Expert Tips
Embezzlement prevention tips from Dr. Gordon Christensen
Embezzlement and fraud are rampant in dental practices. Here are some of the most common methods of dishonesty: Patients on the day sheet should be the same as those on the appointment schedule. It is simple for an employee to drop a patient who paid... Click to continue
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Organize Your Systems by Dr. Nate Booth
In past Tips & Tricks, I’ve talked about how you should hire for attitude and train for skill. In this edition, I’ll discuss a third piece of the pie — organize your systems. Here’s an example. After you present a comprehensive case, what percent of the time do... Click to continue
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IRS turns up heat on employment taxes
In November 2009, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would begin its first Employment Tax National Research Project (NRP) in 25 years. One purpose was to gather data through audits to determine the compliance rate with employment tax laws... Click to continue
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Dental professionals can be the first line of defense in eating disorder diagnosis
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can have irreversible negative effects on an individual’s body and especially on his or her teeth, gums, or mouth. In fact, the initial indicators of an eating disorder are often evident in the mouth. Click to continue
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Expert Q&A
Ask Dr. Christensen
Question: Two devices have me confused. Some of my dentist friends are enthused about cutting tooth structure with aluminum oxide expelled from an air-abrasion unit. Others with whom I have spoken are using sodium bicarbonate in an air-slurry polisher... Click to continue
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Additional Information
Free Samples and Special Offers from June 2010 Dental Economics
This article provides you with listings of all of the special offers and free samples that were featured in the June 2010 issue of Dental Economics... Click to continue
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Online Forum: Scheduling appointment time from dental emergency telephone calls...
Are any doctors challenged with training staff to schedule appointment times from dental "emergency" telephone calls? Or are any staff frustrated with the scheduling of dental emergency call-ins? Any systems that work out there? Click to continue
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Continuing Education
Instrument Processing, Work Flow and Sterility Insurance
Government agencies regulate and make recommendations
on instrument processing and occupational safety. There are
a number of requirements and necessary steps involved in
instrument processing, including preparation... Click to continue
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