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Average Case Fee

A good dental practice management diagnostic tool is Average Case Fee (ACF). It is figured out by dividing production or collections by #…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on April 21, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

Actions to take to fill up your dental schedule, cut down on no-shows/cancellations.

1. For those who take insurance get in "end of year" insurance out.

2. Have a short call list

3. Make sure that every patient has their next appointment scheduled before leaving

4. Follow-up on unscheduled treatment and missed…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on April 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

A belated congratulations for a Frances Shook Award recipient

Karen Essell, RDH

We’ve had the good fortune in recent months of becoming acquaintances of two Michigan hygienists. Shirley Stroupe was the cover model in December 2012. Anne Gwozdek was the…

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Added by Mark Hartley on April 7, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Oil pulling received celebrity endorsement

Celebrities endorse oil pulling! Isn't that all you needed to hear in order to start your new oil pulling regimen? You can bet I'm on board! If stars do it, it must be amazing!

Well, that sounded as sarcastic as it was supposed to. I'll never understand why we mere mortals feel we need to emulate the stars in so many things.

And I almost hate to say this now, but in this case the celebrities might be on to something. Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants" and…

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Added by Meg Kaiser on April 2, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Buying a dental practice? Tips and questions to ask.

A few tips and questions I advise you get answered:

1. Get an accurate count of active patients. Often this is greatly inflated. If the software has been correctly entered for all patients then the active patient count will be…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on March 25, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

s there a weak link in your dental practice?

Your dental practice is as strong as its weakest link.



The problem is that the weakest link is probably you.



The good news? Your job as a dentist is safe. The bad news? Your dental practice may not be.



Some dentists have a poor dental…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on March 17, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments

Common mouth sores: causes and cures

Mouth sores can be very annoying and painful and can have many causes.

The causes can range from infections – bacterial, viral or fungal – to a loose orthodontic wire or a denture that doesn’t fit or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling.
But mouth sores may be symptoms of an underlying…
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Added by Richard Neuman on March 13, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Windows, and Linux, and Apples. Oh my!

With support for Windows XP set to expire around the same time as Uncle Sam's yearly tax collection extravaganza, a lot of people are revisiting the question of what OS to run on their dental practice computers. HIPAA compliance specialists and those who sell dental offices new computers or…

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Added by Gabriel Ruiz on March 12, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

How removable partial dentures can help you

Removable partial dentures usually involve replacement teeth attached to plastic bases, connected by metal framework.

They attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments generally look better than metal clasps and are nearly invisible.
Crowns may be…
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Added by Julian M. Tudose on March 12, 2014 at 3:32am — No Comments

Mydent offers new DEFEND Desensitizer

Mydent International’s newest addition to its preventative line is the DEFEND Desensitizer.  A universal desensitizing agent, this product can be placed under dental cements as well as temporary, provisional or final restorative…

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Added by Eric Slone on March 11, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Asking Yes or No Questions is a No-No

Do you ask your patient "Do you understand?"

If you do, you're losing a lot of income. That's what all dentists do.

Dentists tell patients they need to do this, this and this, rapid-fire style, throw patients terms that they probably don’t understand like "leaky margins" and…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on March 10, 2014 at 9:38am — No Comments

Many of Arizona's children are faced with hunger when school ends.  School districts in Arizona partner with community food banks and other organizations to provide meals to students and their famili…

Many of Arizona's children are faced with hunger when school ends.  School districts in Arizona partner with community food banks and other organizations to provide meals to students and their families.  Maricopa County Office of Oral Health provided oral health screenings, dental sealants and fluoride varnish to these children at summer lunch sites. 

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Added by Kirsten Roling, D.D.S. on March 7, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Has Your Front Desk Been Taken Over by a Porn Site?

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…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on March 4, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Dental Practice Management: Ideas from Yankee Dental

Dental Practice Management Ideas from Yankee Dental



As a dental office manager, I enjoy checking out dental marketing, dental technology and dental practice management booths at the shows. Here are a few that caught my interest this year at Yankee Dental:…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on February 21, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

Asking Yes or No Questions is a No-No

Do you ask your patient "Do you understand?"

If you do, you're losing a lot of income. That's what all dentists do.

Dentists tell patients they need to do this, this and this, rapid-fire style, throw patients terms that they probably don’t understand like "leaky…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on February 17, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

NiteBite hits the floors of Yankee Dental 2014

Check out this video on NiteBite. More proof this is a game changer for practices across the world! Check out hashtag #stopthegrind and see what people are talking about NiteBite!…

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Added by Ben Achtabowski on February 10, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Adult Oral Sedation Permit Course - Houston, TX Feb. 20-22, 2014

For Dentist who wish to obtain an Adult Oral Conscious Sedation Permit

Our courses are comprised of comprehensive didactic training on the administration of conscious (moderate) sedation, analgesia, adverse event and airway management.

All of our courses have been developed and are presented by anesthesiologists and anesthesia trained practitioners.

 

*Sedation Permit Renewals Course Online …

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Added by Randy Pigg on February 8, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

Are you the “The Dental Devil Incarnate” ?

Disagreements amongst dental staff members and the dentist is one of the most common situations I run into when working with a new client. A good example is a recent new client who I personally found him to be very congenial so I had a hard time believing this guy was “The…

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Added by Kevin Tighe on February 4, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

The two main functions of NiteBite®

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There are two main functions of NiteBite®:

1. To relax the jaw by using its natural physiologic processes.

2. To prevent bruxism and clenching by preventing the rear teeth from touching in centric or eccentric movements utilizing the jaw opening reflex.

The …

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Added by Ben Achtabowski on January 31, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

NiteBite Clinical Case #2

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This is just an example of how NiteBite can quickly and easily treat many symptoms that affect many people. For more information read other NiteBite Blogs or go…

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Added by Ben Achtabowski on January 29, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

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