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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Raising Dental Fees- How often and how much

Recently my dental office started looking at raising our fees, this is something that tends to happen somewhat sporadically for us. According to Dental Economics these fee increases should happen yearly: read more

We are a fee for service office so our patients really notice if our fees increase- rarely do these changes fly under the radar.

As with most dental practices we are always trying to acquire new patients so we don't want to price ourselves out of the market for patients who are calling various offices looking to change dentists.
We also offer the latest in technology, high end services, excellent customer service, and are constantly attending continuing education classes which of coarse translates into higher fees.

If I go to a five star hotel I don't expect to pay the same rate I would at  a Motel 8 even though I'm essentially accomplishing the same thing at both places.

We have found that getting an idea of what your competitors charge can help to guide where you want to set your fees.

Visit www.fairhealthconsumer.org to see the average fees being charged in your zip code broken down by CDT code.




www.fairhealthconsumer.org

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ideas for Children's Dental Health Month

5 Ways to Teach Children about Dental Health

To celebrate Children's Dental Health Month  a lot of schools and childcare groups will invite dental health professionals in to educate and share dental information.

Here are a few fun ideas to consider if you are trying to put together a presentation:

Idea #1

Visit the ADA's website for lots of great information and ideas- including this flossing demo that uses legos to demonstrate flossing.


Idea #2

Mama bee from the hive has some fun suggestions as well- using the marshmallows as teeth also allows for a good opportunity to talk about "bad" foods for teeth

Idea #3

Teaching mama shows how to demonstrate brushing and cavaties with an egg
An "Egg-Cellent" way to Learn About Teeth


Idea #4

Infographicszone offers some interesting facts- these would be great to send home with the children you spoke to for the parents. Including information about yourself/ dental practice and contact information as well.

february is children's dental health month 1

Idea #5

Printable tooth brushing chart- Howdoesshe

tips for taking care of tiny teeth
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