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Posted 5/24/2016 by Tom Cockerell Jr DDS in Tom Cockerell Jr, DDS   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 83
Complex Medical History=Time & Stress?
My new patient has arrived and presents her medical history. Let’s see….there are checks by these history questions: diabetes, heart disease, heart surgery, angina, bleeding disorder, neurological problems, lung disease and prosthetic joint replacement. She takes nine medications and...Read More
Posted 3/9/2016 by Tom Cockerell Jr DDS in Tom Cockerell Jr, DDS   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 150
Why we need modern dental software and interoperability
Why we need modern dental software and interoperability It has always been troubling to me that patients spend years under the care of a dentist and then when moving to another practice there is loss of continuity. The patient’s record does not follow the patient.This was not as big of a...Read More
Posted 8/5/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 262
At Umbie, we are going to start a blog series showcasing our wonderful employees. We're featuring interviews each month, structured as a light Q&A. This month we're introducing you to Doug MacNeil, our Conversion Team Manager. What is your role with Umbie DentalCare? Conversion Team...Read More
Posted 7/24/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 217
We have experience a lot of growth this year and have onboard a lot of office onto Umbie. Switching practice management software can be a scary undertaking, but implementation can be very smooth if you just follow these 3 simple steps. Step #1: Measure Twice, Cut Once “Before anything...Read More
Posted 7/21/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 205
Administrative tasks take up a large sum of your day. These are duties are responsibility that all practices must deal with. Not only do tasks like billing, documentation, and patient management take valuable time, they can also cause loss of revenue if not handled with proper care. Here are...Read More
Posted 7/15/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 154
Our last blog we discussed the startling fact that over 60% of dentists are victims of in-office embezzlement at some point in their career, and on average, will suffer a loss of over $100,000. Even more disturbing than the probability of being stolen from, is that the thief is usually a longtime,...Read More
Posted 7/13/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 120
Dentists are plagued with the potential of being victimized by embezzlement. Experts estimate that over 60% of dental practices will suffer from embezzlement with loses that average over $100,000. What are even more disturbing are who embezzles and why they steal, how they steal, and the...Read More
Posted 7/6/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 194
There are a lot misconceptions floating around about cloud computing. If you’re considering moving to an application that runs in the cloud, here’s some clarity on the top myths surrounding the cloud and the truths behind them. Myth #1: I don’t know anyone who uses cloud...Read More
Posted 7/3/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 203
Since starting Umbie in 2011 the one question we receive most often is: What makes Umbie different? Here’s a quick look at what makes Umbie DentalCare unique: Umbie is a true cloud-based software.Others claim to be but are not.Umbie is not only hosted on a cloud environment but...Read More
Posted 6/30/2015 by jeremy1217 in Dental Practice Advanced Technology   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 113
There are many advantages to having your patients more engaged with your practice. Patient engagement can decrease no shows, increase patient appointments, and help bring in new patients. Here are three ways to drive patient engagement using: Let your patients know they have a patient...Read More
The New Frontier of Dental Marketing
Let’s face it, lots has changed in marketing over the past 15 years. In 2000 the internet was still new and people were just starting to realize what it meant to “be on the web”. Now most of our patients are connected and have 24 hour access through smart phones. This has changed...Read More
How to book appointments in your sleep!
When was the last time you made a reservation for dinner or a hotel? Did you call the establishment directly? Did you use an online service like? People are increasingly looking to get 24 hour access to your schedule and want to book their appointment when they want it. Chances are they’ll...Read More
What does your online reputation say about you (and what can you do about it)?
Many businesses don’t regularly follow their online reputation. Even fewer do anything to proactively actively manage it. Most new patients hear about you from a personal recommendation or via a web search. Having a bad online reputation is like having a billboard right outside your office...Read More
The promise of the paperless dental office
When you hear the term 'paperless dental office' you may literally imagine an office void of paper charts. But the beauty of the paperless office is obviously more than just the absence of clutter. A true paperless system changes the actual workflow of your office. Imagine a world where data is...Read More
The #1 metric for practice success
When we talk to dentists about their practice they are often concerned because they have no real feel for their data. Usually they have gone to a seminar or talked to a consultant and have heard about all the varied reports they should be running to monitor their practice. In reality 80%...Read More
Is Free Cloud Dental Software Really Worth the Cost?
Interested in but not sure just yet. Is the software really free? Can I trust the cloud? Is this right for me? All your questions and more are answered here in our latest video.Read More
New Product Review: Improve Office Communications with Cloud Based Dental Software.
Cloud based dental softwareis all the rage these days due to its efficiency, safety and low cost. Aiming to help improve communication within the busy practice,combines multiple business management tools into one. This company looks to address some of the office needs such as Web hosting,...Read More
New Product Review: Bring your customer appreciation to your patients smart phone
As smart phones and tablets become more ubiquitous, companies and patients are eager to use this new tool to deliver better service and save money. We've discussed the virtuesis a unique customer appreciation system designed specifically for the smart phone. Here’s how it works. When a...Read More
Dentist has data held for ransom- A shocking story you won’t believe
In an article recently published by the California Dental Association they tell the shocking story of a California Dentist who gets a call from her IT guy telling her that her office server has been hacked and all her patient data has been locked. The only way to get it back is to pay a ransom to...Read More
Master these 3 skills for success
If you own your single site practice it’s likely you face the same challenges that effect many small businesses. Unfortunately many dentists spend their training learning the art and science of dentistry and not the skills necessary to successfully operate a small business.To run a successful...Read More

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