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dentist practice management

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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Surveillance Changes Behavior

September 10, 2013

From NYT, interesting: The savings from the theft alerts themselves were modest, $108 a week per restaurant. However, after installing the monitoring software, the revenue per restaurant increased by an average of $2,982 a week, or about 7 percent. The impact, the researchers say, came not from firing workers engaged in theft, but mostly from […]

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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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Dentrix Update Manager

June 20, 2013

Tuesday Tip The latest version of Dentrix (Dentrix G5 Productivity Pack 1) includes the new Dentrix Update Manager. The Dentrix Update Manager helps you keep your software up to date by notifying you when new updates are available and giving you the status of each so you can easily see which updates require you to […]

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Online Bill Pay

April 22, 2013

I am a huge fan of online e-services. The video above from Sesame gives a quick outline of the benefits of one simple online service, that is allowing patients to pay online from your web page. This not only improves cash flow and reduces receivables it gives patients a reason to return to your web […]

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The Workflow of a Digital Dental Practice

April 18, 2013

This week’s Dentalcompare article. Workflow changes with the use of digital records. Once a dental practice develops a paperless system of records, charting and scheduling, the office workflow changes significantly. Team members are freed from the drudgery of filing, typing, looking for lost records and doing all the rest of the busywork necessary to keep […]

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A New Flexible Keyboard Features Clickable Buttons

April 17, 2013

Something like this might be developed into a keyboard for the treatment rooms. It would take up very little space be easy to get out of the way and could possibly be made so that you could wipe and disinfect. A very thin keyboard that uses shape-changing polymers to replicate the feel and sound of […]

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“You’ve got ping, but they’ve got no pong”

March 31, 2013

It’s almost impossible to have fun playing ping pong with someone who doesn’t care, won’t try or isn’t any good via Seth’s Blog.

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How is your UX?

March 27, 2013

UX or User Experience is a big part of how people use your practice web page: The field of User Experience Design has roots in human factors and ergonomics, a field that since the late 1940s has been focusing on the interaction between human users, machines and the contextual environments to design systems that address […]

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Digital Workflow with No Humans Involved

March 25, 2013

Work flow tasks with digital data often do not need a person of any kind. For instance making reminder calls, reactivating non-compliant patients, sending bills or getting insurance information can be done in the cloud as an e-service. For example; your office computer has the digital information. That is a patient name, an appointment date, […]

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Do You Need To Upgrade Your Technology?

March 11, 2013

When income declines, (due to the general economy or whatever,) one of the first places dentists look to cut costs is IT (technology). However a good argument can be made that IT is the last place to cut as good technology properly utilized will save you money. The following five situations indicate you may need […]

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Who Owns the Data?

October 17, 2012

When you visit a medical or dental office in the future you won’t be handed a clip board and paper forms, all your personal and medical data will be stored on the cloud. The medical / dental office will merely request a download and all the data will be available instantly. No forms, no guessing […]

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Treatment Room Monitors

February 17, 2012

Where to put the treatment room computer monitors is a dilemma for many offices. Monitors need to be positioned so that the assistant can access it easily to input data, such as chairside charting, while maintaining contact with the dentist and patient. They also need to be close enough for the dentist to view radiographs […]

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Dentrix G5 Shipping

February 3, 2012

Dentrix has started shipping their newest version G5 to a limited number of users. The “Official” release is scheduled for the Hinman meeting in Atlanta March 22-24. However by starting now with limited numbers they can ensure tech support for users installing the new version and catch and fix any unforeseen bugs before general distribution. […]

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Remember When “e” was Just a Letter?

February 3, 2012

This link Remember When “e” was Just a Letter?. Will take you to the course I did for the DT Study Club at the Greater New York Meeting. The topic is e-Services, what they are, how they work and how they can be used to both save money and improve patient health.

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Dentistry Today CE Leaders

December 19, 2011

Thank You. I was privileged to be chosen as one of the top dental CE Leaders for 2012 by Dentistry Today. Emmott, Lawrence F..

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Digital Referrals

December 9, 2011

Follow the link to an article I wrote for the AZ Dental Journal Inscriptions. The article is on paperless or digital specialty referrals. http://www.azda.org/Inscriptions/2011Dec/index.html#/36/

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Very Good Video

December 7, 2011

Here is a very nice example of an online video from Dr. Marc Wallach. The example is professional but not too “Hollywood”. By that I mean it demonstrates that the Dr. is competent but it is not over the top glitzy. A patient watching this video should feel re-assured that Dr. Wallach is up to […]

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Mobile Case Study

July 20, 2011

Take a wild guess. That is the way most of us have determined which communication or marketing plans were most effective. Now with digital marketing and the Internet everything can be easily tracked. You can determine which communication methods actually work and which are ignored without tying up hours of staff time and spending scads […]

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PayPal Predicts The End of the Wallet By 2015

July 2, 2011

Hmmm “We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the U.S. -– from your local corner store to Walmart. We will no longer need to carry a wallet.” via PayPal Predicts The End of the Wallet By 2015.

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