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DentrixDoesIt

November 10, 2016

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

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Patients Like E-mail

April 11, 2016

Did you know? 58% of consumers start their online day by reading their emails. 76% of dental patients said email is the best way for companies to communicate with them. This is based on a 2008 Sesame Communications research paper. Most likely today even more of your patients prefer e-mail. So the question is…are you […]

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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

November 30, 2015

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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Dentrix Mastery Tracks

October 5, 2015

I just read an article from Sally McKenzie about finding great team members. Two things she discussed which dooms dentists to mediocre staff was settling for whoever shows up and failing to test for skills. The Dentrix Mastery program gives dentists a real life tool to evaluate a potential staff member’s Dentrix skill and it gives […]

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Why go Paperless? What I have now works and doesn’t cost a thing.

May 19, 2015

Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like x-rays and photographs can […]

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Dentrix Tip Document Center

May 3, 2015

The Document Center allows you to view documents for a single patient or an entire family. Use Views to see a list that contains all documents for every member of the family without having to select a new patient and switch between patients. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Viewing Documents for an Entire Family in the […]

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New or Re-Activate?

April 28, 2015

Many dentists spend countless hours and tens of thousands on marketing efforts chasing the elusive new patient while sitting quietly on a fortune. The ADA estimates that the average dental practice generates between $700,000 and one million dollars’ worth of incomplete diagnosed treatment per year. 20% to 30% of your current patients are non-responsive yet […]

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Stuff vs. Solutions

April 16, 2015

A problem I see over and over again with high tech and dentistry is Stuff vs. Solutions. The most visible element of digital technology is the thing; that is the computer, the sensor the big monitor or even the web page. Because these things are so obvious the tendency is to think of technology in […]

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Commitment

March 6, 2015

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the […]

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Paperless Records Tip

January 27, 2015

Insurance CDT codes are set up by procedure and are designed primarily to track fees. However, in real life in the dental office we work on appointments not just codes. Many procedures require multiple appointments to complete. For example a traditional crown (not CAD CAM) includes a preparation and then a delivery. A denture requires impressions […]

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Guide to “Computers in the Back”

September 12, 2014

Are you planning to remodel or upgrade your office? Technology has become and integral part of any modern dental office. Where you put the computers, the monitors and the inputs is just as important as where the chairs and handpieces go. Many dentists just stuff the computer somewhere between the sink and the glove dispenser … then wonder […]

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Dentrix Ascend

April 4, 2014

From Henry Schein: Cloud Based Dentrix Ascend has completed Beta Testing. — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the availability of Dentrix Ascend, its first cloud-based practice management system. Having completed beta testing, Dentrix Ascend features a […]

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eConnexis

March 11, 2014

A new patient communication system: eConnexis breaks down most barriers to communication by allowing your patients to contact you at their convenience, using the method they prefer. Whether they’re making an appointment online or text messaging a cancellation, we make sure the two of you get and stay in touch. via eConnexis|HealthCare Features. eConnexis is […]

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Opera Communication

February 25, 2014

Minnesota dentist Dr. Bryan Laskin was looking for a communication system for his new office. Old fashioned light systems were tried and true but are also extremely expensive. Newer digital systems were better but none seemed to fit his needs. So he invented a brand new tablet based system he calls OperaDDS. Now he has […]

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Person Place or Thing?

January 7, 2014

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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Digital Dental Specialist Referrals

November 12, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from June: Despite advances in digital records and communication, the majority of specialist referrals still follow this old paper-based system. However, paperless digital referrals are possible, have already progressed through two generations and promise to be even better in the near future… A third generation system will upload […]

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ADA 2013 New Orleans

November 1, 2013

FYI: I will be presenting at the ADA this  week Nov. 2: Google Juice Beyond Facebook: Using the Internet Effectively Course Code: 7710 Sat., Nov. 2  10-11 a.m. CE Hours: 1.0 In 2013, a practice Web page is no longer optional. Like it or not, people will judge you based on your Internet presence and […]

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Phone Integration

October 29, 2013

Broadview Networks integrates your phone system with Dentrix G5. When a patient calls into your practice a window instatntly pops up on the desktop display before you even answer the phone. The pop up displays patient records, including family history, appointments, clinical details, prescriptions and account balance information. By having all this data at their […]

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Splitting a Primary Insurance Claim

October 3, 2013

Dentrix Tip  At times, insurance carriers will send a partial payment for an insurance claim. You can post the partial payment while still keeping track of the unpaid procedures by splitting the claim. Once the original claim is split into two or more separate claims, you still have all the reports and options available with […]

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5 Quick Tips For Website Improvement

September 26, 2013

…rather than trying to do a complete makeover, consider these five quick minor improvements for your site. It is amazing how a few small improvements can put you on the path to greater goals via 5 Quick Tips For Website Improvement – Modern Practice. The five Quick Tips are: Visual indicators:  Icons Thumbnail images for […]

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