Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Light and Breezy
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tea for Two
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Taking It Online
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Catch and Release
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Blat from the Past
Monday, May 25, 2009
Ready or Not
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
We are launching with 66 high quality animations in our catalog, including six new animations on bone grafting. Our IQ Consult system allows dentists to customize content for their patients' needs, by simply checking boxes and clicking "Send email." We have now added the option to send animation only- with no content at all. The animations simply open and play in a new window. That way, the dentist can control exactly which movies the patient views.
The dentist receives an email when the patient views the requested content (if desired), and also an echo of the content he/she prescribes for viewing. This creates an electronic trail to add to their suite of risk management tools.
We are also launching a monthly membership price option (just $69 per month buys a Web microsite within ToothIQ.com, access to the animations, and all the consult tools). Based on the reviews of Orasphere's product, we anticipate that to be very popular.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Lost and Found
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Just the Fax
Monday, May 18, 2009
Marriage Made in Heaven?
The Pankey Institute and Seattle Study Club Announce Alliance
Aligns two of the best-known and admired brands in continuing dental education
Key Biscayne, FL and Kirkland, WA – The Pankey Institute (www.pankey.org) and The Seattle Study Club (www.seattlestudyclub.com) today announce an alliance to support each other’s missions and to advance the profession of dentistry. The alliance will build a new community of learning for clinical success as dentists and specialists collaboratively learn and grow together.
The Seattle Study Club (SSC) will exclusively endorse and encourage its members to attend Pankey Institute courses. SSC will feature Pankey-produced articles and case studies in its journal and website. SSC will be the exclusive study club alliance partner for The Pankey Institute, which will introduce SSC to its constituents through its publications, website, and other communications. Pankey attendees will receive referrals to local SSC clubs and will be encouraged to join a local SSC club as part of their Pankey experience. Both entities are likely to collaborate on curriculum development for their respective programs.
“Our ultimate objective is to enable our members to develop the highest-level Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Care for their patients,” says Dr. Michael Cohen, founder of The Seattle Study Club. “We have entered into this alliance because the local nature of the study clubs offers important mentoring opportunities for Pankey Institute students as they advance through the Pankey Institute curriculum. And, the Pankey curriculum offers real value-added benefits for teams of interdisciplinary professionals working together to achieve the best results for their patients,” says Cohen.
According to Mr. Tony Trujillo, President and CEO of The Pankey Institute, “We are committed to providing our students with the best educational experience possible while at the Institute and when they return home, to their local Seattle Study Club. The Chairman of our Education Department, Dr. Irwin Becker, and I also believe strongly that providing SSC members with greater and on-going exposure to the Pankey Philosophy will be of great benefit to them personally and professionally. The Pankey Philosophy is congruent with the educational programs of the SSC and will be an important addition to the SSC curriculum.”
Dr. Barry Segal, Chair of The Board of Directors of the Pankey Institute, says “We are very excited that this alliance will provide the dental profession with enhanced learning opportunities. SSC and Pankey, working together, will provide the dental profession with comprehensive learning both at home and at the Institute.”
Founded in 1972, The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit organization in Key Biscayne, Florida that promotes optimal oral health care through advanced continuing education for dentists (www.pankey.org). It was the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious, attracting dentists from 42 nations to its educational programs. It is estimated that over 20,000 dentists and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.
Founded in 1992, the Seattle Study Club consists of over 225 active specialists across the United States, Canada and Australia, all with their own affiliated study clubs. These doctors, the 6,500 members of their clubs, and the 35,000 affiliated staff members, are dedicated to the advancement of team treatment planning and total case management as the ultimate tool for achieving ideal comprehensive dental care. They have also committed themselves to excellence in their profession, and in the management of their practices.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Pie a la Mode
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Clip and Paste
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Can You Hear Me Now?
COSTA MESA, CA., MAY 2009 — CareCredit, the nation’s leading patient payment program is offering a FREE one-hour educational audio CD, Three Steps to Grow Your Practice Starting Today!, featuring Gary Kadi, founder of NextLevel Practice. Kadi is a recognized authority and author on leadership, management, organizational transformation and performance. His first book, Million Dollar Dentistry is currently distributed in 37 countries while the sequel, Raise Your HDL: Healthy Deserve Level for Successful Dental Teams, was released in early 2009.
