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How are your ortho patients doing at keeping their teeth clean? When it's time to remove the braces, are you admiring a beautiful smile - or are you looking at red, puffy gums and discolored teeth?
One of the ways you can improve quality in your dental practice is to improve the oral health of your ortho patients.
Recently, we paired up our hygienists and our orthodontic team to meet and talk through our approaches to work together to help our ortho patients keep their teeth…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments
For years, when talking marketing, this was a common question to ask, “Are you targeting Nordstrom clientele or Wal-mart people?” For dentists and physicians, this question is useless. Worse than useless, in fact, because it puts your focus on the wrong goals.
People follow their insurance. They choose a hospital and physician from the list. They choose…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 6, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Whether or not you’ve heard of Google+, you have definitely heard of Google. As the number one online search engine in the world, Google has designed a suite of companion services, which includes everything from email to online calendars to social networking tools. Due to the sheer dominance of Google regarding online search, a dental practice cannot afford to ignore its social networking site,…Continue
Added by Dental Matrix on June 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Dental Home Day national volunteer coordinator Dr. Cavan Brunsden checks out the shined up smile of a happy patient.
I have not personally witnessed certain dental procedures. I’ve never had the ground-up view of an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orthodontist, or periodontist. I have…Continue
Added by Mark Hartley on June 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
At this time, a class action lawsuit is being formulated against The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) who is a wholly owned subsidiary of the California Dental Association (CDA) related to the veracity of their marketing, and claims handling. This letter is reaching out to all current and former TDIC clients who have experienced injury due to the performance of the products purchased from TDIC.
Added by Randall S Ruminson on May 30, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments
What, pray tell, is an unclaimed funds audit, you ask? Allow me. Apparently, the state of Ohio has decided that any money businesses owe back to their customers should no longer be kept as a credit on the…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
My business manager received a collections call today from Local Business Yellowpages. The person on the phone was threatening collections against her because they had her on recording in November giving her name and comfirming our business address. No contract was ever signed or agreed upon. Legally they could not go after her credit since she is not part of the business but she called me freaking out this morning! This looks to be a scam and has previously been reported on…Continue
Added by Randall S Ruminson on May 29, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments
When asked about the challenges they face with owning a practice, doctors rarely mention the clinical aspect of their jobs. Instead, dealing with the dynamics of their support team is often the main source of stress. Many feel they spend too much if their energy trying to managing various personalities and trying to help everyone get along.
So what can a doctor do? Here are some tips on how you can develop chemistry among the team members and have a better chance of a managing…Continue
Added by Ken Smith on May 28, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
Check out this innovative retainer case holder! Retain-It is a stretchy neoprene retainer case cover that zips securely over any retainer case. Attaches to a belt or purse with an included carabiner clip. Comes with a clear plastic standard retainer case. Great for kids! Comes in a bunch of colors! Remember, your patients can buy this directly from us! Retain-It Zippered Retainer Case Holder with Clip…Continue
Added by Lynn Schneider on May 21, 2013 at 11:45pm — No Comments
"Help me, to help you" - I love that line by Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. In fact, I feel like I say that to my staff a lot. Here's the clip in case you don't remember this movie:
I had no idea how true it is for our collection agency!
Collections agency results
Just last week I talked with our…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 20, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Cost segregation delivers income tax benefits for Dr. McCauley at Element Dental.
I was honored recently to perform a site survey for Dr. Jonathan McCauley at Element Dental’s new office in Bryan, TX. It is super family- and…Continue
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Bliss Dental Uses Cost Segregation to Accelerate Depreciation.…
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 15, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments
Arte Dental uses cost segregation to accelerate depreciation & pocket a huge income tax refund!
Dr. William Nguyen, DDS, engaged us to perform a cost segregation study on his new tenant build-out. His office is a state-of-the-art facility that is uber kid-friendly and has a calming environment. After…Continue
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When I brush 3 time a day, floss my teeth and rinse more often why should I see a dentist? is a common norm among many who don't see the need of visiting a dentist.
Reasons people mentioned on why they haven't been to a Dentist in over three years:
Added by M Marz on May 12, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
Any opinions out there about requiring candidates for dental hygiene licensure to pass an online assessment containing ethical dilemmas/case scenarios??
Some top medical schools are even requiring this type of assessment for students applying for admission.
Since dental hygiene programs now include ethics courses early in their curriculums, shouldn't that be reinforced again prior to being awarded a license to practice??
Who are your top suppliers? Who are you writing a significant check to each month? Take a look at your credit card statement and business checking account and make a list of your top 10 dental vendors.
One of the principles of the national Baldrige award (…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 9, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments
Although I normally write about dentistry and business management, I just finished a great book that shares unique insights into children - and for every dentist, hygienist, assistant and office manager raising children - I hope this is helpful.
The authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, are journalists who realized that over the last 10 years there had been some…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As I sat at the Tulsa airport and waited to board my flight to Dallas/Fort Worth, I looked up as the crew began to board the plane and get it ready for takeoff. I smiled when I saw the captain pulling his bag on the plane with a bumper sticker that read, "I have no idea where I'm going."
Of course, it was in jest. He knew exactly where he was going (thank goodness) and he had every tool he needed to make sure the 40-minute flight was smooth and quick (again, thank goodness). I…
Added by Kevin Henry on April 30, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments