Dental Practice Transition

Author: David G. Dunning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119119456
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management. Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations

Dental Practice Transition

Author: David G. Dunning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119119472
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management. Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations

Dental Practice Transition

Author: David G. Dunning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118704568
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Practice management is one of the key elements in the career of a dentist. Most dentists own their own practices and even associateships carry with them the prospect of management, accounting and dealing with health insurance providers. Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management. With topics applicable to both recently graduated as well as established professionals, Dental Practice Transition is a comprehensive exposition of practice management from a dentist's perspective.

Business Basics for Dentists

Author: David O. Willis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118581660
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr. David Willis combines his experience as a practicing dentist, educator, MBA, and certified financial planner in this breakthrough text about managing a dental business. Rather than a checklist of steps for success, Business Basics for Dentists describes business, economic, marketing, and management principles and explains how to apply them to the dental practice. Dental students and new practitioners will learn how to use the core strategic and operational business philosophies to develop an effective dental practice. He provides the essential elements of a business course--management principles, economics, business finance, and financial analysis--without bogged down in too much detail. These are then related specifically to various aspects of running and managing a dental practice, including office communications, billing, inventory, and marketing the practice. All aspects of practice transition are approached: career opportunities, buying a practice, starting a new practice, multi-practitioner arrangements, practice valuation, and planning and developing a practice. Last, Willis included personal financial planning to ensure that the dentist is also planning for his own finances and retirement beyond the bounds of the practice.

Dental Office Management

Author: Ellen Roberta Dietz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766807310
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive book takes readers through the various tasks associated with front office dental procedures, preparing them for the office of the 21st century. Five-sections-the business of dentistry, practice communications, clinical records management, business and financial records management, and employment opportunities-are supported by learning objectives, key terms, and key concepts. Skill building for Success Student Activities (role-plays and problem-solving activities) and Skills Mastery Assessment Post-tests are provided at the end of each chapter (Dental Assisting, Dental Assist., office management)

Partnerships in Dental Practice

Author: Marc B. Cooper
Publisher: Sahalie Press
ISBN: 9780976358428
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WHY BUY THIS BOOK? Because It Answers the Hard Questions Economically, dental partnerships make great sense in terms of optimizing assets, sharing costs, increasing revenues and fine-tuning division of labor. Yet in the United States, over 80% of dentists practice solo, and this figure has held steady for decades. What causes this overwhelming and enduring pattern of dentists continuing to practice solo? Top practice management advisers now declare, "One sure way to realize a return on investment in your practice is to transition the practice from a solo to a partnered enterprise." They recommend the best route to be through the process of associateship to partnership, selling 50% to the partner, then continuing to work in the practice and selling the remaining 50% downstream. This works only if and when the partnership works. What do you do with an expanded practice if the partnership doesn't work? The majority of dental associateships and partnerships underperform or fail altogether. Although no clear studies are available, a number of dental journals report the failure rate in dental partnerships to be somewhere between 70% and 90%. Why do dental partnerships have such an extremely high morbidity rate? Nearly all associateships and partnerships begin with tremendous goodwill, excitement and enthusiasm. The future appears extremely bright. However, it is not uncommon that within five years, the shine disappears and is replaced with dissatisfaction. What causes partnerships to unravel? When an associateship-to-partnership fails, the costs are extremely high in terms of money, time and emotional distress. The effect on staff performance and patient relations can be demoralizing as well. Partnership failure in dental practices costs hundreds of millions of dollars every year and untold emotional damage. What can be done to prevent this? Surveys reveal the majority of dentists have difficulty in communications, particularly with their associates or partners. Consequently, they are ineffective at handling problems directly, resolving conflicts and making mutual business decisions. What are the factors that thwart a dentist's ability to effectively communicate to an associate or partner? It seems dentists are in a quandary. A clear path to economic freedom and asset optimization exists through recruiting an associate and transitioning the associate to a partner. The problem is most dental partnerships don't work. This book provides answers to the most common and destructive issues and problems that cause dental partnerships to fail. If you are considering a partnership as a strategy, or if you currently have an associate or partner, this book will enhance your ability to succeed.

