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HR and Employment Regulations – are you in compliance?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

Take this short assessment to measure your understanding of employee compliance. Are all employees required to keep daily records of hours worked, such as time cards or electronic records, regardless of their method of compensation? Do you maintain three (3) … Continue reading

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Top Human Resource Mistakes: #1 Failure to Keep Good Records

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg When it comes to recordkeeping, doctors are typically diligent at maintaining patient records since these records can be used in defense against malpractice cases. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to take the same precaution with … 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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4 Questions that Could Save Your Patient’s Life

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Opportunities to intervene in health are all around us, you never know when a simple conversation will provide a chance to educate or inspire someone to better health. Yesterday I was talking to a co-worker who’s producing a video on … Continue reading

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Think like a Patient, not like a Dentist

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

When you go to the doctor, do you want to get half a check-up, or a complete check-up? Do you want only the good news, or the whole picture of what’s going on in your body? It probably comes as … 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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Primary Care Moves into the Dental Office

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Primary care is commonly defined as the first point of contact with the healthcare system for a person with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern. In the past, primary care has been considered the realm of the physician, with … Continue reading

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Motivating Periodontal Patients to Accept Treatment

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Periodontal Management

It can be frustrating when periodontal patients reject your treatment recommendations. Don’t let past rejections control your current patient conversations. Periodontal disease is dangerously undertreated and you can increase patient acceptance by communicating a few key facts. Key Fact: Delaying … Continue reading

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Why Complimenting Your Team Matters

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category HR, Team Harmony

Recently I was reading a collection of responses from dental assistants who had been asked to share the best and worst things a dentist had ever said to them. The list of best things is wonderful to read, filled with … Continue reading

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One Dental Team, One Voice

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category HR, Team Harmony

Recently I was speaking to a dentist whose hygienist had challenged his diagnosis of a patient behind his back to another team member. The dentist was angry and hurt to discover his team was questioning the way he practiced dentistry. … Continue reading

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