A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance Whether it’s on their computers, tablets or smartphones, most teenagers go online multiple times a day. And a lot of that time is spent on [...]
By Ahmed Shams, TDA Perks Supplies Many offices may be paying higher prices for products because of the need for next-day delivery. When you buy a car, you wouldn’t tell the [...]
By Lee Slaton, Smart Training Have you completed spore testing recently? Untested autoclaves can lead to sick patients. They also leave a practice owner open to stiff fines; even suspension of [...]
Email marketing is the single most effective—and inexpensive—tool your practice has in its digital marketing toolbox. In this webinar, Demandforce shares what you can do right now to get results from your emails.
How to Get the Best Deal in Credit Card Processing; and why doing it (or not) could significantly affect your bottom line
By Jennifer Nieto, Best Card 2009 was one of the worst years for the economy in recent memory. The economy declined by 2.4%. The average dental office was hit by a [...]
iMedicor discusses how cloud-based computing and integrated features can drastically improve your practice workflow.
Provided by Demandforce Connecting with potential patients through new technologies and communication channels is good for the health of your practice. Though the means of communication may be ever-evolving, what’s going on [...]
By Beth E. Michel, MLD, CPHRM; MedPro The concept of performance improvement is discussed frequently among members of the healthcare community. We generally understand that to improve patient outcomes, we must improve [...]
By Laura M. Cascella, MA; MedPro Prescribing medication is a complex process, particularly as the number of prescription drugs on the market continues to grow. Research has shown that prescribing errors are common in ambulatory [...]
Learn how practices like yours are managing patient receivables with fewer headaches and more results. Perks Partner TekCollect will share easy-to-implement steps for minimizing time, costs, write-offs, and maximizing your cash flow for the long [...]
By Theodore Passineau, JD, HRM, RPLU, CPHRM, FASHRM; MedPro Dental service organizations (DSOs) have been around for some time; however, they recently have become a more common model for the delivery of dental services. Many [...]
Significant changes are ahead for health insurance in 2017. Staying informed and knowing your options are critical. Learn what the 2017 ACA individual plan landscape will be, and if a Small Group might work best [...]
By Eric Tiedtke, CFP, TDA Financial Services Insurance Program The next Open Enrollment period for health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 1, 2016; with a plan effective date of Jan. 1, [...]
Many practice management software programs are outdated and require costly upgrades to meet federal ONC standards. Not so with iMedicor's cloud-based solution, iCore Dental. This live demo will provide an inside look at one of [...]
Think Your Practice Doesn’t Have Cyber Threats? Five Misconceptions About Cyber Liability and Data Breach Coverage
By Pamela Tyrone, CISR TDA Financial Services Insurance Program (Property/Casualty & Professional Liability) 1. I don’t do business online, so I don’t need cyber liability and data breach coverage. The biggest threat is loss [...]
By Michael Abernathy, DDS, for TDA Perks Supplies The business of dentistry is constantly changing. We see trends driven by consumer demands, OSHA standards, and state-of-the art equipment and services. Often mitigating these changes is [...]
Estimates show that 3 in 5 dental practice owners will be embezzlement victims at some point. Most victims don't know embezzlement is occurring, because they don't have the resources or training to detect it. Best [...]
This free 15-page resource book covers what every borrower needs to know about reducing student loan interest rates and conquering student loan debt. Download guide.
By OSHA Review, Inc. Why monitor your sterilizer? To verify infection control, of course. Regular sterilizer monitoring—when properly implemented—is an important part of an effective infection control program in a dental office. But proper monitoring [...]
By Gary Kadi for CareCredit Most dentists measure and track key metrics in their practice, including production and collections. But there are three critical numbers that are often “invisible” to the doctor. These invisible numbers create [...]
Over the last several years, an increase in infection outbreaks in ambulatory care has occurred, including in dental practices. Is your practice implementing the precautions necessary to protect your patients and staff? This CE webinar [...]
Xite Project Management discusses the importance of property due diligence prior to purchasing or leasing space for your office. It also reviews common pitfalls of the construction phase, and how to avoid them.
An Instrument Slips Down a Patient’s Throat: A Case Study. What went wrong? And what should have been done?
Provided by the Medical Protective Company This case study illustrates what could potentially happen if one fails to use all safety measures when performing endodontic treatment. Specifically, it discusses how an instrument slipped down the [...]
Protecting your patients' protected health information is of utmost importance. Are you HIPAA-compliant? This webinar covers technical safeguards required to comply with federal regulations when transmitting patient health information, common misconceptions, and associated penalties.
Provided by OSHA Review, Inc. Items or surfaces likely to become contaminated and that are difficult to clean and disinfect—such as computer equipment—are recommended to be protected to prevent contamination, according to Centers for Disease [...]
Learn about digital place-based marketing; and how it can increase your revenue. Plus, learn why nature scenes are becoming a focus in dental practices and healthcare settings.
