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Frequently asked questions

A few frequently asked questions regarding Denticon cloud-based practice management software.

An Inside Look at How Denticon Helps a DSO Standardize, Centralize, and Grow

This video gives you an inside look on how a dental support organization (DSO) uses Denticon dental software to help standardize its operations.

Denticon Enables Teledentistry for Kids in Need

See how Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County uses the power of the Denticon cloud to achieve its mission and see more patients across multiple treatment sites (and on the go)!

Five Tips for Maximizing Your Dental Practice in the Current and Post-COVID Era

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..

If Not Now... When Should You Update Your Dental Practice Management Software?

The “tip-of-the-iceberg” is a useful analogy. It's especially applicable to the decision making process when considering an update your dental..

Dental Trends in 2020 That Could Have Staying Power Beyond COVID

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..

The Ongoing Growth and Evolution of the Top DSOs in the U.S.

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..

The Rise of the Paperless Dental Practice: Making the Transition from Paper to the Cloud an Easier Decision

“It’s all fun-and-games-until…” That phrase could adequately describe the reasons for making the transition from paper to the cloud.

No doubt,..

Why Your Dental Practice Management Solution is Better in 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..

How Digital, Cloud-Based Technology Can Help Recession Proof Your Dental Practice

Proof of an economic recession is evident. Equally so, evidence points to the need to have a plan to recession proof your dental practice.

For our..

Optimize Your Dental Practice Workflows to Meet Patient Expectations and Increase Production

Setbacks are inevitable. But facing them proactively is one of the first steps towards optimizing your dental practice workflows.

No doubt, recent..

Fundamental and Innovative Solutions for Being In Sync with CDC Guidelines for Dental Practices

There are times when being in sync is essential. COVID-19 has forced that issue related to CDC (Centers for Disease) guidelines for dental..

What the EEOC Guidelines Could Mean for Your Dental Practice in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19, like other severe illnesses, might diminish for a period of time although fears remain. This makes implementation of the Equal..

Teledentistry Pt. 2: How to Use Teledentistry to Connect with Patients

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..

How Contactless Dental Technology is Shaping the Future of Safe, Convenient Patient Care

The words “new normal” might suffer from overuse. But it certainly defines the increasing need for contactless dental technology solutions.

A Field Guide for Re-Opening Your Dental Practice

Covering all of your bases is a worthwhile goal. Its especially true as youre attempting to follow a checklist of sorts for reopening your..

How to Build and Renew Dental Patient Relationships During COVID-19 and Beyond

Quarantined. On lockdown. Practicing social distancing. The language of our times not only defines life as we know it…it also substantially..

What Are the COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guidelines for Dental Practices?

“An abundance of caution…” That phrase might seem momentarily overused but it certainly applies to the return-to-work guidelines for dental..

COVID-19 Relief Options for Dentists (Including the Newly Replenished Federal Loan Program)

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..

What You Can Do Now to Prepare Your Dental Practice to Re-Open

You hear the word “unprecedented” a lot these days associated with the COVID-19 crisis. But with unprecedented challenges come the equally..

Effective Facebook Marketing Tips for Orthodontists

Facebook has been the leading social media platform for some time now with 2.45 billion active users every month. And if you’ve not yet started..

The CARES Act and How the Government Stimulus Package Applies to Dentists

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..

What is Teledentistry and How Can It Transform Access to Dental Care

Imagine a circle. Now picture that circle growing increasingly larger. That’s an accurate image for answering the question - “what is..

Why Cybersecurity for Dental Practices is a Priority

The technology available to your dental practice has significantly evolved over 20 years. And with increased digital capabilities comes the need..

What is the Purpose of Practice Management Software?

“A hammer is a tool…the carpenter determines its usage.”

How to Navigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry and Increase Patient Confidence

The global pandemic created by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has altered life as we know it. Lock-downs, widespread closures, and social distancing have..

Is Paid Search Right for Your Dental Practice?

If you’re looking for new ways to reach potential patients and grow your practice, you should explore investing in paid search. The paid search..

How to Bill Medical Insurance for Dental Procedures

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..

February 26, 2020

What Can Increase Productivity in a Dental Office?

As production goes…so goes the practice! Too direct or spot on?

February 19, 2020

How the DSO Dental Model Impacts the Dental Industry

Perspective is everything. This is especially true as you navigate the conversation surrounding the DSO dental model.

February 12, 2020

How to Run a Successful Dental Office

It’s said that, “Success leaves clues.” As you think about your career, perhaps that statement peaks your curiosity about how to run a successful..

February 06, 2020

What is a DSO in Dental? (And Do You Fit the Demographic?)

The right question at the right time can unlock opportunity. For example, like many dentists burdened by the business side of dentistry you might..

January 22, 2020

13 Top Dental Trends for 2020

Through consulting with clients and monitoring industry thought leaders, we have compiled a list of 13 trends we’re predicting in 2020. It’s no..

January 08, 2020

15 Tips on How to Run a Successful Dental Practice in 2020

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..

December 17, 2019

How to Get More Dental Patients Into a Dental Office

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..

June 19, 2019

Daily morning huddles keep your dental team on track.

In the first installment of our series on improving dental practice profitability, we discussed the importance of goals and how to set them for..

June 03, 2019

Three-dimensional printing comes to dentistry.

In the last two decades, three-dimensional printing made big strides towards widespread commercial and recreational availability. Now some dental..

