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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted On: Friday, June 17th 2016 by

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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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Top 5 Sterilization Area Designs

Posted On: Monday, May 9th 2016 by

Categories: Dental Office Design

Sterilization may not be the first thing that comes to a patient’s mind when choosing a dentist. Normally, it’s more about efficient treatment plans or cost-effective care methods. But, why not give a patient another reason to choose your practice? Like a focus on infection control and sterilization. Take a look at how five practices […]

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How Can Dental Furniture Inspire Peak Performance?

Posted On: Monday, May 2nd 2016 by

Categories: Dental Office Design

1,200,000 testing hours. That’s what A-dec engineers and designers dedicated to ensure that the new line of A-dec furniture is more than just cabinets: It’s furniture designed for the life of your practice. Launched May 2, A-dec Inspire is the culmination of a whole lot of strategic planning, testing, refining, and input from dental teams. […]

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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

Categories: Dental Practice Marketing
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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

Categories: Dental Practice Management
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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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