Infographic: Digital radiography in the dental practiceFor years, there has been talk about digital radiography and why dentists and dental practices should make the switch from film to digital. We've heard the discussions about ROI. We've seen practitioners talk about the benefits of digital radiography for the environment. We've witnessed dentists tell us that digital radiography gives a the "tech-savvy" feel for their patients.
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Enhanced efficiencies, happier patients October 31, 2014By Renee Knight When Dr. Michelle VanDyke-Topp tells her patients she can complete their crown in one day using Planmeca’s PlanScan CAD/CAM solution, most of them are dumbfounded—especially if they’ve been through the traditional process before. 3 things to consider about dental codes D4341 and D4342 November 19, 2014By Rachel Wall RDHWhile coaching dental hygiene teams across the country, one of the biggest opportunities we see is with the use of D4342. Here are a few tips for using this code in your practice, and how it relates to D4341. 1. Set your fee for D4342 at 75% of the full quad fee. It's not unusual to see practices set their D4342 fee at 40-50% of the D4341 fee. Highlighting narrow diameter overdenture implants My practice is based in an area where retirees who have complex dental needs and are on a fixed income are much more the rule than the exception. Let's talk about money: The 2014 dental fee survey, brought to you by Sikka Software and Dental Products Report Your dental practice may have the latest technology. Your dental practice may have the most awesome team ever assembled. Your dental practice may be in the shiniest, newest building in town. Your dental practice may run with flawless efficiency thanks to the greatest systems known to mankind. However, if your dental practice doesn’t have money, everything else is moot. A new standard of prevention, caring October 31, 2014By Stan Goff Proper daily patient homecare routine remains a key step in sensitivity treatment and the fight against dental decay and gingivitis. Top 9 principles for practice management success October 31, 2014By Dr. Roger P. Levin There are powerful business principles that have a direct impact on practice production. The Levin Group has organized these concepts into what they refer to as The 9 Areas of Practice Expertise and formed consulting curricula and training in all nine categories. Top 3 mistakes when adopting EHRs for your practice November 04, 2014By Mike Uretz Navigating the numerous EHR software options can be tricky - and selecting the correct software for your practice can be even trickier. Here are three common mistakes to avoid in your search for the best EHR software. Must-see products at the Greater New York Dental Meeting
December 02, 2014 There will plenty of new dental products to see as more than 54,000 dental professionals descend on the Javits Center during the Greater New York Dental Meeting. The exhibit hall is open from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, and to help you navigate the aisles and booths in the Big Apple, DPR is showcasing 17 products that should be on your GNYDM must-see list.
Dental care with a stunning view of Cobscook Bay October 28, 2014By Amy Patterson For Peter J. Repole, DMD, and his wife, Mary, the coastal town of Eastport, Maine became a beloved vacation destination because of its breathtaking natural beauty and small town atmosphere. Top 5 compensation mistakes dental practices make Compensation is one of the most complex operational systems in your dental practice. However, when implemented effectively, compensation can be a catalyst for growth, motivation and enhanced morale and performance. Dr. John Flucke's takeaways from the ADA Annual Session October 24, 2014By Dr. John Flucke This year's annual session in San Antonio featured the debut of many innovative new (and improved) products. In this months' edition of Technology Evangelist, we take a look at some of the products that really stood out. How to ensure a high-quality impression on the first take The concept of taking an impression may be simple, but there are a number of factors that can cause a less than an ideal impression, resulting in a retake that requires more time, more product, and ultimately, a dent in profitability.