Dental Practice Transitions Handbook

Author: H. M. Smith
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604945265
Format: PDF, ePub
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Any professional practice transition activity--whether buying, selling, or associating--is one of the most important events that will happen in your professional career. Making a mistake in the process can have long-lasting effects on any or all of the parties to a transition. "Dental Practice Transitions Handbook" will provide you with the answers to basic questions when considering any transition. It is not intended to replace the experts, brokers, consultants, attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors that should be consulted as you proceed through a transition, but it should give you an understanding of the process, what to expect, and a starting point from which to begin your journey. About the Author H. M. Smith has earned a masters in business administration and is founder of Professional Transitions, a dental practice transitions consulting firm. He has been involved in dentistry for over thirty-five years and is currently the director of Transition Strategies at the Pride Institute. He has lectured at the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University, and has presented a practice management course on transition strategies to the University of the Pacific, Marquette, and Indiana University dental schools. Mr. Smith is past president of the ADS (American Dental Sales), a member of the Practice Valuation Study Group, and a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers. He has also written numerous articles for Dental Economics on transition subjects and issues. Endorsements "If you now or ever will own, sell, or work in a dental practice this book is a must read. Hy's decades of experience in creating WIN-WIN-WIN (seller-buyer-patients) transactions is yours in a clear, concise, and entertaining account. Wherever you are in your career, the tools to create your ideal future lie within these pages." Gary M. DeWood, DDS, MS, Executive VP, Spear Education "In my long experience of working with dentists at every phase of their professional careers, I have found that finding values-driven WIN-WIN advice in transitions to be difficult and frustrating. At the Pride Institute, we trust Hy Smith's integrity and expertise! Dentists deserve good, fair information and counsel that supports their transition choices. This book delivers." Amy Morgan, CEO, The Pride Institute "No one knows more about buying or selling a professional practice than Hy Smith. My own transaction benefited greatly from his knowledge and thirty years of experience. I can't imagine anyone buying or selling without consulting this book first." Gerardo Santiago, DDS "Buying or selling a practice is full of pitfalls. Trying to do so without the help of a consummate professional like Hy Smith is a folly. My own experience couldn't have been better, thanks to his firm. I would urge any professional to read this book and consult with Hy Smith before taking action." Ron Gillenwaters, DDS

Designing Your Perfect Dental Practice

Author: Jay M. Hislop
Publisher: SOPs Press
ISBN: 9780910167550
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Designing Your Perfect Dental Practice: Foundations of Clinical Success, Dr. Jay M. Hislop, D.D.S., provides the design by which today's fee-for-service dentist can create their own perfect dental practice In 17 chapters (including 26 standard operating procedures) directed at both the general dentist and specialist, this book shows how today's dentist can design their own future, establish a philosophy to make it come true, then translate that philosophy into practical, usable business management solutions. The result is an easy-to-read, straightforward guide equally as valuable for the recent graduate as the veteran looking to put their practice into prime, resalable form. Hislop involves the reader by telling the fictitious story of a fellow dentist, Steve, who is simply overwhelmed and seeing his practice and life approaching toward a crisis point. Steve is skillfully interwoven into the nonfiction material, adding insight and some levity to the excellent text. What other benefits can result from applying Hislop's guidelines? More efficient operations, better patient outcomes, higher profits, reduction in malpractice risk, true quality control on referrals, clear communication between doctors and their staff, better staff relations, faster patient service, better patient compliance and retention, outstanding practice growth, peace of mind that the practice philosophy is understood and followed, no patients "lost to recall" or "lost to referral," an environment with which managed care can't compete, and increased referrals for specialists. The $50 digital book is a great Christmas gift for a fellow dentist.

Case Management

Author: Suzanne K. Powell
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496384261
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prepare for a new career as a case manager—or just upgrade your skills to a whole new level—with the newly updated Case Management: A Practical Guide for Education and Practice, 4th Edition. Ideal for case management certification (CCMC) exam preparation, this is a thorough review of the case manager’s many roles and skills, from acute to post-acute care. Whether you are a nurse transitioning to case management or already active in it, this is your road map to coordinating successful patient care, from hospital to home. Build a strong case management career foundation, with expert, evidence-based direction: NEW chapter on case manager orientation programs that offers orientation checklists, competency assessment, and learning profiles, with available online tools NEW topics on current practice issues and developments, including the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and value-based care NEW content on experiential, problem-based learning—learning practices, training programs, case management team professional development Offers in-depth, evidence-based guidance on: The case manager’s roles, functions, and tasks Key concepts—quality management and outcomes evaluation, legal and ethical considerations, case management process, utilization management, transitions of care The role of the nurse case manager versus social worker role Strategies that ensure effectiveness of case management models Coordinating care, protecting privacy and confidentiality, health insurance benefit analysis, practice standards The Case Management Code of Professional Conduct, accreditation agencies and standards, specialty board certifications Management of resources and reimbursement concepts Case management in various settings—acute care, emergency department, admissions, perioperative services, disease management, insurance case management, palliative care, end-of-life care, hospice, home health care, physician groups, public health/community-based care, rehabilitation Ideal preparation for the CCMC exam—offers a large portion of CCMC exam content—and for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for Case Management study A must-have desk reference that offers plentiful case studies—considered to be “the bible” of case management

Dynamic Dentistry

Author: Linda Miles
Publisher: Link Pub.
ISBN: 9780965840910
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete guide for developing and maintaining the dental practice of excellence.