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5 tips to maximize collections in your practice
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January 25, 2018 -- Collections may be one of the most important aspects to your practice's success. But while practice owners understand this fact, it does not make the process any easier or more pleasant. Andy Cleveland of Dental Practice Ninjas looks at long-term data on accounts receivable and offers five practical tips to help your office improve on collections.
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6 tips for handling negative online patient reviews
January 23, 2018 -- Even the most caring and skilled clinician will inevitably receive a negative online review, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. While such a review might appear for many different reasons, properly handling these reviews can help your practice. He offers six tips to help you deal with this problematic issue.  Discuss
6-year funding approved for CHIP
January 23, 2018 -- Long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was included in the short-term U.S. government funding bill signed by President Donald Trump on January 22.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an impressive office: Revamp your office
January 22, 2018 -- When you invite patients into your practice, it is as if you're inviting them into your home. Your office should be an attractive, modern space that is clean and well-maintained, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. He shares some tips in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
More HPV communication needed from dentists
January 19, 2018 -- Can dentists and hygienists help prevent oropharyngeal cancers? The authors of a new study suggest being informed about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the ability to talk with patients about this difficult topic may help reduce the incidence of these cancers.  Discuss
Medical and dental insurance appear fated to converge
January 18, 2018 -- The medical and dental insurance markets have operated in separate silos for decades. But that could start to change -- and sooner than you think. Industry insiders say the question isn't if the two industries will converge, but rather when and how.  Discuss
How to improve your confirmation process
January 18, 2018 -- The confirmation process is at the heart of any successful dental practice, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. Without solid plans, patients can fall through cracks, which can send teams into tailspins of stress as your practice's revenue plummets.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Comprehensive plan needed for aging patients
January 17, 2018 -- With the rapid growth of the aging population in the U.S., it is likely your practice is already seeing a rising number of older adult patients. Dr. Nathan Oakes details his practice's treatment plan for these patients and how they can help your practice thrive.  Discuss
Report: Dental spending spikes after tax refunds
January 16, 2018 -- Consumers spend more on dental services during tax-refund season, according to a new report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute. The increase in healthcare spending suggests patients are putting off health and dental treatments until they have additional cash.  Discuss
UCLA dental school receives $1.5M grant
January 16, 2018 -- The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from Delta Dental of California to launch a community-based clinical education program.
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