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Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate patient financial management

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Patient financial management is the focus in the third quarter of 2023. CDA members are invited to take the Q3 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions.

June 28, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Dental practices and patients benefit from ePrescription software

Along with the benefit of compliance with state regulations to prevent controlled-substance abuse, ePrescribing can improve clinical care and efficiency.

April 28, 2022 Regulatory Compliance

Inventory management is a cost-saving tool for dentists

Reduce practice costs with effective inventory control. Best practices for inventory control include creating a shopping list, reducing redundancy, setting a supply budget and assigning specific inventory roles and responsibilities.

March 29, 2022 Practice Systems

Is your practice ready for a patient portal?

CDA encourages dentists to take steps to determine if a patient portal is right for their practice. Consider the needs of your staff and patients before investing in portal software.

March 24, 2022 Practice Systems

Ransomware on the Rise: Steps To Protect Your Practice and Systems From Cyber Disruption

When a cyberattack hits, your practice comes to a screeching halt. A compromised system can mean no access to schedules, billing or patient records. Learn how to proactively protect your systems, prevent cyber incidents and responsibly respond to a ransomware attack.

October 1, 2021 Practice Systems

Saving time and staying safe with paperless documentation

Analysts who answer The Dentists Insurance Company’s Risk Management Advice Line field thousands of calls about practice challenges — many of which are related to navigating paper and digital documents.

September 2, 2021 Practice Systems

Keeping office payments safe and secure

Countless protections are in place to safeguard our private financial data. In the dental office, data encryption, anti-virus software and firewalls are the go-to preventative measures, not to mention the classic lock-and-key methods for securing hardware and other items of value. Unfortunately, smart thieves can, and have, found ways to outwit many of the most advanced security systems.

February 20, 2020 Practice Systems

Developing a budget for a dental practice

The first step to better efficiency in a dental practice is staying on a budget. Dentists, as small-business owners, need to make sure their practices are successful and, as health care providers, need to be able to provide care to their patient base. Creating an organized budget can help a dental practice accomplish both of these things.

April 11, 2016 Practice Systems