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Dentrix Tip -Charting Conditions

February 18, 2014

If you want conditions to show on the Graphic Chart, then you can chart them using the ADA CDT condition codes. These codes function like all other procedure codes in Dentrix, allowing you to input a tooth, surface, or quadrant. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Charting Conditions using ADA Condition Codes. As a general rule dentists […]

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e-Services Q&D BOE ROI

February 14, 2014

Here is a partial list of the office administrative tasks that could be done with an e-service. Print and mail re-call cards Data entry of patient forms Eligibility calls Update charts Confirmation calls Copy X-rays Data backup Prep and mail claims Take and enter payments Answer phone for routine questions Prepare bills, print and mail […]

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AADPA 2014

January 16, 2014
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Do our older patients need more dental work?

January 6, 2014

The correct answer to this question could affect all kinds of things we do in the dental office; from the supplies we order to the services we provide even to our office location. However, prior to the use of digital technology, getting answers to these simple questions was tedious, expensive and unreliable. As a result […]

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High Tech Budget for 2014

December 8, 2013

Are you planning your practice budget for 2014? Be sure to include technology. Technology is a cost of doing business in the modern world. As such you should plan for it and include technology as part of a dental practice budget. Standard dental office budgets rarely include technology. We have line items like rent, staff, […]

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Marketing 101: The Importance of Conversion

November 25, 2013

From Mashable: One of the most crucial metrics marketers monitor is that of conversions. Now, conversions don’t always indicate a sale, but the metric does indicate that a person took some action that pushes them a bit further down the purchase funnel. via Marketing 101: The Importance of Conversion. If you have a web page […]

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Who Own’s Your Website?

November 15, 2013

Who owns the domain name? That is the name of your web site like (www.drjenkins.com). You as the practice owner should own the name and all of the content. However sometimes the web developer registers the name to themselsves. To find out who owns your domain name or any other for that matter check it […]

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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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Thinking about going “Paperless”?

November 8, 2013

Is it really possible to go paperless? How can I turn all this junk into a digital record? And why should I even bother? The fact is that it is possible to create a completely paperless dental record. And going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Having a paperless record includes digital […]

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What “No” Means

November 7, 2013

From Seth Godin: What “no” means I’m too busy I don’t trust you This isn’t on my list My boss won’t let me I’m afraid of moving this forward I’m not the person you think I am I don’t have the resources you think I do I’m not the kind of person that does things […]

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Hiring The Wrong Person

November 5, 2013

Personally I am really good at hiring the wrong person and really bad at firing them. Part of the reason is this: A study done by Rutgers University Graduate School of Business estimated that the turnover cost for a non-professional position is one and a half times that of the person’s annual salary, while the […]

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Digital Workflow

October 27, 2013

In many ways work flow is data flow. In the past when the data was on paper or film or even a plaster model, it (the data) could only be in one place at a time and moving it from place to place was time consuming and relatively expensive. Thus we assigned work to a […]

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Action Run Wins Pride Award

October 23, 2013

Congratulations to ActionRun for being chosen as a “Best of Class Winner” in the Pride Institute 2013 Technology Awards. Stop by the exhibit area at the ADA meeting in New Orleans next week. Action Run is an online e-service that contacts and re-activates non-responsive patients. This is not a new idea, what is new are the […]

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Training Training Training

October 22, 2013

I believe one of the biggest mistakes dentists make with technology is not enough training. One of the common whines is that training is expensive and people come and go. The worry is: What if I train them and thay leave? On the other hand: What if you don’t train them and they stay?

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Are You Net Savvy?

October 21, 2013

In case you missed it: This Dentalcompare article from May. Are you net savvy? Take this quiz to determine your online footprint… The quiz has two purposes. The first of course is to give you a score to evaluate yourself in order to determine how well you are doing and where to put future resources. […]

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Common Paperless Mistake

October 18, 2013

One of the mistakes dentists make with digital charting is they only go part way. For example: They use a paper chart in the treatment room during diagnosis to mark future treatment. Then they take the paper chart to the computer and enter everything again. They will use the computer to create an estimate, insurance […]

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Financial Reminders

September 23, 2013

From the Sesame Communications GPS (Guide to Practice Success) In addition to appointment reminders, automated reminders have many other uses. These tools allow your practice to automatically send financial reminders, process payments, secure referrals, and more. Automating these processes will save your practice time and improve efficiency. For example, financial reminders. Calling patients about past […]

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Guide to “Going Paperless”

August 25, 2013

2013 Updated Version Now Available Is it really possible to go paperless? How can I turn all this junk into a digital record? And why should I even bother? As a dental practice management consultant, I will tell you that it is possible to create a completely paperless dental record. And going paperless can save […]

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Grass on the Factory Floor

July 8, 2013

Andrew Carnegie said; “Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.” Most people in dentistry realize that it is a very intimate profession. The very best technology, whether […]

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Get Paid

May 21, 2013

Very interesting stats from Sesame Communication research, When patients receive a finacial reminder for a past due amount and they are offered the option of paying online: Within 24 hours 38% pay the balance. Within 48 hours 50% pay the balance.

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