Practice systems and income; Medicare changes and updates; 8 tips for phone calls

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Dentists can increase income exponentially by implementing the right systems in their practice. Using reliable, time-tested methods enables the practice to develop into an efficient business with excellent profitability, continual team development, and low stress, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.

In this excerpt from their book DentalCodeology, authors Patti DiGangi, Christine Taxin, and Jan Palmer discuss the changes in Medicare, provide updates on upcoming registration deadlines, and answer some common questions dentists have about Medicare registration. Read the excerpt here.

When the phone rings in your office, do you see it as an opportunity or an annoyance? Practice management specialist Sally McKenzie has eight tips to help you turn those calls from potential patients into regular patients.

Two dentists graduated on the same day back in 1984. Today, one is happily retired. One is adding a fifth practice day. Why? In his first column for, certified financial planner Reese Harper looks at some of the answers to that question.

As Dr. Levin writes, just because a system works for your study group colleague doesn't mean it's right for your practice. Maybe your system has worked fine for years, but there are issues with compatibility, HIPAA-compliance, patient information, and update after update. It's a big decision worth thinking about.

Starting tomorrow, you're going to notice a daily Letter from the Editor from I'd love to hear your comments. We appreciate your time and membership.

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