May 24, 2019

Setting goals for your dental providers.

In the first installment of our series on improving dental practice profitability, we’ll discuss the importance of goals and how to set them for..

May 08, 2019

Molars used to identify 160,000-year-old remains.

A jawbone fragment found in Tibet almost 30 years ago was recently discovered to be at least 160,000 years old, making it the oldest evidence of..

May 01, 2019

Large pharmacy chains adding dental offerings.

CVS Health, the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., announced last week that SmileDirectClub (SDC) will expand their SmileShops to hundreds of CVS..

Possible link between (poor) oral hygiene and oral cancer.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. With impeccable timing, a recent study presented at the American Association of Cancer Research on March 31..

Using the power of the cloud to provide dental services to low-income families.

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..

February 13, 2019

UnitedHealthcare claims early success with dental pain pill limit.

UnitedHealthcare (UHC), an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States, recently claimed some..

January 30, 2019

Don’t let growth create unnecessary headaches.

Multi-location groups comprise the fastest-growing segment in dental—by some estimates, they will represent 40% of the market within 5 years,..

December 17, 2018

New law aims to broaden dental care access.

Last week, proposed legislation aimed at broadening access to dental care in the U.S. officially became law.

November 29, 2018

Forensic dentists identify victims of California wildfires.

California’s 2018 wildfire season continues to take its toll as officials search for missing residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the..

November 21, 2018

Dental care that comes to you.

Despite the clear link between oral health and overall health, the percentage of adults who see a dentist on a regular basis is declining.

November 15, 2018

Major changes coming to dental coverage for military retirees.

Dental insurance for military retirees is undergoing a major change this year, with coverage shifting from the Tricare Retiree Dental Program..

November 01, 2018

How to save money and improve your dental practice’s productivity.

A productive team is key to maintaining a healthy and profitable dental practice, but rising costs and outdated technology can make that goal..

October 25, 2018

The U.S. isn’t the only developed country where some patients have limited access to dental care.

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..

September 18, 2018

In-mouth radio wins DoD contract.

The innovative in-mouth radio device developed by California-based Sonitus Technology came one step closer to widespread military deployment with..

August 28, 2018

Good news for Golden State dentists.

California’s state budget for 2018-19 contains a significant increase in funding for Denti-Cal, the Medi-Cal dental program. Signed by Governor..

August 16, 2018

Japanese study of the elderly highlights the importance of dental health.

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..

July 09, 2018

Massive Texas Medicaid dental claim fraud case reaches final conclusion.

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..

June 20, 2018

What’s behind the rise of DSOs?

In a previous post, we examined some of the reasons why younger dentists are drawn in greater and greater numbers to DSOs: burdensome student..

June 13, 2018

Dental benefit plans: Understanding network leasing.

In a previous post, we highlighted a few key questions to consider when signing with a dental benefit plan. A recent entry in the ADA’s Decoding..

Why your dental practice should start the day with a morning huddle.

As consolidation drives greater competition in the dental industry, it’s more important than ever for individual practices and emerging groups to..

April 11, 2018

Dental benefit plans: Devil’s in the details.

When signing with a dental benefit plan, dentists typically focus a great deal of attention on the fee schedule, sometimes at the expense of other..

Should your dental practice use online patient registration?

The short answer: Yes!

Online patient registration can help improve the patient experience, increase practice efficiency, and reduce the..

March 09, 2018

Car launches into second story of dental office.

Some people put off a visit to the dentist, but on the opposite end of the spectrum, have you ever heard of someone crashing their car into the..

March 09, 2018

The economic effect of poor dental care.

Under federal mandates, all children from low-income families enrolled in Medicaid are guaranteed dental coverage across the United States...

January 17, 2018

Taiwanese dentist court-ordered to pay mother for education.

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..

December 20, 2017

New insights into the causes of cavities.

When tooth decay-causing bacteria convert sugar and starch into acids that dissolve the calcium in tooth enamel, cavities are often the result...

November 15, 2017

Top 10 DSOs in the U.S.

Earlier this year, we explored trends in group dentistry, suggesting that 2017 may be the year of the DSO. In May, DrBicuspid.com compiled a very..

November 09, 2017

“No win, no fee” lawyers targeting dentists in the U.K.

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..

November 01, 2017

Should You Form A DSO?

Webinar Recording

The dental industry is consolidating rapidly, with more and more dental groups forming every month. What used to be a landscape..

October 27, 2017

Aspen Dental ads spark debate.

Aspen Dental, one of the largest Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) in the United States, created some buzz a few months ago with a set of..

October 12, 2017

Bridging the gap between medical and dental.

In a recent Slate article, a D.M.D candidate at the Harvard University medical and dental schools shares a compelling anecdote about the blurred..

September 27, 2017

Will ultrasound and squid ink replace dental probes?

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..

September 07, 2017

Wisconsin bill allows hygienists to work without a dentist present.

A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses a new law passed in Wisconsin that allows dental hygienists to work independently,..

August 10, 2017

Dental tourism in Mexico’s “Molar City.”

Last year, we discussed the rising trend of dental tourism, highlighted in Mexico’s Los Algodones. Sometimes referred to as “Molar City,” this..

August 03, 2017

Update: Low-cost Delta Dental plan approved in Massachusetts.

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..

July 20, 2017

Dental anesthesia rules for children under debate.

