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Dental Implants - Under Attack on media, What is you approach?

Lately, we've seen many mainstream media has been lashing the dental implants practice. At least here in UK we've seen few different posts on cases where dental implants have gone seriously wrong. The story of the UK businessman who spent £25000 for dental implants and having some serious problems has gone viral these days. Are these news items impacting your practice? People have the options of so many…

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Added by M Marz on May 2, 2014 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

Common mouth sores: causes and cures

Mouth sores can be very annoying and painful and can have many causes.

The causes can range from infections – bacterial, viral or fungal – to a loose orthodontic wire or a denture that doesn’t fit or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling.
But mouth sores may be symptoms of an underlying…
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Added by Richard Neuman on March 13, 2014 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

How removable partial dentures can help you

Removable partial dentures usually involve replacement teeth attached to plastic bases, connected by metal framework.

They attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments generally look better than metal clasps and are nearly invisible.
Crowns may be…
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Added by Julian M. Tudose on March 12, 2014 at 3:32am — 1 Comment

Dental Practice Management: Ideas from Yankee Dental

Dental Practice Management Ideas from Yankee Dental



As a dental office manager, I enjoy checking out dental marketing, dental technology and dental practice management booths at the shows. Here are a few that caught my interest this year at Yankee Dental:…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on February 21, 2014 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

LocalSearchForDentists.com Launches New Reputation Marketing for Dental Offices

With an increasing amount of patients turning to online resources to research potential dental care providers, it’s becoming essential for dentists and practices to not only increase their online visibility, but also ensure that their online reputation is in good standing. A new program launched by LocalSearchForDentists.com is helping dental professionals across the nation establish more credibility online and increase their number of patients because of it.

“So many patients now go…

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Added by Graig Presti on January 22, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

How do you take care of dental emergencies?

How you take care of people in pain is not only one way you define the kind of dentist and health care professional you are - but it's also an opportunity to gain new patients. I have been proud to work in an office where the guideline was to schedule any person in pain within 2-4 hours of their phone call. No matter whether the caller was an existing patient or brand new or even…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on December 6, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

How to Drop a Dental PPO Plan

Have you been thinking about dropping one of your PPO plans because you just can't take their reduced fee schedule any longer?

There is a way to handle this properly. You want to let your patients know about your decision - and you want to help them understand why you're dropping their plan. You want to extend the opportunity to continue their dental care in your practice…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 22, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

A Patient-ized View of Your Dental Office

A good drill for any dentists to do is try to eyeball your dental office as if you are a new patient.

Stroll around the parking lot, take a seat in the lobby and view the surroundings. Sit in each of the dental chairs and look up at the ceiling. What uncover can be some really…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on November 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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

Doctor Production versus Hygiene Production

The amount of production that should come from hygiene all depends upon the production of the dentist and the type of hygiene care delivered. 

I have one client who produces $5000.00 a day. His hygienist produces $1200.00 a day. Another client produces $2200.00 a day. His…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 21, 2013 at 9:53am — 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

Are your hygiene hours stating the same are going down

Let’s do some basic math.

Let's say you’re getting 30 new dental patients a month. That’s 360 new dental patients in a year which means a possible 720 hygiene appointments.

So are you adding new hygiene days to your schedule? If you’re not then there are big, gapping holes in your dental recare…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 14, 2013 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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