How to Handle an Appeal in 3 Steps
Let’s face it, insurance claims get denied. When it happens, it’s important to understand what recourse you have. In most cases, you have the right to appeal the claim and still receive reimbursement for the service.
6 Ways to Fight Inflation by Boosting Revenue
While dentistry may not be as recession-proof as it once was, it's still extremely well positioned to weather economic downturns. Today's uncertainty is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, but that doesn't mean you should simply ride it out and hope for the best.
2023 Dental Insurance Code Updates
Brought to you by the Dental Insurance Guy, check out the latest code updates. There are some exciting changes: Membranes have been a challenge for many offices and insurance companies. The new membrane codes will help clarify coverage challenges between periodontal and surgical procedures.
How to Get More for your Money in 2023
I bet when you’re shopping for a TV or laptop, you go to multiple websites to see who can give you the best price, right? Are you doing that when purchasing supplies?
25 Ways to Staff Up in a Down Economy
The Great Resignation has morphed into what CNBC is calling "the big quit," With nearly 70% of Gen Z and millennials planning to leave their jobs in 2023. Dental practices of all sizes and types experience the squeeze more than most other businesses.
Office Design: First Impressions Matter
Building or renovating a dental practice during uncertain financial times doesn't have to be stressful. Investing in first impressions is a smart way to guarantee ROI—and peace of mind.
Video Discussion: Fight Rising Costs and Remain Profitable During Inflation
Rising supply costs, out of control inflation, increasing wage demands, decreasing insurance reimbursements and overall challenges when it comes to overhead control.
Why Do We Deal with Insurance?
According to an ADA study from 2015, the number one reason cited by far from patients (59%) on why they do not go to the dentist is cost.
General Is the New Special
GPs don’t just focus on one area; they bring it all together to provide patients with holistic care.
Adding New Services: A Tale of Two Practices
A side-by-side comparison of what it takes to add orthodontics and implants to a practice, and the different benefits these disciplines offer.
Insurance Discount Plans: Good, Bad or Ugly?
The mere mention of dental insurance discount plans tends to elicit an immediate frown of dislike from many dentists. The sentiment which quickly comes to mind is “Why are we giving these patients a discount if insurance isn’t paying for anything?”
GPs & Specialists: Strengthen Your Relationship
The relationship between a specialist and GP can be amazingly positive or incredibly tense depending on how it is managed and the communication between parties. Communication is a two-way street, and both sides can and do fail.
Out of Alignment: Why Dentist-led Care is Essential to Successful Aligner Treatment
What happens when a big dental company that services practicing dentists purchases a company that directly competes with those same medical professionals?
Practical Intelligence: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Dentistry for the Better
Dr. Parag Kachalia, DDS, doesn’t think artificial intelligence (AI) will decimate the dental industry—in fact, he sees this emerging technology as a major benefit to the field—and one that may enable more humanistic interaction in the long run.
The Top 10 Failures of Multi-Practice Ownership
The drive to grow a business without performing some due diligence first can be a major failing, especially in the dental world.
I Didn’t Go to Dental School to be on Instagram
Social media can be a powerful tool, and you don’t have to be an “influencer” to benefit.
Achieve Post-Pandemic Cost Savings with These 6 Tips
Focusing on key business areas and making a few adjustments will result in a more profitable practice.
Berman Instruments: A New Era in Dental Instruments
Why would an endodontist want to start a dental instrument company?
Think Inside the Box: Why Accessible Instruction Materials Matter
Dr. Brian Baliwas, DDS, knows that there’s a time and a place to play by your own rules—and dentistry isn’t it.
Why Today’s Tele-Dentistry Model Doesn’t Work
Virtual consults should be used to offer transparency and to build connections with patients, especially now.
Seattle Study Club Announces New Appointments
Drs. Amanda Seay, Parag Kachalia and Wael Garine are the newest members of SSC’s leadership team.