In 2015, the Sears family lost their 6-year-old boy during a routine dental procedure. The anesthesia administered to Caleb by the oral..

July 13, 2017

Will blockchain reviews pave the way for cryptocurrency in dentistry?

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..

July 07, 2017

Dental visits and domestic violence.

Many healthcare professionals are on the front lines in the fight against domestic violence. While examining patients, they are in a unique..

June 28, 2017

Massachusetts dentists express concern over new proposed low-cost Delta Dental plans.

Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the state’s largest dental insurer, recently proposed a new low-cost plan that could cut reimbursement rates by as..

June 01, 2017

Washington State DSO bill is now law.

Earlier this year, we discussed a Washington State bill that would remove a barrier of sorts between DSOs and patients, allowing DSOs to own or..

May 17, 2017

The dental care divide.

Last fall, we wrote a post about the dental care divide in the U.S. A recent Washington Post feature story put a human face on this public..

May 10, 2017

Virginia enacts e-prescription mandates for opioids.

As the Department of Health and Human Services makes clear in the starkest terms, the U.S. faces an unprecedented opioid epidemic. On an average..

May 03, 2017

Patients fretting about that dental procedure? Tell them about the Ice Age dentist who used stone tools and tar.

In a few previous posts, we explored the evidence of oral care in pre-modern societies. Thanks to fossil markings that show toothpick activity,..

April 18, 2017

Denti-Cal reimbursement bill update.

At the end of 2016, we discussed a proposed bill (AB 15) in the California state legislature aimed at increasing reimbursement rates for providers..

April 13, 2017

2017: The Year of the DSO?

The first few industry shows of 2017 (including the ADSO Summit in Florida and the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting) made one thing..

April 05, 2017

Why is the Tooth Fairy so generous?

For the past twenty years, Delta Dental’s “Tooth Fairy Poll” has tracked the “average monetary payout” from the Tooth Fairy in the United States...

March 23, 2017

California grants $150 million in dental initiatives for underserved children.

In late February, California’s Department of Health Care Services announced the 15 proposals selected for its Local Dental Pilot Project—with..

March 16, 2017

Adding dental benefits to Medicare.

It’s not uncommon for senior citizens to neglect dental treatment. In fact, federal researchers report that approximately 19 percent of adults..

March 01, 2017

Pain pills in dentistry.

Every year, 3.5 million patients in the U.S. have their wisdom teeth removed. In many cases, those patients receive a bottle of immediate-release..

February 21, 2017

More states could soon broaden authorized “dental therapist” procedures.

Dental therapists, also known as advanced dental hygiene practitioners, typically receive more training than hygienists but not quite as much as..

February 08, 2017

Possible change in law for DSOs in Washington State.

In late January, three Washington State Senators introduced a bill to loosen prohibitions in the Evergreen State on DSO activity. According to ..

January 26, 2017

Is fear of the dentist hereditary?

It’s not uncommon for patients to experience some anxiety in the dental chair, and many of our Denticon users go to great lengths to put their..

January 20, 2017

A biological replacement for conventional fillings?

In a previous post, we discussed synthetic fillings as an alternative method for treating cavities. These synthetic fillings activate stem cells..

January 04, 2017

Celebrating an icon of dental hygiene.

In 2016, celebrity deaths filled the headlines. But there was one passing that hit close to home in the dental world: on December 12th, Dr. Esther..

December 21, 2016

Higher Denti-Cal reimbursement rates in 2018?

California lawmakers have introduced a bill in the State Assembly to boost reimbursement rates for dentists participating in Denti-Cal, the..

December 14, 2016

Are e-cigarettes harmful to oral health?

In the past few years, e-cigarettes have grown in popularity in large part thanks to the perception that they aren’t nearly as harmful to health..

December 09, 2016

Why do many Americans skip the dentist?

According to a recent United Press International article, Americans are more likely to skip dental care because of cost than they are to skip any..

December 01, 2016

A new definition of oral health.

Oral health has always been somewhat loosely defined as the absence of disease—a concise definition, but one that failed to acknowledge the..

November 23, 2016

400-year-old dentures?

A recent discovery has shed some light on an early pair of dentures employing gold bands to hold the teeth in place.

November 16, 2016

Dental tourism on the rise.

If you live anywhere near the U.S.-Mexico border, chances are you know someone who has gone south in search of healthcare at a fraction of the..

November 09, 2016

Dental care goes way back.

For National Dental Hygiene Month in October we asked the kind of question a skeptical child might ask a parent: why even bother brushing if..

October 31, 2016

Halloween candy hurting your little patients?

With trick-or-treating in full swing, many pediatric dentists are bracing for the aftermath: emergency dental visits caused by excessive candy..

October 22, 2016

Many Americans don’t have access to dental care.

You may be surprised to learn that many Americans have limited access to dental care. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s ranking of..

October 19, 2016

What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 4)?

In today’s competitive dental industry, delivering high-quality care isn’t enough to sustain a successful practice. For a practice to thrive, the..

October 12, 2016

Stranger Things teaches us about a rare dental condition.

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 05, 2016

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month. But why even bother brushing?

October is National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene...

September 29, 2016

Hiring and retaining millennials.

We discussed the importance of building the right team in part one of our “What makes for a successful dentist CEO?” series. Any solid team begins..

September 22, 2016

Sealants—more conclusive evidence.

