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Attract New Patients
November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeManagementPractice Operations

Let’s Mix It Up To Attract New Patients

by Dan Pisak

Marketing your practice well requires the right marketing mix … it takes hard work, innovative, thoughtful ideas and consistent effort. Over the upcoming weeks, I will have many conversations with doctors and office managers wanting to attract more new patients

October 30, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Wins Utah Business Diversity Award

by Oral Health

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc., the U.S. practice solutions business of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently awarded the Utah Business Diversity Award in the category of Large Business at the 2016 Utah Crossroads Conference. The company was selected by Utah Diversity

October 20, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPractice Operations

Fred Joyal Webinar Reveals The Truth Behind What Dental Patients Want

by Oral Health

Futuredontics® announced today that company co-founder Fred Joyal is hosting a free webinar for dentists called “What Dental Patients Want.” In this special live presentation, Fred draws on new research to reveal the surprising factors that have the greatest impact

Face Masks
October 18, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPractice Operations

Update: Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review

by Oral Health

If you are looking for “Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review” by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC, it has been removed. The content was published in 2016 and is no longer relevant in our current climate. Please note

October 17, 2016 News Dental OfficePractice managementPractice OperationsScheduling

How Efficient Is Your Scheduling?

by Lisa Philp

Once your patient has accepted their recommended treatment plan and has signed a financial agreement, the scheduling of their treatment may begin. One of the biggest challenges that we see practices dealing with on a daily basis is how to

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeDental TechnologyOral HealthPractice Operations

How to Select a Dental Software for Your Practice

by Feda Bashbishi

Purchasing a new practice management software for a dental office is not a trivial task. There are a lot of different choices and packages offered by software vendors that confuse the buyer rather than help her/him. Each package has its

September 13, 2016 News DentalGeneral PracticeNewsPractice Operations

Dental School Graduate Walks Straight Into Owning Dental Practice

by Deborah Neyens, The Gazette

Upon their graduation from dental school in June, most of Amy Scallon’s classmates went to work as employees in existing dental practices. Not Scallon. Instead, she became her own boss. On Aug. 1, the newly minted dentist purchased Palisades Family

September 8, 2016 News Continuing EducationDentistryNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Fred Joyal Webinar Shows Dentists How to Maximize the Power of Facebook

by Oral Health

Futuredontics® announced that company founder Fred Joyal is hosting a free webinar for dental professionals called “Facebook Rules the World – You Just Live In It.” This special live presentation will deliver the hard truths why dental practice marketing simply

September 8, 2016 News Dental OfficeDentistryNewsPractice Operations

ScanWriter Closing the Gap Between Dental Office Management and Accounting Software

by PR Newswire

Personable, Inc., the leading document management solutions provider, launched its Dentrix Connected version of ScanWriter, for Dentrix® users, at the 2016 California Dental Association Presents Conference in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, September 8, 2016. ScanWriter Dentrix Edition, a software

September 6, 2016 News Dental OfficeNewsPractice Operations

A Lesson Learned in Office Safety and Nitrous Oxide

by Mohit Priyadarshi, Inquisitr

An elderly Ohio man shot himself at the dentist’s office after mistaking a pistol for his phone while under the influence of nitrous oxide, according to ABC affiliate WKRN-TV. James White, a 72-year-old man living in Clark County, Ohio, went

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPractice Operations

Consider The Patient In Every Decision You Make

by Lisa Philp, RDH

Dental demographics are changing almost faster than we can keep up: The Baby Boomers are retiring, the Affordable Care Act is scrambling the marketplace and the archaic system of employer-provided benefits is looking more long in the tooth than ever.

Water Fluoridation
August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeOral HealthPractice Operations

Community Water Fluoridation: Tackling The Irrational Fears

by Dr. Pasquale Duronio and Dr. Steven Baum

Abstract Over the past several decades, a political movement has evolved whose agenda is to end community water fluoridation. Despite decades of data demonstrating safe and effective reductions in dental caries, anti-fluoridation activists continue their efforts globally. Under the banner

communication
August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Marketing 101: The Art Of The Referral

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Consider the type of patient you would like in your practice. Stop spending time putting out fires that consume valuable time and energy, with problem patients. Spend more time with your preferred patients and their friends. Birds of a feather

Eye Wash Stations
August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Dental Office Must-Have: Eye Wash Stations

by Lauren McFarlane, BA, CHSC

Why would a dental practice require an eye wash station? Is it required by law? And if so, what type of equipment is needed? Although the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario recommends the installation of eye wash stations

August 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeNewsPractice Operations

Dental Office Uses Interior Design to Ease Patient Fears

by Dave Pinter, PSFK

Dental fear or dental phobia is a condition that an estimated 30-40 million people experience in America alone. Results of surveys have shown that past negative experiences, pain and embarrassment are some of the motivators that create this kind of

August 25, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Cleanliness Is Key: How Hygiene Improves Our Quality of Life

by Oral Health

The merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona at the beginning of the year created the largest manufacturer of technologies, equipment and consumables in the dental sector. The company is now working together as one combined force to develop solutions for the

August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygienePractice Operations

Ensure Patient Confidence With 4-Step Post-Hygiene System

by Lisa Philp

Every dentist has experienced it: a choppy hygiene report that creates chaos, patient confusion and a ripple effect of schedule delays. When it becomes chronic, it has a deleterious effect on your entire operation. How to fix this common but

Treatment Acceptance
August 23, 2016 Feature DentalDental HygieneOral HealthPractice Operations

Increase Treatment Acceptance And Get Paid For Your Care

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

Imagine the impact increasing your patient treatment acceptance rate by 10 to 15 percent would have on practice productivity. Now imagine getting paid for those services in an efficient manner! These components of your practice have significant influence on practice

Communicate
August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygienePractice Operations

How To Communicate Positively, Effectively With Different And Difficult People

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Our success in life depends greatly on how well we communicate in our personal and professional lives. When we communicate positively and effectively we inspire connections and build happier, healthier and higher performing relationships. Our ceiling of success then becomes

August 17, 2016 News AnnouncementDental OfficeDentistryNewsPractice Operations

Henry Schein Is Providing Care For Dentists Affected By Louisiana Flooding

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reminded its customers that the Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline is open for dentists, physicians and