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3 practical ways to improve team performance
June 7, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can improve your team's performance in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, an organization focused on the business of successful dentistry.  Discuss
New product: Weave launches HIPAA-compliant chat tool
June 7, 2018 -- Communication tools company Weave has released a new chat tool for dental practices.  Discuss
Sheri's Solutions: Practice transitions and patients
June 6, 2018 -- When a small, private practice is sold to a group practice, adjustments are needed on all sides, writes Dr. Sheri Doniger in her latest Sheri's Solutions column. Dr. Doniger uses the example of time allotted to existing and new patients for appointments to illustrate the need for communication to ensure excellent patient care.  Discuss
3 reasons why your patients don't show up
June 5, 2018 -- You'll never completely eliminate broken appointments, but you can take certain steps to significantly reduce them in your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. But first you have to understand why broken appointments are a problem. She shares three reasons why your patients might not show up and offers practical steps you can take to make it more likely they will keep their appointments.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for budgeting: Develop a comprehensive budget
June 4, 2018 -- As the practice leader, you need to track your overhead and production numbers. Remember, you are the CEO of your practice, so it is up to you to know how your practice is progressing toward its profitability goals. To create a viable budget, analyze past performance and evaluate how it relates to your practice's potential, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Is biohacking the answer?
May 30, 2018 -- The term biohacking has come into vogue, whether referring to foods and drinks, supplements, technology, or the numerous genetic tests on the market. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg keeps an open mind about possible advances but wonders if some less complicated solutions might exist.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for focusing more on elective procedures
May 29, 2018 -- Elective procedures offer your practice the opportunity to increase your production and decrease your reliance on compensation from insurance providers. Set a target of making cosmetic and other elective services account for at least 30% of total production, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Using the (driving) force to unite your office
May 25, 2018 -- One of the most memorable concepts introduced in the "Star Wars" movies is that of a force that connects everyone. Now, practice management consultant Jen Butler isn't writing using this force, or something like it, to fool stormtroopers but rather to bring together your front- and back-office staff to improve communications, production, and collections.  Discuss
Can physician assistants help address oral health needs?
May 24, 2018 -- Seeking to address the lack of available oral healthcare for tens of millions of people in the U.S., the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) launched an initiative in 2010 to improve physician assistants' awareness of oral health issues. Researchers reported on the progress being made at this week's AAPA annual meeting.  Discuss
New product: Debt collection app debuts on Sikka Marketplace
May 24, 2018 -- Receivables management company IC System has debuted a new practice management app on the Sikka Marketplace.  Discuss
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