Practice Management
Why you need to upgrade before the Windows 7 end of life
October 7, 2019 -- In all the discussion about protecting your practice from cyberattacks, one important factor is not being discussed: Many dental practices are still running Microsoft's Windows 7. With support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020, you should plan your operating system's transition now to keep your practice safe, advises Tom Terronez of Medix Dental IT.  Discuss
Dental patients may misreport preexisting conditions
October 4, 2019 -- Up to a third of dental patients do not accurately report their preexisting medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, to clinicians, according to a new study. Treatment planning and patient outcomes may be affected without accurate information, the authors noted.  Discuss
Why knowing what's happening in your practice isn't enough: Part 2
October 4, 2019 -- If the first step in helping a patient is by asking them where it hurts, why shouldn't the same procedure apply to your practice? In the second of a two-part series, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence focuses on how to improve your case acceptance and your morning huddle.  Discuss
Dental practice pays $10K for putting patient info on Yelp
October 4, 2019 -- A dental practice in Texas has been ordered to pay $10,000 for violating the privacy of patients by disclosing their last names and health conditions on the review website Yelp.
Orthodontist named a top low-stress, high-paying job
October 4, 2019 -- Being an orthodontist is one of the best low-stress, high-paying jobs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.  Discuss
7 methods to build an amazing team
October 3, 2019 -- Every practice owner wants an amazing team, but they often expect their team to come together without any effort. As Mike Monfredi, the practice manager at Monfredi Family Dentistry writes, great teams are made, not born. He offers seven steps you can take to build your team.  Discuss
KaVo Kerr sensor now integrates with Dentrix
October 3, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has announced that its DEXIS Titanium digital intraoral sensor now integrates with the Dentrix Ascend cloud-based practice management software by Henry Schein One.
3 suggestions to make sure your entire team is on the bus
October 1, 2019 -- No matter how much effort you put in toward improving your practice, you can't do it alone. You need a team that shares your goals, writes Benjamin Lancaster of Alphaeon Credit. In effect, he writes, you want to make sure your team is on the bus and moving in the same direction.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for delegating responsibilities
September 30, 2019 -- While it may make you feel better to have your hand in everything, as the practice's primary producer you can raise production dramatically by delegating all nonclinical responsibilities to staff members, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Delegating will also give your practice greater flexibility in daily operations and empower your team members to excel and take pride in their work.  Discuss
CDA: Prepare for CDT 2020 dental code changes
September 30, 2019 -- Is your practice prepared for the additions, revisions, and deletions that will go into effect on January 1, 2020, to the Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT)? This primer from CDA Practice Support will help your practice be ready for the changes.  Discuss
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