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Buy Now Save Taxes

December 14, 2017

Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year!  Section 179 allows you to deduct up to $500,000 of the purchase price.  Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2017 Calendar Year. In other words before December 31, 2017. Go to www.section179.org  to find out more information. I suggest you […]

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The top 5 concerns for dentists

December 7, 2017

The following concerns rank among the most pressing for dentists, according to the American Dental Association’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality. 1. Claim rejection. Dentists often have questions around the following four CDT codes: D4341 and D4342 for periodontal scaling and root planing; D4910 for periodontal maintenance; and D2950 for core buildups. 2. […]

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Who Knows What?

December 4, 2017

There are six separate areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software well. These are: General use of the software: This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific procedure or appointment. Charting: That is entering treatment, creating […]

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Who is the Best Dentist?

November 27, 2017

Let’s try a thought experiment: Imagine that you are a well-educated middle class adult American. You are looking for a dentist. You know nothing about dentistry except what you see on television or have experienced in the past. You have two dental offices to choose from Dr. Adams and Dr. Baker. Both are convenient and […]

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How to Keep Your Job

November 27, 2017

Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” If a dental staff member believes her job […]

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Hybrid Dental Office Backup Service

November 16, 2017

From TechCentral: With ransomware on the rise and its special taste for healthcare, the risk of losing all practice data is becoming far more likely than it was even 2 years ago. Loss of patient records, financial and accounting information, payroll, and inventory data not only puts the security of confidential patient information at risk, but […]

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The Ten Best States for Dentists

November 14, 2017

From Becker’d Dental Review Zippia ranked the following 10 states as the best places for dentists to practice based on categories such as average annual salary and location quotient. •    Delaware •    South Carolina •    Wisconsin •    North Carolina •    New Hampshire •    Alaska •    Wyoming •    Kansas •    South Dakota •    North Dakota There does not […]

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Enhancing The Patient Experience Through Technology

November 14, 2017

From Opera DDS: By identifying technology that can deliver more positive touch points before, during, and after treatment, you’ll be providing a personal, positive influence to all patients. Source: Enhancing The Patient Experience Through Technology It is no longer good enough to be friendly, on time and take insurance. Everybody does that It would be […]

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Dentrix Tip Tuesdays

November 13, 2017

 Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: 2017 A free essential resource for all Dentrix users.

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Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare

November 13, 2017

From USA Today: “It’s entirely likely Amazon will play a role in health care. They’re a company that’s been very disruptive to multiple industries,” said Wendell Potter, Source: Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare Follow the link, read the whole thing. Dr. Alexa is on the way. Medicine (and by […]

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Beginner’s Mind

November 7, 2017

Another insightful article from Katherine Eitel’s LionSpeak: Experience is a good thing, as a teacher and confidence-builder. But experience can also be a curse, especially when applied to your business-thinking. Experience can hold us in old ways of doing things because that’s just the way we’ve always done it. Experience can also keep us in […]

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No More DIY Tech Support

November 6, 2017

IT has become as important to a dental office as a compressor and central vac. In other words you can’t do business without it. At one time dentists had to either understand technology well enough to do it yourself or trust their business to an IT start up that had little or no knowledge of […]

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Yes, Technology can Pay for Itself

November 2, 2017
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Mobile Reminders Work

November 2, 2017

The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial. Source: The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial: Journal of Orthodontics: Vol 44, No 3 Follow the link for the whole journal […]

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Data Exchange Interoperability

November 1, 2017

The problem we solve: Health information exchanges (HIEs) aggregate patient data across health organizations within a given geographic region. Information in HIEs can be incredibly helpful to a physician providing care for a patient, because it often adds important data that are not available in the physician’s electronic health record (EHR). However, the physician typically […]

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50 Things You Didn’t Know Dentrix Could Do!

October 30, 2017

Are you using the full power of Dentrix® to simplify your life?Why not? In just a few hours, you can learn 50 tips and tricks that smart practices use to simplify work that is currently wasting your time. Source: Seminar With Great Insight to Dentrix Software | Dentrix Training, Training, Training I consistently run into […]

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ADA collaboration seeks to help streamline credentialing process for dentists

October 26, 2017

From ADA News: In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for dentists, the ADA and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) are partnering to help streamline the credentialing process for dentists and participating organizations, such as payers, hospitals and employers. Source: ADA collaboration seeks to help streamline credentialing process for dentists This is great! […]

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Oppositional

October 23, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: When someone is frequently naysaying a proposal or a situation, it’s tempting to figure out how to make them happy. What can you change to find a compromise, how can you listen to their objections and respond in a way to gain their approval? It might be, though, that being […]

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SomnoDent and Digital High Tech

October 19, 2017

A SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery. Source: Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance – SomnoMed Sleep therapy lends itself well to digital technology. We are using the following […]

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Dentrix Tip

October 19, 2017

Your dental office has several team members, and sometimes the same documents are unknowingly scanned more than once and stored in the Document Center. If you have duplicate files or have attached a document to the wrong person in the Document Center, it is okay to delete that document to reduce redundancy and save storage […]

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