The dental handpiece is arguably the most critical tool of everyday dentistry. Each practitioner has their own personal preferences on brand, size, etc., but I think they’d all agree that when their tools break, it is a big source of stress for the office. (more…)
Most CPAs are general practitioners. In most cases, they don’t understand how a dental practice functions or how up-to-date dental equipment is essential to your success.
On the other hand, a dental specialist understands dental technology and the benefits to you and your practice.
Why do you need an accountant who is a dental specialist?
Unless you have “Money to burn”, saving taxes is a good thing! (more…)
Take a minute and think about your team. Consider how the team treats each other, and how they are treated by the doctor(s). What words would you use to describe the team, and the office environment? If words and phrases like “blame, punishment, fault, trouble, bickering, tension, favoritism, fear, walking on eggshells, that’s not my job” are coming up for you, then you work in, have created, or are preserving a culture of punishment. (more…)
Overhead in dentistry is out of control. The national average for overhead in the dental office has been around 70% for many years, which means you are only taking home 30 cents on every dollar you are producing.
70% is WAY to HIGH! It is time to take control of your overhead.
Use the following strategies to get your overhead to 45% – 50%: (more…)
A Missouri man sought treatment for an abscessed tooth and ended up having all thirty two (32) of his teeth pulled.
According to the suit filed in St. Louis County:
“That after viewing the panoramic X-ray and determining from plaintiff’s mother that she had a credit card which would pay defendant’s stated charges of $5,235.00, and then charging said amount to the card, defendant extracted all thirty two (32) of plaintiff’s teeth.”
“That plaintiff has subsequently learned that the X-ray showed that plaintiff had at least twenty-eight (28) recoverable teeth imbedded in good bone and gums with a few fillings; and that one of said teeth, the lower right first molar, had a treatable abscess.”
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Hot off the press!
Vista™ Dental just launched a new technology in the Endodontic irrigation market. The EndoUltra™ Cordless Ultrasonic Endo Activation Devices is a product specifically designed for irrigation activation.
Irrigants are more effective when they are electromechanically activated, and ultrasonic is proven to provide optimal canal cleanliness.
What does this mean for you? Better cleansing in less time…Better penetration of irrigants throughout the canal…Better acoustic streaming with cavitation!
Check out the video below for more information on this exciting new product.
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Have you ever given much thought to how you present care to your patients?
Because how you talk to the patient will have dramatic effects on the success, or lack thereof, of case acceptance.
Do you talk inside-out or outside-in? How well do you understand the distinction between the two? (more…)