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Dental Office Overhead

The following overhead numbers are typical of a well managed Dental Practice: • Staff Salaries (including benefits and government required Payroll expenses) = 24-28% • Clinical Supplies = 6% • Lab Fees (all) = 7-8% • Rent or Lease payment = 4% • Equipment Leasing/Purchases = 2-3% • Office Supplies (includes postage and electronic billing …

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A Note From Mary

When you think you can’t afford to hire a practice management coach or consultant is when you need one most. If your practice is in need of a consultant/coach, find one that will work with you on payments. Our clients see their investment repaid many times over and in a very short period of time. …

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Top Mistakes Made By Dental Practice Owners

What are the top mistakes made my dental practice owners? 1- Under estimating the value of team communication   * Morning meetings or huddles are the most important communication of the day. This 10 to 15 minute meeting will set the tone for the day. The Doctor or Scheduling Coordinator should facilitate   Review the schedule …

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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 …