In a recent post, we discussed the benefits of sealants in preventive care and explored some of the reasons why this method might be..

September 14, 2016

Predator patients.

Humans aren’t the only mammals that require dental treatment. Believe it or not, many animals in captivity see the dentist on a regular basis...

September 08, 2016

What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 3)?

In today’s competitive dental industry, delivering high-quality care isn’t enough to sustain a successful practice. For a practice to thrive, the..

September 02, 2016

Sealants—avoiding the drill?

Wherever dentists and oral health experts may fall on the Great Flossing Debate of 2016, there are other methods for cavity prevention that don’t..

Looking at new practice management software? Make sure it’s flexible for growth.

Any new business software purchase can seem daunting, especially for something as critical as practice management software. With so many options..

August 18, 2016

The Great Flossing Debate of 2016: dentists respond.

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..

August 10, 2016

The Great Flossing Debate of 2016.

Flossing has become a topic of some debate lately, thanks to an Associated Press (AP) piece published in early August. According to the AP..

August 03, 2016

What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 2)?

In today’s competitive dental industry, delivering high-quality care isn’t enough to sustain a successful practice. For a practice to thrive, the..

July 27, 2016

The future of toothpaste?

You may be wondering why toothpaste needs improving. The truth is, toothpaste tubes take an estimated 500 years to decompose because they are made..

July 21, 2016

Will Pokémon Go bring you more patients?

You’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go, the latest mobile game to sweep the nation. But did you know it’s generating new revenue for local..

July 13, 2016

How to take a vacation as a dentist.

It’s no secret that a well-deserved vacation can help you be more productive and satisfied with your work. The truth is, dentists often miss out..

July 06, 2016

No more root canals?

According to a recent article in Popular Science, researchers have developed synthetic fillings that activate stem cells in order to regrow teeth.

June 29, 2016

Teledentistry, the next step in the evolution of dental care?

Telemedicine has generated a lot of buzz recently. What about teledentistry? According to a recent article in Workforce magazine, remote dental..

June 22, 2016

What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 1)?

In a previous white paper, we covered three common mistakes that dentists make: poor patient retention; inadequate insurance knowledge during..

June 07, 2016

Another 3 costly mistakes dentists make…and how to avoid them.

In a previous white paper, we covered three common mistakes that dentists make: poor patient retention; inadequate insurance knowledge during..

October 28, 2015

Is dental following medical?

According to the American Dental Association, solo practices represented 68% of all dental practices in the U.S. in 2014, down from 76% in 2008...

September 17, 2015

1 in 3 adults didn’t visit the dentist last year.

According to a Gallup poll, about a third of all U.S. adults didn’t visit the dentist last year. These numbers are essentially unchanged from..

September 01, 2015

eBook: 3 Costly Dental Practice Mistakes and How the Cloud Can Help Avoid Them

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..

August 19, 2015

Interviewing a job candidate for your dental office? Steer clear of these topics.

Many dental practices face occasional (or not-so-occasional) turnover in staff, particularly in entry-level positions.

3 mistakes to avoid when buying dental practice management software.

For all of the advances in technology over the last ten years, most dental practices still run practice management software that was written in..

August 12, 2020

Planet DDS Makes the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fast Growing-Growing Companies

Planet DDS appears on the Inc. 5000 for the 3rd time in 4 years, ranking no. 3580 with three-year revenue growth of 103 percent

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August 12, 2020

Planet DDS Announces Closing of Acquisition of Apteryx Imaging Inc.

Newport Beach, CA – August 12, 2020 - Planet DDS is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Apteryx Imaging..

May 06, 2020

Planet DDS Named To Inc. Magazine’s Annual List Of Best Workplaces For The Second Year Running

Planet DDS, the company behind industry-leading Denticon cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently recognized by..

December 17, 2019

Planet DDS Rapidly Expands by Opening a Second Office in Phoenix, Arizona

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced its new office in Phoenix,..

October 22, 2019

Gia Robbins Joins Planet DDS as Director of Implementation

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced that Gia Robbins has..

October 10, 2019

Mike Huffaker Joins Planet DDS as Vice President of Sales

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced that Mike Huffaker has..

October 03, 2019

Planet DDS makes the list of Orange County’s fastest-growing companies for the 5th year in a row

The Orange County Business Journal recently ranked Planet DDS as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Orange County for the fifth..

September 26, 2019

Planet DDS Welcomes David Means as Director of Demand Generation

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced that David Means has..

August 28, 2019

Planet DDS Makes the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Planet DDS joins 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation on Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking for the second time.

August 01, 2019

Planet DDS Raises Growth Equity Financing from Level Equity

Significant capital infusion will support continued acceleration of market leader in cloud-based dental practice management software

July 30, 2019

Planet DDS Named as Best Place to Work in Orange County

The Orange County Business Journal recently named Planet DDS as one of Orange County’s best workplaces.

May 17, 2019

Planet DDS Selected as One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces

Planet DDS, the company behind industry-leading Denticon cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently..

April 23, 2019

Largest Dental Group in Panama Selects Denticon Practice Management Software by Planet DDS

Corró Maduro—a seven location dental group in Panama—makes the switch to the cloud with Denticon enterprise practice management..

February 21, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners to Migrate 67 Offices to Denticon Following its Acquisition of Perfect Teeth

Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a dental support organization (DSO) powered by Denticon cloud-based enterprise practice management..

