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October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

So, What Does Accelerated Depreciation Really Mean?

So, what does accelerated depreciation really mean?

As a business owner, there is no doubt about it…you have plenty to worry about. From making sure that your business is running smoothly, all your supplies are ordered, the day to day operations run without fail and, of course, the filing of your yearly taxes. Did you know that by using …

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Dental Office takes Accelerated Depreciation using Cost Segregation

Dental Office takes Accelerated Depreciation using Cost Segregation!



Dr. Brian Dorman, DMD, recently came to us at Segregation Holding to inquire how a cost segregation study could benefit his dental practice. The Center for Oral & Facial Surgery located in Anthem, AZ…

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on October 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

When was the last time you sent statements?

Many dentists assume that because they have money coming in that their office manager is sending statements and running an organized collections system. This is not always true. Here's a quick & easy way to confirm that your practice sent statements last month.

In less than 5 minutes, you will know whether to appreciate your staff for a…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 25, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Miley Cyrus from a dental perspective

Yes, I'm among those who wish Miley Cyrus would quit her over-the-top antics. She was cute as Hannah Montana, and she does not have to go to such great lengths to tell us she's grown up. Did she ever stop to think she could sell songs because her voice is decent? When my daughter asked me to listen to "Wrecking Ball" because "It's not that bad, Mom," I daresay I agreed.

But I digress before I even get started. In one of her latest photos, and actually quite a few before this one,…

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Added by Meg Kaiser on October 14, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

Real time, real world data to run your practice

Production Doesn't Tell the Real Story



Do your staff see your production and think everything is great? And, since they see solid production - do they expect to receive a raise this year and maybe even a bonus?

Meanwhile, are you looking at your lower and lower reimbursements now that you've…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 14, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

How To Use A Kodak 5000, 6000, and 6100 Sensor in Dexis Imaging Software

Had a request come in from a Dr wanting to know if he could use a Kodak sensor with his current Dexis software.  I says, sure can!  Here’s a little tutorial.  If you need additional help just call 800-821-8962 or email me jake@sodiumsystems.com.

First thing you have to do is download and install the Kodak RVG TWAIN Driver from this link: SetupRVGTwain  When running the install make sure to check…

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Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 8, 2013 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Broken Sensors - Why They Break - Is Digital X-ray Affordable

This post is a response to a question about why sensors break, whether or not new sensor cables on Schicks will be more durable and whether or not sensors in general are affordable.

The thing is that the new cable will have all the problems that the old cable has. The problem is pretty simple you have copper wires that are of a very small gauge so that they can make the cable thin and flexible. To compare for you, a network cable has 24GA…

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Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Baldrige for Dentists

Baldrige: The Traffic 'Copter



Have you ever sat in a traffic jam? What are you thinking? Perhaps looking around to figure out if moving into another lane will help or checking the time to determine if you're going to be late for your appointment? You can only see a few cars ahead and behind, so you are forced to make decisions with very little…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 4, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Planes, trains and autoclaves

Diamond burrs to autoclaves and 3D cone beam systems, the big suppliers collectively carry and service them all. Fortunately, there are choices associated with each product but a bear to compare while shopping. Some suppliers carry exclusive business arrangements with…

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Added by Ted Takahashi on October 2, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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