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Dental Blog by Category: Dental Practice Management

A dentist’s job isn’t just about teeth! Managing a successful practice requires attention to many other business issues, including staffing, marketing, legal issues, and more. Our dental practice management blog posts help you stay informed and remain proactive in running the best dental practice possible.

Dentists Are Truly Unique Office Tenants

Posted On: Friday, October 28th 2016 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management |

Dentists are not your typical commercial tenants. As a niche group with explicit professional space requirements, an effective dental office lease should always be written with provisions unique to the business, while providing long term protection and runway for the practice’s success. Dentists must be conscious of this fact when negotiating the details of an […]

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3 Questions to Check Your Dental Coding Skills

Posted On: Friday, July 22nd 2016 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management |

Coding correctly is critical for maximizing reimbursement, increasing cash flow, and minimizing any coding errors that could result in fines or worse. We consistently find $20,000 to $30,000 in coding errors during our practice analysis process. Test your coding knowledge with these 3 questions. 1. What code should be used for fluoride treatments? D1208 and […]

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9 Tips to Lower Dental Office Occupancy Costs

Posted On: Friday, July 8th 2016 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management |

Our guest blogger today is Jeremy Behar, President and CEO of Cirrus Consulting Most dental professionals aren’t aware of the potential cost-drivers and expensive risks in their office lease. A dentist could save hundreds of thousands of dollars over their tenancy by reviewing these details before signing their lease. 1. Dental Office Lease Costs and […]

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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted On: Friday, June 17th 2016 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management |

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis to help patients avoid a further decline into periodontal disease. Unfortunately coding has failed to […]

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4 Critical Areas of Compliance for the Dental Office

Posted On: Friday, June 3rd 2016 by

Categories: Dental Continuing Education,Dental Practice Management |

Would your practice survive a $76,000 OSHA fine? Regulatory compliance not only ensures the safety of the patients, dental team, and dentist, it also protects the practice financially. Below are common areas of violation that can expose your practice to fines, lawsuits, or worse. Use the checklist below as a mini-audit for your practice. If […]

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5 Things Every Dentist Should Do BEFORE Renewing an Office Lease

Posted On: Friday, April 29th 2016 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management |

 Jeremy Behar, President and CEO of Cirrus Consulting Group, is our guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine. Smart dental office lease negotiations require long-term strategic planning, and a proactive approach. Like a poker player who analyzes their hand and anticipates the dealer’s cards, dentists who prepare for lease renewals and begin negotiations ahead of time […]

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2 Ways to Increase PPO Revenue

Posted On: Wednesday, December 16th 2015 by

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PPO Management Process Whether you are a start-up practice, single dentist practice, or part of a large dental corporation, your PPO insurance contracts impact your ability to generate revenue. Being in-network with PPO insurance means you agreed to discount your established office fees when you provide covered services to PPO insured patients. The discounted rates […]

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How to Respond to “Does my Insurance Cover this?”

Posted On: Tuesday, December 1st 2015 by

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Dental insurance should not dictate the treatment provided. It’s easy to say, but often difficult to live by when patients’ top concern is out of pocket expense. Here are three things you can do to move patients past the insurance obstacle. 1. Manage patient expectations Patients often do not understand that dental insurance, unlike more […]

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