Practice Management
Dental Care Alliance adds 3 practices
July 9, 2018 -- Dental support organization Dental Care Alliance has affiliated with Eckels Orthodontics, which has offices in Ohio and West Virginia.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Perspectives on the growth of the DSO model
July 6, 2018 -- Dr. Alexander Wojtyna has worked in both private and dental support organization (DSO) practices. In this Second Opinion, he details what works for him as a clinician and practice owner in the DSO model.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Seizure-like event in dental chair followed by death
July 5, 2018 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient having two teeth extracted had a seizure in the chair and later died. Complicating matters was that the treating dentist had received his license only a week earlier. Read on to learn how the case was resolved and what you can do to help your practice.  Discuss
3 benefits of online scheduling
July 3, 2018 -- Patients may have something come up that prevents them from calling your office while it is open to make an appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes that this is when an online scheduling program that syncs with your practice management software can help with your scheduling and also allow your team to focus on patient care.  Discuss
Ky. cuts Medicaid dental benefits for 460K residents
July 3, 2018 -- The administration of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) has eliminated Medicaid dental and vision coverage for up to 460,000 residents of that state, according to multiple published reports.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for managing change: Be open to change
July 2, 2018 -- Change can be scary, but it's necessary and good for your practice. To be successful in today's changing dental business environment, practice leaders must rethink how they operate and make improvements to their management and marketing systems. Rather than clinging to the way things were, take a positive approach to learning new skills and protocols, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Texas lags behind in oral health for seniors
July 2, 2018 -- Texas has some work to do if it wants to improve the oral health for older adults in the state. Bianca Rogers, a public affairs manager for Oral Health America, gave tips on how the state can improve key metrics related to oral health for this population during a June 26 webinar.  Discuss
Henry Schein completes practice management venture formation
July 2, 2018 -- Henry Schein and online media and software services provider Internet Brands have completed the formation of Henry Schein One.  Discuss
New product: Patterson updates Eaglesoft software
June 29, 2018 -- Patterson Dental has updated its Eaglesoft practice management software.  Discuss
10 areas of hygiene profitability and the obstacles they bring
June 27, 2018 -- If your practice's goal is for your hygiene department to produce about a third of your total product, then simply focusing on prophies and x-rays every six months is not going to get you to your goal, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. She offers 10 areas where you can boost your hygiene production and the answers to three common objections you are likely to hear.  Discuss
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