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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.

Dentrix, DEXIS and Guru make treatment planning much easier for dentists and patients

Posted On: Friday, May 4th 2012 by

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Back in the old days, when managing a dental practice meant juggling a bunch of files per patient and developing X-rays was a complicated and extended process, coming up with a treatment plan involved a lot of guesswork and even amateur psychology by the dentist, who often had to read body language to understand how […]

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The ADA CRC is no more—but is that good news for dentists?

Posted On: Monday, February 13th 2012 by

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The ADA Code Revision Committee (CRC), which was responsible for establishing new codes, modifying existing codes and deleting “bad” codes, is gone. Many dentists might be singing “Ding dong the witch is dead!” But is the enemy you know better than the one you don’t? The CRC was made up equally of representatives from the […]

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Audit issues remain the same for many dentists

Posted On: Saturday, February 11th 2012 by

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I just finished another audit and the issues remain the same. I see the phrase “The documentation does not support the treatment provided,” which means the dentists faces significant financial loss because he is being asked for repayment for the “unjustified” services. Audits can be very, very costly for dentists. If a “random” audit of […]

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Charting can save (prison) time and money

Posted On: Thursday, February 9th 2012 by

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Charting is the most tedious, time-consuming, non-productive waste of time for any dentist. At least that’s what I used to think, before I spent several months in federal prison—a sentence I could have been spared if I’d realized the chart is the most important document a dentist can have in his possession if he is […]

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Roundup: 3 More Views on Growing Your Dental Practice in Tough Economic Times

Posted On: Monday, May 30th 2011 by

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In my last blog post I featured an article by Dr. John C. Cranham on how he embraced new implant technology to meet the challenges of the economy. It struck me, that in the pages of our magazine there have been quite a few articles by experienced dental practitioners specifically about various approaches to these […]

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