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White paper: Standardizing the financial reporting of dental practices


Thomas Climo, PhD, lays out the case for standardizing dental financial reporting.

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...
Office Management

Handling angry patients in the dental office

01/22/2015 Most dental offices have had to handle angry patients. Some of these situations can get out of control, but they don't need to. This team member sh...

Maximize dental exam insurance reimbursements

01/22/2015 There is often confusion about when and what code to report to insurance companies for a patient’s examination visit. This easy-to-follow list shou...

Introducing the new editorial director of DAD, Kyle Summerford

01/22/2015 Kyle Summerford will be overseeing the editorial content of Dental Assisting Digest, and he's reaching out to you, his peers, for input, ideas, and...

The power of peers: Establishing professional networks

01/21/2015 Networking is not just for job hunters anymore. Networking will lead to inspiration and new ideas in your career, and will help you make friends an...

2015 meetings and events


Each year, DANB and the DALE Foundation exhibit at numerous dental meetings across the country. We hope to see you there!

How to meet the challenges of dental assisting, including the unexpected ones

01/21/2015 Dental assistants don't always know what's coming at them when they enter the career. There may be physical pain, push back from coworkers, and eve...

4 steps to improving the dental team’s resilience

01/19/2015 Dental teams should perform and produce well on a good days in the office. But you can measure a dental team's true performance on how they handle ...

December's numbers are in: Dentists' daily net production leaps 22 percent


According to the latest Sikka data, December proved to be a profitable month for dental practices.

Thursday Troubleshooter: Team feels left out! How to get dentist to share important info?


This dental team just had their best month ever, but they got no feedback or motivation from the doctor. What can they do to change that?

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...

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

Click here to download the 32-page supplement

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DE Magazine
November 2014
Volume 104, Issue 11