3 Reasons You Should Be a Sedation Dentist
Offering sedation dentistry is not only rewarding, it opens up opportunities for practice growth.
The Sculptor of Your Career
Whatever your inspiration for pursuing dentistry as your career, you find yourself here, in the midst of the professional life you have crafted from your own desires.
How the company’s development of CelGro™ is changing guided bone regeneration.
Orthocell has a clear commercialization strategy in place to drive adoption of CelGro™ as the first choice in barrier membranes, backed up by a quality product that delivers on its promise—a bio-inductive membrane for bone and soft tissue regeneration.
This Will Feel Like I’m Ripping Your Head Off
Language has incredible power. It can be romantic, evocative, flowery, or it can be brutal, ugly, and sometimes terrifying.
Zimmer Biomet Announces Plans to Spin Off Dental and Spine Businesses
Together, the businesses will form NewCo, an independent publicly traded company.
A closer look at the Top DSOs: Your DSO fact sheet.
Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) represent the fastest growing segment in dentistry, making them an important part of the industry—and we think you should know who the leading players are.
What the Science of Influence and Persuasion Says about Google Reviews
Use these tricks to get patients to write more positive reviews—boosting your marketing efforts and growing your practice.
5 Game-Changing Strategies for Practice Growth
Learn how to win at the game of dentistry. Your professional life can be likened to playing a game. In fact, many professionals intentionally use the game analogy in their approach to their businesses.
Is Lack of Technology Killing Your New Patient Numbers?
Lost opportunities are hurting your new patient numbers but implementing the right technologies can help you get more of these patients on the chair.
How I grew my Instagram to more than 18,000 followers and changed the direction of my practice
Reality stars and an employee well-versed in social media helped this doctor get over her fears and grow her practice with social media.
Ghosted? No-show Proof Your Office with 5 Easy Changes
No-shows lead to chaos and hurt your bottom line. You can significantly reduce them with these tips.
Burnout in Dentistry: Real or Fiction?
Do you ever find yourself coming home exhausted, both mentally and physically? Have you ever wished it was Friday, only to realize that you only just finished Monday? Do you have multiple days where you are anxious or just don’t want to go back to the office?
DENTSPLY Sirona: Byte a WAMGR Play, We Like Deal on First Pass
DENTSPLY Sirona (XRAY) announced today it has acquired Byte, a leading direct-to-consumer clear aligner company, for $1.04B (all-cash deal). With this deal, management expects its clear aligner business (Byte+SureSmile) to exceed a $300M run-rate by end of 2021…
How Can Dental Offices Absorb the Cost Increase of PPE?
There are a variety of ways to manage high-priced PPE without impacting your bottom line.
How to Avoid Costly Bad Hires
Use cognitive, conative and affective traits to find the perfect candidate for your practice.
How a “Sink or Swim” Mentality Changed the Direction of My Career
“Looking back, I am grateful for the sink or swim experience that was my first job. It made me tough; it made me brave, and it showed me the world of oral surgery.”
Matching Your Equipment Budget to Your Practice Phase
These dentists not only realized later this advice was not financially beneficial, but found it was actually detrimental—and, in some cases, held their practices back. They often say they wouldn’t take this advice if they could do it all over. As a new dentist, you shouldn’t take this advice either.
Do you know Lou?
Dr. Lou Berman is shaking up the dental instrument market, offering dentists high - quality products for a fraction of what other companies charge.
Dental Insurance Guy
Dental insurance is complex and has generated multiple myths over the years. Uncover the truth behind these common myths so that you can better understand the dental insurance arena!
Berman Instrument’s approach is simple: Offer quality products at decent and fair price points. It’s time to make the switch. Check out customer favorites!
Dental Slang Podcast
You never know who you’re going to meet in life, or where these people might lead you. In this podcast, Dr. Seay takes us down all the twists and turns of her career and shares her thoughts on not being afraid to try something new.