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Do's and don'ts for patient questions: Be prepared for questions
August 20, 2018 -- If patients are going to spend time and money in your office, they will understandably want to know more about you and your services. Anticipate questions and prepare to address them enthusiastically and thoroughly. Many patients will have similar questions, so it helps to be ready with scripted answers to the most common inquiries, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Why is it so difficult to estimate access to dental care?
August 16, 2018 -- Why is it so hard to accurately estimate access to dental care? Researchers published new critiques of an ADA Health Policy Institute analysis on geographic access to dental care. The critiques provide insight into why it's hard, but may not be impossible, to provide accurate estimates.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Dental therapists, teledentistry, and the ultimate win-win
August 15, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Patti DiGangi, RDH, tackles the issues surrounding the recent approval of dental therapists in Arizona. DiGangi considers the arguments made against dental therapists and addresses them with a focus on access to care and practice profitability.  Discuss
Sonendo, TDO Software partner on endodontic workflow
August 15, 2018 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has announced that its Gentle Wave system now integrates with TDO Software's endodontic software.  Discuss
Western Dental details launch of pediatric brand
August 14, 2018 -- Aiming to increase access to care for pediatric patients, the dental service organization Western Dental recently announced the launch of a pediatric dentistry brand, Western Dental Kids. Western's chief dental officer tells DrBicuspid.com about the need to address access-to-care issues  Discuss
Record number of kids participate in Medicaid/CHIP
August 13, 2018 -- A record number of eligible children are participating in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to new data from Health Affairs. As of 2016, nearly 94% of eligible children were enrolled in the programs.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for staff absences
August 13, 2018 -- Summer is here and everyone -- including your staff -- is taking time off. This can cause some anxiety about things falling apart at the office, but there's no need to panic if you plan ahead, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Come up with a game plan for the times when every team member is absent, inform and train your staff, and make sure everyone is on the same page.  Discuss
10 practical ways to make your patients, team, and you happier
August 10, 2018 -- Sometimes Jen Butler is in the middle of a practice management consulting session and she'll notice that her clients sometimes forget why they got into patient care in the first place: the chance to help people and make them happy. She offers 10 practical ideas for when you find yourself in that rut.  Discuss
3 practical ways to create 5-star customer service
August 9, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can improve your practice's customer service in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, an organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin shares ways you can create outstanding customer service.  Discuss
Report: Hawaii, Mass. top states with most dentists per capita
August 9, 2018 -- Which U.S. state has the most dentists per capita? Which state has the highest percentage of adults who have not seen a dentist in the past year? A personal finance website gathered the data, and the per-capita results might surprise you.  Discuss
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