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Dental Practice Management

Our Dental Practice Management content consists of up-to-date information that provides dentists with the latest legal, financial, business, and dental technology news.

Should Dental Practices Attempt to Protect Patient Data on Their Own?

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).

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Making the Leap to Multiple Practices

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.

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13 Steps to a Healthier Work Environment

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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2 Ways to Increase PPO Revenue

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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How to Respond to “Does my Insurance Cover this?”

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

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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What’s My Practice Worth?

Learn about the key factors that determine how much your practice is really worth. Dr. Tom Snyder discusses some of the most important factors for increasing the value of your practice, and how it is more about the physical than the financial elements.

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3 Words To Revolutionize Your Case Acceptance

(Wendy Briggs, RDH is our guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine) There are only 3 ways to increase revenue in your dental practice: Get more new patients Increase the average value of the current patients you have Increase the rate in which your patients accept treatment The BEST way that I have discovered to increase […]

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