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Improving soft skills as the leader of your practice

Successfully running a dental practice requires you to be a skilled practitioner, savvy businessperson and an effective leader. Some business management skills are technical, measurable, and learned using formulaic methodology. But what about soft skills? How can someone get better at communication, empathy or relationship building? In this post, we’ll provide some simple tips. Be […]

Get more out of staff meetings

Productive staff meetings are an essential part of running a dental practice. They are the best way to communicate with your team and make sure everyone is up to speed on new systems and procedures. But meetings also take time out of your schedule, which makes it important to do them right. Find the appropriate meeting […]

How to use ChatGPT for your practice blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT can help with the content generation process but they can also be a problem when used incorrectly. Never cut and paste ChatGPT output Generative AI tools like ChatGPT are not a cut-and-paste solution. Some of the issues with AI content are: ChatGPT content is impressive, but its writing can […]

Tips for faster claims processing

In a perfect world, submitting claims to insurance companies would be fast, seamless, and simple. The reality is that claims are frequently kicked back with a request for more information. Here are some strategies to get paid more quickly and consistently. Beef up insurance verification protocols Taking a scan of a patient’s insurance card, or […]

When is a tooth too damaged to be saved?

Dentists and oral surgeons will always try to save your natural tooth, but in some cases this may not be possible. When this is the situation, extraction can be the option that leads to the best results. In this post, we’ll run through some common scenarios where a tooth is too damaged to be saved. […]

What to expect after wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries. While it does require recovery time, wisdom tooth extraction is a straightforward procedure. If you are having your wisdom teeth removed, here is what you can expect after surgery. Recovery time will vary Recovery time from wisdom tooth extraction varies. Some patients feel fine […]

Understanding sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that when left untreated can lead to exhaustion, headaches, mental fatigue. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a patient to stop and start breathing during the night. Sleep apnea is most easily discovered when another person observes loud snoring, gasping for air or instances of stopped breathing during […]

Preparing your jaw for dental implants

Most patients do not need to prepare their jaw for dental implants but if a patient’s jaw structure is not currently large or strong enough, it can require additional treatments to prepare the jaw. Here is an overview of some common treatment options. Creating a solid base for implants Chewing food generates pressure that pushes […]

Helping patients understand their treatment

It’s easy for patients to feel overwhelmed when listening to a dentist explain treatment options. It’s up to you to make sure patients understand how the treatment works, and more importantly, the benefits of accepting care. Here are a few ways you can simplify the process. 1. Speak in your patient’s language Remember that none […]

How to effectively manage inventory

Successful inventory management is important for developing an efficient, productive dental practice. With a thoughtfully designed system in place, you can take the guesswork out of product ordering, save money on supplies, avoid over ordering, eliminate waste, and ensure you never run out of the things you need. Here are six pointers to help you […]