Practice Management
Time to update your CDT codes
January 18, 2019 -- The beginning of a new year signifies change and refocus for many people in their personal lives. This period of change also should be recognized in your practice when it comes to which Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) you are using, writes practice management consultant Teresa Duncan. She offers a timely reminder that using inactive codes can be costly to your practice.  Discuss
DSOs, private equity, and the future: An interview with Michael Roub
January 16, 2019 -- The past six months has seen continued growth in the dental service organization (DSO) market, including some major acquisitions and milestones. To get a sense of where these organizations are going, DrBicuspid.com interviewed Michael Roub, managing partner at Inflection 360, who has run a DSO and now helps private equity firms and healthcare companies find and complete mergers and acquisitions.  Discuss
3 things I wish I knew when starting my implant center
January 16, 2019 -- When Dr. Edward Harsini started his implant clinic, he knew it would not be an easy task. Three successful years later, he can help you avoid the mistakes he made, whether you are in the implant field or not. In this Second Opinion, he shares some key information he wishes he knew when he was starting out.  Discuss
Blind Spots: How to improve your treatment acceptance rates
January 15, 2019 -- Many of consultant Jan Keller's clients ask why their treatment acceptance rates are so low. In most cases, she writes, the answer is simple: It's because you are probably talking at your patients instead of with them. She offers practical ideas to improve your practice's acceptance rates.  Discuss
Infographic: Top 5 small cities for new dentists
January 14, 2019 -- If you're a newly minted dentist, you're probably excited to start practicing the skills you worked so hard to master in school. But doing so may be easier in some cities than others, especially if you have quite a bit of student loan debt.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for bad days: Turn a bad day around
January 14, 2019 -- Dentists have bad days sometimes, but they must exercise good self-control at the office, keeping negative feelings to themselves, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Otherwise, the experience of everyone at the practice -- patients as well as staff -- will be less pleasant.  Discuss
3 ways to stay positively motivated
January 11, 2019 -- It's easy to get caught up in fearful or negative thinking. Maybe you've got a difficult procedure scheduled first thing in the morning with a patient who gags, or maybe you're having second thoughts about a technology investment. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has seen clients with these same fears and thoughts, and she offers three ways to change your mindset in her latest column.  Discuss
5 things you should know about overhead
January 10, 2019 -- In his latest column, Dr. Roger P. Levin confirms your thoughts that overhead is a necessary evil. However, successful practices learn how to manage it and create profit over savings. Dr. Levin offers five aspects about overhead you can use to your practice's advantage.  Discuss
What do you say when patients ask about food?
January 9, 2019 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg is often asked about more than just oral healthcare by his patients. He devotes considerable time in talking to them about food and diet. In his latest column, he summarizes some of his latest thinking on food and eating.  Discuss
Smile Brands invests in DecisionOne Dental
January 9, 2019 -- The dental service organization (DSO) Smile Brands has invested in Chicago-area DSO DecisionOne Dental Partners.
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