September, 2021

5 Keys to Unlock Your Leadership Potential for Your Private Dental Practice

Planet DDS

Dental schools do a far better job preparing dentists for the clinical aspect of running a private practice than they do the business side. In running a small private practice, you’re not only a dentist, but you’re also leading a team.

Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends

Oral Health Group

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, with over half a billion active monthly users worldwide.

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Let’s Get Real: 5-Plus Ways to Inject Authenticity Into Your Practice and Attract Loyal Patients

Oral Health Group

“Authenticity,” as defined by Merriam-Webster, is about being “true to one’s personality, spirit, and character.” The daily onslaught of information has naturally led to consumers craving authenticity now more than ever before.

Your Weekly Dental Staff Meeting Outline

Delivering Wow

In addition to your daily morning huddles, scheduling a time to meet once a week will greatly benefit your practice and promote growth. But many practice owners skip this valuable time, thinking it’s just one more meeting or just wanting to take a break after a long week.

New data shows how hiring crisis has grown in dental industry

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Kevin Henry. Some new numbers from the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) are shining a light on just how much the hiring crisis in dentistry has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oral health facts your patients don't know

Dr. Bicuspid

How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking.

Why You Need to Tell Congress "No" to a Dental Benefit in Medicare Part B

Dental News and Technology

Watch this video so you can see what you need to do to help

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180° Shift: How to Check if You Are Up to Date With Dental Trends?

Oral Health Group

In this ever-changing world, keeping abreast of the latest technological trends is no small feat.

Low-Cost Dental Marketing Strategies for New Practices

Delivering Wow

How much money are you spending on marketing for your practice? You don’t have to spend as much as you might think to grow your practice. You can connect with your community and it doesn’t have to be a hefty cost. The goal is to have your patients rave about what you’re known for.

Dental Billing Outsourcing & Benefits: A Walkthrough

Carestack

The Bigger Picture. Challenges in insurance payments largely occur between insurance carriers and dental practices. While a practice seeks to collect payments from carriers, insurance companies reject claims that don’t fall within their parameters of acceptance and this happens often. .

Completing your trajectory from entrepreneur to CEO

Dr. Bicuspid

One of Dr. Roger P. Levin's key learnings has been that practices typically move through four phases of development. In the second installment of a two-part series, he describes the successes and challenges of the second two phases: the CEO stage and the strategist stage.

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Enhanced Ultrafiltration Technology Makes Dental Office Water Safer

Dental News and Technology

Toppen Dental Launches UltrasafeTM, a Proprietary Platform for Cost Efficient, Chemical Free Dental Unit Waterline Treatment Sanford, FL; September 30, 2021 – Toppen Dental, an innovator in dental office disinfection and water treatment solutions, announces the launch of its UltraSafeTM ultrafiltration platform.

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3 things to know about going back to dental meetings

Dentistry Gone Digital

COVID-19 forced meetings of all kinds, including those in the dental industry, to go virtual. However, in recent weeks, the door to in-person dental trade meetings has swung back open. I attended my first in-person dental meeting back in May as a speaker at the Montana Dental Association meeting.

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The ABC’s of Marketing to Gen Z

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post The ABC’s of Marketing to Gen Z appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Practice management blog marketing Practice Management

Training Dental Teams How to Schedule Patients

Delivering Wow

As practices open back up from pandemic shutdowns, scheduling patients is becoming more of a challenge. We have to consider that we want to practice social distancing inside of our practices. We have production targets and financial obligations. And, of course, we need to safely care for patients.

Top Key Performance Indicators for Your Dental Practice

Carestack

The core philosophy behind tracking KPIs at a dental practice is simple and straightforward. You get to improve only what you measure. As you continue to grow, you will begin to appreciate the importance of data and metrics that aid you to monitor, track and improve practice performance.

Second Opinion: Dental therapists key to making Medicare benefit work

Dr. Bicuspid

For the first time since Medicare's inception in 1965, Congress may approve legislation that adds dental benefits to Medicare Part B. In his next Second Opinion piece, Dr. Frank Catalanotto shares why dental therapists may be the key to making Medicare benefits work.

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CityMD Co-founders Change the Way People Experience Dentistry with dntl bar Startup, Providing Enjoyable, Patient-First Care in New York City

Dental News and Technology

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gone are the days of booking a dentist appointment months in advance and dreading the impersonal and often painful experience that comes with laying in a dental chair as someone pokes and prods your mouth.

The new dentist’s job and the learning curve

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. After the search is over and the new job has begun, it is time to make sure that learning is occurring with a timeline that is acceptable to both the dentist who was hired and to the owner who is hopefully mentoring the new associate.

