From the category archives:

Management

How Do Online Reviews Impact Click-Through Rates & Trust?

February 15, 2018

From Bright Local: Key ‘Takeaways’ Going from a 3-star rating to a 5-star rating gets a business 25% more clicks from Google Local Pack Having a 5-star rating earns a business 39% more clicks from Google Local than having a 1-star rating 56% of consumers select a business if it has positive ratings/reviews displayed in […]

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Dentrix Tip: Select Patient Shortcut

February 13, 2018

Another Tuesday Tip for Dentrix users: If you’re like me, you find it annoying to have to scroll through a long list of patients to find the one you want to select, and you want to find the patient you need without having to type their full name. With this shortcut, you can find a […]

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Seth’s Blog: Falling out

February 8, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: The hard part isn’t coming up with a new idea.The hard part is falling out of love with the old idea Source: Seth’s Blog: Falling out So true with office systems. Often the barrier to paperless charts is not the technology but the love team members have for the paper […]

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Website “Git er done”

February 6, 2018

Your dental practice website could make or lose you tens of thousands of dollars every year. What do you need to do to “git er done” when it comes to your website? Obviously, you need to start with a professional and creative web developer. However even the best developers cannot create a web site without […]

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Training Training Training

January 25, 2018

I believe that a lack of training is one of the primary mistakes that dental offices make when using technology. Training is not a one time event but should be an ongoing process for both the team and…get this… the dentist. There are many ways to get training. The link below is to one of […]

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What Hospitals Can Learn from Airlines About Buying Equipment

January 25, 2018

From Medtronic: One big reason why is that hospitals purchase technologies without requiring that they communicate with each other. The optimal air flow is based on a straightforward calculation using the height of the patient. Height data, however, resides in the electronic medical record, which typically does not communicate with the ventilator… …Because similar gaps […]

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‘Breaking new ground’ in standards development

January 22, 2018

From ADA News: For most dentists, the development of the guide means that when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services eventually publishes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Claim Attachments regulation, there will be a tested and proven way to report dentist-defined periodontal examination data in a standardized, structured, electronic document, Source: ‘Breaking […]

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The next-generation operating model for the digital world

January 18, 2018

From McKinsey & Company: Companies know where they want to go. They want to be more agile, quicker to react, and more effective. They want to deliver great customer experiences, take advantage of new technologies to cut costs, improve quality and transparency, and build value. Source: The next-generation operating model for the digital world | McKinsey […]

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Getting paid what you deserve

January 18, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Getting paid what you deserve You never do.Instead, you get paid what other people think you’re worth. That’s an empathic flip that makes it all make sense. Source: Seth’s Blog: Getting paid what you deserve If you read the post at the link Godin further makes the point that people will […]

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TechCentral Free Assessment

January 16, 2018

TechCentral provides superior office technology solutions for dental practices. Request a Free Network Assessment for an individualized solution for your practice. Source: TechCentral | Integrated Dental Technology Solutions Start the new year with a tech check up. TechCentral from Henry Schein offers a free on-site tech assessment. One of the most important items to check […]

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Arizona dentist now accepting bitcoin

January 15, 2018

Hmmm Cash, credit and cryptocurrency are now being accepted by George Car, DDS, at Live to Smile in Tempe, Ariz.,… Dr. Carr works with exchange agencies to convert treatment prices cryptocurrency payments to U.S. dollars. He also has the option of keeping the bitcoin payment in his cryptocurrency account. Source: Cryptocurrency sneaks into dentistry – […]

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Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. This One Isn’t.

January 12, 2018

From FiveThirtyEight: …while most of the personality tests shared around the internet are, indeed, bogus procrastination devices, there is a science to personality, and it’s something that researchers really can put into a quantified, testable format, Source: Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t. | FiveThirtyEight Not high tech but has a […]

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The Four Stages to Paperless

January 11, 2018

There are four stages every dental office goes through as they progress from paper to paperless. Paper: This is the condition of every dental practice BC – Before Computer – say 1969 or earlier. Everything is on paper or film including charts, ledgers, and appointment books. Hardly any US dental offices are at this stage […]

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Troubleshooting Tips Your IT Guy Doesn’t Want You to Know

January 4, 2018

Tech Secrets: If you own a computer, you’re going to find yourself in need of a “techie” someday. Your computer will slow down and stop working efficiently, or worse, it will crash completely and you’ll be visited by the black screen of death. When that day comes, you’ll call a tech guy (or gal) and […]

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Resolutions for 2018

January 2, 2018

As you appease your guilty conscience with resolutions for self-improvement in the coming year here are six dental high tech resolutions to consider. Do the HIPAA basics. The new HIPAA omnibus rules went into effect September of 2013. Full compliance is ideal but can be overwhelming. On the other hand you do have a professional […]

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A point of view

December 21, 2017

That’s the difference between saying, “what would you like me to do,” and “I think we should do this, not that.” Source: Seth’s Blog: A point of view More wisdom from Seth Godin, read the whole thing.

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Closing the Year in Dentrix

December 19, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, dental offices begin the process of closing their fiscal year in Dentrix. The Dentrix Customer Support team wants to help make that process as easy as possible by providing some helpful advice and tips. This article provides information we have found to be helpful in addressing three common […]

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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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