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How Teledentistry Helps Children and Schools

Teledentistry is the latest topic of discussion in the field of telehealth. With the availability of tele-dental services on the rise, children and schools will be receiving the dental services they need. Since many children hate visiting the dentist, teledentistry may be the answer to help solve the problem of children avoiding dental checkups. It…

Weekend Emergency Dental Tips

Some of us have been there. You’re having tooth pain or a weekend emergency dental need and your dentist is closed. If you don’t know what to do and can’t find an open provider that can help there are a few things you might be able to do at home that can ease the pain and…

Improved communication with patients

The subject of communication is as vast as almost any other topic, yet it is probably the most important factor in running a successful practice, having a happy and well-balanced life, and is crucial in achieving what you want in all aspects of your life. Without good communication hardly anything gets done, and if it…

How to deal with patient fear and anxiety

Patient fear is the biggest barrier you face in getting patients in your chair and accepting treatment. The ADA tells us that roughly 40% of the population does not see a dentist regularly. Many will tell you that it’s because of money or time. Though that can be the case for a few, it’s not…

Using Denteractive for Patient Reactivation

It’s no secret that every dental practice has pending or “undone” treatment plans in their patient charts. If you haven’t been running a constant and successful reactivation program every week, chances are that after a few years, you may have lost over a million dollars worth of dentistry! That’s a lot of lost income and…

What is Denteractive?

If you haven’t heard about teledentistry, then you are missing out on one of the most exciting advances in dentistry in regards to patient care, retention, and management in many years. Telemedicine has been around for years, but Denteractive has taken teledentistry to a whole new level with a sophisticated program that has been skyrocketing…

Getting more new patients with Denteractive

The often misquoted, but well known saying of “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door,” may have been true in days gone by, but as a business owner, you know that it doesn’t really work that way any longer. You know you are a great dentist. You…

Why Dentists Shouldn’t Be Using Skype

HIPAA is quite serious about patient privacy being violated. You are familiar with the regulations by now and have most likely gone to great lengths to follow the law. You know that violations of HIPAA can and will result in penalties. Knowingly violating HIPAA can result in a minimum fine of $50,000.00 per occurrence with…

What is Teledentistry?

Teledentistry is a term you’ve probably been hearing more and more about. It’s a coined word to coincide with the ability to use your smartphone, laptop/desktop or tablet to communicate with your patients. Tele means “to or at a distance.” Teledentistry means the “Use of information technology for dental care, including telecommunications used for education,…

How to be HIPAA compliant with video conferencing

What you need to know to be HIPAA compliant with your dental video conferencing You’ve probably heard about this. As a dentist, you may already be using video conferencing in your practice. Either way, you need to make sure you are HIPAA compliant. What is HIPAA compliant video conferencing for dentists? What does it simply…

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