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March 28, 2016 News BlogsComputer softwareDental CareFraudGeneral NewsPatient educationSocial networkingTechnologyWebsites

Is your Dental Practice Information Safe Online?

by Kahaliah Richards

Most independent dental practitioners have their own practice websites, and chances are that you are one of them. Some dentists have installed customized software programs for more effective communication and data storage. Web based solutions and technologies have also evolved

March 22, 2016 News Community Dental CareDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral News

Uber’s Message for Dental Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The March 3, 2016 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine has a provocative article called “Uber’s message for healthcare”. The thrust of this article is summarized below by the Kaiser Foundation: “Unreliable service, inconvenience, uncomfortable surroundings, and high

March 14, 2016 News Computer softwareGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSearch engineSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsites

Top Tips for Dental Website Layout and Architecture

by Kahaliah Richards
March 8, 2016 News General DentistryGeneral NewsManagementMarketing strategiesPatient ManagementPeriodontologyPublic Relations - Patient Care

Key Phrases for Case Acceptance

by Kahaliah Richards

Discover the power of the right words……. The vocabulary you use plays a powerful role in whether your patients choose to accept the treatment they need. In Transitions Group’s experience with coaching hundreds of dental practices across North America, we

February 23, 2016 News Community Dental CareDental CareGeneral Dentistry

Smarter shopping for dental care — does it really happen?

by Kahaliah Richards

A new report shows that more user-pay has little influence on comparison shopping for medical care.  Even with “skin in the game” via high-deductible health plans, Americans did not normally seek out cheaper medical services.Instead, they simply avoided shopping for

February 8, 2016 News General NewsPractice managementSocial networkingWebsites

Call Tracking for Improved Marketing Benefits

by Kahaliah Richards
February 8, 2016 News Community Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryTreatment Plan

The Silent Issue of Dental Affordability

by Kahaliah Richards

One silent issue in the dental industry is affordability. Surgical care is so expensive that it has restricted dental visits over the past few years and, in turn, driven down dental incomes by more than 20% since the start of

January 19, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseGeneral NewsManagement

Turning the Corner on Chronic Disease Management

by Kahaliah Richards

The number of new cases of diabetes in the US declined to 1.4 million in 2014 from 1.7 million in 2008, according to a report from the CDC. The report stated that an improvement in healthy eating habits, a decline

January 4, 2016 News Computer softwareDental CareGeneral NewsManagementMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPractice managementSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

Using Visual Impact to Captivate Your Target Audience

by Kahaliah Richards

The visual aspects of your dental website potentially holds a greater influence on a new visitor to your site. It is not just about grabbing the attention or arousing the curiosity of a visitor. It is more about impacting their

December 14, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral News

Identifying high risk adults for more preventive care

by Kahaliah Richards

A new review of dental studies found that traditional risk factors for caries in adults are wanting in terms of accuracy. The best conventional predictors are recent experience with this disease and salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans; but even these,

December 8, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental practice transitionGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient Management

Do Your Patients Own Their Oral Health?

by Kahaliah Richards

Help patients say “yes” to the treatment they need…. How would it be if all our patients accepted our treatment recommendations without having to be pressured, without stress or rejection? Why do dental patients reject appropriate treatment? 85% of case

December 8, 2015 News Computer softwareGeneral NewsOffice ManagementSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingTechnologyTrends in Dental EducationWebsites

Content Marketing is Important – Here’s Why

by Kahaliah Richards
December 1, 2015 News ConnectivityGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsitesYouTube

YouTube can help improve your Dental Website Traffic

by Kahaliah Richards

  YouTube has emerged as a clear winner by far among various social networks, particularly when it comes to driving targeted traffic to your website and helping consumers make buying decisions. If you have any new dental product, technology or

November 26, 2015 News General NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Falls by the elderly and poor oral health

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that nearly half of falls by older folks are caused by an infection. Falls are one of the leading cause of death for those over 75 years of age, due to complications arising from a fracture.

November 24, 2015 News Dental CareDental industryEmbezzlementFraudGeneral NewsMedical newsOffice ManagementTheft in the dental office

8 Things Dentists Misunderstand About Embezzlement

by Kahaliah Richards

Could it happen in your practice? A common topic for our speakers is what dentists misunderstand about embezzlement. Here is our list: MYTH #1 — Embezzlers only steal cash, and it is difficult for thieves to monetize other forms of

November 11, 2015 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

Safety concerns in dentistry?

by Kahaliah Richards

Two reports crossed my desk recently, which raised some possible serious concerns about how we go about delivering dental care. First, a report suggests that anaesthetics are linked to permanent tooth failure in younger patients.  The study authors concluded that

November 9, 2015 News BlogsDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient ManagementSocial mediaSocial networkingTechnologyWebsites

5 Steps to Robust Social Media Marketing Program

by Kahaliah Richards
October 29, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementOverall HealthPatient educationPractice managementPreventive DentistryWebsites

Exceeding Patient Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

Surpassing the “been there, done that” dental visit … Numerous studies have shown that the way patients rate their level of satisfaction with services provided is largely based on the depth of emotional connection they have received.  Patients rate connection

October 28, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral NewsHygienistsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

The persistence of high dental spending

by Kahaliah Richards

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more than one chronic condition. It may well

October 26, 2015 News General NewsMarketing strategiesSocial mediaWebinarsWebsites

Webinars Can Serve as a Useful Online Dental Marketing Tool

by Kahaliah Richards

A research conducted by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) in 2013 revealed that webinars are the third most effective online marketing tool. Webinars can deliver real-time content and engage the interest of the audience in an interactive manner. They are