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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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. […]
Statistics show the highest number of data breaches occur in the health care industry; clearly information security cannot be a do-it-yourself job. By partnering with security experts who keep abreast of the constantly evolving methods used by identity thieves, you can protect your practice from physical and online theft of personal health information (PHI).
What are your plans for the future when it comes to your dental practice? If you eventually plan to sell or take on a partner, there is a methodical process that requires attention to legal and financial matters. Learn the steps involved and the professionals you should recruit to guide you through this important decision.
Controlling all aspects of patient care while realizing economies of scale across several locations are powerful advantages to becoming a small group practice owner. To ensure success and downplay risk, learn the four key steps you should take to ensure the business is poised for growth and profitability.
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 […]