practice support company Avitus Dental has launched a new billing service for dental practices.
Survey: Fewer American adults saw a dentist in 2017
March 20, 2018 -- A new Delta Dental survey found that 58% of American adults visited a dentist at least once in 2017, down from 62% in 2016. However, 42% of American adults would like to see a dentist more frequently.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for new patients: Improve the new patient experience
March 19, 2018 -- Ensure that more new patients become loyal, long-term ones by creating a positive initial experience for them. Each aspect of the new patient experience should be planned and scripted for maximum effectiveness, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Practices that exceed expectations during patient interactions will continue to grow and be successful.  Discuss
What do practitioners need to talk about HPV with patients?
March 16, 2018 -- Time to have that talk? Dental practitioners are well-positioned to help patients prevent cancers related to human papilloma virus (HPV) but can find it difficult to communicate about the topic. A new study examined the role of practitioners in this area and what might help them do a better job.  Discuss
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