5 Challenges Dentists May Face During Their Career

Oral Health Group

Dentistry is a very rewarding profession, but it does have challenges. A lot of the challenges you will face in your career will be unique to your practice and patients – but there are some common themes.

3 Systems You NEED to Put in Place to Grow Your Dental Practice

Delivering Wow

It can be way too easy to get stuck in your ways of doing things around the office, even if it isn’t necessarily the best, most effective, and productive way. But when things in your practice become stagnant, so does growth.

Metal or Plastic Fillings?

Ask The Dentist

Fillings are very common procedures and while they are preventable, they still happen. So, if you are getting a filling done, should you go with metal or plastic as your material of choice? Today, Dr. B outlines these two materials and weighs up the pros and cons of each.

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Ancient jaw shows surprising tooth wear pattern

Dr. Bicuspid

Researchers unearthed a jawbone from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi that belonged to an ancient human with a surprising dental wear pattern, according to an article published on September 29 in PLOS One.

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HealthTech Startup bttn. Adds PlastCareUSA to Burgeoning Supplier Ecosystem

Dental News and Technology

PlastCare Offers FDA Approved Dental Supplies on bttn. Platform SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- bttn.,

3 Reasons Why the Dental Hiring Crisis May Soon Subside

Dentistry Gone Digital

For so many dental practices across the country, trying to find, hire, and keep team members and associate dentists has been a challenge. However, could we finally be turning the corner in the quest to fill those open positions?

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Everything About Email Marketing for Dentists

Oral Health Group

Today, businesses that invest in marketing are thirteen times more likely to see a positive return on investment.

Teaching Your Dental Staff How to Get Your Patients to Come Back

Delivering Wow

Working at a dental practice entails a lot, so we often stray from focusing on ensuring our patients keep coming back. This can be the mistake that prevents your practice from growing and reaching its full potential.

Is It Sinus Pain?

Ask The Dentist

This week’s listener question concerns the relationship between sinus infections and tooth pain. Our skulls can often be compared to a laptop, not just because of its processing power, but also because it has so many intricate parts compressed inside a small space.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: Developing leadership in your team

Dr. Bicuspid

How do you get your team to become leaders in the practice? By encouraging team members to come up with solutions themselves instead of answering their questions, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.

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Formlabs Doubles Down on Speed and Cost Per Part, Validates Fuse 1 For Dental Manufacturing, Reformulates Model Resin For Speed

Dental News and Technology

Across its SLS and SLA platforms Formlabs is prioritizing print speed and affordability, enabling dental labs and clear aligner manufacturers to more efficiently produce models.

Dental Practices Need to Raise Fees To Keep Up With Inflation

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

The Consumer Price Index went up 5.4% in July, the largest jump in 13 years. In addition, according to Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. is experiencing “the strongest wage growth in a quarter century.” Inflation is overhead on steroids.

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Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

Oral Health Group

After an early summer that seemed so promising, signs of a 4th wave are leaving all of us wondering what is next. How will we end 2021 and how will we begin 2022? Let’s face it…business planning has likely never … The post Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

Dental Website Hosting – Am I Spending Too Much?

My Social Practice

In the next 3-4 minutes, we’ll unravel the mystery of dental website hosting. You’ll feel super cool at the next cocktail party when you bring up the fact that you just pointed your DNS records to your new dental website server hosted with My Social Practice.

How Does Oral Microbiome Affect Gum Health?

Ask The Dentist

One of the most flattering things is knowing that there are fellow functional dentists who listen to the show. Today’s question is from an aspiring functional dentist, and Dr. B dives into the oral microbiome.

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Second Opinion: ADA Medicare proposal doesn't provide much benefit

Dr. Bicuspid

For the first time since Medicare's inception in 1965, Congress may approve legislation that adds dental benefits to Medicare Part B. In this first of two Second Opinion pieces, Dr. Frank Catalanotto shares why the ADA's proposal for senior dental care wouldn't be a victory for all.

Endo1 Partners Secures a Quarter Of $1 Billion Debt Facility

Dental News and Technology

New Capital to Enable Largest Dental Surgical Specialty Group to Continue to Scale HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo1 Partners and its family of brands today announced securing an additional debt facility to expand its growing platform and support its evolution. The transaction, which closed on September 27 with Webster Bank, brings the total amount of capital raised in the last 12 months to $250 million.

Every gesture helps: Discussing mental health with patients

ASDA Blog

Eaten up with guilt, shame and fear, I’ll never forget the young teenaged patient who nervously answered “yes” when, while filling out her medical history, I asked if she had any eating disorders.

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