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Dental News from Advanced Practice Management helps keep you abreast of trends and events in our dental community. Bookmark our site and come back often.

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2022
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NEW! August Bulletin

The Dental Dow—First Half 2022 • Good News From Delta • What Year Is Your PPO In? • You’re Going to Paying Top Dollar, So Expect Top Performance • Effective Perio Co-Diagnosis • Market Watch

April Bulletin April Bulletin Addendum

The Dental Dow—First Quarter 2022 • What a Difference a Year Makes • Prepare your Dental Practice for Unexpected Circumstances • Statistical Snapshot • What is Your Job? • It’s Convention Time (April 28-30)

February PDF

The Dental Dow—2021 Wrap-Up • Scrambled Schedules • Helping Your Team Win • Don’t Fail Your Next Exam—Debunking D1080

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2021
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November PDF

Dental Dow—Third Quarter • Survey Highlights • Words Matter • When You Are Ready to Sell, Be Ready to Sell! • Repeal of the McCarran-Fergus Ins Exemption

August PDF

The Dental Dow—First Half 2021 • Staff Costs • Three Things You Can Do to Make Every Day a Little Better • The Morning Huddle Checklist • Statistical Snapshot: Doctor and Hygiene Hourly Productivity

April PDF

Dental Dow: First Quarter 2021 • Practice Sale Trends • Delta Lawsuit—Still in Progress • Cyber Security and Attacks

February PDF

Practice Stats for 2020-Quarter by Quarter

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2020

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December PDF

Dental Dow: Third Quarter 2020 • Marketplace Trends • Year End Bonuses as Tax Free Disaster Relief Payments • Covid, Your Staff and Your Schedules • Paying Staff for Covid Related Time Off • Staff Challenges • Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

September PDF

COVID Recovery /Practice Statistics • A COVID Cautionary Tale • The Extended Practice Appraisal • Tangled Up in Networks • Watch for Upcoming Fee, Wage, Practices & Economic Survey

July PDF

May 21, 2020 –  APM Practice Reopening Survey #2 Results

May 14, 2020 Bulletin

APM Practice Reopening Survey Results • PPE Charges • PPP Forgiveness

May PDF

The Dental Dow—1st Quarter • What Happened to Dental Practices in the Last Recession? • Restarting Your Practice • Don’t Make Decisions Based on the Newspapers! • Time to Discuss the Details of Reopening Your Practice • Your Messages to Patients • Is Teledentistry for Real? • Consider Putting Something Like This on Your Website • PPP Loans & Forgiveness • Practice Transitions

Coronavirus Updates 3/18/20 through 3/31/20

February  PDF

The Dental Dow—4th Quarter • The ADA is Suing Delta Dental • Practice Transitions and Your Peace of Mind • Heads Up! More Adjustments for Delta Providers • Changes in Medicare as of January 1, 2020 • Help Your Team Help You

2019

November PDF

The Dental Dow—3rd Quarter • Marketplace Trends • Red Cross Certified CPR Classes • Statistical Snapshot • Are You Leaving Money on the Table When it Comes to Insurance? • Associate Expectations at Buy-in

August PDF

The Dental Dow—2nd Quarter • The Top 3 Things That Cause a Practice to Run Behind • Collections Made Comfortable Seminar is on Friday, November 1st! • Transitions: Picking Your
Banker • Your Systems Self Assessment

June PDF

A Surprisingly Slow Start to the Year—The Dental Dow • How Long Will it Take to Sell Your Practice? • Don’t Over Do the Digital! • Do Patients Like you for More Than Your Network Participation? • Management Works—Make it Work for You • Collections Seminar is Friday, November 1

April PDF

How Does Your Overhead Compare? • Don’t Hire Someone You Can’t Fire! • Please Tell Your Friends • Collections Seminar is Friday, November 1 • 4 Tips to Get More Patients From Your Website • Focus Your Message

January PDF

2018 Dental Dow • The Payoff is Not Just the Price! • The Top 10 Dentists’ Fantasies • Your Office Manager at Large • Make A Good Impression Even When You’re Not There • Does Direct Mail Work?

