Dental Practice Records Retention and Destruction Policies

Dentists and their staff maintain a significant amount of confidential, sensitive data on their patients. From payment information to health records, there are a lot of records to keep track of. When patients become inactive, move to a different practice, or simply as time passes, how do you know which records to keep and which … Continued →

Best Practices for Dental Websites

The website for your dental practice is like a virtual waiting room. It’s the online version of your practice. Just like your physical office, you want patients to find your website easily, navigate to what they need quickly, and close their browser window with the feeling that they had (or will have) the same positive … Continued →

Internal Controls for Your Dental Practice

Dental practices of every size should have strong internal controls. Optimum financial performance is one reason, but more importantly, internal controls can prevent fraud. It’s estimated that three to five percent of revenue is lost to employee fraud or misconduct every year. How much is that, exactly? As an example, if a dental practice is … Continued →

A Dentist’s New Year’s Checklist

Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Even if you didn’t, it’s hard to argue the proverbial clean slate and fresh start people often feel at the beginning of a year. You want your dental practice to thrive in 2018, but have you thought about how to do it? Here’s a quick checklist to print off … Continued →

Income Tax Planning for Dentists

                      As of this writing, it’s mid-November. Dentists should be utilizing year-end tax planning strategies to minimize their tax exposure in 2017 and take advantage of accelerated deductions. With tax reform on Congress’s agenda this winter, existing credits, deductions, and tax rates are up in … Continued →