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Posted 7/6/2015 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 829
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: 4232
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: 5215
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: 1879
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: 3624
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: 3479
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: 4645
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: 2504
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
Posted 2/27/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4201
Healthcare Dominates Best Jobs for 2014
I love year-end lists: best movies, richest people, most popular books… That’s why, when U.S. News and World Report put out “”, I was all over it. I’ll admit to wanting to assure myself that my technology skills would still be in demand, but what surprised me was both...Read More
Posted 2/20/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4550
Changes in the Wind for the Handling of Credit/Debit Cards
Were you one of the 110 million Target customers whose credit or debit card was compromised over the holidays? No? You only shop at high-end stores where this kind of thing would never happen. That is except for the 1.1 million Neiman Marcus customers who suffered a similar fate. Changes are...Read More
Posted 2/13/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2968
Will signature pads go away with touch screen computers?
The venerable signature pad has been a dental practice companion for years. It has been the principal tool to capture an electronic signature on documents needing a higher level of authenticity. Are their useful days numbered with the advent of touch screen displays and tablet computers? The answer...Read More
Posted 2/6/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2951
Accessing your Dental Office Computers Remotely
On January 21st LogMeIn ( announced the end of their free remote connectivity application. Many dental offices have used this tool to access their systems from outside the office. The end of this free lunch may send you looking for an alternative and I have a few comments before you make that...Read More
Posted 1/30/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5073
 The Passing of an Old Friend,  Windows XP (10/25/2001 – 4/8/2014)
On a nondescript October morning in 2001 Microsoft brought into the world the latest addition to its Windows family of operating systems, Windows XP. It became the beloved companion of millions of computers over the years. A web analytics firm, Net Applications, estimates that it is still being run...Read More
Posted 1/29/2014 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 56088
Hi. My name is Consistency. Want to hang out?
con·sist·en·cy conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. the achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. Consistency. We’ve all heard about how...Read More
Posted 1/23/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5270
Wi-Fi opens doors – Just maybe not the ones you wish
, businesses offering Wi-Fi connections to their customers are becoming increasingly common and dental offices are no exception. As you look at doing this, keep in mind that you are not a coffee shop or hotel. You are what HIPAA defines as a covered entity and that comes with rules and regulations...Read More
Posted 1/9/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3662
Physicians will Experience ICD-10 Anxiety in 2014.  Should Dentists?
The implementation of ICD-10 codes will have a major impact on physicians and hospitals and an industry is sprouting up around preparing them for the 10/1/2014 start date. estimates that it will cost a small physician practice $83,000 to implement the new codes. But will it impact dentistry? After...Read More
Posted 1/2/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 5712
Meaningful Use and Dentistry
In February of 2009 the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which became known as “The Stimulus”. This provided for over $780 billion to be invested in various segments of the U.S. economy. One of these segments is healthcare and dentistry can...Read More
Posted 12/12/2013 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4381
CDT 2014 Codes: The winds of change are upon us once again
As I work through our coding list for DAISY clients and incorporate the changes that the ADA has made to the CDT 2014 code set, I have to work at recalling how the office staff stays informed of the changes that are coming more rapidly to their everyday workflows. Coding changes are no easy task...Read More
Posted 10/3/2013 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6468
Passwords in the dental practice are still dead!
In a speech to the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco Bill Gates predicted the demise of passwords with the declaration that they would not “meet the challenge” of keeping critical information secure. The interesting thing about this statement is that it was the 2004 conference,...Read More
Posted 9/26/2013 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6694
Does your dental practice marketing bring you the kind of patients you want?
Marketing the dental practice has come a long way since I first began working in the dental field. I recall the days that the only type of marketing we did was to ask our beloved patients to refer their friends and family, have an elegant sign outside of our door and to list in the phonebook a...Read More
Posted 7/12/2013 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 62491
The fortune, my friends, is in the follow-up
“In golf, as in life, it is the follow through that makes the difference.” Follow-up. We know how critical the correct follow-up can be in a dental practice. It can make or break treatment case acceptance. It can make or break a new patient scheduling. It can make or break...Read More
Posted 6/22/2013 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 52624
More bang for your marketing buck...
Websites. Electronic Communication Systems. Direct Mail Marketers. Radio Ads. Newspaper Ads. Social Media Support. Logo memorabilia. Special Events. In house marketing gimmicks and print material. Newsletters. Email blasts. Marketing isn't cheap, right? You spend thousands of your hard...Read More
Posted 4/6/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 7071
Actions of a Successful Dental Office
I’m often asked what successful offices have in common... They have a good solid ethical team, with a great attitude. There is a strong leader, they are organized and have real world systems that give more predictability to their schedule. They run like a well oiled machine. There are few...Read More
Posted 4/5/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7117
An Important Thing to Know
You do not win friends and influence patients when you use criticism, authoritative attitudes or high-pressure sales talk. You do win friends and influence patients when you really care about them and when you follow the rule be yourself. It is an interesting fact that people will respond to you...Read More
Posted 4/5/2013 by Mary Beth Bajornas in Maximizing Scheduling Opportunity   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 2228
Top 10 missed opportunities in your dental practice and what to do about it!
? Time ? Why you punish me? You’re welcome if you now have the Hootie and the Blowfish song stuck in your head. Too bad opportunity doesn’t come with an alarm; a buzzing signal to notify us of opportunity directly ahead; pulling us from our harried thoughts and opportunity...Read More
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