Technology can increase revenue, patient satisfaction
August 5, 2021 -- New technology can increase revenue and patient satisfaction. But these investments also come at a cost. Dan Croft outlines five points to consider when determining whether to spend money on new technology. Read More
Upcoming dental shows will require COVID-19 vaccination
August 5, 2021 -- With the continued spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus and rising COVID-19 cases, premier fall dental shows will require attendees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing. Additional precautions will be in place for individuals who want to attend ADA's SmileCon 2021 or the 2021 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Read More
The question that determines dentistry's future
August 5, 2021 -- Who will dentists need to be in the future that they are not now? Dr. Marc Cooper explores why this question is a reflection of the dental industry's paradigm shift from dental practice to healthcare practice and why the answer will determine industry's future winners and losers. Read More
Parotid abscesses cause rare facial palsy in 2 women
August 4, 2021 -- Parotid gland abscesses caused unusual facial nerve palsy in two patients, according to a case report published on July 30 in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. Only 15 other cases of parotid abscess-induced facial palsy have been reported, the authors noted. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: New patient scheduling
August 4, 2021 -- A practice should see a new patient within seven to 10 days of that first phone call, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. That's because new patients have a 200% to 300% higher financial value than current active patients in their first 12 months. Read More
Long-term value promotes treatment acceptance
August 4, 2021 -- "Why is dentistry so expensive?" "How am I going to pay for this?" In his column, Dr. James Anderson offers his advice to help the whole dental team navigate these questions and sell the value of long-term dental health. Read More
Top 10 DSOs: Pandemic didn't curb corporate growth
August 3, 2021 -- The top 10 largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. have grown considerably since we last updated our list in October 2019. Unlike private dental practices, the corporations do not appear to have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
4 ways to increase practice production -- fast!
August 3, 2021 -- One of the most important business practices is to do the most productive things first. In this column, Dr. Roger P. Levin lays out four specific actions that a practice can take to increase production rapidly. Read More
Second Opinion: Dentistry is essential -- only when it wants to be
August 2, 2021 -- With personal protective equipment and vaccines on the line, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dentistry to tout the importance of oral health. But why hasn't the profession always been this vocal? Dr. Caroline Zeller asks the hard questions in this riveting opinion piece. Read More
Do's and don'ts for patient treatment
August 2, 2021 -- Your treatment of patients is very important, and I don't just mean administering dental care. To increase patient loyalty, regular visits, and referrals, treat patients in ways that show how much you value them, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
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