November 14, 2018

Planet DDS Welcomes Hannah Cohen as Vice President of Operations

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced that..

October 02, 2018

Hawaii's largest dental group rolls out Denticon Task Manager to streamline operations

Hawaii Family Dental (HFD), Hawaii’s largest Dental Service Organization (DSO), recently rolled out the Denticon Task Manager to..

September 19, 2018

Planet DDS makes the list of Orange County’s fastest-growing companies 4 years running

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently ranked as..

August 20, 2018

Denticon software helps Spa Creek Dental reach seniors at hundreds of locations

Planet DDS (PDDS) recently partnered with Spa Creek Dental to deploy its Denticon practice management software in support of mobile..
June 28, 2018

Marquee Dental Partners makes the switch to Denticon practice management software by Planet DDS

Marquee Dental Partners, a Dental Support Organization (DSO) based in Nashville, TN, has switched to Denticon, the nation’s leading..

March 06, 2018

Planet DDS welcomes Xavier Gardner as Senior Account Manager

September 6, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software and..

February 13, 2018

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida selects Denticon software to deliver care to the underserved

Planet DDS (PDDS) recently partnered with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) to roll out its cloud-based Denticon..

August 15, 2017

Planet DDS recruits John Adams as Director of Sales

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced today that John..

March 14, 2017

Planet DDS’ Denticon ranked best cloud-based practice management software for multi-location dental practices

Denticon by Planet DDS (PDDS) has been ranked the best cloud-based practice management software for dental groups by ValuePenguin, an..

February 02, 2017

Dental Care Alliance selects Planet DDS’ Denticon practice management software

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced today that it was..

October 03, 2016

Tralongo selects Planet DDS’ Denticon practice management software

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software,announced today that it was..

July 20, 2016

Planet DDS’ Denticon practice management software enables healthy smiles for California children

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County—a non-profit that improves access to dental care in Southern California—is expanding its..

July 19, 2016

Planet DDS makes list of fastest-growing companies 2 years running

Planet DDS, the company behind industry-leading dental practice management software Denticon, was recently distinguished for the second year..

January 13, 2016

Planet DDS and Solutionreach announce partnership

Planet DDS, the established leader in cloud-based dental practice management software, has announced a new partnership with Solutionreach that..

October 20, 2015

Planet DDS makes list of fastest-growing companies

Dental practice management software company Planet DDS was ranked the 24th fastest-growing private company in Orange County, according to the..

March 18, 2015

Planet DDS receives ONC-ACB certification for EHR

Denticon, Planet DDS’s cloud-based dental practice management software, has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic..

March 12, 2015

Planet DDS secures growth capital

Irvine, California based dental practice management software company Planet DDS has received an infusion of capital from District Line Partners, a..

August 12, 2020

All About Progress Notes Macros and Picklists

Webinar on Wednesday, August 26th at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT

In this webinar, we will review some features that will make entering progress notes..

August 06, 2020

The DSOs Role in Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion

Free Webinar on Thursday, August 13, at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT

Learn how Smile Brands, through its Safe.Smile.Space, platform, is helping each of..

August 05, 2020

Denticon Software Update 08.07.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the August 7, 2020 Denticon software update.

July 23, 2020

Delivering the Ultimate Patient Experience: Communications, Touchless Visits, and Membership Plans

The dental world before COVID-19 was simple and so much different from how the dental industry would be forced to operate after the dust settles...

July 13, 2020

All About Setting Up Provider Schedules

As the summer comes along, the schedules for your providers and practice may change with the season. In this support webinar, we'll provide a..

July 13, 2020

A Tour of the New Dental Workflow: How Cloud-Based Tools are Making Practices More Productive and Patient-Friendly

More dental practices are migrating to the cloud every day to be more productive and patient-friendly. Watch the webinar recording where Denticon..

July 09, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 17

In this 17th and final update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we recapped key learnings from the last several months and tips on how to..

July 08, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 16

In this 16th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we'll demonstrate How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent in a post-COVID World. 

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July 01, 2020

Denticon Software Update 07.03.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the July 3, 2020 Denticon software update.

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 15

In this 15th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, Espire Dental joined us for a discussion on how practices can provide a..

June 24, 2020

All About Contactless Payments

Recently we introduced the feature of 'Contactless Payment' which helps to decrease time spent checking out a patient while allowing to text or..

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 14

In this 14th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we covered the latest COVID-19 updates in the dental industry as well as Dental Care..

June 11, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 13

In this 13th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we covered the Post-COVID-19 Use of AI to Improve Practice Performance.

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June 10, 2020

Reopening the Practice with Confidence

Your practice is open, or opening soon, but what now? How do you successfully transition to operating like usual after all that has happened?..

June 05, 2020

Denticon Software Update 06.05.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the June 5, 2020 Denticon software update.

June 04, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 12

In this 12th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we discussed the Role of Dentists in COVID Testing. 

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May 28, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 11

In this 11th update in our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, Post COVID Lending and Credit Markets for Dentists and Dental Organizations, our..

May 27, 2020

All About the Ledger - Master the Ledger!

Understanding all the features the ledger has to help you communicate better with your patient, the insurance carrier and internal staff leads to..

