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Do's and don'ts for social media: Plan social media
February 24, 2020 -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media provide excellent opportunities for sharing news about the practice, giving valuable advice about oral health, and much more. However, it should not be done "on the fly," notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Develop a plan, decide which team member will be in charge of handling social media, and establish your practice's online presence as soon as you can. Read More
Officials sound alert for dental board phone scam in Ill.
February 24, 2020 -- The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a statement on February 20 warning of a new telephone scam in which callers request money and information on behalf of the Illinois Board of Dentistry. Read More
Why hygiene is the cornerstone of practice success
February 21, 2020 -- The simple truth is that hygiene impacts every department. Hygienists also benefit when they realize that their department is essentially a business within a business, and they need skills in that area as well, writes Fred Joyal and Shannon Richkowski. Read More
Video: The difference one degree can make in your dental practice
February 21, 2020 -- Steve Jensen of Dental Intelligence believes certain practice management numbers can, when dentists and dental team members know them and how their business is growing or struggling, make all the difference between being good and being great. He talks about one of those numbers in this video. Read More
Aspen unveils new implant training program, adds CBCT
February 21, 2020 -- Aspen Dental Management has introduced a new implant training program, which includes cone-beam CT (CBCT) 3D imaging technology, for dentists and support staff at all Aspen Dental-branded offices in the U.S. Read More
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson. Read More
3 easy tips to improve patient comfort in your office
February 20, 2020 -- Are you addressing the often-overlooked components of patient comfort: the senses? What do your patients smell? What do they hear? What do they see? Consultant Andrea Greer has some thoughts on why the senses are so important for your patients when they are in your practice. Read More
OneClick launches new software for dental labs
February 20, 2020 -- Dental software firm OneClick unveiled its OneClick for Dental Labs software at this week's LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020. Read More
Vyne acquires EDI products firm
February 20, 2020 -- Security health information provider Vyne has acquired Renaissance Electronic Services, an Indianapolis-based technology firm that provides electronic data interchange (EDI) products and services to U.S. dental practices. Read More
Fla. dental assistant arrested for assaulting sedated teen
February 19, 2020 -- A dental assistant in Florida was arrested on February 13 for allegedly sexually assaulting a sedated 18-year-old girl who he was prepping for third-molar extractions, according to news reports. Read More
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