Guide More Patients to Schedule for Treatment

The following scenario occurs far too often in dental practices.  You diagnose treatment and spend an appropriate amount of time explaining your recommendations, and you leave the operatory certain the patient will… Continue On +

Avoid Disclosing Protected Health Information on Social Media

While it may sound like common sense to not disclose protected health information (PHI) on social media, this important HIPAA guideline may be overlooked while responding to online reviews or posting to… Continue On +

Utilizing Perio Code D4346 Effectively

Starting with the CDT code update in 2017, a new perio code was created: D4346.  This code is for scaling in the presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation.  Just because… Continue On +

Steps to Take When the Schedule is Slow

How do you respond when you look at the schedule and see huge openings?  While it is normal to be concerned, it is important to not become consumed with worry.  There is… Continue On +

Deterring Embezzlement

Imagine for a moment that a generous person placed $1,000 in cash on your desk as a gift, but with the gift came a warning: “There is a 50% chance that someone… Continue On +

When Do You Have to Pay Employees for Meetings and CE?

When meetings and continuing education are scheduled, dentists and teams sometimes forget the rules regarding compensable time.  The first rule to remember is if you require the team to attend a meeting… Continue On +

Breaking News: New Overtime Rule

After a blocked Obama-era rule which would have doubled the threshold, the five-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers is over.  The Department of Labor released the final rule… Continue On +

It’s Not Just a Cleaning

Many times when dental patients call to cancel a hygiene visit, they will say, “But it’s just a cleaning.”  While you may get frustrated at patients for devaluing important preventive care, keep… Continue On +