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ADA Acknowledges Dental Team’s Role in Diabetes Epidemic

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance, Total Health

Type 2 diabetes has escalated to epidemic and financially catastrophic proportions, and is expected to affect one in three US adults by 2050. We already have more than 29 million diabetics in this country today; 28% remain undiagnosed. With the … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Dental Patient Really Wants to Hear

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Recare, Total Health

Are you frustrated by patients who skip or postpone recommended treatment? Are you tired of patients lying to you about flossing, while you watch their gums bleed? Have you ever wondered why your patients don’t seem to care about their … Continue reading

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Why Patients Cancel Their Dental Appointments (and how to stop them)

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

As your afternoon schedule slowly falls to pieces, have you ever wondered “why”? Why are patients (who would never dream of skipping a pap smear or other health screening) perfectly comfortable delaying or cancelling their scheduled dental care? There are … Continue reading

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3 Definitions of Oral Health: Which one is right for your practice?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The FDI Dental World Federation recently published a new definition of oral health that was quickly adopted by more than 200 dental organizations, including the American Dental Association. According to Dr. Michael Glick and other ADA representatives, “A common definition … Continue reading

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Dentists Take on the Soda Industry

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

While the dental community has long understood the impact sugar plays in the development of tooth decay, we have only recently begun to recognize the pervasiveness of sugar in our food supply. Added sugar is present in virtually all processed … Continue reading

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Flossgate 2016

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

By Wendy Briggs, RDH What in the world is happening in our society? The AP publishes an article saying that science doesn’t support flossing as beneficial, and our world goes crazy! Here are a few headlines: Dentists Say You Need … Continue reading

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61% of Dentists are Marketing Experts!

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing

According to a recent Dentaltown poll, 61% of dentists plan all the marketing for their practice themselves, 29% use Angie’s List or a third party, and the remaining 10% delegate this task to the office manager. I had no idea … Continue reading

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The Secret to Confirming More Appointments

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing

As a dental office, you know that confirming appointments with your patients is a must. If you don’t set up appointments, or hear back from customers with confirmations, you not only lose control of your daily schedule, you also could lose … Continue reading

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How much should you pay for dental consulting?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Practice Management

What costs more: practice management consulting or a new car? That depends on the consultant and whether your taste in cars is more Tesla or Toyota. Chances are they’re in roughly the same ballpark. While it might seem crazy to … Continue reading

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The One Thing Millennial Employees Really Want… and Aren’t Getting

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category HR, Team Harmony

Lost in the debate over generational differences is a critical component of successful employee management. While people debate the strengths and weaknesses of Millennials, Baby Boomers, and Gen X’ers, one aspect continues to surface across all generations: Appreciation (and more … Continue reading

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