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Provide Patients with Vision Literacy

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As an eye care provider, you are very knowledgeable about diseases, diagnoses, and treatments. Your patients, however, may never have even heard of the names of eye diseases before. To patients, the names may sound quite scary. Vision literacy allows your patients to stay informed and ensure they fully understand their options. Keep in mind the following tips for providing your patients with vision literacy.

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Accepting Insurance: Does it Hurt or Help Your Practice?

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 30, 2015 11:11:18 AM

As a dental provider, it's important to have as much of an all-inclusive policy as possible regarding patients. It's good to try to help all of those who need it. The problem that dentists run into when trying to accommodate everyone, however, is financial availability and insurance. In order to help everyone, patients who don't have insurance need to be accepted, as well as those who do have access to it. The question is does accepting insurance hurt or help your practice?

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Providing the Best Care for Patients with Disabilities

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 20, 2015 11:36:02 AM

Ensuring the comfort of patients with disabilities when they come in for treatment is a goal for dentists. Here are ways to make a visit to the dentist as easy as possible for those with disabilities.

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Training your Dental Hygienists to Handle Challenging Patients

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 4, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Some patients are easier to communicate with than others. Whether you or your staff is at fault or not, there are several ways for your dental hygienists to successfully handle patients who have a complaint.

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5 Qualities Dentists Should Look for in a Dental Hygienist

Posted by Kate Ranta on Oct 12, 2015 1:27:00 PM

If a dentist is the head of a dental office, then the dental hygienist is the face. Of all the employees in your office, your hygienist spends more time with your patients than anyone, including yourself. A good hygienist can attract, retain and multiply your patients. A bad one can wreck your practice. This is why choosing the right hygienist is crucial.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Waiting Room Moving

Posted by Kate Ranta on Sep 17, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Have you designed your dental office waiting room to meet the standards of your patients? Contrary to popular belief, a waiting room that's active tests the longevity of your office and how the office meets the demands of diverse patients. Booking appointments doesn't necessarily show how successful your office is during opening hours. The fact that patients keep their appointments truly illustrates how responsive you are to their needs. There are many tricks and tips to keep your waiting room moving. These tips are practical and produce long-term results that direct your revenue.

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Scheduling Patients: Know What They Like

Posted by Kate Ranta on Sep 2, 2015 11:40:00 AM

You want to get your patients into your office, but the first step is getting them to make an appointment. A lot of people don't particularly enjoy visiting the dentist. So how can you persuade them to make the dental appointments they need? You need to know how your patients like to be scheduled.

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Take Your Dental Practice to the Next Level: Community Involvement

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jul 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

It may sound obvious: get involved in the community, increase your practice's market exposure and your business will grow. There is, of course, more to it than that, but if you get community involvement right, you really will advance your practice. Here are some ways you can take your dental practice to the next level through community involvement.

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Simple Ways to Stay Environmentally Friendly in Your Practice

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jul 14, 2015 11:15:00 AM

A lot of times, we think of "going green" in terms of our personal waste management and use, but it is possible, and even practical, to take the green concept to your dental practice. Here are some ways your office can go green and stay environmentally friendly in your practice:

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Providing Narratives Will Pay Off

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jun 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

One thing is certain: in any dental office there will be many claims filed. Each day, patients will arrive with different forms of insurance—each of which will need a claim filled out and filed. Filing these claims in a timely manner is an important part of being paid efficiently. However, when claims are not filled out properly, there is a chance that the insurance company will be left with more questions.

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