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7 ways to reduce broken appointments
September 12, 2018 -- When patients cancel at the last minute or don't show up at all, it makes it difficult to meet that day's production goals. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers seven practical, easy-to-implement ideas to help reduce the number of broken appointments.  Discuss
Which file is best for canal glide path preparation?
September 12, 2018 -- When using the WaveOne single-file system to shape a root canal, practitioners often create a glide path before canal preparation to improve performance. Researchers compared three popular systems used to create glide paths to see which performed best.  Discuss
Should dental insurance have mandated medical loss ratios?
September 11, 2018 -- The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans spend a certain amount of premium dollars on medical care and quality improvement, but this hasn't been mandated for most dental plans. A new study looked at such medical loss ratios for dental insurance and found that many consumers may not be receiving a good value.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Common conditions may impact older patients
September 11, 2018 -- When your older patients aren't eating or cite difficulty swallowing, the cause may be a condition such as lichen planus or xerostomia, noted Dr. Jacqueline Plemons in a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Emmott advances digital workflow discussion
September 10, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Adopting a digital workflow can completely change how a practice operates, improving nonclinical office processes, time management, and efficiency, according to Dr. Larry Emmott. He spoke with DrBicuspid.com about his digital workflow presentation on September 7 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for elective treatment: Actively promote elective treatment
September 10, 2018 -- Doctors and hygienists should mention cosmetic services to patients, using brochures and visual aids to create interest, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Internal marketing activities, such as special promotions, updates on services, signs and displays around the office, and social media posts, will keep patients thinking about why they should consider aesthetic treatment.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights video
September 8, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Missed the first day of the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting? Now you can catch up as DrBicuspid.com's Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos bring you up to date on our coverage and conference developments.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Can medical billing improve your practice's revenue?
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What you don't know about medical billing may be costing your practice tens of thousands of dollars in revenue, according to Dr. Olya Zahrebelny. She detailed what practices are missing and how they can begin to capture this revenue in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 7.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Consider anesthesia's impact on kids
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dental anesthesiologist Dr. Leonard Naftalin advocated for more communication with patients concerning the safety of anesthesia in dental procedures, while acknowledging that more research is needed, in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 6.  Discuss
There is enough time in the day: Part 3 -- Time management
September 7, 2018 -- How often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the third of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she shares ways to effectively manage your time.  Discuss
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