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What are the Mega-trends that have
the potential to change dentistry forever?
We believe these areas will have the greatest impact:
*Government Regulations of OSHA compliance and HIPAA
*Dental Insurance Changes
*Availability of Well Trained Staff
*Reduced State Funding for Dental School Education
Government regulation in dentistry has gradually increased over the last 20
years. Through Occupational Safety and Health Administration [...]
Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s
surface, as a form of topical fluoride therapy. It’s not permanent, but, due to its adherent nature, it is able to stay in contact with the tooth surface for several hours. Its biggest attribute is the re-mineralization of the tooth surface and aids [...]
by Steve Bruce
Eye on the Election
For the current topic of likely labor law and NLRB actions after the election we turned to Patricia M. Trainor, J.D., SPHR, BLR’s Senior Managing Editor for HR. Here’s her take:
Until recently most nonunionized employers knew little about National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) activities. This was simply because [...]
It is eye-opening to realize that only about 54 percent of the U.S. population has dental insurance. Even fewer have vision insurance. There is a new alternative to insurance onthe block and it is Dental & Vision Extras. One of its unique aspects is the
product’s definition of family, which incorporates anyone living in the
registrant’s household [...]
By Andrea Parks
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in this
country, particularly among low income kids. It may be for this reason that the
legislators who crafted healthcare reform put the needs of children first.
Consequently, young Americans will see many positive benefits from the new law.
Under the new healthcare plan, Medicaid coverage and the Children’s [...]
by Andrea Parks
Creating a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing dental office reception area will have an
impact that cannot be overstated. If the office design and décor are ideal, they will be a constant source of internal marketing. When designing and decorating a dental office, take time to create a peaceful, warm and inviting setting and avoid [...]
As we have been discussing, in today’s world a business Facebook page is
a must. Now that we have discussed what should be on your site, in your
content and in your conversation with your clients, how should it look?
If you are unsure about the look and feel you want to achieve, get on
Facebook and explore! Check out [...]
by Andrea Parks
As we discussed in our March eNewsletter: with over 600 million users, Facebook is an incredibly important place for your business to establish a presence! If you’re like many
businesses, you may realize this importance, but aren’t sure what to do beyond that. Well, let’s get started on tackling this!
As you may or may [...]
The Next Generation Of Dentists
Don’t Knock ‘Em—They’ve Got Good Stuff to Offer!
By Andrea Parks
As the baby boomer generation of dentists is nearing retirement, generation X and Y are coming onto the scene. Although we may want to view emerging technology and this group with disdain, let’s take a moment and look again. Because of their [...]
The CEO Dentist: Communication is the Key to Leadership & Influence – Part 2
Life would be simple if it weren’t for other people
By Wesley M. Jankowski – CEO/Founder StraightLine Companies & theCEODentist.com
In Part I, we learned that Leadership is directly tied to your ability to influence others and to your mastery of communication; first, your [...]