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Survey your patients for higher hygiene numbers
July 13, 2018 -- Is there a way to help start the conversation with your patients about needed treatment and also boost your practice's hygiene production numbers? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests having your patients fill out a hygiene practice survey, which will help your practice zone in on patient concerns while opening the treatment discussion.  Discuss
ADA predicts more dentists through 2037
July 12, 2018 -- The number of full-time dentists in the U.S. is projected to increase through 2037, according to a new ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) brief. The new estimates are the latest from the institute and an update to a similar report from 2016.  Discuss
4 ways to digitize the front of your office
July 12, 2018 -- You might have brought in advanced technology to your practice, but have you given the same attention to the technology in your waiting area? Matt Gibbs of UPshow offers four ideas to bring technology to the front of your office that will entertain patients and maybe help reduce their dental anxiety.  Discuss
The real cost of inadequate exams
July 11, 2018 -- An inadequate exam can have repercussions for patients beyond their immediate oral care issue, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He relates a phone call he received from a friend with pain in his upper left molar area.  Discuss
Inspire Medical's sleep apnea treatment gets Aetna coverage
July 11, 2018 -- Inspire Medical Systems announced that Aetna will provide coverage for its Inspire therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for making decisions: Make the best decisions for your practice
July 9, 2018 -- As the practice leader, you make all the major decisions. As within any business, for things to operate smoothly, decisions both big and small must made -- sometimes daily. When responding to new challenges, your job as the leader is to bring the team together, gather information and feedback, weigh the pros and cons, and provide the direction, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental Care Alliance adds 3 practices
July 9, 2018 -- Dental support organization Dental Care Alliance has affiliated with Eckels Orthodontics, which has offices in Ohio and West Virginia.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Perspectives on the growth of the DSO model
July 6, 2018 -- Dr. Alexander Wojtyna has worked in both private and dental support organization (DSO) practices. In this Second Opinion, he details what works for him as a clinician and practice owner in the DSO model.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Seizure-like event in dental chair followed by death
July 5, 2018 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient having two teeth extracted had a seizure in the chair and later died. Complicating matters was that the treating dentist had received his license only a week earlier. Read on to learn how the case was resolved and what you can do to help your practice.  Discuss
3 benefits of online scheduling
July 3, 2018 -- Patients may have something come up that prevents them from calling your office while it is open to make an appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes that this is when an online scheduling program that syncs with your practice management software can help with your scheduling and also allow your team to focus on patient care.  Discuss
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