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Dentists: The Benefits of Accepting Insurance

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Feb 16, 2024 12:30:00 PM

About 2 in 5 dental providers plan to drop out of some insurance 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 and other dental plan types. On the dental front, practice schedules have been consistent. Dentists nationally are reporting an 85 percent full practice.

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Dentists: How to Manage New Patients in the New Year

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jan 24, 2024 4:25:55 PM


As a dentist, managing new patients can be challenging. It requires balancing more people. Plus, you are working to make a positive first impression and provide excellent care. At the same time, new patients are crucial to scaling your dental practice. Serving new people also helps you improve service and be innovative.

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The Dental Industry Landscape is Bright

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Jan 11, 2024 9:53:00 AM

Are you worried about how many people look for a dentist like you? There is a lot of positive news to be had. Over 335 million people live in the U.S., and dental insurance continues to be an essential benefit every year. This presents countless growth opportunities for dental providers and their patient base.

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How to Increase Dental Production During Slow Months

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Dec 22, 2023 12:45:15 PM

As a provider, you may wonder what dentists can do during slow months. You can experience times when business is slower, and there are fewer appointments. These periods can be stressful. It is helpful to remember that there are things you can do to make the most of the downtime. 

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Special Needs Dentistry: How Dentists can Help Their Patients

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Dec 15, 2023 2:00:42 PM

Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. For patients with special needs, a dental visit can present multiple challenges. A patient with special needs may have "various difficulties, such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment," according to Merriam-Webster. Patients will "require additional or specialized services or accommodations."

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Dental Coding and Billing: How AI is Maximizing Revenue

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Nov 29, 2023 2:31:38 PM

Artificial Intelligence has become a game-changer in various industries. This includes dental coding and billing. AI is revolutionizing how dental practices handle their financial operations.

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Spreading Smiles: Dentistry Community Service During Thanksgiving

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Nov 21, 2023 2:05:15 PM

The season of giving is here. As a dental professional you can show your compassion and care outside of the office. You can do this through dentistry community service.

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Patient Education in Dentistry: Critical and Immediate Value

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Nov 16, 2023 1:21:35 PM

Oral health literacy encompasses how people “understand and use oral health information and services." Without understanding it is hard to make good decisions about mouth health. In fact, 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. can fully understand written health literature. That’s why patient education in dentistry is so important.

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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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