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Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
Within the past few years, phishing emails have become increasingly difficult to detect. However, recognizing similar characteristics in phishing scams helps avoid becoming the victim. If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below, you may be looking at a potential phishing scam.1. Does the...  Read More
What to Consider When Performing a Cyber Security Assessment
A cyber security assessment of your dental practice is much more than a review of your practice software. It's vital to analyze both technical and non-technical components of your practice on each of the three pillars of cyber security: people, policies, and technology. Here are some important...  Read More
Staying relevant within the ever-increasing changes in dental technology
We can no longer assume technology is a fad—it has become an integral part of the modern dental practice. Technology isn't just a marketing tool used solely for drawing in new patients, as advances in technology have improved the way patients are treated. Digital dentistry is essential when...  Read More
040 Dr B Interviews Andre Shirdan – Management Life Coach and Tech Consultant
040 Dr B Interviews Andre Shirdan – Management Life Coach and Tech Consultant Tune in every week for more episodes. VisitAndre is from Philadelphia and studied fine arts and design. After years in high-end retail sales and customer...  Read More
Cyber Breaches in Dental Practices - The New Frontier
Cyber security in a dental practice is becoming more and more complicated. In fact, most practices have little or no cyber security measures. Recently, the database of a dental practice in California was hacked into, and the hacker demanded a ransom in the amount of $3,000.00.Hackers like to target...  Read More
Technology: The Leading Edge in a Dental Office
Dental TechnologyThe dentist’s office is seeing more and more of the latest technology applied to dental care. Here are a few of the more interesting technologies that are being researched for the industry.Self-Healing TeethResearchers in Spain and Brazil are beginning to apply...  Read More
The Dental Insiders Episode 1:  Meet Your Hosts
The Dental Insiders Episode 1 The Dental Insiderspresents visionaries in the dental industry to share stories, insights and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Guests include clinicians, Key Opinion Leaders, industry gurus,...  Read More
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 ManagerHow...  Read More
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 four...  Read More
Dentists are plagued with the potential of being victimized byembezzlement. Experts estimate that over 60% of dental practices willsuffer from embezzlement with loses that average over $100,000. What areeven more disturbing are who embezzles and why they steal, how theysteal, and the warning signs...  Read More
There are many advantages to having your patients more engaged withyour practice. Patient engagement can decrease no shows, increasepatient appointments, and help bring in new patients.Here are three ways to drive patient engagement using:Let your patients know they have a patient portal available...  Read More
The Key to Higher Net Collections
Comparison: Two Practices with the Same Flat Fee Automated Collections ServiceBackground:Each office began service roughly at the same time with averagebalances within $3.60 of one another. Both specialize in generaldentistry within the same demographic region. They are using the samesoftware...  Read More
Personalizing Your E-Communication Strategies
I often hear from my dentist clients that they worry that they are losing “the personal touch” when automating their patient communication withlike email and text message appointment reminders. Good customer service certainly requires personalization, but the reality is that technology...  Read More

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