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Cash and Accrual Basis Accounting (Keeping Two Sets of Books Could be a Good Thing)

11/21/2014 Understanding the method of accounting when looking at financial statements is important to determine the profitability of a company. There are man...

Software Maintenance Fee: A Contradiction in Terms

11/20/2014 In the English language you will find many examples of a contradiction in terms, or oxymoron: jumbo shrimp, Great Depression, pretty ugly, walking ...

An Integrated Digital Approach to Drive Increased Practice Production

11/20/2014 As a successful dentist, you know that production is the key to practice growth. However, it is the practice production model, along with your abil...

How does happiness relate to success?

11/20/2014 Many people share the belief that success brings happiness. We need to reach certain achievements and milestones to reach a certain level of happin...

The aha moment: It's not about how much you can do


Look in the mirror. The greatest hindrance to the growth of your practice is staring back at you, plain and simple.

11 Steps to Creating a Healthy Work Environment

11/20/2014 Most people in the dental profession work approximately 40 hours per week - some more, some less. But even if you are seeing patients 34 to 36 hour...

Traditional or digital marketing? What's working now for dentists


Learn how to approach marketing the right way and meet a new tool that makes it easy.

Ebola Virus & EV-D68 New infectious disease threats

11/20/2014 In the past several months, the news reports of infectious disease outbreaks in the United States have been numerous, especially in light of infect...



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

The time and cost benefits of using a comprehensive finishing system

11/20/2014 One of the continuing challenges that restorative dentists face is the finishing of anterior and posterior composite resin restorations. Usually, a...

4 steps to increase Facebook engagement for your practice

11/20/2014 You've set up your practice's Facebook page. You've managed to get patients and community members to "like" your page. You've even (final...

Negotiating criteria for building TRUST

11/20/2014 The challenge of leading people is well known. It can be taxing, discouraging, costly, and unsettling. Those who are leaders will tell you that it ...
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
November 2014
Volume 104, Issue 11