Practice Management
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.
Do's and don'ts for staff training: Build the best team possible
January 15, 2018 -- Taking the time to train your team is an essential part of ensuring practice success. You can increase efficiency, reduce stress, and build camaraderie by clearing your practice schedule for a day of staff training, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 ways to become a proactive practice
January 11, 2018 -- There are essentially two types of dental practices: reactive practices and proactive practices, writes Laura Hatch, founder of Front Office Rocks, a dental practice front office training firm. If you are concerned your practice is in the reactive category, Hatch offers three practical ideas to help your practice change that to increase your productivity.  Discuss
Benevis, Kool Smiles settle with DOJ for $24M
January 10, 2018 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $23.9 million settlement with dental management company Benevis and its Kool Smiles affiliate after a seven-year False Claims Act investigation.  Discuss
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