May 27, 2020

Why You Should Rethink What You’ve Heard About M&A

Aligned Dental Partners and Benesch Law teamed up with us to discuss how mergers and acquisitions may potentially be one of the best strategies..

May 21, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 10

In this 10th update in our COVID-19 in Dental Webinar series, our panel discussed: Best Practices for Re-opening – An Examination of Labor Issues..

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 9

In this 9th update in our COVID-19 in Dental Webinar series, our panel will be Leading Your Dental Organization Through a Pandemic.

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May 12, 2020

How to Finance Patients in Challenging Economic Times

In this webinar, we were joined by Brendon Kensel, CEO and Founder of PrimaHealth Credit, where we discussed important ways that DSO's are able to..

May 08, 2020

Denticon Software Update 5.08.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the May 8, 2020 Denticon software update.

May 07, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 8

In this 8th update in our COVID-19 In Dental Webinar Series, our panel discussed how to start marketing to your patients as you start to think..

May 05, 2020

M&A and Valuation Conversation Post-COVID-19

In this webinar, we were joined by dental industry experts to discuss what to expect after the pandemic settles and what you can be doing now to..

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 7

In this 7th update in our COVID-19 in  Dental webinar series, we discussed the most up-to-date guidance, state-by-state on when dental practices..

April 29, 2020

All About Statements

Sending out statements and closing out is an important part of increasing collection and ensuring integrity in your reports.

In this support..

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 6

In this 6th update to our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we discussed the dental industry post-COVID-19.

We were joined by Brian Colao and..

April 22, 2020

Navigating the Patient Journey Through COVID-19

We're partnering with Legwork to create a guide to help you manage the patient journey through COVID-19. We'll be joined by Legwork Co-Founder and..

April 21, 2020

DentalXChange Tips and Tricks

You've transmitted your claims electronically, but the claim hasn't been paid. Your claim hasn't been received. Join us for some DXC Claim Connect..

April 15, 2020

Making Teledentistry Profitable

Teledentistry can be a valuable tool to stay connected with your patient base, but there is still lots of uncertainty to whether or not..

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 5

In this 5th update to our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we focused on how to preserve and maximize your cash flow to set your dental..

April 10, 2020

How To Maximize Your Insurance AR

With practices shutting down and many employees unable to perform routine tasks, we want to make sure that your organization is still getting..

April 10, 2020

Denticon Software Update 4.10.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the April 10, 2020 Denticon software update.

April 09, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 4

In the 4th update to our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series we discussed how COVID-19 will impact dental practice mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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April 08, 2020

Using Denticon with Teledentistry

In this short video, we walk you through the Denticon's functionality that will help your practice perform teledentistry.

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April 08, 2020

How to Implement Teledentistry Today

Virtual consultations can help you determine needed treatment and, most importantly, help you identify potential emergencies early on.

We..

April 01, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 3

In this third installment of our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we were joined by experts discussing infection control in your dental practice..

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 in the Dental Industry Update 2

In this second installment of our COVID-19 in Dental webinar series, we were joined by experts in both labor/employment as well as teledentistry.

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March 26, 2020

Cybersecurity in Dental

We’ve partnered with Tom Barberio of THI—who brings over 20+ years of experience with dental cybersecurity—to host an important webinar on how..

March 25, 2020

AR Strategies for the 21st Century

Larry Eddo of Transworld Systems discusses how the Denticon integration with TSI can help increase cash flow, decrease operating costs, improve..

March 18, 2020

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Dental Industry Update 1

We hosted an emergency webinar where we were joined by a panel of industry experts to discuss this crisis and how it can impact your practice.

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March 13, 2020

Denticon Software Update 3.13.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the March 13, 2020 Denticon software update.

March 04, 2020

ABCs of DSOs

We went back to the basics with Janet Hagerman—a dental coach with 30 years of experience—to cover the “ABCs of DSOs.”

February 26, 2020

Best Practices for Subscription-Based Dental Membership Plans

In this in-depth educational webinar, we were joined by Kleer to dive into membership plan best practices—including optimizing membership plan..

February 26, 2020

Reports - Outstanding AR and Treatment

In this last installment of the two-part series, we will cover monthly reports including:• Outstanding patient balances• Unpaid insurance claims •..

February 12, 2020

Denticon Software Update 2.14.20

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the February 14, 2020 Denticon software update.

January 29, 2020

Reports - Show Me the Money

In this two-part series, we discussed daily reports that show you:

  • Collections
  • Production Reports
  • Missed and Cancelled Appointment reports
  • Daily..
January 22, 2020

2019 Dental Industry Recap and Future Outlook

In this interactive webinar, we were joined by Bill Neumann of Group Dentistry Now to discuss what happened in 2019 for the dental industry and..

January 09, 2020

Video Recap - Denticon Power User Summit 2019

A big thanks to our wonderful power users for joining us for the Denticon 2019 Power User Summit in San Diego, California. CLICK HERE for more..

December 19, 2019

Denticon Software Update 12.20.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the December 20, 2019 Denticon software update.

December 19, 2019

Ask Me Anything! Customer Care Team Answers Your Questions

In this interactive webinar, the Customer Care team at Planet DDS hosted an Ask Me Anything session where users new and experienced came with..

December 11, 2019

3 Strategies to Minimize Your Taxes

In this interactive webinar, we partnered with White Rhino Financial to discuss 3 powerful strategies that may help minimize the impact of taxes..