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2018
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November PDF

Dental Dow—Third Quarter • How Far Do You Go to Estimate Patients’ Insurance Benefits? • Survey Highlights

July PDF

The Dental Dow • Keep a Good Team Together • Good Information Flow—Paper still works! • Four Ways to Add to Your Practice Value: • What to Do • What Not to Do • Collections Made Comfortable Seminar is Friday, Nov. 2

April PDF

APM Practice Transitions • We’d Be Crazy Not to Take Our Own Advice • Time Clock Rules • GP Dentist Earnings Facing Headwind • 20 Yards and How Many Dollars Lost? • “Collections Made Comfortable” Seminar Early Bird Registration

February PDF

Dental Dow: Fourth Quarter 2017 • Incentives • Renewing Your Lease • Timing Your Practice Transition? Look to Your Lease! • Delta Wisconsin Acts Up (Then Settles Down) • “Collections Made Comfortable” Seminar is Friday, Nov. 2 • What’s The Plan, Stan? Do you have written goals for 2018?

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2017
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[column md=”10″]November PDF

Dental Dow: Third Quarter 2017 • Practice Profitability: Right Sizing Your Staff • We Love Digital Communications But… • 2017 Survey Results • A Second Look at Delta 216 • Fabulous Study Club Meetings! • What’s the Difference Between an Office Manager and an Administrator?

August PDF

Dental Dow: First Half 2017Mind the Gap!The Pacific Dental TsunamiOut of Network BCBS and United ConcordiaStatistical Snapshot: Production Per Treatment RoomEmployee Dental Perk PitfallCollections Made Comfortable Seminar

April PDF

Delta GamesSave the Date! Collections Made Comfortable SeminarMaking Collection Calls a Good Experience • How Good is Your Hygiene Department?

February PDF

THE DENTAL DOW—2016 WRAP-UP • ECONOMIC TRENDS • HOW DOES YOUR OVERHEAD COMPARE? • SHOULD YOU ADD ANOTHER OPERATORY?

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2016
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October PDF

THE DENTAL DOW—3RD QUARTER 2016 • WE BELIEVE IN INDEPENDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE • PPO PLAYS IN PHOENIX • OPERA DDS • GETTING MORE FOR A DIFFICULT PROPHY • ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS CHECK UP • SURVEY RESULTS • STATE PLANS

July PDF 

THE DENTAL DOW—2nd QUARTER 2016COLLECTIONS SEMINAR—NOVEMBER 4PPO’S AND NEW PATIENT FLOWWHY OFFER IN-OFFICE PLANS?GET MORE FROM DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 

April PDF   The Dental Dow—First Quarter 2016Collections Seminar—November 4Aspen’s Abounding!Your Fixer—Turnover InsuranceYour StatisticianWhat Would Uncle Dick Do?

February PDF   Dental Dow 2015 Wrap Up  •   Time to recalibrate incentives  •   How goes it with Physicians?

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2015
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December PDF   To Us YOU are the Big Guys!   •   Your Response to Corporate Dentistry    • PPO/Tech/Economy Survey Highlights   •  Dental Dow—Still Cruising  •   Heidi is Here! 

August PDF   Dental Dow Jones – Still Cruising Through 2015  •  Collections Seminar  •   Want More New Patients?  •   Balancing PPO Participation   •   Goodbye Joe

June PDF  
 Dental Dow Jones – 1st Quarter 2015  •   Collections Made Comfortable Seminar   •   Dealing With Patient Complaints – An Opportunity In Disguise •   Digital Communications: What Is It And What Good Is It?

April PDF   2014 Dental Dow Wrap-Up  •  Collections Seminar  •  Beware Ransom  •  How Does Your Production/Hour Compare?  •  New Patients And The Web

January (PDF)    
Dental Office Overhead & Statistical Trends
  •  Doctor, What’s Your Regeneration Rate?   •  Good Golly, Do Your Goals!  •  Fluoride Code D1206  •  D1050 “Comprehensive Evaluation” vs D1058 “Comprehensive Perio Evaluation  •  Thank You!

