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The Hallmark of the Cloud: Choice and Accessibility

12/22/2014 One of the five lifestyle attributes that really matter, as proposed by Dr. Frank I. Luntz in his book What Americans Really Want ... Really, is mo...

The NEW dental marketing


In a few months you'll be asking yourself how you ever lived without it...



We ask two experts the same question to give you two different answers on a complex issue

Recipe for rapid practice growth

12/22/2014 Has your practice's growth plateaued or declined over the last few years? Our weak economy has made it difficult for many dental practices across t...

In Agreement

12/22/2014 We all encounter negativity. It exists and presents itself each day, and as I'm sure you know, dentists are not immune to this. Scheduling conflict...

Barriers to oral-systemic practice

12/22/2014 Thinking beyond the oral cavity and modifying the manner in which dental services are provided has gained traction slowly in many dental practices....

Why your ability to problem solve is currently at 0%

12/22/2014 Do you have any friends who talk about their problems constantly? Or maybe they have a particularly juicy problem that has almost become part of th...

Edward Shellard, DMD interviews Michael Kelly, DMD

12/22/2014 When most people think of 3-D imaging, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is the first thing that comes to their mind. However, 3-D intraoral sca...

The transition

12/22/2014 There are many issues that have to be agreed upon in order to sell a dental practice. One of them is the transition period, which is the time from ...

The most valuable practice asset

12/22/2014 I opened my practice from scratch four years ago, and I have to confess that my greatest challenge is hiring and keeping good staff members. In tal...

Opting into Medicare Is it right for my practice?

12/22/2014 Dentists must take action by June 1, 2015, and either opt in or opt out of Medicare. This article is part three of a five-part series by Dr. Malcma...

Creating wealth: Dr. North versus Dr. South

12/22/2014 Dr. North drives a used Ford F-150 pickup truck and lives in a moderately priced home. Dr. South drives an expensive BMW and lives in a luxury home...
Office Management

Thursday Troubleshooter: This dentist is breaking the law, what can assistant do?

12/18/2014 This dental assistant does not want to lose her job by turning in the dentist, but this dentist is clearly breaking the law and putting patients an...

Important tax update: Congressional action on Section 179; opportunity for dental practices


Substantial tax-savings opportunity for dentists to purchase equipment through end of 2014.

Dental assisting goals for the New Year

12/12/2014 As we prepare to ring in the New Year, it’s a good time to take stock of all that you’ve achieved this year and what goals you plan to set for 2015.

Dental Bites: Practice collections climb to 94.3% in 2014


Collections up 3% from 2013.

The benefits of xylitol for your dental patients are numerous

12/10/2014 A very simple product out there - xylitol - can help your patients  with a myriad of oral issues. Familiarize yourself with it and you can kno...

A day in the life of a dental assistant: The Princess and the Pea

12/10/2014 Every day is an adventure in the world of dental assisting. April Sluiter, EFDA, compares one of her "favorite" patients to the Princess ...

We all make mistakes! Own up to yours and fix them for the benefit of your dental practice

12/10/2014 Everyone makes mistakes in their dental practices. The secret is to own up to your mistakes, correct them, and learn from them. Everyone in the pra...

8 mistakes dental assistants can avoid

12/10/2014 Dental assistants need to watch themselves because they can make mistakes that could hurt the dental practice. Here are nine common mistakes dental...

Pregnancy and employment in the dental practice

12/02/2014 Dental practice owners must be aware of the laws regarding pregnant employees. Otherwise they may find themselves in disputes with labor boards.
child brushing teeth

Six ways to make your dental office a little more kid friendly

12/01/2014 Is your dental practice thinking of welcoming more children as patients? As dental assistants, you can help make the office more inviting for child...

Financial Content

DE Supplement

How are modern practices integrating diverse technologies into a seamless workflow? In this supplement to DE, we partner with Carestream Dental to examine the trend toward digitally integrated practices

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DE Magazine
December 2014
Volume 104, Issue 12