Week in Review: Technology evolution; plus pulling teeth and active patient data

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

You've heard sales reps and manufacturers tell you for years that you should invest in technology that will change your practice. But this investment likely also includes a significant amount of your money and your time. Kim Miranda of Brighter writes that there is a way to spend 10 minutes to make a positive impact on your practice's bottom line and improve your patient retention. Learn more here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, extractions don't have to be the equivalent of, well, pulling teeth. That's according to Dr. Sonia Leziy, an expert on implant and surgical protocols, who explains that better tools, techniques, and technologies are making extraction and implantation smoother and quicker for patients and practitioners. Read more here.

How is your practice doing when it comes to the number of active patients on your books? If your practice is anything like the U.S. average, your numbers are on the rise. Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software finds that data show a promising trend for U.S. practices. Learn more here.

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 31 would remove the mandate for dentists to become a Medicare provider for their patient's prescriptions to be reimbursed by Medicare Part D. This bill would theoretically allow older Americans a wider range of dentists to choose from. Read more here.

There is less than two weeks remaining for you to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You can vote for finalists in 10 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, and more. Learn more here.

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