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As our country watches the unfolding drama of healthcare reform that promises to provide health insurance for millions of Americans, significant changes lie ahead. Medicare (for those over 65) and Medicaid (for low income) insurance plans are leading the way by linking improved health with physician and hospital reimbursement. This is pay-for-performance healthcare. And it’s coming to dentistry.
Added by Jill Nesbitt on July 18, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments
This is something that all wealthy practice owners do, including marketing for dental. If you fill out this activity, you’ll be way ahead of everybody else. …
Added by Graig Presti on July 16, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments
DentaKit.com has a new website design, and a new tool for helping patients find the right retainer cleaner! It can be confusing for patients to wade through the choice of retainer cleaners on the market. This tool is like a "wizard" which asks patients a few simple questions and then tells them the best retainer cleaner based on their answers. Check out DentaKit.com's "Retainer Cleaner Finder" at:…Continue
Added by Lynn Schneider on July 11, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments
I recently learned about the dental tourism industry from a friend who got implants done in Mexico. I had no idea how popular it is! While the savings can be very significant and many sources claim high success rates (not as high as in the Canada, but comparable), I'm not sure I believe that they're as safe/successful as they claim to be. I found a chart of the average costs in a number of different…Continue
Guided implants are quite famous and more people get to know only after visiting a dentist who have the facility. There are enough resources and guides on dental implants costs but can somebody put some cost breakdowns for guided implants please?
Added by M Marz on July 3, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments
Now I know why it takes so long to get a website updated! We approved the project July 2012 and we're almost ready to publish now - so, about one year to get a new website. I never thought it would take this long, but I have to say I'm extremely pleased. I've learned a ton along the way, so thought I'd share the heavy hitters with you.
Share what makes you…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 27, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
A constant challenge in any dental practice is figuring out how to increase the hygienist production. Whether you have one hygienist or an entire team, keeping schedules full and then optimizing them to make sure our well-paid hygienists are making the most of their time is a battle we fight every day.
Dentrix has several reports to help you increase hygienist…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 20, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
How are your ortho patients doing at keeping their teeth clean? When it's time to remove the braces, are you admiring a beautiful smile - or are you looking at red, puffy gums and discolored teeth?
One of the ways you can improve quality in your dental practice is to improve the oral health of your ortho patients.
Recently, we paired up our hygienists and our orthodontic team to meet and talk through our approaches to work together to help our ortho patients keep their teeth…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments
For years, when talking marketing, this was a common question to ask, “Are you targeting Nordstrom clientele or Wal-mart people?” For dentists and physicians, this question is useless. Worse than useless, in fact, because it puts your focus on the wrong goals.
People follow their insurance. They choose a hospital and physician from the list. They choose…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 6, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Whether or not you’ve heard of Google+, you have definitely heard of Google. As the number one online search engine in the world, Google has designed a suite of companion services, which includes everything from email to online calendars to social networking tools. Due to the sheer dominance of Google regarding online search, a dental practice cannot afford to ignore its social networking site,…Continue
Added by Dental Matrix on June 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Dental Home Day national volunteer coordinator Dr. Cavan Brunsden checks out the shined up smile of a happy patient.
I have not personally witnessed certain dental procedures. I’ve never had the ground-up view of an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orthodontist, or periodontist. I have…Continue
Added by Mark Hartley on June 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
At this time, a class action lawsuit is being formulated against The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) who is a wholly owned subsidiary of the California Dental Association (CDA) related to the veracity of their marketing, and claims handling. This letter is reaching out to all current and former TDIC clients who have experienced injury due to the performance of the products purchased from TDIC.
Added by Randall S Ruminson on May 30, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments
What, pray tell, is an unclaimed funds audit, you ask? Allow me. Apparently, the state of Ohio has decided that any money businesses owe back to their customers should no longer be kept as a credit on the…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
My business manager received a collections call today from Local Business Yellowpages. The person on the phone was threatening collections against her because they had her on recording in November giving her name and comfirming our business address. No contract was ever signed or agreed upon. Legally they could not go after her credit since she is not part of the business but she called me freaking out this morning! This looks to be a scam and has previously been reported on…Continue
Added by Randall S Ruminson on May 29, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments
When asked about the challenges they face with owning a practice, doctors rarely mention the clinical aspect of their jobs. Instead, dealing with the dynamics of their support team is often the main source of stress. Many feel they spend too much if their energy trying to managing various personalities and trying to help everyone get along.
So what can a doctor do? Here are some tips on how you can develop chemistry among the team members and have a better chance of a managing…Continue
Added by Ken Smith on May 28, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
Check out this innovative retainer case holder! Retain-It is a stretchy neoprene retainer case cover that zips securely over any retainer case. Attaches to a belt or purse with an included carabiner clip. Comes with a clear plastic standard retainer case. Great for kids! Comes in a bunch of colors! Remember, your patients can buy this directly from us! Retain-It Zippered Retainer Case Holder with Clip…Continue
Added by Lynn Schneider on May 21, 2013 at 11:45pm — No Comments
"Help me, to help you" - I love that line by Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. In fact, I feel like I say that to my staff a lot. Here's the clip in case you don't remember this movie:
I had no idea how true it is for our collection agency!
Collections agency results
Just last week I talked with our…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 20, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Cost segregation delivers income tax benefits for Dr. McCauley at Element Dental.
I was honored recently to perform a site survey for Dr. Jonathan McCauley at Element Dental’s new office in Bryan, TX. It is super family- and…Continue
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Bliss Dental Uses Cost Segregation to Accelerate Depreciation.…
Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments