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Where to find $avings – Review your pre- and post-visit patient workflows

Unfortunately, it seems to be a common theme in the dental industry that it’s becoming harder and harder to grow your income the traditional way.  Reimbursements seem to be trending down while competition is increasing. What can you do to offset these macro trends? Here are two ideas that should help you find savings and… Continue Reading Where to find $avings – Review your pre- and post-visit patient workflows


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Hot off the presses: WDA Sourcebook now available

The 2019 Wisconsin Dental Association Sourcebook (Member Directory and Practice Guide) is now available! All WDA members will receive a copy in the mail with their March/April WDA Journal. The WDA publishes its annual sourcebook as a valuable, desktop reference used year-round by our 3,100+ member dentists, dental hygienists and dental office teams. Among other… Continue Reading Hot off the presses: WDA Sourcebook now available


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Checklist: Informed Consent

Informed consent is a pillar of patient engagement and patient-centered care. It helps patients gain a full understanding of the benefits and risks of proposed procedures and treatments, thus allowing them to make informed decisions about their care. Physicians, dentists and other health care professionals should engage in thorough informed consent discussions with patients as… Continue Reading Checklist: Informed Consent


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How to store and access patient records when you transition or retire

Wisconsin dental regulations require a dentist to keep patients records for at least 10 years after the patient’s last visit to the office. And in some cases, it’s recommended to keep records even longer. (As in the case of a minor – until they turn 21.) Most of the time paper-based patient records were simply… Continue Reading How to store and access patient records when you transition or retire


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Your emergency preparedness plan can save your business and lives

Your company is responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, customers and visitors to your facility. This includes safety from human-caused emergencies, such as crime and violence, as well as hazards caused by natural disasters, outbreaks of disease and accidents. In order to address these safety threats and mitigate risk, employers… Continue Reading Your emergency preparedness plan can save your business and lives


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Class settlement information

American Dental Association/Wisconsin Dental Association members may be receiving correspondence from a company called Settlement Recovery Group (SRG), which is apparently offering to assist our members in facilitating their participation in the forthcoming settlement of the class action against Patterson, Benco and Henry Schein. This is nationwide class action lawsuit for which the settlement is… Continue Reading Class settlement information


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Ten ways to establish a security culture at your health care organization

In health care, the term “safety culture” or “culture of safety” is familiar. It refers to organizational values, attitudes and goals related to providing a safe environment and safe patient care. Although perhaps not as common, the term “security culture” is conceptually very similar to safety culture. An organization’s security culture focuses on beliefs, values… Continue Reading Ten ways to establish a security culture at your health care organization

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