Infographic: Best states for children's dental health 2019 April 22, 2019 -- Iowa is the best U.S. state for children's dental health in 2019, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 33 indicators of oral and overall health. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for keeping control of overhead April 22, 2019 -- Keeping control of overhead is as important as increasing production, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. By focusing on overhead and keeping it within or below an acceptable range, practices will almost immediately have an understanding of their current state and know what to do to improve performance. Discuss
Dentsply Sirona sells Futuredontics April 19, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced the sale of dental marketing services and software company Futuredontics to investment firm Congdon Street.
Second Opinion: Should your practice be concerned about the measles outbreaks? April 18, 2019 -- The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of measles cases in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Second Opinion column, hygienist Corinne Jameson-Kuehl writes that dental practitioners need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles to prevent its spread within the dental office and the community. Discuss
Affordable Care, Western Dental move up on DSO list April 17, 2019 -- Western Dental and Affordable Care were the biggest movers in DrBicuspid.com's twice-a-year update of the largest dental service/support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. How did the other DSOs rank? Find out in our updated list. Discuss
Empathy is the missing link in patient care April 17, 2019 -- Could paying attention to one aspect of healthcare increase a patient's chances of recovery? What if this were not some new technology or device but rather taking the time to listen to your patients and understand their feelings? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg suggests empathy might be a key to helping patients heal.
Dental infections cost Texas $1.7B, 196 lives April 15, 2019 -- Hospital admissions charges because of nontraumatic dental infections cost Texas $1.7 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis of inpatient hospital data. These infections also cost nearly 200 Texans their lives. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice communication: Promote effective communication April 15, 2019 -- As the practice leader, you are responsible for keeping team members informed and inspired, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Outline the day's schedule in the morning meeting, frequently thank and compliment staff, or give encouragement when challenges arise, he advises. Just make sure that every interaction is clear and positive. Discuss
New-patient interview aids treatment acceptance April 9, 2019 -- New patients want to know that your practice is interested in their oral health, not just trying to get them to accept expensive treatments. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie suggests conducting a new-patient interview to learn what they like and don't like about their oral health. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for creating an efficient office April 8, 2019 -- Every day there are a thousand different things that can create inefficiency in your office. Poor communication, scheduling, or systems can throw any practice off its game. Working efficiently doesn't just happen. It takes proper planning and focus. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers tips for creating a more efficient office. Discuss