Planning for a Successful 2020

What needs to happen with your dental practice and team over the next year for 2020 to be considered a great success?  As you consider what you would like to accomplish this… Continue On +

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 Travel Pay?

There are multiple costs associated with meetings and continuing education involving a dental team.  First, there is the total cost for the meeting or educational event, which includes meals and travel expenses… Continue On +

Weeding Out “Difficult” Dental Patients

Do you have to be everyone’s dentist?  While you may wish that you connected well with every patient in your chair and that everyone wanted you as their dentist, there are some… Continue On +