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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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The Most Important 5 Minutes of a Dentist’s Day

Posted On: Friday, April 15th 2016 by

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Dr. Ross Kerr, chair of the organizing committee for the Global Oral Cancer Forum, is our guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine. Cancer is possibly the world’s least favorite word. No doctor wants to have to say it. No patient is ready to hear it. But turning a blind eye (or ear) doesn’t save lives. […]

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13 Steps to a Healthier Work Environment

Posted On: Saturday, January 30th 2016 by

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Cathy Jameson, PhD, is our guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine. Most dental professionals work 40 hours per week—some more, some less. But, even if you are seeing patients 34-36 hours per week, when you add in administrative, travel, and continuing education time, it is not reasonable to consider the average 40 hour work week […]

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Resolve to Work in Comfort

Posted On: Friday, January 22nd 2016 by

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Estimates say that more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions–but only a tiny fraction of us keep them. If feeling healthy is on your 2016 resolutions list, you’ll want to check out the new A-dec 500 stool. Launched in March 2015, the new A-dec 500 stools offer features that support ultimate comfort for […]

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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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Planmeca’s PlanScan Offers Color And Enhanced Scanning Speed

Posted On: Tuesday, December 8th 2015 by

Categories: Dental Practice Technology

Planmeca unveiled its new PlanScan with optional color capability and optimized scanning speed in the latest software update – PlanCAD 5.7. When activated for color, PlanScan gives dental professionals a new tool to accurately capture and visualize the oral environment in full color and boasts increased speed for the ultimate chairside solution. Color at the […]

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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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Eliminating the “Profitability Gap” in Multi-Practice Ownership

Posted On: Wednesday, November 18th 2015 by

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Centralization Insights from the Dental Business Institute Vance Taylor is our guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine The first, most critical upgrade a group practice or DSO can make, in order to create the economies of scale necessary to increase profitability through expansion, is a centralized software platform. By centralizing its practice management software and, […]

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Do you have what it takes to be Certified in Digital Dentistry (CDD)?

Posted On: Sunday, November 1st 2015 by

Categories: Dental Continuing Education

Would you like to be Certified in Digital Dentistry? As a Planmeca FIT open CAD/CAM system owner, you have the chance to stand out amongst your peers by taking this CDD course to build competency, consistency, and productivity as a dental professional.  Whether you are a dental auxiliary, clinician, or technician, earn a new recognition […]

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