Practice Management Sponsored by Carestream Dental
Do's and don'ts for practice marketing: Fill scheduling gaps with a whitening promotion
January 29, 2018 -- If you're having trouble keeping your schedule full, launch a minicampaign to bring in new patients for professional whitening at a special price, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. This will keep staff busy during what might otherwise be slow times and also give prospective patients direct exposure to your office and team.  Discuss
ADA Business Resources program gets new name
January 26, 2018 -- The ADA has announced that the ADA Business Resources program will now be known as ADA Member Advantage.  Discuss
5 tips to maximize collections in your practice
January 25, 2018 -- Collections may be one of the most important aspects to your practice's success. But while practice owners understand this fact, it does not make the process any easier or more pleasant. Andy Cleveland of Dental Practice Ninjas looks at long-term data on accounts receivable and offers five practical tips to help your office improve on collections.
6 tips for handling negative online patient reviews
January 23, 2018 -- Even the most caring and skilled clinician will inevitably receive a negative online review, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. While such a review might appear for many different reasons, properly handling these reviews can help your practice. He offers six tips to help you deal with this problematic issue.  Discuss
6-year funding approved for CHIP
January 23, 2018 -- Long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was included in the short-term U.S. government funding bill signed by President Donald Trump on January 22.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an impressive office: Revamp your office
January 22, 2018 -- When you invite patients into your practice, it is as if you're inviting them into your home. Your office should be an attractive, modern space that is clean and well-maintained, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. He shares some tips in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
More HPV communication needed from dentists
January 19, 2018 -- Can dentists and hygienists help prevent oropharyngeal cancers? The authors of a new study suggest being informed about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the ability to talk with patients about this difficult topic may help reduce the incidence of these cancers.  Discuss
Medical and dental insurance appear fated to converge
January 18, 2018 -- The medical and dental insurance markets have operated in separate silos for decades. But that could start to change -- and sooner than you think. Industry insiders say the question isn't if the two industries will converge, but rather when and how.  Discuss
How to improve your confirmation process
January 18, 2018 -- The confirmation process is at the heart of any successful dental practice, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. Without solid plans, patients can fall through cracks, which can send teams into tailspins of stress as your practice's revenue plummets.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Comprehensive plan needed for aging patients
January 17, 2018 -- With the rapid growth of the aging population in the U.S., it is likely your practice is already seeing a rising number of older adult patients. Dr. Nathan Oakes details his practice's treatment plan for these patients and how they can help your practice thrive.  Discuss
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