Case Study: Cercek Dental sets its practice apart with Weave
April 27, 2021 -- Cercek Dental uses Weave to boost its online presence and simplify patient payments. With Weave, the practice has been able to keep up -- and even accelerate -- its steady, profitable growth. This year, the team will move into a location twice as large as the previous office. Read More
Leverage technology to recharge patient volumes
April 27, 2021 -- To keep safe, many patients sacrificed their dental appointments out of fear of contracting COVID-19. Three experts discuss strategies to help reactivate patients who have fallen by the wayside and bring in new patients who may have moved to town. Read More
Could good oral hygiene improve COVID-19 outcomes?
April 26, 2021 -- Medical imaging has helped show that SARS-CoV-2 infection could be accelerated through dental plaque and gum inflammation, according to an April 20 paper in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research. Read More
Do's and don'ts for practice spending
April 26, 2021 -- Practices can reduce overhead by 1% to 2% each year by reviewing spending on specific supplies, materials, and technologies. Every year, there are less expensive versions, and it gradually adds up to a significant reduction in practice overhead, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Patients with dental fear may cause greater COVID-19 spread
April 23, 2021 -- Patients with dental fear likely have anxiety and touch their faces more often, which may lead to greater spread of the novel coronavirus at dental practices, according to a study published on April 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
How to get patients back into the chair? Communication
April 23, 2021 -- Communication is key to getting patients back in the dental chair as the pandemic lingers on, writes Dr. Samuel Low. That means highlighting new and existing protocols to enhance patient and staff safety but also communicating the dangers of ignoring dental care for too long. Read More
COVID-19 made mental health worse for patients with oral pain
April 22, 2021 -- People with orofacial pain experienced higher levels of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dental and Medical Problems. Read More
The single most critical factor in practice production
April 22, 2021 -- One of the most important questions in practice management is how to increase overall practice production. This question is critical because production ultimately determines the success of the practice. Read More
What does COVID-19 reveal about the oral health of older adults?
April 21, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions at long-term care facilities, and these have created opportunities to transform oral health for older adults for the better, according to a report published by the Gerontological Society of America. Read More
How to strategically meet your cash flow goals for Q2
April 21, 2021 -- If you did not meet your goals for the first quarter of 2021, don't beat yourself up too much, advises consultant Lynne Leggett. She reviews some items so you can correct the situation and look forward to the second quarter of the year. Read More
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