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The True Cost of Dental Equipment

Posted On: Tuesday, January 10th 2017 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management, Dental Practice Technology

To get your money’s worth, look beyond the price tag If you’re feeling pressure to get the most out of your equipment budget, it can be tempting to hone in on price alone when making a purchase. But as many have learned the hard way, “low price” and “excellent value” aren’t necessarily the same thing. […]

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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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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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