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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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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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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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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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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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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis … Continue reading

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Cavity fact or myth: do your patients know the difference?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) released the results of their survey of over 1,000 US adults and found most were misinformed and confused about the prevention and transmission of caries. This confusion contributes to the continuing prevalence of tooth … Continue reading

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How to Get Patients to Do What’s Best for Them

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Recare, Team Harmony

How many times have you presented treatment, knowing the patient was not going to accept? How many times have you run behind schedule because a chronically-late patient is once again… late? Would you like patients that show up on time, … Continue reading

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2 Ways “Hold, Please” is Costing Your Practice

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing

Approximately 70% of business customers are placed on hold. You probably ask callers to “hold, please” over and over again throughout your day. What these callers, often potential patients, hear during that time is a valuable marketing opportunity. What do … Continue reading

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