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    Money

    The letter of intent (LOI) trap: Don't get hooked by multiples

    Letters of intent from DSOs contain lots of info, but many will never realize the number quoted due to deal structure. Learn more in this "Practice Sales Today."
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    Practice

    The importance of multilingual communication strategies in dentistry

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Language can be a barrier for dentists when attempting to communicate with patients, researchers, international conference attendees, and other professionals in the industry. ...
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    Practice

    A disabled dentist’s outlook: How positivity affects your bottom line

    Following a clinical-career-ending disability, Dr. Martin Mendelson found a new passion to share: positivity. Here's how it can impact diagnosis, treatment planning, and financial...
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    Practice

    The benefits of aligning dental team compensation with practice performance

    Dentistry's staffing crisis isn't going away anytime soon, and it's driving up staffing costs. Dr. Levin explains how increased production can solve this problem.
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    Patient Communication and Patient Financing

    Are you telling, selling, or informing?

    Jan. 24, 2024
    Dentists love new technology. But how we use that technology and the knowledge we have acquired makes all the difference in building patient relationships.

    More content from Volume 114, Issue 01 (January 2024)

    Intraoral Scanning and Photography

    Scanning for predictability and profitability

    Some dentists might be hesitant to make the switch to digital because they're concerned their crowns may not fit as well. Take a look at this case.
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    Practice

    The coaching model: How to create a game plan and build an office culture

    You don’t learn how to create an office culture in dental school. However, you can become a coach to your employees, establish a team and a game plan, and create a unified office...
    Practice

    Pearls for Your Practice: DDSUnited

    DDSUnited is a membership group that can help smaller practices compete on prices with high-producing large offices by leveraging the numbers of all of us together. Learn more...
    Science & Tech

    Obtaining optimum retention for tooth restorations

    Conventional bonding agents may provide initial bond to dentin, but long-term retention is a problem. Dr. Gordon Christensen shares some clinical methods you can use to provide...
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    Practice

    How to create better patient records with nonclinical CDT codes

    Jan. 16, 2024
    CDT codes aren't just for insurance billing; they’re valuable in developing a comprehensive dental record. Here are some items that often get overlooked.
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    Practice

    Medicaid redetermination call for action: Protecting coverage to advance dental care

    Jan. 15, 2024
    As a nation, we must reexamine the critical implications of the younger generations losing health insurance coverage, especially as it relates to dental health coverage.
    Overhead and Profitability

    The effect of SDF on fee-for-service and capitation patient assignments

    Jan. 12, 2024
    In part 2 of this series, Dr. Steven Duffin says he was astounded by what happened when he picked up a bottle of SDF that had been sitting on his desk for six months.
    Curing Lights

    Pearls for Your Practice: Celalux 3 Curing Light by Voco

    On one ordinary day in the office, Dr. Joshua Austin counted that 16 of his 18 appointments required use of his curing light. Learn why he thinks Celalux 3 is a great choice.
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    Human Resources

    The 2024 Dental Salary Report: Results are in!

    In DentalPost's latest state of the industry report, learn what dental practices should expect in the year ahead, who's most at risk for quitting, and data-driven ways to retain...
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    Practice

    Smart steps to boost your dental practice through acquisitions

    Jan. 12, 2024
    Acquisitions can be an exciting milestone for your dental practice. Here’s how to embark on a financial plan for acquisitions and how to make things go more smoothly in the process...
    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Align Oral Health Suite

    Learn about Align's new feature that enables dental professionals to take their patients on a journey of exploration into their oral health.
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    Practice

    How to make a portable dental practice profitable

    Jan. 10, 2024
    Portable dental care is different from mobile dental care. This dentist shares the six key things that have kept his portable practice successful, even in a volatile economy.
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    Overhead and Profitability

    The fee-for-service practice: How to find your true happiness in dentistry

    Jan. 9, 2024
    There are many different practice models and just as many different types of dentists; the challenge is to match your personality with your optimal practice model. What's right...
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    Dental Service Organizations

    Increase the value of your practice real estate with an IDSO partner

    When dental practice owners partner with an invisible dental support organization (IDSO), the value of their real estate can increase substantially. Learn more.
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    Practice

    Creating, sustaining, and replicating successful corporate culture

    Employees at Glidewell tend to stick around. As CEO Stephenie Goddard explains, it has a lot to do with culture.
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    Human Resources

    Employees driving for work: Are you covered?

    It's a liability issue you might not have considered—but one you need to do your homework on to protect your business, caution these HR experts.