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Posted 11/28/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 43
Practice Procedures Manual: Practice Forms
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place.  There are a variety of practice and patient forms you need to include in your office procedures manual along with an explanation of how the forms should be used and handled...  Read More
Posted 11/17/2017 by Mark D in Dental Marketing Mastery with Howie and Mark   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
#77: Chasing the Dream: Interview with Dr. Kent Smith
How do create enough patients to start doing the dentistry you love? We interview Dr. Kent Smith to find out what he did in his practice to make it happen! Listen Podcast Highlights The landscape of dentistry Focusing on general dentistry vs. niches ...  Read More
Posted 11/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
Practice Procedures Manual
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place.  Office procedures should address administrative tasks such as:     Opening and closing the office     Booking appointments     Billing patients  ...  Read More
Posted 9/25/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 36
The 72 Hour Bombshell
In this exciting excerpt from the 2017 Hinman, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses the importance of understanding the 72 Hour Rule, or as he call it, the 72 Hour "Bombshell." 72 Hour Bombshell ...  Read More
Posted 9/21/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Risk Management
Below is a list of items that every practice owner should be aware of.     1. Prepare a new comprehensive employee manual (including a social media policy, cell phone and Internet policy), which also includes new overtime regulations.   2. Prepare a new employee package [documents for...  Read More
Posted 8/1/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
Dental Records: Documentation and Maintenance
Patient dental records are critical in documenting a patient's care and treatment. The information contained in patient charts should be maintained in an organized, standardized fashion with clear, complete entries. Dental records must be maintained on a concurrent basis immediately after care is...  Read More
Posted 7/11/2017 by Bill Rossi in Bill Rossi: Advanced Practice Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 37
10 Things You Need to Know About You and PPOs
1.You have more power than you think. 2. Practices with little or no PPO participation generally do get fewer new patients. However, practices deep into PPO participation do not get proportionally more new patients as they take on more and more programs and more discounts. 3. Each practice has...  Read More
Posted 6/30/2017 by Bill Rossi in Bill Rossi: Advanced Practice Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
How Good is Your Hygiene Department?
We all know that the hygiene department’s performance has a direct bearing on the health of your patients and your practice’s bottom line. I’ve grown weary of rules of thumb for hygiene like “Hygiene should be 30% of practice production” or “Perio should be...  Read More
Posted 6/27/2017 by Bill Rossi in Bill Rossi: Advanced Practice Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
How Many  Collection Calls Has Your Admin Staff Made in the Last Month?
If your administrative staff doesn’t know the answer to this question, it’s likely they have made very few collection calls. In small towns it can be especially tough. The front desk person knows everyone and it’s hard to “dun” neighbors and friends. That is why we...  Read More
Posted 6/19/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 33
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series - Performance Reviews
It is important to conduct a regular review of your HR (human resources) procedures to ensure compliance with the law and prevent employee lawsuits. The checklist below features key steps for evaluating your management practices. Performance reviews should be conducted for all...  Read More
Posted 6/14/2017 by jmrenken in Dr FriesWithThat   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
Who Are Your “Underserved” Patients?
It can be tough getting dental care these days. If you put yourself in the shoes of patients for just one minute, what do you see? For some (the ones with great insurance) there are few worries associated with dental care. For others, you’ll see expensive, inaccessible treatment because...  Read More
Posted 6/7/2017 by jmrenken in Dr FriesWithThat   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Who Are Your "Underserved Patients"
It can be tough getting dental care these days. If you put yourself in the shoes of patients for just one minute, what do you see? For some (the ones with great insurance) there are few worries associated with dental care. For others, you’ll see expensive, inaccessible treatment because...  Read More
Posted 6/1/2017 by Bill Rossi in Bill Rossi: Advanced Practice Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
How to Make Collection Calls a Good Experience
For most office administrators, collection calls would be way down on the list of things they’d like to do! Your whole purpose in practice is to take good care of patients but sometimes unfortunately money becomes an issue. I make hundreds of collection calls every month and there are a few...  Read More
Posted 5/22/2017 by jmrenken in Dr FriesWithThat   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 29
Don’t Be Like Every Other Dental Practice, Here’s How to Differentiate
If your dental practice has found it difficult to grow to where you’d like, you’re not alone. Since the recession of 2007-2009, many practices have found that, while their overheads continue to increase, revenue has either stagnated or reduced. Not only that, but there’s a...  Read More
Posted 5/21/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 31
Short-Sighted Solutions to Dental Practice Problems
Short-Sighted Solutions to Dental Practice Problems Time and time again, I’ve worked with (and in) dental practices that employ one-day solutions to fix staffing issues. Whether a dental practice is over or under staffed, this is a common problem area dentists like to throw money at and hope...  Read More
Posted 4/17/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 48
Keeping things running smoothly even when you have a slow month
Twelve months, 52 weeks, 365 days. A calendar year offers endless opportunities to deliver excellent personalized dental care to individuals, families, and communities. As we all know, life happens, schedules change, vacations and holiday breaks occur, and dental care may not be top of mind for...  Read More
Posted 4/5/2017 by DentalMarketingGuy in Dental Marketing Guy Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 24
Lorraine Guth on Practice Efficiency
In this episode of The Dental Marketing Guy Show, helps us understand the changes happening in the dental industry over the last 10 years. Here are a few takeaway points Lorraine offers us from this episode: 1. The administrative role of a dental office is now a marketing and treatment...  Read More
Posted 3/19/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 58
Dental Provider Credentialing 101: Application Process & Insurance Inquiries
Last week, I gave a full rundown of and outlined initial steps to get you started and make a confident decision to provide in-network or out-of-network patient care. There are often two categories aligned with the dental credentialing process when establishing or joining a dental practice –...  Read More
Posted 3/12/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 167
Dental Provider Credentialing 101: Part I
As dentists start their career and establish, join, or take over a dental practice, there is always an elephant in the room that needs to be addressed and decided upon: to be credentialed or not to be credentialed? To answer that question, let’s define the basics of dental credentialing...  Read More
Posted 3/1/2017 by Jordon Comstock in Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast (SayNoToPPOs.com)   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 84
In-House membership Program Webinar With Dr. Phelps & BoomCloud
Dr. Phelps, Jordon Comstock from BoomCloud and Ben Tuinei from Veritas Dental Resources put together a webinar about in-house membership programs. In this webinar you will learn how to create and grow an in-house membership program for your practice. Dr. Phelps is a talented entrepreneur and...  Read More
Posted 11/18/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 134
Dental Treatment Planning
Oberman Law Firm – Pinhas Adar and Treatment Planning DENTAL SERIES: Pinhas Adar of Adar Dental Network, is a guest as part of our on-going Podcast series featuring the leaders in the dental industry. Listen to hear our discussion on: Why a lab is so important regarding treatment...  Read More
Episode #13: The top “offline” media for new patients
Episode #13: The top “offline” media for new patients Most dentists are so focused on online media to include SEO, google Adwords, and social media, that they have almost completely ignored...  Read More
Posted 11/9/2016 by jal in PPO's and Profit   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 81
How can one be profitable with PPO's? PPO fees are similar to those of 1985. They are approximately 50% of my usual fees. This year the difference between ppo services rendered and my usual fee for those services is $220,000.00 to date. The ppo's are not giving any profit. We upsell services and...  Read More
Posted 11/1/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 78
“Sticky Marketing” for the Dental Office, or Why “Grasshopper Mouse”?
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