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Should you sterilize unwrapped instruments?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category OSHA & HIPAA

by Dr. Karson Carpenter Critical instruments may be sterilized unwrapped only if they are for immediate use and are transported to the point of use in a sterile covered container. Semi-critical instruments that will be used immediately may be sterilized … Continue reading

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Are you paying for your landlord’s vacation?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Practice Management

By: Jeremy D. Behar, President & CEO, Cirrus Consulting Group Running a dental practice is expensive. There is a laundry list of costs attributed to running a successful practice including employee wages, dental supplies, equipment purchases, lab fees, insurance fees, … Continue reading

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Should you allow the dental team to text in the office?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR, Team Harmony

Does it seem like your employees are constantly texting and/or checking at their phones? Is patient care and service being negatively impacted? Do you longingly remember the days before smartphones? The bad new is: it’s never going to be 1993 … Continue reading

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One Clause in Your Dental Office Lease Can Put You Out of Business

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Practice Management

By Jeremy Behar, President and CEO, Cirrus Consulting Group Imagine arriving at your dental practice to find a notice from your landlord stating that the building will be undergoing redevelopment, your office lease is being terminated, and you have 30 … Continue reading

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OSHA Fines Increase by 78% on August 1st

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category OSHA & HIPAA

by Karson L. Carpenter, DDS On November 10th, 2015 the United States Congress passed a budget agreement. Part of this agreement was a provision allowing OSHA to increase fines by approximately 78%, effective August 1, 2016. This dramatic increase in … Continue reading

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Can Your Landlord Relocate Your Dental Practice?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Practice Management

By Jeremy D. Behar, President & CEO, Cirrus Consulting Group Picture this. You’ve built or bought your dream dental practice, amassed a loyal patient roster, and are enjoying the fruits of a successful dental practice. Having found a space that … Continue reading

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How can dentists compare PPO plans?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance

For many dentists, more than 50% of their practice revenue is generated through Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans. Thus, it is important to compare PPO plans prior to enrollment as well as periodically after enrollment to ensure practice profitability. As … Continue reading

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Will I lose patients if I drop a PPO plan?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance

While many dentists are extremely frustrated with the low reimbursements they receive from Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), they are reluctant to drop a PPO plan for fear of losing current patients who are covered by the plan. While there is … Continue reading

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5 Things Every Dentist Should Do BEFORE Renewing an Office Lease

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Practice Management

By: Jeremy Behar, President and CEO, Cirrus Consulting Group Smart dental office lease negotiations require long-term strategic planning, and a proactive approach. Like a poker player who analyzes their hand and anticipates the dealer’s cards, dentists who prepare for lease … Continue reading

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The Most Important 5 Minutes of a Dentist’s Day

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Total Health

By Dr. Ross Kerr, chair of the organizing committee for the Global Oral Cancer Forum Cancer is possibly the world’s least favorite word. No doctor wants to have to say it. No patient is ready to hear it. But turning … Continue reading

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