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Help your collections agency to help you

"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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 20, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Cost Segregation benefits Element Dental of Bryan, Texas

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…

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Bliss Dental Uses Cost Segregation to Accelerate Depreciation

Bliss Dental Uses Cost Segregation to Accelerate Depreciation.…

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cost segregation delivers income tax credits for Gulfside Dental

Cost segregation delivers income tax credits for Gulfside Dental partners.

Gulfside Dental gets big income tax credits! Gulfside Dental gets big income tax…

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 15, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Arte Dental Accelerates Depreciation with Cost Segregation & Pockets Income Tax Refund!

Arte Dental uses cost segregation to accelerate depreciation & pocket a huge income tax refund!



Dr. William Nguyen, DDS, engaged us to perform a cost segregation study on his new tenant build-out. His office is a state-of-the-art facility that is uber kid-friendly and has a calming environment. After…

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on May 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Who are your top suppliers? Who are you writing a significant check to each month? Take a look at your credit card statement and business checking account and make a list of your top 10 dental vendor…

Who are your top suppliers? Who are you writing a significant check to each month? Take a look at your credit card statement and business checking account and make a list of your top 10 dental vendors.

One of the principles of the national Baldrige award (…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 9, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Are you leaving money on the table? Submit your full fee to dental insurance

Dentists agree – dental insurance is a necessary evil. Necessary to help fill schedules since we’re all trained (thanks to health insurance) that we must follow our insurance plan. Evil because it almost physically hurts to write off 15% - 40% of our fees.

We all know that we’re taking a huge hit thanks to dental insurance, but are we also leaving money on the table that’s our own fault? Depending upon your set up for submitting claims to dental insurance, you could be losing…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 25, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

Defend Provides Dental Professionals with Free Marketing Report

Defend by Mydent International has published a free online marketing report for dental professionals.  “15 Strategies for Growing Your Dental Business Online” provides dentists, hygienists, dental dealers and other industry professionals various techniques aimed at improving their website presence and search engine rankings. …

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Added by Eric Slone on April 25, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Your Marketing Strategy Can Save You Time

By Rachel Cunningham

A well-thought out online marketing strategy should save you time and money. While staying on the cutting-edge is important to reach new patients and connect with existing patients, diving in without planning will cost you. In the online marketing world, advancements and updates are made practically every day. For instance, Facebook and other social networks recently made a lot of changes and Google revises its search algorithm daily. So how is it possible for a…

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Added by Dental Matrix on April 24, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Have you integrated your faith into your work?

I recently attended the University of Dayton's Faith at Work breakfast event - sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Faith and Work in the School of Business. Our speaker shared his 'pilgrimage' with faith and work. Influenced by his Catholic father who assembled headlights for Chrysler, he went on to teach in a Catholic school and later created a company that provided job training for displaced workers…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 18, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

How Stress can affect dental health?

You probably know the relationship between general health diseases and dental health but did you know that stress has an impact in our teeth and gum.  Based on a paper published periodontology has shown that a direct impact of teeth and gums depending on the level of stress. cortisol hormone has a vital role in development of mental health and dental diseases. At high levels of…

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Added by M Marz on April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dental politics: Do you know the scoop?

Every year our state dental association hosts a “Day at the Statehouse” where dentists are invited to spend a day learning the top legislative issues in dentistry – and then to share these topics with their state senator and representative. The dental association staff provides written materials to the dentists that clearly explain the 2-3 hot topics for that year. These talking points guide the individual meeting between the dentist and his/her legislators. When a dentist registers for this…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 4, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Manage case acceptance by using your ledger

Think about the most recent large case you presented. Did the patient nod and smile at you while you described the steps involved in bringing her mouth back to health? Did she say that she wanted treatment right away? Now, are you wondering why you haven’t seen her in your schedule?

Being successful at gaining case acceptance on large cases is critical for running a successful dental practice. Most general dentists enjoy the challenge of tackling a complex case so they can use their…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on March 28, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

What I learned at Chicago Midwinter Part 2

What I learned at Chicago Midwinter

A dental office manager’s perspective

Here are the rest of the ideas I picked up at the show:

  • CareCredit updates – Always nice to meet with these reps who show us our applications and credit used in our practice last year, plus, when you spend the time to review this information, they give you a special gift. This year it was a pillow pet – which we took home & gave to our pediatric dentist, of…
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Added by Jill Nesbitt on March 16, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Cost segregation delivers income tax refund for the dentists at Fresh Dental

Cost segregation delivers income tax refund for Dr. Tran and his partners at Fresh Dental.…



Fresh Dental, Bossier City, LA

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Added by Jeff Hobbs on February 28, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Manage ‘problem patients’ by using your ledger

“Mrs. Jones didn’t pay her bill again.”

“Mr. Johnson didn’t show up for his appointment.”

Problem patients – every dental practice has them. Patients that don’t pay their bills on time or at all. Patients that cancel appointments last minute or just plain don’t show up. Denture patients that come in 40 times for an adjustment. Ortho patients that…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on February 28, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Letter to the Editor – AGD Magazine

To my knowledge, this was never published by AGD Magazine. So, I thought I'd submit it here instead.

 

Dear Editor,

In response to Dr. W. Carter Brown’s guest editorial ‘Dental Care as a Commodity’ I understand the sentiment of a senior dentist (solo practitioner?) observing the challenges of private practice in today’s day and age. The challenges are many: a struggling economy has affected every dentist I know, dental marketing is completely different than 5 years ago –…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on February 14, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Social Media Is Important for Dentists

Written by Rachel Cunningham

Your next patient is on Facebook, are you? If you have been debating about whether to engage in social media for your dental practice, the statistics regarding Facebook and other social sites may surprise you. Facebook has over a billion users, Twitter has 517 million users, Google+ has 400 million users, and LinkedIn has 175 million users (MediaBistro, Jan 2013).

Patients in your community are using Facebook, Twitter and Google+ everyday to follow…

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Added by Dental Matrix on February 12, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Social Media Marketing – The Office Manager role

In October 2010, I attended the American Dental Association’s annual conference in Orlando. Just a few months before, I started a  Facebook page for our practice and was struggling to come up with new & interesting posts. So, while at the conference, I attended a presentation on Social Media to learn how to use Facebook to benefit the…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on January 31, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

Increasing production for the specialist in your office

Do you have a specialist practicing part time in your office? Most specialists these days are traveling to more than one office in order  to increase their productivity by reaching out to new patient populations. This approach works! Specialists who travel and spend a day working with a general dentist enjoy a significantly higher productivity level than those who work in just their…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on January 24, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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