Category Archives: Practice Analysis

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The Absolute Best Way to Increase Case Acceptance

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Practice Analysis, Practice Management, Recare

Move your hygiene check! You’ve listened to countless lectures on how to do an examination. You’ve spent hours upon hours in dental school hearing about data collection and interpretation as well as treatment planning and case presentation. Subsequently, you’ve used … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Dental Adventure

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis, Technology

What path will you choose for the future of your dental practice? Are you considering adding a second practice location? Altering your marketing campaign? Adding an associate? How would you like to learn best practices related to those paths and … Continue reading

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What the Future of Group Dental Practices Means for You

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Practice Analysis

The dental industry has changed significantly over the last 10 years. Consumer dental spending, which has traditionally grown at 4% a year, was flat 2005 – 2008, and declined 2008 – 2011. The ADA forecasts it will remain flat for … Continue reading

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Painting Your Ideal Patient

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis, Total Health

Gary Kadi – NextLevel Practice Managing finances, offices, and team members can cause a lot of stress for dentists on a daily basis. One of the biggest sources of stress stems from patients, also known as your customers. You rely on … Continue reading

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3 Questions You Must Ask Before Your End-of-the-Year Purchase

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis, Technology

Dental practice owners have been provided with historically significant tax incentives through 2012, making this the right time to invest in your practice’s future. The government estimates that its cost of enhancing Section 179 is $50 billion alone. Are you … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 3: Eliminating Plans not Patients

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

After a thorough evaluation of the insurance plans you accept, you may want to eliminate some or all of them. Remember – although you may have 200 active patients on the plans you want to eliminate, that doesn’t mean all … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 2: Who Should Stay and Who Should Go

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

PPOs often have a much bigger impact on practice profitability than the dentist and office manager realize. When the numbers are examined, some plans may completely eliminate the profitability of some procedures. If you’re struggling to remain profitable in an … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 1: Are PPOs cutting your profits in half?

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

Did you know that taking a 20% PPO write-off on a $200 procedure with a 60% overhead cuts practice profits in half? By participating in PPO plans, you agree to take a certain discount on fees. However, your fixed overhead … Continue reading

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Resolutions, Change, and Other Things We all Hate

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis, Recare, Team Harmony, Total Health

I refuse to make resolutions. When asked about them, I vary my excuses from pretentious “I don’t believe in an arbitrary set time for resolutions”, to childish “Resolutions are stupid”, but really it comes down to the fact that I … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is 5%+ Growth in Production

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Practice Analysis

According to the Levin Group Data Center, in 2009, dental practice production declined 11.6 %, and in 2010 it declined another 6.4%. That means the average dental practice’s production is down more than 15% over the last 2 years! Even … Continue reading

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