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How to Overcome Dental Staffing and Job Satisfaction Issues

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Sep 11, 2023 4:00:00 PM

Employee retention in the medical and dental fields suffered during the height of the COVID pandemic. The after-effects have coupled with inflation to create a sizeable challenge for dental offices.

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How to Avoid Data Breaches at your Dental Practice

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Aug 2, 2023 2:41:38 PM

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Family Dentistry: How to Get New Dental Patients

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jul 25, 2023 10:00:00 AM

In a world filled with endless choices, finding a trusted provider can be daunting. Much like a primary care provider for their medical needs, people are looking for a family dentist they can trust. A family dentist is someone who goes beyond providing exceptional dental care. From the moment each patient walks through the doors of your practice, they feel welcomed and valued. You take the time to understand their unique needs and prioritize their comfort and wellbeing. 

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Unlocking Potential: How AI in Dentistry is Shaping the Future

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jul 18, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Dental offices are constantly looking for ways to improve their efficiency and levels of care. You can achieve these goals with the technology that everyone is talking about: artificial intelligence.

Imagine a world where dental clinics can accurately predict oral diseases before they even manifest. Or where treatment plans are tailored with precision to the unique needs of patients. AI in dentistry is helping practices unlock new levels of success.

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Dentists: The Benefits of Accepting Insurance

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jun 9, 2023 10:12:35 AM

About 1 in 6 dental practices have chosen to stop accepting insurance through some networks. An estimated 17.5 percent of patients are being affected. If your practice does not participate with insurance, it may be time to rethink this approach. There are benefits to accepting DHMO and DPPO plans, as well as other dental plan types out there. While the U.S. economy is in flux, studies show consumer spending is expected to remain steady.On the dental front, practice schedules have been consistent. Dentists nationally are reporting an 85 percent full practice.

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How to Hire Dental Staff and Energize your Practice

Posted by Andrew Hickey on May 5, 2023 3:15:59 PM

Finding the right people for your dental team can be like climbing a mountain. Stay with me. You put a lot of time and energy into scaling your way up. You find value along the way, and you want to come back on the other side successfully. The ideal result: you have people with the skill and energy to help you propel your practice to the next level.

Before starting your climb to hire dental staff, it is important to take the time to determine what your baselines are for recruiting talent and what your approach will be throughout the interview process and beyond.

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Techniques for Dentists and Patients with Dental Anxiety

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Apr 19, 2023 11:15:06 AM

As a dentist you are experienced in working with patients who have different needs and personalities. You have also been in the dental chair personally as a patient. So, you will want to keep these perspectives in mind when seeing patients who have verbally expressed or displayed signs of dental anxiety. Each person has unique concerns or levels of fear when visiting a dentist. You will want to treat the situation with care and attention, whether they are coming in for an exam or a procedure.

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A Three-Step Guide on How to Get Dental Claims Paid Faster

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jan 10, 2023 5:01:00 PM

Getting dental claims paid sometimes requires additional time. This could be used for seeing patients and managing your office. With that in mind, there are steps you can take before and after an appointment to make the process more seamless.

You will already be familiar with the dental claims process when everything is running smoothly. Processing times can vary from state to state, but typically can take anywhere from 15-60 days. Delays can happen if the insurance company requires additional information about the services provided. So, you will want to make sure you have submitted all the information needed the first time around.

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Facebook Insights Every Dentist Should Know for Successful Results

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Nov 11, 2022 3:34:03 PM

Are you looking to increase the success of your dental practice? Facebook is a powerful tool that dentists can use to their advantage. Here we will discuss the most important Facebook insights dentists should know. We will also provide tips for using this information to boost your business.
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How to Make Communication Effective Between Dentists and their Patients

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Nov 7, 2022 4:19:37 PM

Quality care is clearly important. At the same time, communicating with your patients is key to provide the best experience and keep them coming back. 

Many people dread going to the dentist out of fear. As a result, they do not seek the care they need. Fear of the dentist typically comes from the unknown, when patients do not know what to expect, are not properly informed, or do not feel heard.

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