Yearly Archives: 2016

Posted December 29, 2016

EPA Ruling on Amalgam

American Dental Association (ADA) president Gary L. Roberts, DDS, has released a statement regarding a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ruling specifies certain steps dental practices should take with amalgam waste. Practices will be required to…Read More

Posted December 20, 2016

Know the Difference between Good and Bad Debt

By Erick Cutler You’ve probably heard the saying, “You’ve got to spend money to make money.” That’s definitely true for dentists. To thrive financially in your profession, you must spend money… lots of money. In fact, to achieve your goals,…Read More

Posted December 16, 2016

Don’t Forget HR Policies During the Holidays

As the holidays get closer, offices are lighter, happier places and sometimes the rules become relaxed. However, your staff will need a reminder that everyone at your practice is still bound by HR policies. Human resources specialist Paul Edwards offers…Read More

Posted December 9, 2016

Best Things About Dentistry

What makes dentistry a special career path? Each dental professional might answer this question differently. Patterson Dental has compiled a Top 10 list of the reasons to love a career in dentistry. Here are a few of those reasons: A…Read More

Posted December 2, 2016

New Email Scam Could Be Targeting Your Practice

A new phishing scam is targeting healthcare providers, says the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Recipients receive an email disguised as official OCR audit communication. The American Dental Association shared the details in a recent news release: “It has…Read More

Posted November 23, 2016

Insurance Strategies You Should Know

In a new article for DentistryIQ, office manager Helen Funk offer some insurance strategies that have helped her practice run smoothly: Verify dental insurance eligibility before the patient’s visit. You’ll know what benefits the patient is eligible for, and you…Read More

Posted November 18, 2016

You Can Help Patients Quit Smoking

The American Cancer Society estimates 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, while other forms of tobacco use are on the rise. Dental health practitioners are more likely to see the early signs of smoking than other medical professionals. Prevention is…Read More

Posted November 11, 2016

Lapsed Patients: When Do You Let Them Go?

It makes sense that the best way to reactivate patients is not to lose them in the first place. All patients should be scheduled for their next visit before they leave your office. However, sometimes this isn’t possible or they…Read More

Posted November 4, 2016

Election Day Social Media Posts for Your Practice

Election 2016 is imminent, and there are some fun ideas you can use for your practice’s social media. You don’t have to get political or endorse a candidate (this would probably end up being bad for business!) but you can…Read More

Posted October 27, 2016

The 7 Most Important Trends in Social Media Marketing for Dentists

October 2016 By: Janis Peiser People are living more of their lives online. They are connecting, shopping and seeking out professional services like dental work. This suggests that online marketing campaigns across social networks have become critically important to bringing…Read More

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