Yearly Archives: 2014

Posted December 22, 2014

Increasing Dental Assistant Productivity

Dental offices today aren’t just competing with the quality of services they offer – the efficiency of performing these services also matters.  Schedules and appointments often come through the practice’s dental assistants.  Like anyone in the front lines of a…Read More

Posted December 16, 2014

A Kid Friendly Dental Office

If your practice is geared toward children, you can institute a few simple ideas to make your office a little less ominous and much more inviting to the new little patients coming into your practice. The Waiting Area A few…Read More

Posted December 10, 2014

First Impressions Count!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. With the number of dentists in practice today, it may seem like there aren’t enough patients to go around.  It’s a challenge to get new patients in the door…Read More

Posted December 2, 2014

How Can You Drive Increased Practice Production?

Production is the key to practice growth! This, coupled with your ability to affect positive change at key inflection points, ultimately determines the sustained success of your practice.  By gaining an understanding of patient flow patterns within the Dental Practice…Read More

Posted November 25, 2014

“Banking” for Patient Payments and Treatment

Often, patients opt not to agree to extensive treatment due to financial reasons.  This can result in performing greatly scaled-down treatment and in the long run, the patient will probably spend more money in repairs later on. You can suggest…Read More

Posted November 17, 2014

Employment Rules for Dental Office Staff Pregnancies

Many dentists aren’t familiar with legislation protecting pregnant employees: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). FMLA was added to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on October 31, 1978 and…Read More

Posted November 10, 2014

Long-term Dental Campaign by the ADA

Designed to assist state dental associations to create successful initiatives and to train more dentists to serve at facilities as care providers, advisors and dental directors, the ADA has launched a Long-term Care Dental Campaign. Their goal is to reduce…Read More

Posted November 3, 2014

Focus on Your Patients by Empowering Your Staff

Since dentists receive little or no business training in dental school, as practice owners, it’s imperative that they gain the skills necessary to become practice leaders if they want to achieve true financial success. A leader makes it possible for…Read More

Posted October 30, 2014

How does corporate dentistry impact dentist-owned practices?

By: Janis Peiser The introduction of corporately owned dental practices has produced dramatic changes in dentistry, most of which impact dentist-owned practices. As corporate dental chains move into your neighborhood, it’s important to understand how the influx of these practices…Read More

Posted October 27, 2014

Obamacare and Dental Care: Part II

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into full swing this year.  In Part I of this series, Dentistry IQ explores how the dental community has been positively affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here, the focus is…Read More

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