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April 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Why you need to attend PDA 2009

Professional Dental Assisting 2009 is coming soon ... June 11-13 in Plano, Texas (northern suburb of Dallas). As editor of Dental Assisting Digest and veteran of three previous PDAs, I wanted to let you know why YOU need to be a part of PDA in Plano.



Advantages of attending PDA

New technologies and how they will affect your career and practice

Training to enhance one of the most important DA skills -- communications

Proven tips on how to polish your image for… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on April 29, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

I like the title

I like the sounds of "The Chic Shopaholic," a website that I have nothing in common with. I'm not chic. I'm not a shopaholic ... yet. But the site recently offered an insightful article about cosmetic dentistry. Yes, cosmetic dentistry is about looking good and "chic," but it's also about increasing self esteem and living a fuller life. I know "selling" dentistry can be a touchy subject, but if a procedure will truly make a… Continue

Added by Meg Kaiser on April 29, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

Dwitter!?!

Dwitter = Twitter for Dentistry



Have tried to Dweet?

On NewDocs.com you find the Dwitter. It works like twitter but it's for dentistry. So go ahead Dweet away! Let the dental profession know what you are doing or what's on your mind. The benefits of Dweeting are that it short, sweet, and to the point. It's an easy way to keep current and see what's going on in the dental world at the moment. What do you have to share and let people know about?

It's Web 2.0 for… Continue

Added by Dan Marut,DMD founder NewDocs on April 28, 2009 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

Is there a completion date restriction on this contest or can any project completed in 2009 or prior be submitted?

Is there a completion date restriction on this contest or can any project completed in 2009 or prior be submitted? Continue

Added by Mary Grise on April 25, 2009 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Before and after cosmetic photos

Some interesting thoughts are shared in this short article.



I haven't noticed this happening very often in the before and after photos I've observed, but if "doctoring" of photos does occur, it can be very misleading. I think it's a good idea to keep the photos honest, as suggested in this article. That way people can truly observe that "ordinary" people, which most of us are, can… Continue

Added by Meg Kaiser on April 23, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Of dogs and oral health

I came across a couple of interesting articles. The first one is for you dog lovers. Even man's best friend needs to maintain good oral health. So feed, walk, groom ... and brush your dog's teeth. But I bet those of you with canine friends already knew this. Me? I'm a cat lover, and I confess, I haven't explored my cats' mouths lately. Don't plan to either. http://tinyurl.com/dala3a



I also came across Martin and his "Friends of Fresh Breath." I like his thoughts on oral health. He… Continue

Added by Meg Kaiser on April 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

YOUR PRACTICE IS NO ACCIDENT

Put yourself in the shoes of a dental practice management consultant. What would you look for if you were a management consultant to a dental practice whose production and collections were going down each month? How could each person in the office be the cause of a failing dental practice?



Perhaps the front office people are being rude or not answering the phone in a reasonable length of time. Perhaps the scheduling is not being done correctly. Look at each position in the office and… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Added by alfieri giuliano on April 20, 2009 at 3:09am — No Comments

What Are Your Staff Really Up To?

I often talk to clients about the importance of role-playing with staff but that may not be enough. Just because you showed someone how to do it once, doesn’t mean they will continue to follow the procedures you’ve shown them.



I have a client who thoroughly role-plays new staff members on their job duties until they have their procedures down to perfection but then he didn’t follow up on them until a few months later. Instead he assumed that they were doing the job the way he had… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on April 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — 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 then says, “Any questions?”



So the patients go merrily along their way to the financial arranger and ask what procedure will their insurance cover and then say, “Okay that's what I want to… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on April 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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