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Do's and don'ts for helping patients understand dental insurance
September 4, 2018 -- Dental insurance coverage is a source of anxiety for many people. Anything you can do to alleviate that anxiety is a win for the patient and the practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. When you solve a problem for patients, they remember it and will often tell their friends about the exceptional service they received at your practice.  Discuss
Spear acquires Pride Institute
September 4, 2018 -- Dental continuing education company Spear Education has acquired the Pride Institute, a practice management consultant firm.  Discuss
There is enough time in the day: Part 2 -- Clinical struggles
August 31, 2018 -- How often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the second of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she shares ways to overcome your clinical productivity backlogs.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
August 28, 2018 -- Nominations for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards are now being accepted, giving you the chance to tell us what products should be nominated in 11 different categories for dentistry's most prestigious awards.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for problem-solving: Be a problem-solver
August 27, 2018 -- A busy dental office will always experience its share of challenges and problems, but a positive attitude is often the first step to overcoming adversity. Think of a problem as an opportunity to improve performance, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
There is enough time in the day: Part 1 -- Personal productivity
August 24, 2018 -- How often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the first of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she offers an introduction to increasing personal productivity and how to take the first steps.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Fla. dental group emphasizes access to care
August 23, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jolene Paramore, president of the Florida Dental Association, responds to a recent Journal of Public Health Dentistry study focusing on access to care. Dr. Paramore focuses on the association's advocacy of dentist participation in Florida's Medicaid program.  Discuss
Sugar may be the problem
August 22, 2018 -- Patients come to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg suffering from insults. Not harmful words but insults to the body such as a lack of sleep, not enough exercise, medications, and more. But there is one insult that may be the most harmful of all.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for patient questions: Be prepared for questions
August 20, 2018 -- If patients are going to spend time and money in your office, they will understandably want to know more about you and your services. Anticipate questions and prepare to address them enthusiastically and thoroughly. Many patients will have similar questions, so it helps to be ready with scripted answers to the most common inquiries, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Why is it so difficult to estimate access to dental care?
August 16, 2018 -- Why is it so hard to accurately estimate access to dental care? Researchers published new critiques of an ADA Health Policy Institute analysis on geographic access to dental care. The critiques provide insight into why it's hard, but may not be impossible, to provide accurate estimates.  Discuss
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