Practice Management
Don't become a cautionary tale: How to protect from hackers
February 21, 2019 -- On the black market, dental charts are now more lucrative than Social Security numbers, and hackers are willing to dive through dumpsters for valuable patient information. At the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Dr. Pat Little shared how to protect your practice from the fastest-growing form of identity theft in the U.S.  Discuss
U.S. dental spending projected to reach $203B by 2027
February 21, 2019 -- Annual U.S. spending on dental care is projected to reach more than $203 billion by 2027, according to a February 20 report in Health Affairs. While dental care spending will increase by more than $60 billion by that point, the annual growth rate for dental spending will lag overall growth in healthcare expenditures in the country.  Discuss
Practice Rescue: 3 tips to hiring the right candidate
February 21, 2019 -- If your practice is trying to hire for an open position, you already know that the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, and the war for amazing talent is at an all-time high. Too often, though, dental practices rush to fill a position and ignore the flags that suggest a candidate isn't right for the practice, writes dental hygienist Corinne Jameson-Kuehl. She offers three tips to help your practice avoid hiring the wrong candidate.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 2
February 20, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including imaging, practice management, and restorative products and services.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 1
February 19, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including CAD/CAM, hygiene, and imaging products and services.  Discuss
Practical practice management: Cash flow and billing
February 18, 2019 -- Maintaining a practice's cash flow is necessary yet often more difficult than it should be. Dayna Johnson, founder of Rae Dental Management, considers her experiences with how practices handle billing and cash flow, and offers practical tips for practices that use Dentrix.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for answering patient questions effectively
February 18, 2019 -- When patients ask you questions, give them the answers they need. Make the effort to satisfy your patients' need for information. When you do, you send the message that you care, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
5 things you should know about leadership
February 14, 2019 -- Do you know what it takes to be a great leader? Having a solid understanding of leadership can help you better guide and motivate your team, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest column. He details five components of leadership to help you improve in your role as a practice leader.  Discuss
Guardian to provide $400K for dental care in 4 states
February 13, 2019 -- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has granted $400,000 to Dental Lifeline Network to provide oral healthcare for in-need residents of Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Teledentistry: Creating the ideal referral relationship
February 12, 2019 -- When a doctor refers a patient to a specialist, the patient is left to schedule the appointment at the other practice. Rather than having the patient do the work, Jill Shue of Custom Dental Solutions outlines a plan using teledentistry to make needed treatment more likely to occur.  Discuss
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