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Do's and don'ts for maximizing your practice's value
March 18, 2019 -- A dental practice is an asset. Unfortunately, most dentists don't view their practices in this way until they get close to retirement. Practice leaders must continue to build value in their practices throughout their entire career to ensure the greatest return on investment, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.  Discuss
5 strategic ideas for building a better online reputation
March 18, 2019 -- As a dentist, you already know the power of online reviews. Everyone fears the dreaded negative review, but your day can instantly be made when a loyal patient boasts about you and your practice for everyone to see. So how can you get more boasts for your excellent patient care? Melissa Mickelson of ProSites offers five strategic ideas.  Discuss
Henry Schein acquires Lighthouse 360
March 18, 2019 -- Henry Schein has acquired Lighthouse 360 from Web.com.
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
5 practical questions to ask yourself about dental insurance
March 14, 2019 -- Dental insurance is a complex issue, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest column. He poses five practical questions to ask yourself to find out if you are getting what you need from your insurance reimbursements.  Discuss
Heartland adds 6 new practices
March 14, 2019 -- Heartland Denta has acquired six Wisconsin-based dental offices.
DSO Mid-Atlantic focuses on practitioner empowerment
March 13, 2019 -- In one of the largest transactions involving a dental support organization (DSO), Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquired the 68 practices of Birner Dental Management in October 2018. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Mid-Atlantic CEO Mitchell Goldman about what the acquisition means for the practitioners, the DSO's plans for the future, and other topics.  Discuss
Legal Case: When the end of a lawsuit does not end the problem
March 11, 2019 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient sued a dentist and also filed a complaint with the state dental board. Learn about the role a radiograph played in the case, how both the legal and disciplinary actions were resolved, and what you can do to help your practice avoid a similar situation.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for promoting your implant services
March 11, 2019 -- Given the huge number of edentulous people, most patients are likely to know someone who could benefit from implants. This service should get special attention during both the new patient orientation and appointments with existing patients. Creating greater awareness of implants can lead to referrals of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
How is your practice's diagnostic acceptance percentage?
March 8, 2019 -- If one dentist does twice as many crowns as another in the same practice, that means the one who did twice as many is more productive, right? Not so fast, writes Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence. Other factors need to be considered. He offers a look at the numbers to help you increase your practice's productivity.  Discuss
What's your practice worth?
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Conferences
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 12-13
Atlanta, Georgia United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States