Tag Archives: health

How to respond to “Does my insurance cover this?”

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance

Dental insurance should not dictate the treatment provided. It’s easy to say, but often difficult to live by when patients’ top concern is out of pocket expense. Here are three things you can do to move patients past the insurance … Continue reading

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DDS Meets MD: A Love Story

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Total Health

Would you like to generate more referrals from the medical professionals in your community? Building this network can take time, but there are a few relatively simple things you can do to start connecting with area physicians. 1. Provide physicians … Continue reading

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Do your patients understand the importance of regular dental care?

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

According to the ADA, the primary determining factor in whether a patient visits the dentist is access to dental insurance. Patients without insurance, half of all adults in the US, are much more likely to skip routine dental care. In … 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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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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