Practice Management
The new target that enables ransomware hackers to paralyze dozens of towns and businesses at once
September 13, 2019 -- Recent attacks on dental clinics illustrate a new and worrisome frontier in ransomware -- the targeting of managed service providers, to which local governments, medical clinics, and other small- and medium-sized businesses outsource their IT needs.  Discuss
Can blood tests detect dental fear in kids?
September 13, 2019 -- Could data from blood tests be used to determine which children might have an unusually high fear of dental procedures? Researchers used blood tests to determine that dental fear is directly linked to levels of salivary cortisol and amylase levels in children between the ages of 6 and 9, according to a study published in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dayna Johnson on solo practices' bright future
September 12, 2019 -- We hear a lot about the growth of dental service organizations (DSOs), but recent statistics indicate that less than 10% of dentists in the U.S. practice at DSOs. That so many dentists are solo practitioners is one reason Dayna Johnson, founder of Novonee, believes these practices have a bright future. She spoke with DrBicuspid.com at the 2019 ADA FDI World Congress about this and other topics.  Discuss
U.S. Oral Surgery Management expands Ga. reach
September 11, 2019 -- Management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has announced a second partnership in Georgia.
Video from ADA 2019: Teresa Duncan on the dental workforce
September 11, 2019 -- If your practice is experiencing turnover within your team, you aren't alone. Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management spoke with DrBicuspid.com about how the dental workforce is evolving at last week's 2019 ADA FDI World Congress. Duncan said her clients are reporting increased turnover and that the situation is not improving.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dr. Martin Jablow on AI in dentistry
September 10, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the dental practice may seem far-fetched, but it's already here, according to dental technology expert Dr. Martin Jablow. He spoke about AI’s past, present, and future at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
NJ adopts law banning sale of dental provider contracts
September 10, 2019 -- New Jersey has joined 15 other states in prohibiting the sale or lease of access to certain dental provider network contracts with the passage of new legislation banning the practice.
42 North Dental adds new practices
September 10, 2019 -- Dental service organization 42 North Dental has added new dental practices in Massachusetts to its network of affiliates.
Beat dental competitors with defined marketing goals
September 9, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - To get a leg up on the competition, dental practices must know their goals, develop objectives that define their overarching visions, and then implement strategies to reach them, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building value: Create greater value
September 9, 2019 -- Patients want the best value every time they spend their money. They have been conditioned by retailers to seek deals based on either lower cost or higher value. In response to this new consumer psychology, provide greater value to patients by delivering a superior experience, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success column.  Discuss
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