Infection control may seem boring but I’m telling you, my guest makes it interesting! For example - what do coffee and fake nails have in common? They don’t belong in your clinical area! Infection control expert and auditor India Chance joins me to discuss this and so much more. My main takeaway … [Read more...] about EP 90: The Audit Edition: OSHA & Infection Control
3 Management Consultants Walk Onto A Panel
This episode is actually a follow up webinar for an AADOM panel discussion that I hosted. Boy that’s a mouthful! Curve Dental sponsored a fantastic panel discussion at AADOM’s annual conference. We wanted to continue the conversation with a follow up webinar that expanded on some of the most popular … [Read more...] about 3 Management Consultants Walk Onto A Panel
EP 88: The Cures Act, Chart Notes and Missing Patients
Another insurance nerd joins me on the podcast! Rick Garofolo of Practice Mechanics teaches me about the Cures Act - part of me wishes I didn’t know anything about it. BUT it’s important and we need to be compliant when it goes into effect. We also discussed some hot topics from his classes at the … [Read more...] about EP 88: The Cures Act, Chart Notes and Missing Patients
EP 87: Why Do People Spend on Pets Rather Than Teeth?
This episode focuses on spending habits and lessons learned from past recessions. Sameer Bhasin is CareCredit’s VP of Alliances and has worked with dental offices for over 20 years. He shared that cosmetic surgery was the first division of CareCredit to rebound after the lockdown. So is it easier … [Read more...] about EP 87: Why Do People Spend on Pets Rather Than Teeth?
Patients, Employers and Membership Mojo
Brad James and I dished about the landscape of dentistry and then considered it from the patient and employer points of view. He’s the Director of Partner Development for Kleer, a membership plan software solution. We go into a few statistics (of course) about patient behavior with and without … [Read more...] about Patients, Employers and Membership Mojo
EP 83: Dilaine Gloege Teaches Me About Dental Medicare Advantage Plans
Where did all these Medicare Advantage plans come from? They’re great for seniors to be able to afford more dental care but they’re taking a lot of offices by surprise. I asked my friend Dilaine to break it down for you (and for me!) We throw around a lot of words like opt-in, enrolled and … [Read more...] about EP 83: Dilaine Gloege Teaches Me About Dental Medicare Advantage Plans
EP 82: Financial Ledgers and You: Love Story or Work in Progress?
Returning guest Dayna Johnson talks to us about what she’s seeing in patient accounts. Some of the most common mistakes can cause big headaches when it’s time to bring on a new dentist or time to make a sale. Find out which reports she runs daily, weekly, and monthly - and why. If you love numbers … [Read more...] about EP 82: Financial Ledgers and You: Love Story or Work in Progress?
EP 80: Micromanagers and Dental Witches with Dr. Gina Dorfman
Dr. Gina Dorfman joins me to discuss her perspectives on patient behavior, group interviews, and not managing like a witch. Could you be a micromanager and not even know it? I was one - I’ll admit it. We then talk about how patients are usually ready to commit when they contact you. I think you’ll … [Read more...] about EP 80: Micromanagers and Dental Witches with Dr. Gina Dorfman