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I guess I'm a few weeks behind on this, but I just saw photos of Lady Gaga and the wild teeth (dental cuff) she wore at the YouTube American Music Awards in early November. A photo of her wearing the teeth is now featured on the cover of her new single, "Dope."
What's cool about this story is that the designer of the teeth (which is actually a bracelet the artist calls a dental cuff) was called out of the blue and asked if Lady Gaga could wear her teeth jewelry. Like any sane…Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on December 2, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments
I had just returned from consulting a new client where an epic conflict between the back and front had laid siege to the dental office. The doctor thought this "Clash of the Titans" would quickly blow over. Instead it blew up.
And what was this battle over?
Added by Kevin Tighe on December 2, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
Organization of a practice is, in essence, composed of ensuring you and your staff know how to efficiently and effectively process:
a. New Patients
b. Returning Patients
c. Emergency Patients
When Mike begins with a new client he evaluates where the weak links are…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on November 26, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments
Added by Errol Fife on November 25, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments
There is a way to handle this properly. You want to let your patients know about your decision - and you want to help them understand why you're dropping their plan. You want to extend the opportunity to continue their dental care in your practice…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 22, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Several years ago, when my Mac laptop still had a battery that could be taken out, I called Apple to order a new one as my old battery had stopped holding much of a charge. I was leaving town the next afternoon to consult a dentist…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on November 18, 2013 at 8:02am — No Comments
I was inspired by a dentist this morning who shared his vision of dental wellness - and he reminded me of Bob Barkley. Amazing man. Talk about inspiring!
Then count yourself as lucky. And, if beyond just knowing of this dentist and his work, you also agree with his ideas and approach, then you are rare indeed. Have you implemented his ideas into your…
Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 15, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Stroll around the parking lot, take a seat in the lobby and view the surroundings. Sit in each of the dental chairs and look up at the ceiling. What uncover can be some really…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on November 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Recently I was using a dental client’s computer and noticed that it was running really slow. On a hunch, I installed anti-spyware software.
Spyware, for those of you who don’t know, is computer software that is installed secretly on your computer to intercept or take…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on November 4, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments
In most dental practices, if the hygiene schedule is open, the hygienist doesn't work. This is the trade-off for hygienists being the highest-paid members of the staff – they can only be paid when the schedule is full. So, how does your practice handle it when the hygiene schedule falls apart?
The wrong things to do
It makes me crazy…
Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 1, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments
So, what does accelerated depreciation really mean?
As a business owner, there is no doubt about it…you have plenty to worry about. From making sure that your business is running smoothly, all your supplies are ordered, the day to day operations run without fail and, of course, the filing of your yearly taxes. Did you know that by using …Continue
Added by Jeff Hobbs on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Dental Office takes Accelerated Depreciation using Cost Segregation!
Dr. Brian Dorman, DMD, recently came to us at Segregation Holding to inquire how a cost segregation study could benefit his dental practice. The Center for Oral & Facial Surgery located in Anthem, AZ…
Added by Jeff Hobbs on October 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Many dentists assume that because they have money coming in that their office manager is sending statements and running an organized collections system. This is not always true. Here's a quick & easy way to confirm that your practice sent statements last month.
In less than 5 minutes, you will know whether to appreciate your staff for a…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 25, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
I have one client who produces $5000.00 a day. His hygienist produces $1200.00 a day. Another client produces $2200.00 a day. His…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on October 21, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
Yes, I'm among those who wish Miley Cyrus would quit her over-the-top antics. She was cute as Hannah Montana, and she does not have to go to such great lengths to tell us she's grown up. Did she ever stop to think she could sell songs because her voice is decent? When my daughter asked me to listen to "Wrecking Ball" because "It's not that bad, Mom," I daresay I agreed.
But I digress before I even get started. In one of her latest photos, and actually quite a few before this one,…Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on October 14, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments
Meanwhile, are you looking at your lower and lower reimbursements now that you've…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 14, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments
Let's say you’re getting 30 new dental patients a month. That’s 360 new dental patients in a year which means a possible 720 hygiene appointments.
So are you adding new hygiene days to your schedule? If you’re not then there are big, gapping holes in your dental recare…Continue
Had a request come in from a Dr wanting to know if he could use a Kodak sensor with his current Dexis software. I says, sure can! Here’s a little tutorial. If you need additional help just call 800-821-8962 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
First thing you have to do is download and install the Kodak RVG TWAIN Driver from this link: SetupRVGTwain When running the install make sure to check…Continue
The thing is that the new cable will have all the problems that the old cable has. The problem is pretty simple you have copper wires that are of a very small gauge so that they can make the cable thin and flexible. To compare for you, a network cable has 24GA…Continue
(Do you take Aetna Insurance?)
Whom am I speaking with?
(I am Mrs. New Patient, do you take Aetna?)
Mrs. New patient, I would need to check if your insurance company allows you to use a…Continue
Added by Kevin Tighe on October 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments