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By: Hannah Crowell Dental students are not encouraged to pursue a career with a DSO (dental support organization). In fact, they are most actively discouraged to sign with one. You’ll hear things like, To be fair – these statements could more accurately be said about dental schools. My Story Never have I felt so burnt…
Starting children off right with good oral health habits (including proper brushing and flossing) can help ensure they have the best chance of a lifetime of excellent dental health. So which states are doing the best job of helping their children get their lives off on the right foot when it comes to proper oral…
By: Savanah Craig Communicating with patients can be more challenging than doing dentistry at times I’ve noticed that some types of patient encounters happen more often than not. While I don’t believe that you can win over every single patient, I think in certain circumstances we can help to redirect some of these patients’ concerns…
By: Sable Muntean It can be tempting to jump right into the workforce after graduating from dental school but finding aresidency can be a hugely rewarding experience for new dentists — and those positions are oftenpaid. You can work through an AEGD program, which is typically clinically based, or you can choose a GPR program,…
By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Nevada to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental…
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Patient engagement is critical in today’s digital world. Calling patients to confirm appointments takes time and removes team members from a variety of essential practice duties. For example, RevenueWell offers a whole suite of products that a practice can utilize to improve communication with patients and engage them in the practice.
Communicating with patients in a variety of ways is an important step in reducing failed or no-show appointments and cancellations, as well as keeping both the restorative and hygiene schedules filled. It has been estimated that 40-60% of the restorative schedule comes from the hygiene schedule. If neither are booked, or booked and then have a high number of cancellations or failures, both the practice and patients suffer.
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