Importance of Online Reviews to the Success of Your Dental Practice

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Jul 3, 2017 10:21:03 AM

The famous “word of mouth” business approach has been around for centuries. Whether you were a bread maker, dressmaker, tailor or a dentist, having satisfied customers who told others about your quality products and great service was the best way to get people in the door. As we fast forward to 2017, we understand that a shift in the way we do business has taken place. The digital age is in full swing.

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Topics: dental marketing, online reviews

5 Chronic Diseases Eye Doctors Might Find First

Posted by Alissa Gavrilescu on May 31, 2017 3:17:52 PM

From optometrists to ophthalmologists, all eye doctors are aware that a routine examination of the retina allows them to view problems with blood vessels and nerves that may be indicative of overall chronic health issues. However, most patients do not expect to hear about other health conditions when they get their eyes examined.

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Topics: vision health, vision health and overall health

Summer is Coming: Is Your Dental Office Ready for Kids?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on May 16, 2017 11:03:50 AM

Is your dental office ready for kids? The summer months are the perfect time for many families to catch up on dental visits. There's no school schedule to plan around and summer activities are more flexible, so it can be easier to fit in dental appointments. As a result, your dental office should start preparing for an influx of kids.

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7 Challenges Facing the Dental Industry in 2017

Posted by Erica Laceria on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The field of dentistry is continuously transforming with changes in population demographics, consumer rights and national public policy. However, such changes bring new challenges for dentists and their practices. How do you stay relevant in the evolving world of medical services? The following are seven challenges facing the dental industry in 2017: 

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Topics: tips for dentists, challenges for dentists, dentists

5 Ways Your Front Desk Can Help Your Dental Practice

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Feb 6, 2017 12:33:28 PM

First impressions mean a lot, and the front desk is the first place your patients go when they enter your dental office. An energetic, efficient and friendly staff will always beat distracted, grumpy or idle in your patients’ minds.

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Does accepting insurance help your dental practice?

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Feb 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re a dentist or a dental office manager, you’ve probably wrestled with the question, “Does accepting insurance help your dental practice?” There is no simple answer, but your choice will have a major impact on your practice for years to come.

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Three Advantages of Becoming a Contracted Dental Provider

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Dec 28, 2016 10:28:57 AM

Opening your own dental practice is one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. Whether you took over an existing practice or you started from scratch, taking this leap took determination, grit, faith and a tenacity to succeed. And it requires that, because opening and maintaining a successful business is downright hard. Per the SBA Office of Advocacy, only 50 percent of businesses that are opened survive beyond five years. And after 10 years, the survival rate drops to one-third. But chances are, you already knew this before you started, and the fact that you opened your practice anyway is likely proof that you have what it takes to succeed.

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Topics: dental provider, becoming a contracted dental provider

Dentists Can Screen Young Patients for Childhood Obesity

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Dec 2, 2016 3:00:27 PM

To say that obesity is a serious issue that’s impacting children across this nation is an understatement. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over the past 30 years, the incidence of childhood obesity among kids ages 6 to 11 years old has doubled; it has quadrupled in teens ages 12 to 19. In fact, per the CDC, one in six children and adolescents in the United States are obese.

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Topics: obesity in young patients

Are You Disability Accessible? Be a Disability-Friendly Dental Office

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Nov 21, 2016 10:43:45 AM

In 2014, the Census Bureau reported that mobility issues are the most common causes of disability in older Americans. When the last of the "Baby Boomers" ages out, a staggering 20 percent of our population will be over the age of sixty-five. This equates to, statistically, one in five patients.

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This Is Not a Drill: No-Drill Dentistry

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Nov 1, 2016 10:14:00 AM

The number is staggering, but nearly all American adults—about 91 percent between ages 20 and 64—have some level of tooth decay. And over a fourth of those cases go untreated. Somewhere between nine and 15 percent of adults avoid the dentist out of fear, perhaps of situations like having their teeth drilled.

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