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Who Likes To Sharpen Instruments?

Coarse or Fine Grit Instrument Sharpening – Which To Use?

Whenever I ask a group “who likes to sharpen instruments?” no one raises a hand.  I doubt that surprises you. When I then ask “who likes to scale and root plane with sharp instruments?” all hands go up. I fully agree with both answers.

I have gone so far as to say sharpening can be enjoyable. I said that in a blog no so long ago and got a response (I suspect sarcastic) “yea right”. What I really meant to say was using…


Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on March 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to book appointments in your sleep!

When was the last time you made a reservation for dinner or a hotel? Did you call the establishment directly? Did you use an online service like OpenTable or Travelocity? People are increasingly looking to get 24 hour access to your schedule and want to book their appointment even when your office is closed. Chances are they’ll keep looking until…


Added by Joseph Aquilina on March 26, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Building an ongoing educational dialogue with your colleagues across the world in the palm of your hand

Recently we have seen a great deal of attention on social media as a powerful tool to grow your dental practice. Being active on Twitter, creating Facebook contests and using SEO optimization are some of the most effective methods that are recommended in the DentistryIQ forums. Growing your patient base is a priority, but so is the quality of service you give them as a dentist. After all, patients are going to be more vocal in their online reviews if they are happy after a visit. So if you…


Added by Ana Mullen on March 26, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Innovative Ideas abound at Dental Conventions

Living in Southern California has its advantages. One of them is that I’m close to the California Dental Association’s (CDA) bi-annual meetings. The CDA holds two meeting each year. Like every state’s association meetings, these are always great events to refresh, reconnect, and for me, a great way to see what’s new. Last year at the CDA they had almost 100 new products or companies showing for the first time at the CDA meeting in San Francisco. This year at the Anaheim meeting they show 75…


Added by Joseph Aquilina on March 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

To Survive Dentists Must Get Patients Reviews on Google Places

If you own your own practice and want to get more dental patients, you must start getting your rankings on Google My Business. This is how to get prime real estate for local search results. If that isn’t enough of a…


Added by Charles Crawford on March 20, 2015 at 3:22pm — No Comments

How to Use Social Media Websites to Grow Your Dental Practice?

Using social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are great ways to get your practice’s name out there. Utilizing all platforms available is extremely important because everyone is online these days and looking for the next best thing. This next best thing, interestingly enough, could very well be your dental practice.


SEO Optimization



Added by Charles Crawford on March 20, 2015 at 5:37am — 1 Comment

Dentist’s Guide to Developing Website and Social Media Content

The guide linked below is provided as a resource for dentists, webmasters, and online marketers of dental websites.

This publication may not be made available online except as posted on our website at Except for this restriction this publication is free to use and disseminate without restriction.…


Added by Ron McCoy on March 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Kim K. at the dentist

There is absolutely a reason I don't watch "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." ZZZzzzzzz – I have no idea why that show is still on or why those people are "celebrities" (Yeah I know. I'm celebrity blogging about them. I see the irony). I can't help but feel many of you are wondering the same thing. I don't mean to slam those of you who watch the show and your taste in TV. Heaven knows that you all would probably wince at some of my viewing choices. 

But I would be remiss if I didn't…


Added by Meg Kaiser on March 19, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Dental Office Manager Daily Checklist

Info: This checklist addresses the basics that a dental office manager should maintain and accomplish on a daily basis.

Note: Download a complimentary Dental Office…


Added by Cambridge Dental Consultants on March 11, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The promise of the paperless dental office

 When you hear the term 'paperless dental office' you may literally imagine an office void of paper charts. But the beauty of the paperless office is obviously more than just the absence of clutter. A true paperless system changes the actual workflow of your office. Imagine a world where data is only touched once. Errors are caught and corrected once. Patient information is available from anywhere at any time! Imagine anyone in your office instantly having access to the information, images,…


Added by Joseph Aquilina on March 6, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments

The #1 key metric for practice success

When we talk to dentists about their practice they are often concerned because they have no real feel for their data. Usually they have gone to a seminar or talked to a consultant and have heard about all the varied reports they should be running to monitor their practice. In reality 80% of practices never run these reports. Most have no real idea how they are really doing. As long as they can make payroll on the first and fifteenth of the month all's well. 



Added by Joseph Aquilina on February 26, 2015 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Staying Focused

It is best if dental practice owners do NOT spend a lot of time on management. They should instead focus on servicing patients with the best possible care.

Stay focused on helping patients get better; not on the money. The money will come if you stay focused on helping as many people as…


Added by Cambridge Dental Consultants on February 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Using the power of Video to turn your practice into a Brand

Brands evoke feelings in the minds of consumers. If I say tab32, I hope you think of free cloud based dental software. When done right, this brand loyalty causes customers to choose you over the competition. A good brand identity will tell your customers who you are, what you do, and how you do it. Loyalty will make people drive farther, pay more, wait longer, tell others about your services. How do you communicate your brand…


Added by Joseph Aquilina on February 20, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Is Free Cloud Dental Software worth the cost??

If you are considering free software the first thing you'll want to know is "is it worth the price". In the latest interview we review common question regarding tab32 free dental software so you can see if it may be right for you and your practice.

Added by Joseph Aquilina on February 16, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Dental Marketing Pitfalls That You Should Avoid

You invest money in the marketing strategy of your dental office to get quality prospects to become your patients. That’s the kind of business sense that every entrepreneur have. But many dental offices will lose money because they fall victim to dental marketing pitfalls. It is good for you to be aware of these dental marketing pitfalls and come up with solutions to avoid them.


Don’t try to create a website on…


Added by Charles Crawford on February 10, 2015 at 11:11pm — No Comments

New Product Review: Improve Office Communications with Cloud Based Dental Software

Cloud based dental software is all the rage these days due to its efficiency, safety and low cost. Aiming to help improve communication within the busy practice, AllProWebTools combines multiple business management tools into…


Added by Joseph Aquilina on February 9, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring Administrative Assistance in Your Dental Practice

Having an administrative assistant is like having a carbon copy of you. Ideally, you want your assistant to have the same ideals, goals, and vision about your business that you do. However, it’s not easy to find someone who will adapt to your way of thinking, especially if that person is new in the dental industry. Finding the right candidate is hard, and with so many qualified (and unqualified) people vying for the position, once you’ve narrowed down your pile of resumes,…


Added by Charles Crawford on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Online Reviews Really Mean for Your Dental Practice?

Online reviews really matter whatever business you’re in. For many years - decades in fact - dental practices have relied on word of mouth to grow their patient list. Now, in the 21st Century, business growth depends on online reviews.


The great purpose of online review sites


Online reviews give Internet users easy access to local info and evaluations of local…


Added by Charles Crawford on February 7, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Part B Deadline for all Dentists June 1, 2015

What exactly does this mean for dentists and their dental practices?

This means that if you have Medicare-eligible patients for whom you prescribe medication, or perform biopsies that require sending the patient's sample to a pathologist, or need to refer the patient to a specialist, you'll need to do one of the following:

Enroll as a Medicare provider

Dentists wishing to enroll as Medicare providers must accept assignment on all Medicare claims and…


Added by Diamond Billing on January 29, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

Want to grow your practice with Dental Sleep / Oral Appliances

Diamond Billing is a Billing company that specializes in Medical Billing of Oral Appliances along with all aspects of Medicare guidelines and credentialing.

Diamond Billing our process is a bit different from the all other billing companies.  We are a full service billing company, handling every aspect of the medical billing for you.  We provide a pre-authorization for each patient you request, we collect sleep studies from the physician (if applicable), we get…


Added by Diamond Billing on January 29, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

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