In this informative, hour-long audio program, Gary Kadi shares his insights and proven formulas to grow a dental practice from the “inside-out” by focusing on areas the dentist and his or her team can control: patient retention, attracting new patients and case acceptance. After explaining why the average patient retention rate is only about 40 percent, Mr. Kadi shares techniques that raise retention closer to 80 percent. He also details his six steps to increased case acceptance and gives tactical ways to attract new, quality patients by leveraging the existing patient base.
For more than 20 years, CareCredit has been making it easy for patients to get the dentistry they need and want. Today, CareCredit is at work in more than 120,000 practices in the nation and has been used by over 7 million patients. CareCredit is exclusively selected for their members by most state and national dental associations, including ADA Business ResourcesSM, AGD, AAOMS, and AAP, and is also recommended by leading practice management consultants. If you currently offer CareCredit, you can access this audio program in CareCredit’s online Resource Center. If you are not already enrolled with CareCredit, you can request your copy by calling 1-800-300-3046 ext. 4519 or visit us online.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
(Reston, Virginia) – A unique new employee benefit program released today enables dentists to reward their Team Members as much as $10,000 a year in instant cash savings on over 150,000 products and services – from travel to entertainment to brand name merchandise − for as little as $79 per month.
Loyal Team™ Rewards is a turnkey employee loyalty solution, completely customized for dentistry, which rewards dental Team Members for job performance critical to patient satisfaction and practice profitability. The program uses a patent-pending loyalty engine currently serving millions of customers of select Fortune 500 companies and features instant use of rewards for savings (Team Members do not need to collect 25,000 rewards points as in traditional loyalty programs to redeem meaningful savings) and no additional cost to add rewards to a Team Member’s rewards account.
Dentists and office managers can view a brief video explaining the program in detail and enroll in the program at www.LoyalTeamRewards.com.
“From the day we launched our unique patient rewards program, we’ve been asked by almost every practice we’ve spoken with: ‘Don’t you have a program I can use to reward my TEAM members?’” said Gary Serota, co-founder of Loyal Patients, Inc. and the Loyal Team™ Rewards program.
After surveying dentists, Team Members, dental marketing and management consultants, and HR consultants in dentistry, LPI identified 20 key behaviors practices agreed were critical to success. With the Loyal Team™ Rewards system, it takes a dentist or office manager just 5 minutes a month to reward their entire Team.
Practices can reward behaviors including perfect attendance, winning a patient’s praise, closing a cosmetic case or other appropriate dental services, consistently scheduling a patient’s next appointment, always asking for patient cell phone numbers and email addresses, working evenings to fill the appointment schedule, consistently requesting full or partial payment, attending a CE class and sharing new learnings with the Team, achieving individual goals (collections or patient reactivations, e.g.), “performance beyond the basic job description,” and many more.
“During the recession, while many Teams are working harder than ever, many offices find patients are deferring care and practices are coping with flat or even reduced monthly revenue, making it too expensive to increase salaries or pay employee bonuses,” Serota said. This can devastate Team morale, but Loyal Team™ Rewards enables a practice to generously reward solid job performance and thank their Team, despite reduced production,” he noted. “And it’s affordable by every dental practice in the nation, even in the recession,” he said.
LPI co-founder Scott Johnston added that Loyal Team™ Rewards is a dramatic new personnel management tool for dental practices. “Our solution rewards specific employee behaviors that drive dental practice profits and morale, reinforces key behaviors every month in minutes, communicates clear expectations for each Team Member’s success, works with any dental HR/Bonus system, and says “thank you’ from the dentist to each employee who helps the practice succeed.”
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Back in Black
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Single Click Restore Point does what its name implies. Launch the executable, wait a few moments, and a confirmation window appears to let you know that your point has been created
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Here are eight tech tips to get out of a fix.