Practice Management
Dental Whale, Dental Intelligence form joint venture
March 20, 2019 -- Private practice advisors Dental Whale and dental software developer Dental Intelligence have created a joint venture to aid in practice growth, valuation, and preparation for the sale of a practice.
Second Opinion: Should you change your scrap recycling program?
March 19, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Bob Torrissi of Garfield Refining focuses on two subjects you probably don't think about often: the prices of precious metals used in dentistry and your practice's scrap recycling program. Torrissi notes that practices may be missing out on additional income by not taking advantage of changes in the prices of these metals.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for maximizing your practice's value
March 18, 2019 -- A dental practice is an asset. Unfortunately, most dentists don't view their practices in this way until they get close to retirement. Practice leaders must continue to build value in their practices throughout their entire career to ensure the greatest return on investment, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.  Discuss
5 strategic ideas for building a better online reputation
March 18, 2019 -- As a dentist, you already know the power of online reviews. Everyone fears the dreaded negative review, but your day can instantly be made when a loyal patient boasts about you and your practice for everyone to see. So how can you get more boasts for your excellent patient care? Melissa Mickelson of ProSites offers five strategic ideas.  Discuss
Henry Schein acquires Lighthouse 360
March 18, 2019 -- Henry Schein has acquired Lighthouse 360 from Web.com.
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
5 practical questions to ask yourself about dental insurance
March 14, 2019 -- Dental insurance is a complex issue, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest column. He poses five practical questions to ask yourself to find out if you are getting what you need from your insurance reimbursements.  Discuss
Heartland adds 6 new practices
March 14, 2019 -- Heartland Denta has acquired six Wisconsin-based dental offices.
DSO Mid-Atlantic focuses on practitioner empowerment
March 13, 2019 -- In one of the largest transactions involving a dental support organization (DSO), Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquired the 68 practices of Birner Dental Management in October 2018. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Mid-Atlantic CEO Mitchell Goldman about what the acquisition means for the practitioners, the DSO's plans for the future, and other topics.  Discuss
Legal Case: When the end of a lawsuit does not end the problem
March 11, 2019 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient sued a dentist and also filed a complaint with the state dental board. Learn about the role a radiograph played in the case, how both the legal and disciplinary actions were resolved, and what you can do to help your practice avoid a similar situation.  Discuss
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