Provider PPE Shortage: 3 Things To Be Aware Of

Posted by Tim Fitzgerald on Jun 19, 2020 4:30:00 PM

As non-essential healthcare services have opened back up around the country, dental offices have reopened to find they don’t have adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to comply with the additional PPE needed to meet COVID-19 requirements. Whether offices donated excess PPE to frontline hospital workers or just didn’t have extra PPE stockpiled before they closed their doors, they are now struggling to get the PPE they need to keep their patients and their staff safe. The cost for PPE has inflated greatly, and providers are having to ask some difficult questions. Some dentists have even had to start charging their patients a PPE fee to combat these costs. While dentists navigate this issue, it can be an additional challenge to stay up to date on the news and resources addressing this issue. To help, here are three updates you should monitor that might affect your practice as the PPE shortage progresses.

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Topics: tips for dentists, PPE

7 Challenges Facing the Dental Industry in 2017

Posted by Erica Laceria on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The field of dentistry is continuously transforming with changes in population demographics, consumer rights and national public policy. However, such changes bring new challenges for dentists and their practices. How do you stay relevant in the evolving world of medical services? The following are seven challenges facing the dental industry in 2017: 

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Topics: tips for dentists, challenges for dentists, dentists

Clean Hands, Clean Conscious

Posted by Erica Laceria on Sep 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Ever since we were little kids, we've been told by our parents about the importance of clean hands. You go to the bathroom, you wash your hands. You play outside, you wash your hands. You pet the dog, you wash your hands. You wash your hands, you wash your hands again! It's particularly important, however even more so for doctors, dentists, and all employees who work with patients' mouths. Read on to find out more about why this simple, everyday action makes a significant difference for your business.

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Topics: tips for dentists, dentist tips, clean hands, hygiene

Dentists Using Social Media: Connecting Practices Worldwide

Posted by Erica Laceria on Aug 31, 2015 3:04:17 PM

Often, professionals avoid social media. As marketing strategies become more popular online, patients might wonder why their dentist doesn't use social media. After all, social media offers plenty of benefits that coordinate casual interactions with professional standards.

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Topics: grow dental practice, dentist marketing, social media, tips for dentists

Five Easy Ways to Make your Vision Patients Feel Appreciated

Posted by Erica Laceria on Mar 31, 2015 11:50:28 AM

You may have hundreds of vision patients – but what good is it if each of them are unhappy or on the search for a new vision doctor? Performing eye exams and other basic procedures effectively doesn’t make an optometrist “great”. In today’s competitive optical world, it’s all about separating yourself from the rest and making your office a place patients look forward to visiting, rather than dreading. So how do you create this atmosphere? Allow us to elaborate.

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Topics: tips for dentists, keep your patients coming back, dental patients, going the extra mile for your patients

Five Easy Ways to Make Your Patients Feel Appreciated

Posted by Erica Laceria on Dec 1, 2014 4:07:03 PM

You may have hundreds of patients – but what good is it if each of them are unhappy or on the search for a new dentist? Performing dental cleanings and other procedures effectively doesn’t make a dentist “great.”  In today’s competitive dental world, it’s all about separating yourself from the rest and making your office a place patients look forward to visiting. Make your patients feel appreciated. So how do you create this atmosphere? Allow us to elaborate.

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Topics: tips for dentists, keep your patients coming back, dental patients, going the extra mile for your patients

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