August 28, 2020

Sensor Cost – The Five Hidden Fees

How much does a digital sensor cost? When shopping for a sensor, it is vital to know all the various costs associated with the sensor, rather than just the cost of the sensor itself. Most digital sensors cost between $3,000-$10,000. This price includes the sensor, positioning kit, and manufacturer warranty. However, the sensor cost can drastically increase once accounting for hidden fees. Here is a breakdown of the top five hidden sensor fees every dentist needs to know. Warranty Coverage Manufacturer Warranty Most sensors come with a manufacturer warranty that […]
August 20, 2020

DentiMax Texting and the Digital Waiting Room

Most people who have ventured out into the world to pick up groceries, go to the doctor, or schedule with their dentist have seen an option for curb-side pickup or a digital waiting room. All this fancy term means is you wait in your car for service. While this seems simplistic enough, it’s had a big impact on reducing the amount of exposure opportunities you have in going about your “regular" life with Covid-19. There are many ways to implement a digital waiting room or curb-side check-in for your dental […]
August 5, 2020

What Does End of Support Mean?

As of December 31, 2020, DentiMax version 2013 will have an end of support for DentiMax 2013. What this means for your practice is while DentiMax support will be available to help with very basic “how to" questions via email. Also, we will no longer troubleshoot error messages or functionality issues. Finally, we will not be offering telephone support related to DentiMax version 2013 (and older). In such cases, we recommend purchasing an upgrade to the most current version of DentiMax. Types of questions we will address for 2013 (and older) customers How do I […]
June 26, 2020

How to Bill for PPE in Times of Covid-19

Due to current CDC Covid-19 guidelines, experts recommend the use of personal protective equipment when seeing patients. This is particularly important during procedures likely to generate splashing of body fluids. This includes eye protection (goggles, protective eyewear, or a full-face shield), gowns or protective clothing, gloves, surgical masks, and an N95 respirator during aerosol-generating procedures. All of this necessary equipment will increase the cost of each patient visit, which is why it is so important to properly bill for additional PPE so providers won’t have to cover the expenses unnecessarily. […]
June 10, 2020

5 Tips to Extend the Life of Dental Sensors

Following a few simple tips will keep your digital dental sensor from breaking- saving you thousands of dollars. Here are the five best and easiest tips that are guaranteed to extend the life of dental sensors. 1. Use a USB Extension Cable with Your Sensor One of my favorite tips is to attach a USB cable to the sensor. Using a USB extension cable protects the sensor’s USB plug from premature wear and damage by wearing out the inexpensive USB extension cable instead of the sensor’s USB plug. Standard USB […]
April 30, 2020

The New Normal: Re-Opening Your Dental Office

What do you want to change going into your “new normal"? For many people, their goals are to spend more time with family once returning to work, exercise more than before, take advantage of face time with loved ones, and so on. But what does it mean for your business? Dentistry has certainly been affected in terms of the damage from COVID-19. We will continue to feel the effects for a while. People have lost their jobs. This means losing not only their dental insurance, but also their means of […]
April 9, 2020

The CARES Act – How to Apply

These are unprecedented times for dental offices and virtually all small businesses. Last Friday, the Federal Government signed into law The Cares Act, a $10,000 Loan and Payroll Protection Program designed to help small businesses. If you have not already applied or are not aware of these two opportunities for your business, you will want to read below and move quickly as the funds are limited and will most likely go quickly. $10,000 Forgivable Loan Last week, the Federal Government announced a $10,000 immediate Loan Advance for small business applicants […]
April 3, 2020

Your Dental Practice and the Effects of COVID-19

The Facts Right now, in the U.S. alone, 90 percent of Americans are under a stay-at-home order, all but 12 states, which means effectively placing handcuffs on actively practicing non-emergency dentistry due to COVID-19.   Every office is different, and the goal of this article is to brainstorm some options to help our clients stay productive and bring in revenue, while adhering to your state or province orders. There are many things your staff can do during this unexpected downtime to help ensure you have some income heading your way.  Additionally, if you find you need financial help until this clears out, you can take advantage of the Small Business CARES Act or the Canadian Government disaster assistance.  There are various degrees of shutdown and regulation enforcement depending […]
March 26, 2020

Power Your Office with these Communication Tools

All over the world, people are increasingly choosing texting over phone calls, and Americans are no exception. It’s time to add communication tools to help your practice meet clients where they’re at. According to a study, Americans spend close to 26 minutes a day texting, and only six minutes on phone calls. And it may be because, well, phone calls just take more time. If we think about how hectic life can be nowadays, it really makes sense that people find it more convenient to send or receive a quick […]
February 28, 2020

New ADA Dental Claim Form Requirements

The ADA has replaced the 2012 ADA Dental Claim Form with the revised 2019 ADA Dental Claim Form.
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