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April 2012 Blog Posts (6)

ADA announces dates and locations for Annual Sessions through 2018 ... what do you think?

Just released is the list of dates and locations for the ADA Annual Session through 2018.

Please click here to see the list

What do you think of the location choices? 

Added by Kevin Henry on April 30, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Let’s Work Together for a Bigger Mission and Vision

Chris Cuomo, Gitika Ahuja, and Enjoli Francis’s article is good. Their ABC News article,” Medicaid’s Youngest Face Dental Crisis” in the “ Hidden America Series” is the beginning story of our national dental crisis and needs to be completed, along with a conclusion after further research. Hopefully it will go further into the truth and reason for the dental crisis across our Nation; not only for the youngest faces on Medicaid, but the oldest faces, the faces of poverty not eligible…

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Added by Gary W. Vollan L.D. on April 30, 2012 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Ideas to fill dentist schedules: Document reason for treatment

How are you doing at filling schedules these days? We've had some light days lately and are reviewing our systems for how to fill our dentist schedules, so here are a few ideas you can use:

  • Treatment plan everything in Dentrix - if it's not entered into the computer, then no one can follow up
  • Run Unscheduled Treatment reports regularly to call patients that did not schedule
  • Document your calls and letters to the patient so you don't overdo it.
  • Use a…
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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 26, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Dentists use Cost Segregation for cash flow!

Dentists are turning to cost segregation as a means to tap cash flow from their dental practice.  More and more dental professionals realize how easy the process is to take advantage of their dental office when cash flow is tight. …

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on April 16, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Setting up a new dentist in the Dentrix schedule

In my practice, we are thrilled to be adding a third GP dentist. With our 4 specialists, this will make 7 dentists under one roof! One of the most important pieces of helping our new dentist get settled into the practice is setting up his schedule in Dentrix.

 

Each of our dentists has his or her own page in the Dentrix appointment book. Our secretary training includes the list of each dentist and which F key to use to find their schedule. To give you a sense of how we have…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 12, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

More thoughts on Embezzlement

I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Mr. David Harris of Prosperident while we were both attending the Chicago MidWinter dental meeting. He shared some seriously scary stories over coffee and definitely established himself as the dental embezzlement expert.

Here’s what I learned:

  • There’s no way to be perfectly safe from theft. Criminals are smart and they know how dental practices operate.
  • The average amount stolen from dentists is $157,000.…
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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 5, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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