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. […]
Dental Practice Management
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Your practice may be worth more than you think, and the best way to know is by doing a practice valuation. Ensure the success of your practice, staff, and your career by getting a current valuation.
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 […]
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. […]