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Why Dental Pre-treatment Estimates are a Productive Treatment Planning Tool

Why Dental Pre-treatment Estimates are a Productive Treatment Planning Tool

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Anna Baumann Why Dental Pre-treatment Estimates are a Productive Treatment Planning Tool If you have anything to do with dental office treatment planning, scheduling, or insurance claims, you probably have strong opinions about pre-treatment estimates. My two-cents is that although they’re not perfect, they’re also not a complete...

How to Cope with Dental Staffing Shortages

How to Cope with Dental Staffing Shortages

Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Anna Baumann How to Cope with Dental Staffing Shortages It’s crazy right? I’ve been in the dental field for over 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything like it. You place an ad for any position and … crickets. The pandemic caused a mass exodus of dental office...

Creating a Dependable Referral Protocol for Your Dental Practice

Creating a Dependable Referral Protocol for Your Dental Practice

Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Anna Baumann Creating a Dependable Referral Protocol for Your Dental Practice Many of us working in the Dental Front Office have experience with both sides of the patient referral process. If you work in a specialty dental practice, you frequently welcome patients referred by general dentists. And if...

Living with Graves Disease and Other Strange Health Conditions

Living with Graves Disease and Other Strange Health Conditions

Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Anna Baumann Living with Graves Disease and Other Strange Health Conditions I’m in the habit of blaming all of my aches, pains, and bodily dysfunctions on Graves Disease. I think it’s the same with many Gravesters. Whenever something feels even a little bit off our first thought is,...

Dental Assistant Reference Manual

The Dental Assistant Reference Manual

Last Updated on September 2, 2023 by Anna Baumann The Dental Assistant Reference Manual I recently introduced a Dental Assistant Binder. But, I now have the same information in a ready-made book. Most of my feedback was that people feel it’s a hassle to download, print, and assemble their own binder. And I get that!...

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Surviving Holidays and Special Occasions with Graves Disease

Last Updated on November 12, 2023 by Anna Baumann Holidays, vacations, weddings, and special occasions are meant to be joyful times. But somehow they always seem to give us some level of stress. I think that’s because they require what I like to call the three Ps; Planning, People, and Payment. When you have the...

Tips for Managing Your Dental Office Recare and Reminders

Tips for Managing Your Dental Office Recare and Reminders

Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Anna Baumann Tips for Managing Your Dental Office Recare and Reminders Dental office Recare systems and appointment reminders were once done 100% manually via phone calls, postcards, and letters. Now we have patient communication software that integrates with our patient management software to automate patient contacts. I love...