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5 Illegal Dental Billing Practices to Avoid

5 Illegal Dental Billing Practices to Avoid

There are five illegal billing practices you may unintentionally commit when providing estimates, unbundling services, or navigating medical coding. Stay...

| 1 week ago
Mindfulness Breaks: Transforming Your Lunch Time into a Zen Zone

Mindfulness Breaks: Transforming Your Lunch Time into a Zen Zone

In this post, learn how transforming your lunch hour into a Zen zone with mindfulness breaks isn't just a lofty idea; it's a game changer for your daily...

| 3 weeks ago
Explaining the Benefits of Toothpaste to Fight Dangerous Dental Trends
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Explaining the Benefits of Toothpaste to Fight Dangerous Dental Trends

Explaining the benefits of toothpaste to your patients may seem elementary, but it could help you fight dangerous dental trends. Learn more here.

| 4 weeks ago
The Three Types of Listening: A Guide for Dentists and Their Teams

The Three Types of Listening: A Guide for Dentists and Their Teams

The three types of listening–objective, subjective, and intuitive–can help dentists improve patient relationships. Dr. Mitrani gives an overview here.

| 1 month ago
The Dying Trend of DIY Dentistry: What Smile Direct Can Teach Us

The Dying Trend of DIY Dentistry: What Smile Direct Can Teach Us

The DIY dentistry trend is hopefully winding down with the bankruptcy of SmileDirectClub. Here's what we can do to help these displaced patients.

| 1 month ago
Dental Office Design: What Your Patients Notice and Why it Matters

Dental Office Design: What Your Patients Notice and Why it Matters

You may be surprised by what your patients notice about dental office design. Here, Dr. Carson provides a detailed glimpse inside practice renovations.

| 1 month ago
Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #2: Communication Tips

Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #2: Communication Tips

Dr. Mitrani provides tips to improve communication and the dentist-patient relationship in part 2 of this...

| 2 months ago
Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #1: Overcoming Biases

Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #1: Overcoming Biases

Dr. Mitrani advises not to overlook bias from the old dental patient relationship when building a new one in part 1 of this 2-part...

| 2 months ago
Silencing the Dreaded Phone Call from the Restoration Lab
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Silencing the Dreaded Phone Call from the Restoration Lab

Every dentist has faced 'the dreaded phone call' from the restoration lab about space discrepancies. Dr. Jeffrey Bonk gives practical tips to cut down...

| 2 months ago
How Mobile Dentistry is Closing Care Barriers (and How You Can Help)

How Mobile Dentistry is Closing Care Barriers (and How You Can Help)

Mobile dentistry closes healthcare gaps by serving underserved communities. Opening clinics is more affordable than most practitioners expect. Learn more...

| 2 months ago
Embracing Neurodiversity in Dentistry: A Journey of Self-Discovery
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Embracing Neurodiversity in Dentistry: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Embracing neurodiversity in dentistry is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares how neurodiversity is a benefit to the dental...

| 2 months ago
5 Dentist Lab Communication Lapses to Learn From

5 Dentist Lab Communication Lapses to Learn From

Dentist lab communications aren't always easy. Dr. Roman goes through five cases—and gives lessons learned—from miscommunication in practice.

| 3 months ago