ADAA Update October 2017 As we approach the end of the year, you may have already noticed a change in your scheduling at the office. Some of your patients may try to squeeze in that "extra work" to maximize health savings account funds while others may defer their treatment into the New Year. Given the economic status of the nation the past two years, many of our practices have been impacted in some regard. Has your practice aimed for goals and fallen short as the year draws to an end? Like many dental practices, some may feel there is little hope when patient's employment may have been cut or insurance benefits decreased, both playing a large impact on the practice's bottom line.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ Consider this scenario: Your patient walks in for an implant. You do the work and charge the patient $3,000. At the front desk, the patient puts down $500 and walks out still owing $2,500. You put it on the books and schedule monthly payments from the patient. Eventually, after six months, you have all of the money you were owed at the time of service.READ MORE
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Specialty Practice Management is a complete solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that delay insurance reimbursement.
Dentistry iQ Dentalytec summarizes instrument cleaning and sterilization methods recommended to prevent cross infection and explains how instrument sterilization cassettes offer a time- and cost-effective way to sterilize dental instruments. Cassettes offer an organized storage space for instruments before, during, and after sterilization, and can be used as typical — or customized — instrument kits based on the dental procedure being performed.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ We have an issue in our profession that is seldom discussed — we're not asking the right questions. There are a lot of things that we do well in dentistry — we're caring, compassionate, and dedicated. However, sometimes we're not able to think outside the box.READ MORE
Dental Assistant Life Whether you're new to the profession or are a seasoned dental assistant, you've probably looked back fondly, grateful that you've found your way to a rewarding, fulfilling career. In hindsight, how did you become a dental assistant? Here are some reasons you've shared with us about how you came to the profession.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ I work the front office in a busy dental practice. Let's say there is a hygienist waiting to ask me a question about a patient, while at the same time the phone is ringing and I already have somebody on hold. How would I handle this situation? What would I do first? This and much more crazy times happen frequently, so I thank you for any advice.READ MORE
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