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Smile Xpressions – Artesia, New Mexico

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Going Bigger Transforms General Dentistry Practice in Rural New Mexico

Dr. Kay Younggren of Smile Xpressions, a successful general dentistry office in rural Artesia, New Mexico, crunched the numbers and determined that building a new, larger, and more modern office would deliver a positive return on investment through patient growth. By updating some equipment and technology, the doctor and practice prospered.

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Putting Caries Detection to Use

Engaging patients in their own care decisions is much easier when they see what their dentist sees. DEXIS CariVu helps doctors monitor caries to determine when to take action or when to wait. With no radiation, it’s appealing for patients who do not want
X-rays or are not yet due for them. Find out how one doctor has seen DEXIS CariVu positively impact his workflow and patient experience.

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Don’t Lose Your Data, Back it Up

Manual back-ups to your computer system, although better than no backups at all, can lead to data loss if a wrong button is pressed or a procedure is not followed to the letter. Employing a technology company to create a system that automates much of the process is a smart investment. Read tips on what a practice should look for when choosing a technology partner and why.

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High-Tech, Feng Shui Dental Practice Offers Advanced Dentistry in Anchorage

Dr. Jerry Hu is one of the most technologically-advanced dentists in Alaska, and now his new Anchorage office matches his high level of expertise. With the help of his Henry Schein team, the doctor built a 2,000 square-foot practice, complete with digital imaging and sleep dentistry. Modern, high-tech, and designed for maximum patient comfort, this satellite, weekend-hours-only practice, Jerry C. Hu, DDS Family Dentistry, LLC, is already booked out four months!

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Father and Son Build New Family Practice Together, Setting Up Long-Term Future

Father and son dentists Dr. Doug and Dr. Eric Veenstra had been practicing together for 10 years in Midland Park, New Jersey, before moving into a new building down the street. They gutted and rebuilt the vacant office space into a spectacular practice, Veenstra Family Dental, that is designed intentionally to give patients a positive experience while making a statement about the advanced, high-tech dentistry offered within.

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Are your patient referrals in compliance with HIPAA?

Our guest blogger today is Katie Lay, CEO, Caek™, Inc.

One of the most common questions we get from dentists is “How do I get my patient’s records to a referral provider and comply with HIPAA?” There’s no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. Providing patient records to other healthcare providers is a common function and should be reviewed for compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements to avoid unauthorized disclosure. The following may be helpful in your review of your procedure for providing records to referral providers:

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