Practice Management
Do's and don'ts for reactivating patients: Improve patient retention
August 19, 2019 -- In the past, the loss of patients could be easily overcome by a higher level influx of new patients. For today's dental practices to remain strong, they need to retain a higher level of their patient base, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. When patients become overdue or inactive, don't write them off as lost -- implement a reactivation system, he advises.  Discuss
SD practice closure under investigation
August 16, 2019 -- The closure of a dental practice in Huron, SD, that offered membership plans is being investigated by the state's Division of Consumer Protection.
VA updates dental disability rating schedule
August 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated its disability rating schedule for dental and oral conditions.
U.S. Oral Surgery Management partners with Atlanta practices
August 15, 2019 -- Management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with Oral & Facial Surgery Associates, a practice with three locations in the Atlanta area.
Brexit contributing to U.K.'s dentist shortage
August 14, 2019 -- The U.K. has a shortage of dentists, and Brexit may be partly to blame. New data show the number of international dentists applying to practice in the U.K. has fallen sharply in the three years since the country voted to leave the European Union.  Discuss
New Anthem tool helps bridge the medical-dental divide
August 12, 2019 -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has launched an online tool that gives dentists access to a patient's medical history and current prescriptions. The tool is the first step to better integrate dentists into Anthem's medical ecosystem.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for planning: Build a 5-year plan for your practice
August 12, 2019 -- Developing a five-year plan is one of the most powerful things that you can do for your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. It's creating a realistic plan about where you want your practice and personal life to be in five years with enjoyment and success along the way.  Discuss
Dental Intelligence acquires online scheduling company
August 8, 2019 -- Dental software developer Dental Intelligence has acquired LocalMed, an online scheduling company for dental practices.
Why social media is a must for your dental office
August 7, 2019 -- When it comes to social media, the idea is to remind your community that you are more than just a doctor and a business owner, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. She suggests highlighting your interests and activities beyond the practice to help build a connection with patients and to let your personality shine.  Discuss
Utah tops lists of states with most dentists per capita
August 6, 2019 -- Utah is the U.S. state with the most dentists per capita, according to new data from personal finance website WalletHub. Utah had three times more dentists per capita than the last-ranked state, Louisiana.  Discuss
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