Understanding how to use key industry metrics to evaluate your practice is essential to driving your strategy and achieving your operational and financial goals. When you can see how your procedure mix, billing practices, new patient recruitment and fee structure stack up to your competitors, you can accurately assess how your practice is doing and… Continue Reading Baker Tilly Dental Survey now open!
Cyber Monday is almost here and if you are like thousands of people, you’ll be heading over to Amazon to take advantage of the bargains. What would you say if I told you that your holiday purchases – and any Amazon purchase at any time of the year – could support the programs of the… Continue Reading Your Cyber Monday shopping can support the WDA Foundation!
Wisconsin Dental Association dentists interested in representing their 9th District Wisconsin and Michigan colleagues on the American Dental Association Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (previously CAPIR) should submit their curriculum vitae by Jan. 15, 2021. The WDA Board of Trustees will review CVs at its February meeting and then forward names of potential… Continue Reading Opportunity to serve on ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (previously CAPIR)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which administers loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Many dental practices received these PPP loans, and there’s much to consider regarding debt forgiveness. PPP loan forgiveness qualifications Let’s start with the basics: at the end of the covered period,… Continue Reading How dental practices should approach PPP loan forgiveness
What is silver diamine fluoride (SDF)? SDF is an antimicrobial liquid that is able to treat cavities in a non-invasive, fast, affordable, and painless manner. FDA cleared in August of 2014, SDF became commercially available to dental professionals in April of 2015 as Advantage Arrest by Elevate Oral Care. Compared to a traditional filling that… Continue Reading Silver Diamine Fluoride: A revolutionary treatment option for the management of tooth decay
The Wisconsin Dental Association has worked in conjunction with CLA and their many services that help benefit the practice of dentistry in Wisconsin over the years. WDA staff has referred to CLA for their expertise in dental services when complex questions arise and are very thankful for their assistance. CLA has routinely offered an annual… Continue Reading CLA transitions traditional fee survey to more in-depth Practice Profitability Analysis
The application period for the most recent phase of the HHS Provider Relief Fund distributions (Phase 3) is open. If you are intending to take part in this, act soon as applications must be received by November 6, 2020. Up to $20 billion will be paid out with this distribution. Phase 3 funding is available… Continue Reading HHS provider relief fund distribution window closes on Nov. 6
For many, the perception is that 2020 will be a down year with reduced income and related tax liabilities. However, the infusion of cash from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the HHS stimulus package, and other supplemental payment programs has helped to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. Current guidance from the IRS… Continue Reading Tax planning ideas for 2020
Since January, the WDA has published many different historical anniversary stories in the WDA Journal (and commemorative Journal issue in May), social media, WDA Insider members-only blog and WDA.org website. Use what you’ve learned about our 150 year (oral) history, take this historical trivia quiz and be entered to win one of three $75 Amazon… Continue Reading Test your WDA knowledge and be entered to win an Amazon gift card
Many businesses, especially now, are trying to cut costs and save money. IT services can be pretty costly, and we are sure you have eyeballed those line items and wondered, “Do we really need to be spending this money?” At N-Tech Consulting with our DenTech Complete Program, we want to help you implement strategies and… Continue Reading How to make informed technology decisions for your business