When we start working with a practice, we collect a lot of information about the owner, practice, and the position. Some details are quantitative, but many crucial points are open for interpretation. Most practice owners tell us they need an experienced dentist for their position. In most cases, that is the best option. In fact, [...] ... [Read article]Dec 8, 2013 03:55 PM
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The gap in the quality of dental health between black and white children since 1964 has been greatly diminished, according a to a new study. The drastic changes in care are detailed in a report published online on July 2, 2012, and are appearing in the August print edition of Pediatrics. Overall the study concludes that as of 2010 the difference in dental health between black and white children has statistically diminished, but there still needs to be more action in order to assure that all children will have and continue to get adequate dental care. The study was conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy, which used a study from 1964 to compare data. In order to follow the trends in children’s dental care, the group pulled data that was collected from five U.S. National Health Interview Surveys from 1964 to 2010. They also only focused on children that were between the ages of 2 to 17 years old. The big question for the surveyors was if the child had seen a dentist at all in the past, and if they had seen a dentist in the past year.
Dental insurance maximums should always be considered when figuring patient co-pay amounts, but this is especially true at this time of the year. Patients may have used dental insurance benefits outside of your office so the best practice is to check directly with their insurance company to find out how much of their maximum benefit [...] ... [Read article]Nov 14, 2013 01:02 PM
If you want your dental practice to be found online by potential patients, you need a website. Who should you call, a dental consultant? Perhaps an advertising agency? Do you need a dental marketing company? The answer is, any of these three could assist you. There are pros and cons to each. A dental consultant [...] ... [Read article]Nov 13, 2013 01:05 PM
So you have done well in college and were accepted into dental school. During this time you have realized that you have a special talent and interest in working with kids. You apply and are accepted into a pediatric residency and spend a couple of more years earning your pediatric dental certification. Finally, after many [...] ... [Read article]Nov 4, 2013 11:48 AM