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Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
4 benefits of an all-in-one compliance management system
May 15, 2018 -- Many practices consider compliance management to be little more than an afterthought. But as Dr. Kenneth Gallion writes, an effective compliance management system can streamline processes, create operational efficiency, and maximize revenue for dental practices. He describes four benefits of such a system.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community involvement: Have an impact on your community
May 14, 2018 -- The higher your practice's profile in the community, the more successful it will be. The best way to accomplish this is with personal involvement -- not just by the doctor but by everyone. All team members should be familiar with the practice's brand so they can project this image in all their community activities, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Survey: Physicians lack awareness of dental neglect in kids
May 11, 2018 -- Previous research has indicated a link between higher levels of tooth decay and children who are neglected. But if a child sees a physician, not a dentist, can the physician recognize the oral health signs that might suggest neglect is taking place? The results of a new study suggest this is not the case.  Discuss
Countdown: 10 essential tips for growing your practice
May 11, 2018 -- There's a difference between how you grow a practice and how you make it profitable, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. In this column, she counts down the essential tips on how to grow your practice. Here's a hint: It doesn't have to cost a lot of money to see a sizable return.  Discuss
5 practical ways to increase practice production
May 10, 2018 -- In the debut of a new monthly column, Dr. Roger P. Levin brings you the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, a new organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin explores practical ways you can increase your production.  Discuss
5 common clinical problems in your aging patients
May 9, 2018 -- Demographic studies and everyday evidence tell you that your patient population is aging. But treating these patients requires knowing what health issues they are facing. Dr. Niveditha Rajagopalan looks at five common clinical issues these patients may be experiencing and how you can accommodate them in your practice.  Discuss
Orthodontic DSO adds 10 practices
May 8, 2018 -- Orthodontic dental support organization (DSO) Smile Doctors has acquired DN Orthodontics, which has 10 practices in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice technology: Invest in technology wisely
May 7, 2018 -- Technology is an important asset to your practice. New technologies can increase convenience, improve patient care, and attract new patients. Before making any investment in new technology, always evaluate your return on investment and create a plan for redesigning practice systems and implementing team training, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Delta Dental to pay $65M to settle CDA lawsuit
May 3, 2018 -- Delta Dental of California will pay a total of $65 million to more than 14,000 California dentists to settle a 2013 reimbursement lawsuit filed by the California Dental Association (CDA). The settlement was jointly announced on May 1.  Discuss
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