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Management

EHR satisfaction survey 2017

October 17, 2017

From Healthcare IT News: CIOs, clinical staff still want better interoperability and ease of use, but the focus is shifting to improving EHRs, not just fixing them. Source: EHR satisfaction survey 2017: After years of frustrations, user wish-list turns positive | Healthcare IT News EHR (Electronic Health Records) are an ongoing medical industry issue that will […]

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The Cost of Getting Paid

October 16, 2017

It is a simple fact that making it easy for people to pay you will make it more likely that they will in fact pay you. That is, to buy something from you, which in our case means good dentistry. Making it easy for a patient to afford good dentistry is one of the reasons […]

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You Need People to go Paperless

October 12, 2017

“Going Paperless” is based on computer technology so it is only natural to focus on the computers and the software when planning to go paperless. However the technology is only half of the equation. If the people in the office aren’t prepared and enthusiastic the technology alone will never work. This includes the dentist, some […]

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CDT 2018 and CDT Companion Kit – K218

October 5, 2017

Save money and time with this coding combo. CDT 2018 is the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date dental procedure codes. Newly revised and reorganized to make finding information easier, the CDT 2018 Coding Companion is a dynamic training tool. It includes a coding Q & A and real-life scenarios to increase staff […]

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Dentrix Fee Schedule Maintenance

October 3, 2017

This is one of many how to videos for Dentrix users you can find here on YouTube

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Text your Patients

September 18, 2017

Some numbers from Solution Reach: 75% of patients would prefer receiving appointment reminders via text Text message response rates are 209% higher than those from phone calls The average practice could save up to 2 hours a day on phone calls by using text conversations

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Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd

September 5, 2017

From Digital Trends: Called Dentacoin, it pitches itself as a way to improve dental health, cut out insurance companies as middle men, and foster cooperation between dentists and patients. Source: Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd | Digital Trends As much as I love all things digital and try very […]

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Paper to Paperless

September 4, 2017

I believe the conversion process from paper to paperless records requires three different types of help or support. Consultant: This person helps develop the plan, choose vendors, establish a budget, set up office systems, assign tasks and follow up over time to trouble shoot and assure completion of the project. Trainer: This person teaches the office staff […]

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A Breakdown of the Second Largest HIPAA Fine to Date – $5.5 Million

August 31, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Memorial Healthcare System (“MHS”) to settle potential violations of HIPAA. The settlement agreement included a robust corrective action plan and the second largest fine levied against a covered entity to date: $5.5 million. For those keeping […]

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Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

August 28, 2017

The global 3D dental scanners market to grow at a CAGR of 10.24% during the period 2017-2021… According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing affordability among people. The rapidly dropping prices of dental scanners as well as increasing availability of low-cost quality dental scanners is enabling dentists to […]

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Say What You Want and Expect

August 17, 2017

From Katherine Eitel: Continuing on this week with our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… here’s my fourth suggestion… Suggestion #1:Assume the best.  Suggestion #2:Roll with it.  Suggestion #3:Visualize responsibly.  Suggestion #4: Say What You Want and Expect This one is really pretty easy.  […]

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2017 Business of Dentistry Conference

August 10, 2017

The three most important things a dentist can do to get the most from technology: Training, Training, Training EVENT OVERVIEWYour Practice. Your Business: The Dentrix Business of Dentistry Conference is the can’t miss dental industry training event of the year—but training is only the tip of the iceberg. It’s a full-on, immersive experience, packed with […]

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Culture for a digital age

August 1, 2017

From McKinsey & Company: Shortcomings in organizational culture are one of the main barriers to company success in the digital age. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s recent survey of global executives Source: Culture for a digital age | McKinsey & Company The report from McKinsey confirms what I have observed over the years. The […]

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Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care

August 1, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: CNBC says that the company (Amazon) has set up a team called, cryptically, 1492 that is researching hardware and software projects relating to health care. High on the list of the topics it’s investigating, says the report, are digital medical records, online doctor appointments, and health-related services for its own hardware, including […]

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Online Patient Financing

July 31, 2017

In the bad old days, last century, there was no real patient financing option. If a patient needed dental work they either paid for it from savings or the dentist would carry the balance. Since dentists aren’t bankers the result was lots of bad debts, very slow payments, high receivables and high billing costs. Or […]

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Technology Costs Too Much

July 27, 2017

One of the primary reasons dentists cite for not using advanced technology is that it costs too much. On the other hand, one of the primary benefits dentists cite when they do use advanced technology is cost savings. Obviously there’s a gap here between perception and reality. Which is true?  Does technology cost too much? […]

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CareCredit Payment Calculator

July 18, 2017

This online payment calculator from CareCredit is a great example of how simple online services can be used in the dental office. Rather than taking the time and expertise of an office financial manager to look up finance plan options then create a document to show a patient this online version is pre-set with the plan […]

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Millennials’ expectations regarding dental care are changing

July 17, 2017

From Dental Tribune International: …are all crucial, other factors are also important, particularly among millennials. Of the last, 40 percent in the study cited the dentist’s website as “very important,” compared with just 14 percent of baby boomers. Furthermore, the millennials included expected to be able to schedule or change appointments on the website and would […]

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Climb for a Cause© September 15-17, 2017

July 14, 2017

Climb for a Cause© is a mountain trekking retreat with the purpose of raising awareness and generating needed resources to support oral health education and treatment projects domestically and abroad. Join a remarkable group of dentists, dental team members, industry experts, and speakers for a transformational experience at one of the most beautiful destinations in the […]

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Top 10 KPIs to Predictively Grow Your Private Dental Practice

July 13, 2017

From Kirk Behrendt via BlueIQ : The Top 10 Dental KPIsFirst of all, data is the key to running a successful business and predictively growing it. Because data tells us how to make good business decisions. So, if you want to improve any aspect of your practice, it starts with gathering the right data. Without further ado, […]

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