3 Ways Your Dental Office can Avoid Financial Drama with Patients

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Sep 24, 2021 4:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: dental provider

3 Ways to Improve Access To Oral Health for Underserved Populations

Posted by Tim Fitzgerald on Sep 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM

According to the ADA, more than 181 million American don’t visit the dentist – this reality led the ADA to create the Action for Dental Health program in 2016. Marked progress has been made to combat the dental health crisis in America since, but there are still standout issues that create barriers between patients and the care they need – particularly patients in underserved populations. How dentists bridge the gap between their office and low income, senior, or disabled patients can be the deciding factor in communities getting adequate access to oral healthcare. Here are three ways dentists can make sure they are doing everything they can to reach the patients who need them most.

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Topics: dental patients, children's dental health, accessible dentist office, dental health during covid-19

4 Ways to Make Dental Procedures More Accessible For Patients

Posted by Tim Fitzgerald on Jun 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM

While patients might be returning to your door now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, the economic impact the pandemic had on them might not be over. Dental care can be pricey, especially in conjunction with job or insurance loss. So here are 4 things you can do to make the dental procedures your patients need more affordable and accessible.

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Topics: dental practice costs, medicare, accessible dentist office, dentistry

6 Ways to Reduce No-Show Dental Appointments

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on May 17, 2021 11:15:00 AM

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Some experts state that no-show or last minute cancellation per day can cost dentists up to $30,000 per year. That’s a decent chunk of change, regardless of your office’s yearly revenue. As a healthcare provider and business owner, it’s vital that you assess the causes of this, especially if it occurs often in your office, and come up with a plan to minimize it.

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Topics: more patients to your dental office, patient no show, reduce no show appointments

Women in Dentistry History Spotlight

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Mar 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

For International Women’s Month, we want to shine light on the women who made it possible for other women to pursue a career in dentistry. In the 1800s, dentistry was inaccessible to women, with most dental schools refusing to admit female students. Below we list the women who fought to work alongside their male peers, refusing to take no for an answer.

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Topics: dentistry history, women in dentistry, international womens month

How to Know When Your Front Desk Staff Needs Improvement

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Mar 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Making a good first impression is an important part of being at the front desk of the dental practice. Your front desk is the face of your practice. Proper front desk etiquette is very important, yet many practices skip formal training.

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Topics: customer experience, front desk manners, dental staff, customer retention

Dentists Can Screen Young Patients for Childhood Obesity

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Feb 28, 2021 3:00:00 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

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

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Feb 22, 2021 11:30:00 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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Topics: pediatric dental care, dental office management

Pediatric Dentists: The Art of Patience and Care

Posted by Kate Ranta on Feb 8, 2021 7:00:00 PM

As a pediatric dentist you are entering a field that is very rewarding. You also have the responsibility of introducing children to the experience of going to the dentist. If you provide a positive experience, children will not be nervous about going to the dentist as they go into adulthood. This means they will be more likely to continue to seek dental care as adults. Consider the following tips for pediatric dentists in the art of patience and care.

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Topics: dental visits, children's dental health, pediatric dental care, visiting the dentist with kids

Manual and Mechanical Dental Instruments: Which are Better?

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jan 27, 2021 11:00:00 AM

If your dental office is reviewing its productivity and you are thinking about pivoting to mechanical devices, or if you are planning to open a new dental practice and wondering whether to rely on manual instruments or mechanical devices, there is good news. Research has shown both manual and mechanical dental instruments to be effective scaling devices. So, which do you choose? Let's look at each and go over which one might be the pick for your office! 

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