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September 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Yearly Recall: Using Dentrix to reactivate patients not seen in over a year

The top priority for dental office managers is to fill the schedule. Most practices have a system to contact patients when they are due for their 6 month checkup. However, what about patients that end up overdue? To stay in contact with these patients and try to get them back into your schedule is an untapped market. This is one way to run a successful dental…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 23, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Why Dental Websites Are Waste of Money

I'm going to share a very interesting and informative story with you that I know plagues majority of dentists and it's down right awful. It involves dental websites.

Here at Local Search For Dentists we care about our clients successes and it's out #1 priority everyday. Unfortunately not everyone you hire out there thinks the same as we do. Part of our program is working hand in hand with your web company or web…

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Added by Graig Presti on September 20, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Choosing the right mouthwash to meet your needs

These days many people like to use a mouthwash and there is a huge range of options to choose from.

The key to choosing the right one for your needs is being clear about what you are using it for.
Many people opt for mouthwash because they want to have fresh breath.
But many mouthwashes…
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Added by Sam Kawakami on September 19, 2013 at 3:59am — No Comments

Chicken or the egg which comes first? WHO CARES!

Don’t you just hate sales hype from some dental suppliers and manufacturer’s claiming their products and services are best just because they sell it? Something to be said for number crunching but technology doesn’t magically increase your ROI or improve your…

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Added by Ted Takahashi on September 18, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

Leadership in the dental practice

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. - John Maxwell



So - how did your last staff meeting go? Were your team members enthusiastic to share ideas that will help improve quality of care, reduce expenses and improve staff morale? Or, did they sit quietly and when asked for suggestions, just say…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 16, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

The facts about oral cancer

Oral cancer is not as well known as other types of cancer but it can represent a life-threatening risk if not identified early.

- It strikes an estimated 35,000 Americans each year

- More than 7,500 people (5,200 men and 2,307 women) die of these cancers each year

- More than 25% of Americans who get…
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Added by Kevin Flood on September 13, 2013 at 3:59am — No Comments

Root canal treatment

Root canal therapy is an important treatment that can save a tooth with a diseased nerve and which in the past would probably have needed to be removed.

Inside each tooth is the ‘pulp’ which runs like a thread down through the root and provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. It is the soft tissue that…
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Added by Kirkland Cornerstone Dental on September 13, 2013 at 3:55am — No Comments

Why cavities arent just for kids

Tooth decay or cavities result from destruction of the tooth enamel and can lead to a range of problems from toothache to bad breath.

Cavities occur when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, sugared drinks, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth.
Bacteria…
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Added by Michael Goldberg on September 13, 2013 at 3:51am — No Comments

How minor tweaks on your website can convert them as your customers

Majority of the patients do their research online prior to visit a dentist and having our websites very interactive and with more useful content will make them ring you. some poorly designed websites can bounce your potential customers and damage your reputation. How would you know behaviour of your website visitors, a better place to start is google analytics which is free. If you are already using it, have you tried the content experiment analytics has? design a new page to the…

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Added by M Marz on September 9, 2013 at 6:15am — No Comments

"Statements would upset the patients" - How to catch up on dental billing

"We don't send statements. The dentist is afraid that would upset the patients."



Some dental practices struggle to manage their billing systems. There can be many reasons the dental billing system has crumbled, such as dental office manager turnover, lack of training with the dental practice management software, or even embezzlement. No matter what the reason for a disorganized, occasional billing system, the problems caused are the same. Patients that don't…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 4, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Dental Professionals: Free Sample Packs

Mydent International, manufacturer of the DEFEND brand, is pleased to provide free sample packs.  The sample packs, available to dental professionals and dealers, include infection control products, disposables, impression material and/or other dental supplies.  Six products may be requested via an online form.  To request additional products, please contact Mydent directly.

 

Samples are based on…

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Added by Eric Slone on September 3, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

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