Not to “wish-life-away,” but if there was ever a year we wanted to wrap up quickly, it’s 2020. Challenging only begins to describe it. Yet, in..
Dependence or independence? Relative to your insurance provider network your answer is probably affected by profitability. Even so, independence..
“Watch-your-back!” That serves as a warning these days especially related to cybersecurity and ransomware threats to your dental practice database.
What’s the “linchpin” of dental practice efficiency? That depends. But in your experience you’ll probably realize it has more to do with a variety..
If you’re glass-half-full person there’s reason to be hopeful. Perspective being what it is…the changes in dental insurance coverage could signal..
You might not be where you want to be. But wherever you are it’s certain that a dental practice cash-flow strategy can provide momentum.
You know that feeling of “breaking-free” from something that’s held you captive? Compare that experience to being set free from the “clutches” of..
It might appear that 2020 has narrowed your opportunities in dentistry. Yet, industry shifts could also open your mind to consider what has..
The fact that something is legal doesn’t always guarantee acceptance. That’s the tension often felt when the opportunity presents to determine the..
As you know, dental practice growth and the challenges that accompany daily dentistry can stretch your financial resources. Those realities..
What good is a map if you don’t know where you want to go? The same could be said about the reporting module of your dental practice management..
Dentistry isn’t only about treating patients. It also involves engaging your patients in a way that creates a lifetime connection around their..
Daily life around a dental practice - as you know - can evolve fast. Often that evolution stretches your operational workflows to a breaking..
Your dental practice production relies on scheduled, billable treatment. Pace is also a factor. That’s why it’s essential that the clinical module..
Software and technology innovations can easily lure you into a usage “rut.” Your dental practice management software can fall into one…especially..
No one questions the setbacks in dentistry caused by COVID-19. There’s also no question that you’ve been forced to strategize how to maximize your..
Every year comes with predictions… and 2020 was no exception. But what was predicted as the year began would turn out not to be very consistent..
Dentistry is ever-evolving. And much of that change revolves around the growth of the top DSOs in the U.S.
Our 2017 article, ‘Top 10 DSOs in the..
“It’s all fun-and-games-until…” That phrase could adequately describe the reasons for making the transition from paper to the cloud.
The internet has been described metaphorically for as long as it’s been a viable resource. The “cloud” seems to be an appropriate metaphor since..
Proof of an economic recession is evident. Equally so, evidence points to the need to have a plan to recession proof your dental practice.
Setbacks are inevitable. But facing them proactively is one of the first steps towards optimizing your dental practice workflows.
No doubt, recent..
There are times when being in sync is essential. COVID-19 has forced that issue related to CDC (Centers for Disease) guidelines for dental..
COVID-19, like other severe illnesses, might diminish for a period of time although fears remain. This makes implementation of the Equal..
The question - “what is teledentistry?” is being asked and answered a lot these days. Now that it’s being embraced as virtual option the emerging..
The words “new normal” might suffer from overuse. But it certainly defines the increasing need for contactless dental technology solutions.
Quarantined. On lockdown. Practicing social distancing. The language of our times not only defines life as we know it…it also substantially..
“An abundance of caution…” That phrase might seem momentarily overused but it certainly applies to the return-to-work guidelines for dental..
It’s obvious that the coronavirus pandemic has created a number of good news-bad news scenarios. As you’re perhaps already aware, a recent bad..
You hear the word “unprecedented” a lot these days associated with the COVID-19 crisis. But with unprecedented challenges come the equally..
How many times have you wondered how you’ll get through the COVID-19 crisis? Your fear is legitimate but how the government stimulus package..
Imagine a circle. Now picture that circle growing increasingly larger. That’s an accurate image for answering the question - “what is..
The global pandemic created by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has altered life as we know it. Lock-downs, widespread closures, and social distancing have..
There’s no doubt that oral health impacts overall physical health. But that doesn’t guarantee the ease of how to bill medical insurance for dental..
The right question at the right time can unlock opportunity. For example, like many dentists burdened by the business side of dentistry you might..
Patients have never had more options for dental care. They can do a quick search on the internet or spin up a quick post asking their friends for..
Patients are the lifeblood of any dental office.
A dental office may have the finest doctors, the best equipment, even the latest, most up-to-date..
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. With impeccable timing, a recent study presented at the American Association of Cancer Research on March 31..
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States—in fact the CDC states that dental disease is four times more..
UnitedHealthcare (UHC), an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States, recently claimed some..
California’s 2018 wildfire season continues to take its toll as officials search for missing residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the..
Dental insurance for military retirees is undergoing a major change this year, with coverage shifting from the Tricare Retiree Dental Program..
A productive team is key to maintaining a healthy and profitable dental practice, but rising costs and outdated technology can make that goal..
As we discussed in a previous post, many Americans have limited access to dental care, especially in rural areas where there simply aren’t enough..
We’ve written here before about how one-fifth of adults ages 65 and older in the United States have untreated tooth decay, in many cases due to..
A case filed back in 2014 was finally put to rest after the Texas Supreme Court found Xerox responsible for $1 billion in fraudulent Medicaid..
As consolidation drives greater competition in the dental industry, it’s more important than ever for individual practices and emerging groups to..
The high cost of a dental education—hundreds of thousands of dollars—is no secret. It’s one of the reasons why so many newly minted dentists are..
Practicing dentistry across the pond in the United Kingdom has become more and more challenging in the last decade, due in part to the aggressive..
Dental professionals have long used hook-shaped dental probes to measure the gaps between the gum and the tooth as a method of checking for signs..
A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses a new law passed in Wisconsin that allows dental hygienists to work independently,..
Last month, we discussed a new low-cost insurance plan proposed by Delta Dental of Massachusetts that could cut reimbursement rates by as much as..
The internet of money, as some call it, has gained prominence in the last few years with the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum..
Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the state’s largest dental insurer, recently proposed a new low-cost plan that could cut reimbursement rates by as..
In a few previous posts, we explored the evidence of oral care in pre-modern societies. Thanks to fossil markings that show toothpick activity,..
In late February, California’s Department of Health Care Services announced the 15 proposals selected for its Local Dental Pilot Project—with..
Dental therapists, also known as advanced dental hygiene practitioners, typically receive more training than hygienists but not quite as much as..
The Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things was a smashing success this summer for the streaming company, appealing to a broad fan base with its..
October is National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene...
Any new business software purchase can seem daunting, especially for something as critical as practice management software. With so many options..
Our first post last week on the Great Flossing Debate of 2016, examined the recent debate on the effectiveness of flossing—a debate sparked by the..
Telemedicine has generated a lot of buzz recently. What about teledentistry? According to a recent article in Workforce magazine, remote dental..
In a previous white paper, we covered three common mistakes that dentists make: poor patient retention; inadequate insurance knowledge during..
The model for running a solo dental practice hasn’t changed much in decades. The dentist focuses on delivery of care, while delegating mos, if not..
Many dental practices face occasional (or not-so-occasional) turnover in staff, particularly in entry-level positions.
For all of the advances in technology over the last ten years, most dental practices still run practice management software that was written in..