Why Dental Emergency Services Are Important for Your Practice

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Feb 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

There were more than 2 million emergency-related dental visits in the U.S. This is according to a Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project study in 2018. Accidents can happen and people often find themselves in need of a dentist immediately. Emergency dental care is like a first aid service and has the same importance. It helps provide pain relief and prevent further damage. Accommodating emergency dental care in your practice can directly improve the lives of your patients, as well as the success and attention your practice receives.

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Topics: patient dental care experience, dental emergency, offer dental emergency service, Dental Emergency Services

Is Your Dental Office Holiday-Friendly?

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Dec 2, 2021 4:50:00 PM

Festive music dominates the airways. Hats and horns ushering in the New Year. The smell of pine trees and great food permeates the air. Bright-colored decorations and twinkling lights brighten the nights. And we just know…it’s that time of the year. It’s the holiday season!

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Topics: dental office tips, dental office holiday, office holiday decorations

4 Proven Steps to Reduce Dental Practice Cancellations and No-Shows

Posted by Dr. Chuck Le on Nov 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a big impact on dentistry. In April 2020, dental clinics saw a 42 percent drop in appointments scheduled and a 47 percent drop in appointments completed in 2020 compared to before COVID.

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Topics: expand dental practice, dental patients, dental practice

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

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

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