Ten Ways to Get Your Patient to Say YES!

Ten Ways to Get Your Patient to Say YES!

By Laura Jamison My favorite character from a movie is Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind. She grew up in a privileged southern pre-Civil War era household. The Civil War brings ruin and Scarlett attempts over and over to rebuild. But even this innovative,...
Risky Business

Risky Business

By Dr. Lorne Lavine HIPAA has changed the way that dental practices need to operate. Not only do dentist need to be current on the latest technology and IT systems, but they must also ensure that they incorporate technologies in a HIPAA compliant manner. While we’ve...
The Simple Things Make Us More Money

The Simple Things Make Us More Money

By Chuck Blakeman Successful practice owners know what the Simple things are that will push them forward, and they focus their time and attention there. Occam’s Razor says that given two possible answers to a problem, the simpler one is usually right. If we...
Staff meetings vs. staff beatings; here are the rules

Staff meetings vs. staff beatings; here are the rules

By Laura Jamison The number one reason I believe that teams are not having meetings is that the doctor doesn’t want to take productive time to sit around and hash out issues.  Too often team meetings are staff beatings.  The doctor sees 50% broken appointments and...
To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt… It’s Not really a Question!

To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt… It’s Not really a Question!

By Dr. Lorne Lavine Welcome to another article in our series on helping dental practices become HIPAA compliant. I wanted to focus today on the need for encryption, but first, we need to back up a bit and talk about HIPAA rules. As many people know, there are two...
Breach Notification

Breach Notification

By Dr. Lorne Lavine There are numerous HIPAA rules and regulations that must be followed. No-compliance can often lead to fine and penalties that can be quite substantial. However, in my mind, there is nothing more devastating to a practice than needed to declare a...
A Not-So-Obvious HIPAA Violation Situation

A Not-So-Obvious HIPAA Violation Situation

By: Marianne Harper Isn’t it sweet when a mom and dad take their child to the dentist for the first time and they are so excited? Dad pulls out his cell phone and starts snapping pictures of this big event in his child’s life. This may seem like a harmless situation...
Are You Wise to the Ways of ASP?

Are You Wise to the Ways of ASP?

By Dr. Robert Frazer, Jr. Do you feel fulfilled, appreciated, and rewarded at the end of your workday? Do you feel an increasing sense of satisfaction with more freedom and less burden of responsibility due to your staff’s high level of shared leadership commitment?...
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