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Transform Your Practice with Gamification!

May 26, 2017

From BlueIQ: Gamification is a proactive management system that provides immediate performance feedback and real-time progress. It’s focused on motivating your team to complete and achieve the defined tasks and goals (contributing upstream metrics) that feed your KPIs.By definition, gamification is the process of taking something that already exists (like your business processes) and integrating elements […]

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Three ways to add value

May 25, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Three ways to add value Tasks, decisions, and initiation… Doing, choosing, and starting… Each of the three adds value, but ….When we think about humans who have made change happen, institutions who have made a difference, cultural shifts that have mattered, we must begin with initiation. Source: Seth’s Blog: Three […]

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Dues Ex Machina

May 23, 2017

From Inscriptions—May 2017: A fascinating article on automation and the future of dentistry by AzDA President Rob Roda, DDS. Check out the previous article regarding 3D printed organs for a glimpse at the kind of future tech Dr. Roda is referring to…amazing! Source: Inscriptions—May 2017

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 Dentrix Tips

May 22, 2017

More great advice from Dayna Johnson the The Dentrix Office Manager:  More Information Button – This feature is located on all Dentrix toolbars and you can also find it in the lower left corner of the schedule appointment window. Have you ever been on the phone with a mom and she wants to know when her […]

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From our “Friends” at Yelp

May 16, 2017

6 Online reviews matter.

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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Paperless…what about Paperwork?

May 8, 2017

We now have a completely paperless office. That presents a dilemma. It is no longer appropriate to say “We have to do the paperwork.” There is no paper. So what is it now? Mouse work? Electron manipulation? Work that was previously known as paper?

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Sanctioned Austin ADA attorney now targeting dental websites

May 8, 2017

People really dislike going to the dentist. Never the less dentists are held in much higher regard than lawyers. Read the linked article and you will see why. From KXAN.com: Omar Weaver Rosales’ “demand” letters and threats of litigation are a new twist to a familiar pattern, according to longtime civil rights attorney Jim Harrington. […]

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Person Place or Thing?

May 4, 2017

Is the Front Desk a Person, a Place or a Thing? Once we transfer the data from paper to electronic paperless records, we no longer need a single physical place, like the front desk, to gather the information. An administrator can gather the data where ever there is a computer. That could be at the […]

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Medici lets you text your physician, dentist, vet and therapist from one platform

May 2, 2017

From MedCity News: Medici launched today (Apr 24) as messaging app that gives patients the opportunity to text all their doctors — no really, all their doctors — from a single platform. And if they feel the need for video communication, patients can press a button to activate the video chat feature. Source: Medici lets you text your physician, […]

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You will be Googled

April 27, 2017

Most people – 65-70 % – still star their search for a new dentist by asking for a referral. Any potential new patient, including those with a great personal referral from an existing patient, is going to Google you just to get the address and phone number. In fact many of your existing patients will Google you […]

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What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash

April 24, 2017

From: Time.com: There are no negotiated rates, no third-party reimbursements and almost no paperwork. “We say, ‘Here’s the price. Here’s what you’re getting. Here’s your bill,’” says Keith Smith, who co-founded the Surgery Center in 1997 Source: What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash | Time.com The linked article is medical not dental and there is […]

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10 Principles of Leading Change Management

April 24, 2017

1. Lead with the culture. Lou Gerstner, who as chief executive of IBM led one of the most successful business transformations in history, said the most important lesson he learned from the experience was that “culture is everything.” Businesspeople today understand this. In the Katzenbach Center survey, 84 percent said that the organization’s culture was […]

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ADA unveils Find-a-Dentist online search tool for patients

April 18, 2017

The ADA launched April 3 an online search tool aimed to help prospective patients connect with local ADA members. The Association is encouraging ADA member dentists to fill out their Find-a-Dentist online profile, which takes about five minutes, on average, to complete. ADA member dentists with completed profiles, especially those with photos, are prioritized in […]

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Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes

April 10, 2017

From ADA News: Teledentistry will for the first time be included in the ADA’s Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code).  The Code Maintenance Committee approved two codes relating to the process during its March 9 meeting at ADA Headquarters. Source: Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes It’s a start. The codes are […]

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The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017

April 10, 2017

From DPR: Using a set of 11 criteria, we examined the best and worst states to work in a dental practice. Source: The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017 | Dental Products Report Interesting. Like all of these kinds of surveys the results depend on what the authors decided to […]

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The Cost of Recall

April 6, 2017

Do high tech Internet based communications make sense economically? Here is a very conservative estimate of the costs of a traditional paper and phone system. This estimate does not include the time needed to prepare the cards and keep a paper system up to date when appointments and addresses change. Recall Cards: 2500 patients, each gets a card twice […]

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DrBicuspid-Snapshot™

April 4, 2017

This is a very cool super easy to use tool from Dr. Bicuspid. Get a free practice valuation when you answer a few quick questions. Source: DrBicuspid-Snapshot™ It seems almost too easy. Just a few minutes answering basic questions most dentist know or can easily get from Dentrix and you have a valuation. The makers […]

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Save Money with Flat Rate eClaims

April 3, 2017

One of the truly revolutionary things digital technology and the Internet has been able to do is eliminate the “middle man” to increase efficiency and lower costs. Renaissance Electronic services has done that with e-claims. The product is called “Remote Lite”. The average dental practice spends up to $160 per month on processing claims and […]

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DentistChats – Live Chat

March 30, 2017

Getting potential patients to your website is a challenge. Once they are there converting them from browsers to patients is critical. Live chat is a great way to engage lookers and possibly convert them to customers. The world’s leading professionally managed online chat service exclusively for dentists. Our live chat service is staffed with in-house, college educated, […]

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