Are you working the digital triangle? March 19, 2020 -- It's no news flash that practice marketing has gone digital. But, are you doing it right? You must take advantage of the digital marketing triangle to do it effectively, writes Jonathan Miller and Fred Joyal. Discuss
Incorrect insurance adjustments can kill practice profits March 19, 2020 -- If preferred provider insurance adjustments seem high in your practice, it could be because your business staff is incorrectly posting the adjustments. That is a mistake that can severely affect your cash flow, writes Dr. James Anderson.
You'll never believe the dental items left behind in an Uber March 18, 2020 -- What do Swarovski binoculars, a hard-boiled egg, a lanyard that reads "virginity rocks," a skin-colored retainer, a cooler full of breast milk, and a gold dental grill have in common? They are six of the 50 most unique items that Uber riders have left behind, according to the 2020 Uber Lost & Found Index. Discuss
Mouth ulcers: Why some get them and some don't March 18, 2020 -- Have you had sores on your tongue, on the inside surface lining of your cheeks, on your gum tissues, or in the corners of your mouth? This is your body reacting to something going wrong in your immune system. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares his thoughts on their creation and how to alleviate them. Discuss
Dentist pleads guilty to diverting oxycodone for own use March 18, 2020 -- A dentist in Wisconsin has admitted to writing a prescription for oxycodone to his dental hygienist and then having her divert the painkillers to him for his personal use, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin. Discuss
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A dental practice management emergency preparedness plan March 17, 2020 -- The current situation with COVID-19 brings to the forefront an important issue for every dental practice -- your emergency preparedness plan. As much as we should be concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus, we shouldn't be hitting the panic button. Now is the time to plan and ensure that our business continuity strategies are ready to go, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Help with treatment plan estimates March 17, 2020 -- This is the third installment in a yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their Dentrix practice management software better, courtesy of Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com. Discuss
Extra dental care charge for boy with autism angers parent March 16, 2020 -- A family in Illinois was shocked when it was hit with a $75 behavior management fee for the dental care of its 10-year-old son who has autism. The fee, which is not covered by the family's insurance, has left the boy's dad irate and refusing to pay it, according to news reports. Discuss