Category Archives: Dental Practice Success

Launching a practice? Don’t forget these 3 tasks

Are you thinking about starting your own practice? Or have you already taken the plunge and opened your first office? Whether you’re a newbie or think you have it figured out, here are a few tasks you may not have thought about: 1. Check your local laws This is especially true if you are moving from out of… Read More »

Does student loan debt preclude practice ownership?

One concern that I hear a lot from new dentists centers on their ability to buy or start a practice while carrying student loan debt. Sometimes they almost seem to be talking themselves out of the idea all together. This lack of confidence seems to be centered on the belief that student loan debt will preclude them from… Read More »

Should your practice be on Instagram?

Now that many dentists have their practices established on Facebook, it’s time to talk Instagram. Another important social media tool in your online toolbox, Facebook-owned Instagram can help your practice be discovered and attract new patients. Instagram’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last few years. In 2017 CNBC reported that Instagram added 100 million new users in just… Read More »

Dental Office Design Competition begins June 1, includes new dentist category

Wells Fargo Practice Finance, American Dental Association and ADA Member Advantage will kick off the entry period for the 19th annual Dental Office Design Competition on June 1. Entries are accepted through Aug. 17. A panel of dental industry and design experts will judge the entries, and winners will be announced in October at ADA 2018 – America’s… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: Electronic funds transfers

Electronic funds transfer may become the preferred payment method for third-party payers but protections for dentists need to be in place. This is according to the ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality and echoed by ADA President Joseph P. Crowley. “Technology makes it possible to be more efficient, both in our front-of-office processes and with our… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: Contract clauses

 Dental benefits and third-party payer issues are often rated among the most important concerns confronting dentists, and are the source of many calls to the staff of the ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality each day. And many of those calls concern the complicated legal language in clauses that proliferate in the contracts. “Above all else,… Read More »