Dentists: Is Your Practice’s Overhead Too High?

At a glance: The Main Takeaway: Many general dental practices operate with excessive overhead eating into profits due to surplus operating costs and inefficient business practices. How Does Your Practice Measure Up: Recommended overhead for general dentistry is around 60% of revenue, but most practices today run around 75% – that’s a 15% loss in potential profits.…

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5 Advantages of Partnering with a Dental Service Organization

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At a glance Demand for DSOs: Dental service organizations (DSOs) are growing in popularity because they can absorb time-consuming business management and operational tasks for dentists. Weigh the pros: There are five main advantages to partnering with a DSO, but dentists need to weigh the benefits against the limitations to determine the right path for themselves. Get…

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Embrace Technology to Combat the Labor Shortage in Your Dental Practice

At a glance The main takeaway: The dental industry continues to face labor pressure and increase patient demand, but by embracing modern technology and investing in your employees, you can ease the burden on your team and practice. Streamline operations: The key is to identify technology that will alleviate labor pressure and improve current workflows. Get advice…

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5 Tips to Increase Case Acceptance in Your Dental Practice

At a glance The main takeaway: The key to growing your dental practice is with case acceptance and in order to do that you need to communicate with your patients. Change-up your approach: Conversations about treatment plans with patients don’t have to be awkward if you take the time to develop effective and actionable communications. Get advice…

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Does your Dental Practice Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit?

At a glance: The main takeaway: The R&D Tax Credit provides a lucrative benefit to any company that’s developing or improving products, processes, and techniques – even dental practices may qualify. How dental differs: Dental practices that develop new techniques, improve procedural processes, implement new technologies, or conduct innovative research are likely to qualify. Next steps: Read more…

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6 Ways ESG Policies Benefit Dental Practices

At a glance Sustainability matters: ESG exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic and is seen as a competitive differentiator for businesses of all sizes, including dentists. Boost your ESG efforts: Adopting an ESG strategy can cultivate deeper patient loyalty and trust and empower you to give back to your community. Use your resources: You can partner with…

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4 Considerations for Dentists Before Selling to a DSO

At a glance Prioritize your passion: Business management and operational tasks can pull dentists’ focus away from patient and clinical care. Find the right partner: Outsourcing those tasks to a DSO can be a big help, but there are many factors dentists must consider before signing the dotted line. Know where to turn: Aprio specializes in helping dentists achieve…

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3 Steps for Managing Risk in Your Dental Practice

At a glance: The main takeaway: Building a thorough risk management plan could be the key to taking your dental practice to the next level. Not all risk is bad risk: Only unmanaged risk threatens the growth and stability of your practice, while calculated risk with appropriate planning can create great opportunities. Next steps: Dental practices need to…

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3 Big-Picture Steps to Take When Starting Your Dental Practice

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Starting your own dental practice is the culmination of a career dream. Whether you are leaving an existing practice to build your own patient base or embarking on a new venture after graduating dental school, you probably already have a laundry list of items you need to complete to get your business off the ground.…

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