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Are you all on the same page in your practice?
June 21, 2018 -- Being and remaining on the same page are constant demands of any dental office, writes Dr. Lisa Knowles. As technologies change and philosophies evolve, there is a constant need to update communication between the professionals and the patients. Dr. Knowles offers five practical ideas to ensure everyone in your practice is on the same page.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for updating your practice website
June 18, 2018 -- If your practice website looks unsophisticated, functions poorly, or contains obviously outdated information, it will create a bad impression and may turn away referrals and prospective patients, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hire a professional to upgrade your website's appearance and functionality, and designate someone in the practice to keep updating and adding new content.  Discuss
New CE courses focus on handpiece sterilization, insurance
June 18, 2018 -- Two new continuing education (CE) courses are now available from DrBicuspid.com. One course focuses on dental handpiece sterilization and the second on insurance independence and reimbursement.  Discuss
Investment firm buys 80-practice DSO
June 15, 2018 -- Private investment firm Cressy & Company has completed a majority recapitalization to invest in and partner with dental support organization (DSO) Elite Dental Partners.  Discuss
How a flow chart can help your practice
June 14, 2018 -- Is there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.  Discuss
FDA launches water line safety page
June 14, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new page on its website about dental unit water line safety.  Discuss
Chicago-area DSO adds 14 offices
June 13, 2018 -- The Chicagoland Smile Group dental support organization (DSO) has affiliated with Advanced Family Dental and Orthodontics, which has 14 offices in the Chicago area.  Discuss
Infographic: Professionally active dentists in 2018
June 12, 2018 -- How many professionally active dentists are in your state? If you practice in California, you've got a lot of company. If you practice in Wyoming or Vermont, you are one of the few. Our infographic breaks down the number of active dentists by state, using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an inviting office: Make sure the office properly showcases the practice
June 11, 2018 -- An attractive and updated office is a necessity -- not a luxury. Perhaps your office looks like a time capsule from the '80s or '90s. Maybe the carpets are worn. View the office through the eyes of your patients -- you might be surprised at what you see, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Is your social media worth liking?
June 8, 2018 -- Social media consultant Rita Zamora has helped practices throughout the U.S. grow through the more effective use of social media. Dr.Bicuspid.com is pleased to bring you an excerpt from her new book Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients -- Making the Most of Social Media, with practical ideas to help improve your practice's visibility.  Discuss
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