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Is your patient and ASA II or ASA III? Updated hypertension guidelines may impact your practice
The 2017 American College of Cardiology High Blood Pressure GuidelinesThe American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) sets the national guidelines for high blood pressure (hypertension). In 2017, The ACC/AHA updated blood pressure guidelines for the first time in...  Read More
The Raving Patients Podcast with Bonnie Hixson
Raving Patients Podcast With Bonnie HixsonAs the Founder of The Progressive Dentist Magazine and the ProPractice online resource library, Bonnie’s mission is to connect dentists and teams with the resources they need to build and maintain thriving practices. For the past 25 years, Bonnie has worked...  Read More
Childhood Inspiration turns into a fruitful career with Dr. Rich Rosenblatt DMD
This week’s featured guest graduated from Muhlenberg College and attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, He was accepted into a one year General Practice Residency Program at St. Josephs Medical Center in Reading Pennsylvania. In 2007 he purchased Forest North Dental that...  Read More
Still using a signature stamp in your practice??
The "dentist signature stamp" is considered by many to be a relic of the past, and almost every dental practice management consultant I've spoken with recommends that they are not used.Notwithstanding this, some offices still use a signature stamp for insurance verification purposes, which may also...  Read More
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             Collection...  Read More
Risk Management Process (continued)
Involving staff members in the risk identification process will give you a comprehensive picture of the risks based on different people's involvement in different areas of your practice. You may also wish to engage the services and opinions of an accountant or a lawyer.Assess the risks:If you have...  Read More
Dental Practice Management In Your Pocket With Dr. Michael Dolby
Dental Practice Management In Your Pocket With Dr. Michael Dolby Listen to the full episode at   Read More
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
Legal Issues in Endodontics
The following questions should be discussed as potential areas of litigation in endodontic treatment:    Was there a misdiagnosis or treatment on the wrong tooth         Did the tooth develop pulpitis and who was responsible?         Did good radiographic technique occur         Was a rubber dam...  Read More
How Dental Staff Members Can Reduce Risk
Dentistry is a team business. In a dental practice, staff members are extremely important in every aspect, which includes their ability, whether directly or indirectly, to manage risk.Dental assistants make clinical procedures safer for patients and increase a dentist's productivity. Dental...  Read More
Legal Compliance/HR Best Practices Audit Series: Part 1
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: Personnel Policies Personnel Procedures Employee Handbooks ...  Read More
"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 employees on a...  Read More
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series: Employee Policies and Procedures
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 company policies and procedures must comply with federal and...  Read More
Episode 79: How To Work Less While Still Growing Your Dental Practice With Justin Short
Episode 79: How To Work Less While Still Growing Your Dental Practice With Justin Short Content Originally Appeared onhttp://www.startyourdentalpractice.com/79.  Read More
Episode 74: The Millennial Effect: How To Grow Your Dental Practice In A Millennial Focused World With Dr. Sullivan
Episode 74: The Millennial Effect: How To Grow Your Dental Practice If You're AMillennial Content Originally Appeared onhttp://www.startyourdentalpractice.com/74.  Read More
My Boss it the Best! I Love my Work!
How to hear these words from your employees...There is a serious conundrum in every dentist’s work life: 99% of your training was clinical dentistry when in reality you spend more than 50% of your time focused on interacting with employees and patients. There was no training for that, was...  Read More
Ten Minutes to a More Productive Dental Practice
Want a day where you meet your goals, feel a sense of pride in your work, and leave relaxed and on time? Who doesn’t? So, how often does it happen in your dental practice? Once a week? Once a month? Never? There is one way, without a doubt, you can make this happen more frequently and...  Read More
Episode 61 Why You Need A Strategic Plan
Episode 61: Why You Need A Strategic Plan With John Cotton Content originally appeared at:http://dentistmetrics.com/why-you-need-a-strategic-plan-with-john-cotton/.  Read More
Advancing Dental Patient Safety throughout the UK
Several initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care throughout the UK have been proposed and implemented over the last few years. In response to growing concerns over the number of adverse incidents affecting patients across a wide range of medical practices, patient advocacy groups in...  Read More
What’s the Secret to Successful Dental Treatment Planning?
All successful dental treatment plans really depend upon the person who is involved in the treatment plan.The idiom“Different strokes for different folks,”can be used to explain a successfulpatienttreatment plan.What I saying here is that it really depends upon the person delivering the...  Read More
Tips for Autoclave Sterilizer Preventative Maintenance
Dental Autoclave Preventative MaintenanceWise dentists know that a functional sterilizer is essential to a safe, productive dental practice.We often receive questions from customers about how to regularly maintain their autoclave sterilizers. In this week's article, we've put together a quick...  Read More
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