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CDA Presents 2018: Overcoming financial hurdles to multipractice ownership
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - You do your research and learn that two nearby practices are going up for sale. This is your chance to own multiple practices. But what does it take to get funding for these acquisitions? In a presentation on Friday at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Matthew Christie of Bank of America discussed five aspects that banks consider for practice acquisition loans.  Discuss
5 questions to help your patients self-motivate
May 17, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg's hygienist came to him last week to discuss a patient who was not taking care of her mouth. However, this was not a new patient -- she had been coming to his office for a while. This is a question all dentists and hygienists grapple with: How can you help your patients self-motivate? Dr. Danenberg suggests five questions that might help.  Discuss
Ariz. governor signs dental therapist bill
May 17, 2018 -- Arizona has become the seventh state to allow dental therapists to practice.  Discuss
Patterson Dental signs distribution deal with Solutionreach
May 17, 2018 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute and support Solutionreach's dental software products.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
4 benefits of an all-in-one compliance management system
May 15, 2018 -- Many practices consider compliance management to be little more than an afterthought. But as Dr. Kenneth Gallion writes, an effective compliance management system can streamline processes, create operational efficiency, and maximize revenue for dental practices. He describes four benefits of such a system.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community involvement: Have an impact on your community
May 14, 2018 -- The higher your practice's profile in the community, the more successful it will be. The best way to accomplish this is with personal involvement -- not just by the doctor but by everyone. All team members should be familiar with the practice's brand so they can project this image in all their community activities, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Survey: Physicians lack awareness of dental neglect in kids
May 11, 2018 -- Previous research has indicated a link between higher levels of tooth decay and children who are neglected. But if a child sees a physician, not a dentist, can the physician recognize the oral health signs that might suggest neglect is taking place? The results of a new study suggest this is not the case.  Discuss
Countdown: 10 essential tips for growing your practice
May 11, 2018 -- There's a difference between how you grow a practice and how you make it profitable, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. In this column, she counts down the essential tips on how to grow your practice. Here's a hint: It doesn't have to cost a lot of money to see a sizable return.  Discuss
5 practical ways to increase practice production
May 10, 2018 -- In the debut of a new monthly column, Dr. Roger P. Levin brings you the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, a new organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin explores practical ways you can increase your production.  Discuss
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