Dental Blog

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

The Supreme Court has recently faced a difficult decision regarding a federal antitrust lawsuit that claims that the North Carolina dental board damages competing businesses who offer teeth-whitening services. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) presented the case back in 2010 when the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, predominantly dentists, aimed to prohibit non-dentists […]

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Are You Properly Reporting and Paying Your Nanny, Housekeeper, or Babysitter?

Many dentists may hire a nanny, housekeeper, maid, babysitter, or other household worker to assist with the day-to-day activities of the family.  Yet, many of those same dentists are unaware of the federal and state tax payment and filing requirements for those same domestic  workers. As tax enforcement increases both domestically and internationally, those dentists […]

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Strategy Plays a Role in Locating the Right Space for a Dental Practice

Securing an office location for your dental practice can be an intimidating process. If you’ve just graduated and have student loan debt, you may be concerned about incurring more debt with the purchase of a property. Many dentists find that leasing is a more prudent option. Regardless of your decision, know that if you are […]

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Staff Employment Agreements and How They Benefit Your Dental Practice

As many business owners have experienced, including Ohio dentists, the most difficult job as a business owner is managing and maintaining good employees.  In addition, business owners have to be concerned about the potential ramification of an employee departure, including unemployment compensation, claims of discrimination, litigation, etc.  A valuable tool that is available to: (i) […]

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Dentrix Fee Schedule Problems and Solutions

I get many clients asking me how I recommend billing for PPO patients in Dentrix. The problem with Dentrix is the treatment planner will not use the PPO Fees schedule to estimate fees and also post your fees to the patient ledger. You are able to set up the system to post the fees schedule […]

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