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 Don’t get caught with outdated treatment plan fees

June 27, 2017

More great advice from Dayna Johnson: We all know that patients sometimes drag their feet about accepting treatment and go out and purchase that Coach handbag instead . . . because they had to have it! So when you are following up on the unscheduled treatment or the patient is coming in again for his […]

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Register For the Business of Dentistry Conference 2017

June 26, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes dentists make with technology is not getting enough training. Here are 5 fantastic reasons you should be attending Business of Dentistry this year: #1 Professional Development Learn from more than 40 dental industry consultants, trainers, executives and influencers. Earn CE credits while discovering actionable insights to take home and put […]

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Five Features of Charting Software

June 22, 2017

Good charting software has many features here are five of the most important. Good charting software eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data we have stuffed in our patient folders and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. […]

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What does “Cloud” really mean?

June 15, 2017

Cloud refers mostly to three things. Cloud is often used simply as another word for Internet. Cloud storage refers to storing data on a computer somewhere on the Internet not on the computer in your office. People store photos, music and even patient records online. Cloud Computing is the sexiest meaning of cloud where the […]

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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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DEXcapture v2.2

May 15, 2017
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Practice in Your Pocket

March 23, 2017

Another “Dashboard”. I like this one as it includes overhead pulled from Quickbooks and has an app version for use on a smart phone:

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Beauty and the Technologist: Why Mastering Technology is the Key to Future Dental Practice Success

March 20, 2017

From Dentalcompare.com: 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.” Source: Beauty and the Technologist: Why […]

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Training Training Training

March 13, 2017

Dentrix Webinar: You will learn how to identify what is going well within your practice and where there are opportunities for improvement. Also, you will learn how a personal practice advisor assessment can help you identify and review key metrics in your practice that will help you maximize your patient care as well as your […]

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Dentrix KPI Webinar

March 2, 2017

You can never have too much training. If you are responsible for improving the profitability of your dental practice, then don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Jeri Sorenson, Henry Schein Practice Solutions Representative and Dentrix Practice Development Specialist. During this free informative webinar you will learn about how to use key performance indicators (KPI) from your […]

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11 technologies to watch in 2017

January 30, 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies might have the most significant impact in the coming year. Source: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 All of these developing technologies with the possible exception of driverless cars will have […]

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What You Need to Know – Part Two

January 24, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. 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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What You Need to Know – Part One

January 19, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. 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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The 12 best Android apps of the year

December 22, 2016

From Mashable: Luckily, the Android community was as reliable as ever at turning out creative, fun and seriously useful apps. Source: The 12 best Android apps of the year None of these are specific to dentistry however many could be used in a dental office. For example there are photo apps and music apps that […]

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How to Turn a USB Stick into an Ultra Portable PC

December 19, 2016

Not only do portable apps let you hop between computers easily, they also keep your main machines clear of clutter and almost as speedy as when you first booted them up. If you’re yet to dive into the wonderful world of portable apps, here’s how you can get started. Source: How to Turn a USB […]

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Dentrix Profitability Coaching

November 22, 2016
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DentrixDoesIt

November 10, 2016

Another great online resource for Dentrix Users. Source: DentrixDoesIt – YouTube

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TRAINING Dentrix Webinar

October 24, 2016

This hits two of my hot button issues: Training, most dentists and dental teams do not have the training they need to use their technology effectively. Training needs to be an ongoing process not a one time even. Data, we generate valuable data simply as a byproduct of doing business. this data can be used […]

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Dentrix Tip – Financial Notes

September 20, 2016

Has the doctor offered a friends and family discount? Has the patient agreed to pay her balance in three months? Have you agreed to a refund or to apply a previous payment to future treatment? These and many more situations come up with fees and payments. The last thing you want to do is forget […]

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You do not know what you do not know

August 29, 2016

…they now know something that is so simple but makes such a huge impact on their day. Source:  The Dentrix Office Manager Dayna Johnson More often than not when I talk with a dentist or dental team member who complains about how awkward or time consuming it is to do some task with Dentrix I find […]

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