November 13, 2019

AppointNow Online Patient Scheduling

During this hour long session, we showcased the benefits of AppointNow, our online appointment scheduling tool that’s included in your Denticon..

November 08, 2019

Denticon Software Update 11.8.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the November 8, 2019 Denticon software update.

November 06, 2019

Opportunities in the Current DSO Marketplace

In this interactive webinar, we were joined by Brian Colao, Director of Dykema’s DSO Industry Group, where we discussed some opportunities in the..

October 09, 2019

Reimbursement Crisis and How Membership Plans Can Help

During this webinar, Kleer joined us to help uncover this "reimbursement crises" and discussed how a membership plan could help boost practice..

September 25, 2019

Fee Schedule Hierarchy

Watch the final installment of our three part series all about fee schedules. In this session, we covered fee schedule hierarchies.

September 24, 2019

Denticon Power User Testimonials

A big thanks to our wonderful power users for sharing their thoughts about Denticon at our 2019 Power User Summit in San Diego, California. 

September 18, 2019

Are You Paying Too Much in Taxes?

Are you leveraging all the new 2019 tax strategies so you can maximize your earnings while protecting your assets?

September 13, 2019

Denticon Software Update 9.13.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the September 13, 2019 Denticon software update.

August 28, 2019

Setting Up Your Fee Schedules

Watch part two of our three part series on setting up your fee schedules. To access the first installment all about incorrect fees and how to fix..

July 31, 2019

Incorrect Fees and How to Fix Them

In this first installment of our three part series, we covered the top 10 reasons why fees are not displaying correctly in Denticon and how to..

July 17, 2019

How to Grow Your DSO: The Metrics that Matter

So you’re ready to grow beyond your first location, or scale from a handful to many (and beyond). Congratulations! Chances are you’ve already..

July 12, 2019

Denticon Software Update 7.12.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the July 12, 2019 Denticon software update.

July 09, 2019

How to Coach New Associates and Hygienists

You’ve probably invested a substantial amount of time and money attracting and hiring new employees for your dental organization. But without the..

June 26, 2019

The Power of Denticon's Utilities Menu

During this hour-long session, we covered the following topics found in the utilities menu:

May 22, 2019

Increase Dental Practice Profitability

There's no silver bullet for increasing your practice's profitability overnight, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help push the needle..

May 09, 2019

Denticon Software Update 5.10.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the May 10, 2019 Denticon software update.

April 25, 2019

X-Ray Imaging - Dentiray Capture and Dentiray Web

During this hour-long session, learn more about Dentiray Capture and Dentiray Web Imaging with topics including:

April 10, 2019

Denticon Security Groups Update 4.19.19

A video overview of the Security Groups Consolidation software update that will take place April 19, 2019.

March 20, 2019

Allocation, Production, and Collection

During this hour-long session, learn more about payment allocation with topics including:

March 15, 2019

Denticon Software Update 3.15.19

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the March 15, 2019 Denticon software update.

January 30, 2019

Taking Your Office Paperless

During this hour-long session, learn how your office can reduce your use of paper or go completely paperless with topics including:

December 14, 2018

Denticon Software Update 12.14.18

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the December 14, 2018 Denticon software update.

December 06, 2018

Uncovering Dental Industry Trends: Stories, Surveys, and Statistics

As 2018 came to a close, one thing was certain: the dental industry continued to experience dramatic change in the form of DSO consolidation. So..

November 29, 2018

AMB Codes

During this hour-long session, learn more about Denticon’s Alternative Minimum Benefit (AMB) codes:

October 31, 2018

Remaining Benefits

Use it or lose it! Contact patients to maximize their insurance before year end.Learn more about Denticon’s "benefits remaining" information..

October 19, 2018

Denticon Software Update 10.19.18

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the October 19, 2018 Denticon software update.

September 26, 2018

Driving Growth Through Hygiene

Continuing care is often overlooked as an important source of revenue but the truth is, 89% of the patient experience happens with the hygienist...

August 29, 2018

Utilizing Denticon's Resources

During this hour-long session, learn more about utilizing Denticon’s resources including: 

August 08, 2018

Associate Recruitment and Retention

Hiring a new associate dentist can seem like a daunting task. Do you have the required patient flow? How will you recruit? What will their..

August 03, 2018

Denticon Software Update 08.03.18

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the August 3, 2018 Denticon software update.

June 27, 2018

Key Acquisition Diligence Questions for DSOs

As the dental industry consolidates, many entrepreneurs and their dental organizations are presented with exciting opportunities for partnership..

June 20, 2018

End User Training May 2018

We brought together a few of our Denticon users in Huntington Beach, CA for a full day of in-person training. 

May 23, 2018

Submit Feature Requests Directly in Denticon

Users can now submit feature requests directly in Denticon. This new functionality allows for user collaboration and gives insights into the..

May 23, 2018

Dentilytics Basic | Conducting the Perfect Morning Huddle

During this final installment of our Dentilytics Basic webinar series, we took a deep dive into analyzing the metrics on the dashboard to ensure..

May 22, 2018

Denticon Power User Summit 2018

A big thank you to all our Denticon Power Users and industry partners who came out to Austin for our 2018 Denticon Power User Summit...

May 09, 2018

Power User Voices

A big thanks to our wonderful power users for sharing their thoughts about Denticon at our 2018 Power User Summit in Austin, TX.

