Crystal Clear Semantics Improves Continuing Care

  • January 2014
  • Posted By Debbie Ellard
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Semantics For Continuing Care Crystal clear semantics improves continuing care and are vital to the success of your re-care program. You have patients in your practice that are mostly edentulous and many times they cannot understand the need to be seen twice each year. For this example we’ll say they came in, had a complete

Say This, Not That! Semantics For Dentistry

  • January 2014
  • Posted By Debbie Ellard
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Semantics For Dentistry  Taking the time to evaluate how you say what you say is important. Semantics for dentistry when communicating with patients in the office and on the phone can help solidify a positive customer service reputation. Never miss a chance to ‘Wow’ the person on the other end of the phone line. Smile!

SWOT Analysis For Dentistry Weaknesses

  • October 2013
  • Posted By Scott Ellard
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SWOT Analysis For Dentistry Weaknesses   This is the first post in a series where we will discuss SWOT Analysis for Dentistry Weaknesses. SWOT: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats I have chosen to begin with Weaknesses because this will give you food for thought and is something your team can get excited about improving right away

Continuing Care – Recall, What’s the Word?

  • June 2013
  • Posted By Debbie Ellard
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 Continuing Care or Periodontal Maintenance? The Choices Keep Coming! Continuing Care - Recall, What’s the Word? What is YOUR word? Continuing care is the heartbeat of every practice and not knowing the health of this vital organ is exposing many dental practices to unnecessary risk. More about this in a moment. Not all patients will understand why

PAST DUE! Update Your CDT Codes!

  • February 2013
  • Posted By Debbie Ellard
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Have you updated your CDT Codes? Most practice management software can install these but you have to click the update button! Not doing so can delay payments from insurers and degrade your efficiency. We don’t want that! In addition, make sure you check the medical cross coding for updates. Again, many practice management programs integrate

Creating Your Business Plan

  • February 2013
  • Posted By Debbie Ellard
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  Creating Your Business Plan Many businesses are launched before creating a business plan but probably none more so than dental practices. Dental practices are like bicycles, if they’re not headed in a particular direction they fall over. For most, we received a piece of paper giving us permission to work and ask a financial
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