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Image of a dental team. Do you give written notices to your patients?

Dental Negligence – Are you covering your tracks?

Written notification of Periodontal Disease is essential for every Dental Hygiene Program. Make sure your entire team understands that informed refusal is just as important as informed consent. The main function of informed consent is to protect the patient’s right to self-determination of whether or not to accept the treatment proposed. The dentist and hygienist …

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Eight Things Employees Expect and Deserve

Do you feel as if your employees are happy, motivated and satisfied with their career choice? Do you know what the Eight Things your employees expect and deserve the most? These Eight Things may surprise you! To be treated with Respect Acknowledgement when expectations are exceeded Good Work Environment Expectations made clear Performance Evaluations Communication on …

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Large City or Small Town?

The vast majority of students coming out of dental school want to practice in large cities, while small town populations often struggle to find a dentist within a 30 minute drive.  For this reason, some states offer an incentive program to dentists who agree to practice in small towns. There are often programs in which student …

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Are you Risk Free?

As a Dental Practice Owner, do you ever wonder if you are “Really” in compliance? Are you ever afraid that someone from OSHA or the Radiation Compliance Inspector’s office will show up unexpectedly for an audit?  Or are you frightened that the Office of Civil Rights, (OCR from the Inspector General’s Office), will come in …

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A few of our strategies for ending the year on a good note and starting the next year off ahead of the game.

Where has the year gone? I cannot believe its November already. I want to share with you a few of our strategies for ending the year on a good note and starting the next year off ahead of the game. Set goals for 2014:   Production; Collections; Collection %; Hygiene; Specialty Procedures, etc. Review your fee …

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Interview with Mary Fisher-Day, Founder and Owner, The Dental Business – Part Two

Conducted by Livvie Matthews, Simple Social Media TV Part Two Livvie Matthews: Mary, what about Compliance and Documentation? Do you feel there are particular areas that practices should pay attention to when it comes to Compliance and Documentation? Mary Fisher-Day: Yes, I do. These are the areas dentists rarely think about. Yet, these are areas …

Mary's photo used on our About Us, Welcome to our Blog and other pages. Mary is the Owner and CEO of The Dental Business

Interview with Mary Fisher-Day, Founder and Owner, The Dental Business

Conducted by Livvie Matthews, Simple Social Media TV Part One In this insightful interview, Mary will share her tried-and-true strategies for a successful dental practice. Implementation of these strategies will allow you to enjoy going to work each day, have a productive and profitable practice and enjoy time away from work without worry. Livvie Matthews …

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How to Tell if You Really Need an Associate

Question: Do I Need An Associate?   Case Study: Dr. Jones states:  “We work through lunch on a regular basis. My schedule is crazy and my patients are kept waiting much too long. I’m constantly putting out fires, doing operative work and hygiene exams (in two rooms) at the same time. I am always under …