Alitta Boechler, AuD, MBAeditorial@drbicuspid.comDental Practice7-year trends for U.S. dental production: Part 2How is your practice doing relative to practices down the street and across the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the seven-year trends of five more key numbers in the second of a two-part series. This time she examines referral patients, accounts receivable past 90 days, diagnostic imaging, and more.July 24, 2018Dental Practice7-year trends for U.S. dental production: Part 1It's always an excellent idea for dentists and team members to know what numbers are making an impact on their practice's bottom line and to have some numbers for comparison to see how well they're doing. Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the seven-year trends of five key numbers in the first of a two-part series.July 17, 2018Dental PracticeData Trends: Gross production per dentist on the riseWhat is your practice's gross production by dentist? Sikka Software's Alitta Boechler writes that if the last four months of 2017 are anything like the first eight months of the year, dental practices around the U.S. should benefit from their finest year in a long time.November 20, 2017Dental PracticeData Trends: Active patients per practice on upward trendHow 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.October 30, 2017Dental PracticeFlooding impact: A look at Hurricane Harvey's effect on Texas practicesThe immediate human and economic effects of Hurricane Harvey's historic wind and water damage were visible to all. Rescue and relief efforts began immediately in hopes of helping the people and businesses in affected areas of Texas begin to recover. While we cannot put a price on the human impact, what financial effect does a natural disaster have on dental practices? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software found a significant drop in both production and collections.October 3, 2017Dental PracticeData Trends: Gross production per chair down since 2010What is your gross production per chair per hour this year? How does it compare with a few years ago? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software finds that data show that production at U.S. practices has not rebounded this decade.September 24, 2017Dental PracticeData Trends: Why are more diagnostic services being done?How many diagnostic services does your practice perform each month? Is it 350? 450? More? Fewer? How does your practice's number of diagnostic services performed each month compare with other practices in the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data.September 11, 2017Dental PracticeData Trends: What's your practice's referral rate?What's your new-patient referral rate? You know how important it is for new patients to become returning patients, but how does your practice's referral rate compare with other practices in the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data and finds out that referral rates are rising.August 21, 2017Imaging SystemsData Trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data.August 16, 2017InsuranceHow effective is the recall program in your practice?Patient recall is considered one of the lifeblood statistics for every dental practice, but do you know how your practice stacks up against the national average? In her latest data-based column, Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software details national patient recall averages from specific dental codes.July 26, 2017Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.