Knowing that it’s time to negotiate or renegotiate your dental office lease can feel like an impending cloud of doom, but there’s no reason to dread the process. Readiness is half the battle – a poorly structured dental office lease is detrimental to your business, while a well-crafted lease will allow your practice to thrive… Continue Reading Four office lease renewal tips every dentist should follow
Since 2013, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has required provider-to-provider digital communications regarding patients to be sent through encrypted communication. Initially, true adoption of this part of the HIPAA regulation was slow to catch on. However, with the increase in public awareness of the need for additional cyber-security measures to protect personal information,… Continue Reading Three things secure email can do for you
As doctors, we know you don’t always take the time to think about your marketing strategy. However, it’s an integral part of every business and that includes dental practices. To keep you focused on dentistry, not marketing, we’ve come up with a few easy ways to market your practice, giving you opportunities to get more… Continue Reading Four easy ways to market your practice
Quality of care is one reason we are promoting Expanded Function Dental Assistants (EFDAs). Compare EFDAs to dental therapists, which is what will soon be proposed to supposedly solve the access to care problem. EFDAs works under the supervision of a dentist, so no dental work leaves the office until it meets the quality standards… Continue Reading Why would I want to help a bill that is lowering the quality of care for patients?
Wisconsin Dental Association dentists interested in representing their 9th District Wisconsin and Michigan colleagues on the American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice should submit their curriculum vitae by Jan. 15, 2018. The WDA Board of Trustees will review CVs at its February meeting and then forward names of potential candidates to 9th District Trustee… Continue Reading Opportunity to serve on ADA Council on Dental Practice
WDA Legislative Day is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. We’ll gather at Monona Terrace from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and then visit lawmakers in their Capitol offices after lunch. Download the WDAJ-Now 2.0 app for access to maps of public parking lots around Monona Terrace and the Capitol and more! WDA Legislative Day is a forum… Continue Reading Register now for WDA Legislative Day 2018
If you are one of the millions of people who shop on Amazon.com, you might be interested to learn that you can support the WDA Foundation every time you make a purchase – at no cost to you. The key is to use the website smile.amazon.com for all your purchases instead of going to the… Continue Reading Smile while you shop!
The holiday season is a rush of fun, festivities and financial commitments. As a Wisconsin Dental Association member, you have many benefits available to help you save money in your practice and your personal life. Here are just three great holiday discounts available to you as a WDA member: Save on shipping holiday gifts via… Continue Reading Three member benefits to take advantage of this holiday season
Maternal oral health affects a baby both before and after birth. Here’s how: Maternal periodontal disease is associated with preterm deliveries and low birth weight babies. Three periodontal disease bacteria have been found in amniotic fluid of women who delivered preterm. These bacteria include F. Nucleatum, P. Gingivalis and Bergeyella species. It’s thought that 18… Continue Reading Maternal oral health for baby
The Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates doubles as the single largest fundraising event for Wisconsin Dental Political Action Committee every year. After making some changes to the giving levels, creating a redesigned brochure and initiating a new marketing campaign, our hope was to increase the participation level by member dentists. I’m very pleased to… Continue Reading WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!