New U.S. bill extends CHIP funding for 10 years February 9, 2018 -- Long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was extended for 10 years in the U.S. government budget bill signed by President Donald Trump on February 9.
DSO acquires 6 Texas practices February 9, 2018 -- Dental support organization (DSO) Jefferson Dental Care has acquired the Smile Center, a DSO with six practices in the San Antonio area. Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Melissa Marquez, DentalOne Partners February 6, 2018 -- Melissa Marquez began her career as a dental assistant before focusing on dentistry's business aspects. Her experience of working in private practice before becoming a senior vice president with DentalOne Partners, a dental service organization, makes her well-placed to discuss the challenges the profession faces in the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series Discuss
5 benefits of focusing on recall February 5, 2018 -- Your schedule looks full, but do you find your production numbers are still down? Your recall program might be the reason, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. A focus on recall can increase your patient retention and case acceptance numbers. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building your practice culture February 5, 2018 -- Have you established your practice culture? Outlining your practice culture and periodically reminding your team of its importance provides them with clear guidelines on how you want the practice to operate on a daily basis, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
New report ranks dental wellness in U.S. states February 2, 2018 -- Which U.S. states have the best and the worst overall dental health? Which states have the lowest and highest concentrations of dentists? A February 1 report from a personal finance website has the answers to those questions and more. Discuss
Is it time to sell your team on an updated vision? January 31, 2018 -- Where do you see your practice in one year? In two years? In 10 years? You might have a vision for where you want your practice to go, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier, but when was the last time you refreshed this vision? He offers some ideas to help your practice thrive Discuss
How will tax reform affect you and your practice? January 30, 2018 -- When President Donald Trump signed the tax reform bill in late December, much of the attention was focused on how the new tax code would impact individuals. But what about the effect on your practice? Bassim Michael of dental accounting firm Only for Dentists details some of the changes that may influence your business decisions. Discuss