May 09, 2018

Key Acquisition Diligence Questions for DSOs

Emerging and established DSOs are gathering steam—but what’s the math behind their winning formula for growth, and what are the take-aways for..

May 04, 2018

Perio Charting

During this hour-long session, learn more about Denticon’s Perio Charting features: 

May 01, 2018

Introduction to the Denticon Task Manager

April 2018

This webinar is all about Denticon’s claim functions, with a focus on the Task Manager, Denticon's newest feature. Some topics include: 

April 11, 2018

Dentilytics Basic | Using Denticon in Your Morning Huddle

During this discussion, we introduced our offering Dentilytics Basic, a dashboard tool created to enhance your morning huddle experience. 

March 21, 2018

Exit Strategy and Selling Your Practice(s)

To explore these topics, the ADSO and Planet DDS recently partnered with Perrin DesPortes, Co-Founder of TUSK Partners to host a complimentary..

March 09, 2018

Denticon Voices

Thanks to our wonderful power users for sharing their thoughts about Denticon at our 2017 Power User Summit in Las Vegas.

March 09, 2018

Protecting Your Reputation and Your Bottom Line

March 2018

During this hour-long discussion, we’ll look at best AR practices, Denticon’s AR follow-up/collection feature powered by TSI, how to..

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 12.21.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the December 21, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 11.10.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the November 10, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 09.29.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the September 29, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 08.18.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the August 18, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 07.21.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the July 21, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 07, 2018

Denticon Software Update 06.02.17

A video overview of a few enhancements released in the June 2, 2017 Denticon software update.

March 06, 2018

Miscellaneous Record-Keeping Functions

January 2018

During this hour-long session, learn more about Denticon’s miscellaneous record-keeping functions including referrals, labs,..

March 06, 2018

Lets Talk with Patients: Dentigram

November 2017

During this hour-long session, learn more about Denticon’s patient communication function, with a focus on Dentigram. Some topics..

March 06, 2018

Virtual Business Services

This month’s webinar is all about getting help without hiring another staff member. During this hour-long session, learn more about Denticon’s..

March 06, 2018

ePrescriptions

September 2017

This hour-long session is all about Denticon’s prescription function, with a focus on DoseSpot. Some topics include: approval..

March 06, 2018

Imaging Made Better

August 2017

This Denticon Support Webinar is all about Denticon’s imaging function, with a focus on the Apteryx Dentiray Capture (DCV) and..

March 06, 2018

Medical Billing in a Dental Office

July 2017

This Denticon Support Webinar is all about Denticon’s medical billing features. Some topics include: procedure codes, diagnostic (ICD)..

March 06, 2018

Recalls

May 2017

This session is all about recalls in Denticon. A few topics include: recall procedures, recall appointments, recall reports, and..

March 06, 2018

Let’s Communicate with the Patient

April 2017

This session is all about letters in Denticon. A few topics include: document templates, pick lists, question prompts, merge fields,..

March 06, 2018

Perio Charting Made Easy

March 2017

In this session we discuss perio charting in Denticon. A few topics include: voice perio charting; templates for faster data entry;..

March 06, 2018

Better Clinical Record Keeping

February 2017

In this session we discuss best practices for clinical record keeping in Denticon. A few topics include: creating and managing..

March 06, 2018

New and Improved Restorative Charting

January 2017

Learn more about the new and improved restorative charting in Denticon. Topics include pre-existing conditions and the new..

March 06, 2018

Managing the Scheduler

December 2016

Learn more about managing the scheduler in Denticon. Topics include viewing and maneuvering the scheduler, quick appointment making,..

March 06, 2018

Patient Facing Features

November 2016

All about patient facing features in Denticon. Topics include the patient portal, online patient registration, and AppointNow online..

March 06, 2018

Treatment Plans

October 2016

All about treatment plans in Denticon. Topics include restorative charting, manipulating the planned procedures,..

March 06, 2018

Payment Contracts

September 2016

All about contracts in Denticon. Topics include regular contracts to pay off existing balances and treatment-planned procedures,..

March 06, 2018

Monthly Reports

August 2016

Learn more about how to use monthly reports in Denticon. This video covers monthly reports for production, collections, aging..

March 06, 2018

Insurance Payments

June 2016

Learn more about how insurance payments work in Denticon. This video covers the basics of insurance payments, insurance write-offs, the..

March 06, 2018

Claims Processing

May 2016

Learn more about how claims work in Denticon. Specific topics include: using the Claim Status feature, the importance of batching claims..

March 06, 2018

Insurance Plans

March 2016

More about how insurance plans work in Denticon. This webinar covers types of insurance plans, adding/editing insurance plans, and..

March 06, 2018

Should You Form a DSO?

The dental industry is consolidating rapidly, with more and more dental groups forming every month. What used to be a landscape of single location..

March 06, 2018

Fee Schedules

February 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about fee schedules in Denticon, including: types of fee schedules, fee schedule assignments, and..

March 06, 2018

Ledger Activities

January 2016

An in-depth discussion of ledger activities, with a particular emphasis on adjustments and auto-adjustments.

March 06, 2018

End of Year Tasks

December 2015

This webinar covers a variety of topics including how to close things out in Denticon for the end of the year, how to upload new fee..

April 30, 2017

Denticon Power User Summit 2017

Video overview of the Planet DDS Denticon Power User Summit 2017 in Las Vegas.