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2014
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October Dental Dow 3rd Quarter • Upper Midwest Dental Economy • Dental Fees: 10 Years Ago & Today • Kill Them With Kindness • Protect Your Web Presence

July Dental Dow 2014 • Collections Seminar • PPO Plays • Clinical Calibration Webinar • Corporate Dentistry

May Dental Dow 1st Quarter • Client Appreciation Seminar, September 26 • Impact Of Missed Calls

February The Dental Dow 2013 • Drs. Joe & Mark Are Coming to Town! • Excellence in Dentistry: Us Godfathers • Front Desk Systems Check Through • Is S.E.O. Worth It?

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2013
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November Our Dental Dow Jones • New Patients/Marketing • Advertising and the Holidays •
A Buyer’s Perspective

July The Dental Dow – Second Quarter • Your Own Insurance Alternatives • Why Online Reviews Matter • Add $1,000s To Your Bottom Line-Coding • Collections Seminar Is November 1st

April The Dental Dow – First Quarter • Your Own Insurance Alternatives • After Hours Visit Code 9440 • SEO or Paid Advertising?

January Dental Dow Wrap-up • Compare Your Income • Slow or No-Payers • Staging Your Practice for Sale • Can Patients On The Move Find You? • The New Fluoride Codes

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2012
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October The Dental Dow • Highlights from our 2012 surveys • Getting New Patients from the Internet • Rossi’s Dentaltown CE Released

August The Dental Dow • Patients’ Online Complaints • Your Trusted Treatment Plan • Fear And Confusion About Fees And Insurance

May Dental Dow Jones: Good News! • The Future Of Dentistry: Guess! • No Whining! • New Patients From The Internet III

February Area Dental Economy • More New Patients? • Practice Values Strong • Hygiene Department In A Slump?

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2011
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December Area Dental Economy • Make hay while the snow flies • Non-covered services • The Smile Center and Delta

October Dental Dow • Getting New Patients on the Internet – Pt II • Collections Made Comfortable Seminar

July Getting New Patients on the Internet – Pt I • Demand Force Reviews Bumped • Collections Made Comfortable

May & June Dental Dow • Trends • Howard is coming! • Scheduling Institutes’s Mystery Shopper

March 2010 Wrap-Up • Upcoming Team Seminars • Front Desk Collections • $25 Million in Perspective

January Howard is coming! • Growth of multi-location group practices • New overhead statistics

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2010
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November Dental Dow • Economic Survey • Insurance/PPO Survey • Wages & fees • Outrageous Excuses

August Practice Transition • Heath Care Reform • Profitability & Overhead Control

May Dental Dow • Demographics Equals Destiny? • Your Online Reviews

February Dental Dow Wrap-up • Little Things, Big Gains • Your Stats?

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2009
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December Leadership, staff raises • Result control • Goal planning outline

November Is Flat the new Up? • Practice values rising • Million $ staff

August Delta rapped • Collections seminar • Plugged in with APM

May You? Usary? • Midwest Dental • 2.8 mil Delta suit

February Dental Dow • Management by fear • Moves save $

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2008
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September Delta Audits Defenses • Your Income Comparison

August Don’t Do What I Did! • Light Schedules? • $1000+/Week

May $ Walks Out Your Door • Expanded Expectations • e-Claims

April Write-Offs, Overhead, Trends • Retreating Office Manager

January Goals For The New Year • Budgeting • Performance Reviews

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2007
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November Scary Fall? • 12th Practices/Procedures Survey

August Hygiene Productivity • Termination Cost

June Advertising • Your Website

March Number Of New Patients Amazingly Constant

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2006
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November Delta PPO write-offs increasing

July Collecting money • Moving patients toward treatment

May Measuring The Lifetime Of A Patient

February APM Provides Informed Third-Party Perspective

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2005
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November PPO Participation • Production Per Patient

July Seasonality In Dentistry • Extended Hours

May Hygiene Downtime • Your Practice Image

March Production Maniacs & Morons

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2004
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November Your Calendar

May Certified Assistants • Flex Plans

February 3M using Delta • Join the AGD

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2003
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November 3M Insurance • Your Lease • Fee Strategies

August September – Check For Leaks! • Food Labels • Yellow Pages

June Predetermining Causes Treatment Delays

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