By eScapes Network Even if you don’t have windows overlooking a garden, exposure to nature scenes could have amazing effects on people. Many research and clinical studies have focused on the psychological and physiological health [...]
By Christine Villarreal; Xite Healthcare Real Estate If you’re facing the prospect of transitioning from practice associate to owner, dental school to a starting a practice—or somewhere in between, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about [...]
By Jeff Arnett, TekCollect As the end of the year approaches, if your practice is like many others, it tends to wind down. Your office closes out the books, ties up loose ends, and looks [...]
Stumped by your student loans? SoFi will walk you through advanced student loan refinancing techniques. Do you qualify for income based repayments? Is refinancing your best choice? Answers to these questions and more will be [...]
Learn what this year's ACA has in store for consumers as the open enrollment period nears. You'll get answers to many of your questions and gain a deeper understanding of how to make the right [...]
By Eric Tiedtke, CFP; TDA Financial Services Insurance Program There are a lot of changes coming in the last few months of this year related to health care and health insurance. Some will impact you [...]
The high mortality rate associated with oral cancer is caused by late or delayed detection. Technology such as VELscope Vx gives practitioners the ability to detect not only pre-malignant and malignant conditions, but also non-cancer [...]
By Karen Mouton, Dental Systems, Inc. Most patients need to maximize their dental insurance policy, but understand little about their benefits. Their employee dental handbooks are full of terms the insurance layman wouldn’t understand, and [...]
By Eric Tiedtke, CFP, TDA Financial Services Insurance Program Most of you have had the familiar health, auto, and maybe home insurance for many years. However, if you’re a new dentist just getting out of [...]
By Jennifer L. Nieto, Best Card "The year 2014 will be remembered as the year of shaken trust." Vincent Weafer, senior vice president, McAfee Labs. Most dentists prefer not to think about how they protect [...]
Provided by The Medical Protective Company An audio version of this article is available at the bottom of the page. Risk management analysis of closed claims shows a higher rate of litigation when patients have [...]
Filling Gaps in the Affordable Care Act’s Coverage Using Health Savings Accounts and Supplemental Coverage
By Eric Tiedtke, CFP, TDA Financial Services Insurance Program Anyone that had to get individual health insurance or is in the process of getting coverage via the federal marketplace has figured out that “affordable” and [...]
By Gail E. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., FACS; Consultant to Smart Training As a surgical oncologist with an abiding interest in tropical medicine, I spent considerable time in Africa overseeing surgical projects for the Atlanta-based Carter [...]
By Patrick Valentz; Principal, Xite Healthcare Real Estate An audio version of this article is available at the bottom of the page. Opening day of a new practice marks the culmination of years of training [...]
By Robert McDermott, CEO, President; iMedicor Electronic messaging (i.e. E-mail) is quickly becoming the standard for transmitting electronic patient health information (EPHI). But whether they realize it or not, dentists are breaking the law when [...]
Considering opening a new dental office or a second location? Like to know if you can afford to buy commercial real estate and a dental office? This comprehensive webinar presented by Bank of America Practice [...]
By Amy Knepshield Condrin, OSHA Review, Inc. Disinfection and sterilization are essential for preventing transmission of infectious pathogens to patients and your staff. How do you know if you and your staff are effectively performing [...]
By Jennifer Nieto, Best Card LLC Best Card gets calls from dental offices all day long asking about intimidating credit-card processing related calls, voicemail messages, or faxes they receive. The intimidating calls are likely from [...]
By John Fiore, Bank of America Practice Solutions Let me begin by saying you’ve selected an amazing line of work with a high success rate. In this article, I’ll share my top 10 tips for [...]
By Rhonda R. Savage, DDS Consultant / Philips Oral Healthcare, makers of Sonicare and ZOOM! Do you place your patients’ best interests first? If you do, you lower your risk of engaging in malpractice and [...]
Provided by The Medical Protective Company Most healthcare providers know that a patient's signature on an informed consent document may not automatically make the consent valid. The same is true of informed refusal. Both of [...]
By Jim Moore, CHP; Smart Training LLC 2013 was a watershed year with respect to regulatory requirements for dental practices: The Omnibus Rule stepped HIPAA toward broader enforcement. (The Omnibus Final Rule strengthens and re-affirms [...]
By Mark E. Hyman, DDS, MAGD An audio version of this article is available at the bottom of the page. One of the biggest fallacies in dentistry is the idea that the only way to [...]
By Eric Tiedtke, CFP, TDA Financial Services Insurance Program No matter where you work, how old you are, or what stage your practice is in, you should have a plan ready in the event that [...]
By Rachel Taylor; Demandforce, Inc. With so many people turning to the Internet to help them make informed decisions, it’s crucial for dental practices to create and maintain an online presence in order to be [...]