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Posted 4 days ago by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Practice Procedures Manual: Topics to Include
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place.  The following are some possible topics to include:             Introduction             Telephone techniques             Patient appointments are scheduling   ...  Read More
Posted 11/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
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 10/31/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
Dental New Hire Check List
The single most important task that contributes to the success of a dental practice is hiring the right employee which is a process. If this is done correctly, your practice will certainly have a competitive edge. According to dental statistics on a national level, the average dental practice...  Read More
Posted 10/19/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
Applying Risk Management to HR
When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice. HR Activity ...  Read More
Posted 10/3/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 50
Employee Interviewing Dos and Don'ts
  There are numerous state and federal anti-discrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Below is a list of questions that employers should avoid when conducting a new employee interview:     What's your race?     What is your national...  Read More
Posted 9/25/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
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 9/14/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 30
The Steps Involved in a Practice Transition
The process of a dental practice transition involves several different contracts. Typically, after the practice owner has selected a potential buyer, that buyer will want to obtain financial or operational information about the practice. Before providing a buyer with confidential practice...  Read More
Posted 9/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Anti-Kickback Laws
The Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law are Federal laws that prohibit someone from knowingly or willfully offering, paying or receiving anything of value for a referral Examples of prohibited activities include: ?Waiving a co-payment or deductible ?Accepting payment that is different from...  Read More
Posted 8/1/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 36
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 7/28/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 33
HR Audit Checklist - Discrimination and Harassment (A Messy Matter)
This section outlines some of the most important items on your HR audit checklist. Even the appearance of discrimination can cause a large mess for a practice. By staying on top of your HR policy and procedures, you can ensure that your practice is in compliance with state and federal law. Items...  Read More
Posted 7/20/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 43
HR Audit Checklist - The Hiring Process
You can begin your audit with a deep look into your practice's hiring process. After all, this is the first interaction that employees will have with your practice, and when it runs smoothly, it sets the foundation for the rest of their time there. You also need to make sure that you are not using...  Read More
Posted 7/11/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
Employment Law Compliance
If you are not aware of the ever changing landscape of employment law, you could sustain a substantial financial loss. Personnel issues that arise in a dental practice are a major source of stress for most dentists. Dealing with complex employment matters can be challenging, emotionally draining,...  Read More
Posted 7/5/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
Legal Compliance/HR Best Practices Audit Series: Part 2
It is important that every practice owner conducts a best practices audit to ensure their practice is in compliance with state and federal law. Usual areas of inquiry in a compliance/best practices audit include the following: Involuntary Reductions in Force Insurance (i.e., EPLI) ...  Read More
Posted 6/23/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 33
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series - Employee Discipline and Termination
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. All practices should have policies and procedures in...  Read More
Stay in Touch: Personalized Communication with Your Patients
As the office manager of a paperless office that utilizes all the latest technology available to our industry, I was shocked when I heard nearly one-third of the dental offices in the United States do not use any appointment reminder service to help confirm patients. Our office has worked with an...  Read More
Posted 6/19/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
"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 6/7/2017 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 7/6/2015 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 869
There IS a difference between "answering the phone" and "working the schedule".
Answering the practice phone, just to say you answered the phone is completely pointless unless you are DOING something with those answered calls. We all know the importance of answering your practice phones. Minimum of 45 hours a week. During the WHOLE day. Every working day of the year,...  Read More
Posted 8/19/2014 by dunnmktg in The Dunn Show   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4244
More Social Media Musings
My friendof Innovative Dental Technologies posted a thought-provoking comment to one of my recent articles. And I've finally gotten around to writing some of my thoughts on his questions. In his comment, he wrote: "...I would like to read your opinions on the proper amount of time spent on social...  Read More
Posted 8/15/2014 by dunnmktg in The Dunn Show   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5234
5 Questions with Connect the Dents
This inaugural installment of5 Questions With...features Dr. Tony Stefanou, dentist, entrepreneur, and founder of Connect the Dents. Connect the Dents is a consultancy specializing in dental mergers and acquisitions. Michael Dunn: Tell us about Connect the Dents. What service(s) do you offer? Dr....  Read More
Posted 7/1/2014 by JVanHorn in DentistMetrics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1902
Simple 5 Step Guide to Tracking Your Practice's KPIs.
I've spoken with hundredsof dental practice owners. Some have been successful, other's... not so much. Have you ever heard this before? The dentist gets comfortable and doesn't notice the rising temperature in his practice. He focuses on the wrong things in order to reach his own...  Read More
Posted 4/10/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3633
Closing the Loop on Your State Dental Conference
A couple of weeks ago Karyn posted some tips on how to prepare for your state dental conference. This week I’d like to recommend some post-conference activities that will “close the loop” on your conference endeavors. “Close the loop.” An interesting expression that I...  Read More
Posted 4/4/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3487
Over 8 million adults to gain dental benefits.  A burden or an opportunity?
With the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) approximately 8.3 million adults will gain dental Medicaid benefits in 2014. This is the result of increased Medicaid eligibility and states either expanding adult dental care or adding it for the first time. The ADA’s Health Policy Resources Center...  Read More
Posted 3/13/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4662
Bitcoins for Bitewings
A very brief news article on a trade website recently caught my eye with the title “Florida dentist accepts bitcoin for treatment”. I had a limited understanding of Bitcoin, considering it to be very leading edge technology and not one due to impact dentistry anytime soon. The idea of...  Read More
Posted 3/6/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2527
EHR, EDR, PMS, and now certified EHR.  Knowing the difference is the key.
The abyss of the acronym language that has become a part of our culture is ever present in both of our professional lives as well as our personal. I find that sometimes I have to refer to sites such as just to interpret what my college student is trying to say. The understanding of acronyms and...  Read More
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