Practice Management
7 reasons to work with a consultant virtually
May 27, 2020 -- Times have changed in dentistry, and now might be the perfect time to consider not only adding a consultant for your practice but also adding one via virtual options. Sally McKenzie explains the benefits and what it could mean for your business in the second half of the year.  Discuss
Philips, Toothpic debut teledentistry platform
May 27, 2020 -- Philips and Toothpic have launched a teledentistry platform that provides dental professionals with a tool to build direct patient engagement, acquisition, and retention while improving office efficiency, in-chair time, and remote care, according to the companies.
Do's and don'ts for social media
May 26, 2020 -- Social media has quickly become the primary way for people and businesses to connect during this time. Your practice should use social media to engage with patients, maintain relationships, and establish some form of normalcy, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Contingency planning 101 for the dental practice
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Caselle gives his thoughts on why a contingency plan is so important in the event of illness or disability, environmental disasters such as epidemics or weather events, and economic factors such as recessions or business downturns.  Discuss
Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast.  Discuss
Dominion National opens reward program to small plans
May 20, 2020 -- Dental insurer and dental benefit manager Dominion National has opened its prevention rewards program to small groups enrolled in its preferred provider organization plans.
Unmasking the Phantom of the Operatory: Taking the fear out of offering complete dentistry
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Homoly believes that, as tragic as the coronavirus crisis has been, it has created an excellent opportunity for dentists and team members to rethink their relationship with complete dentistry. In this video, he gives advice for how not to be afraid to offer it as practices begin to reopen.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Arkansas aids business clients, network dentists
May 19, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Arkansas is providing its business clients and network dentists with financial relief to help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19.
Q&A with Dr. Steven Katz on the power of a simple phone call
May 18, 2020 -- In an age when Zoom conferences and electronic communication have become the norm, Dr. Steven Katz still believes there is plenty of power in a personal phone call. We sat down with the dentist from New York state to talk about how he has kept in touch with his patients during his practice's closure.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reopening
May 18, 2020 -- Things may seem uncertain during a crisis, but eventually they will get better. Practices reopening after the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be ready to treat patients and get their practices back on track, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
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