Four office lease renewal tips every dentist should follow

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

State budget repeals personal property tax on machinery

WDA advises members to speak with their certified public accountant The 2017-2019 state budget, recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, included an important change long asked for by small-business owners by repealing the personal property tax on machinery. This can have a significant impact on your tax bill. While the Department of Revenue… Continue Reading State budget repeals personal property tax on machinery

Federal Parent PLUS Loans versus Parent Loans

The Wisconsin Dental Association has partnered with SoFi to bring members and their families the opportunity to save on student loan refinancing through SoFi.com/WDA. Now through Sept. 30, WDA members and their families receive a limited-time, double rate discount of 0.25 percent (normally 0.125 percent)1 when you apply to refinance your student and Parent PLUS… Continue Reading Federal Parent PLUS Loans versus Parent Loans

Free ‘ADA EFT Payments – Exploding the Myth’ webinar

When a dental benefits plan informs you that you must accept an electronic funds transfer or EFT payment instead of a paper check, do you have to accept the EFT payment? Find out the answer to this question and more during a free American Dental Association webinar on May 11 from noon – 1 p.m.… Continue Reading Free ‘ADA EFT Payments – Exploding the Myth’ webinar

MetLife pushing for electronic funds transfer

The WDA has received many calls from members asking if they must sign up for MetLife’s new policy that will require them to accept their reimbursements by electronic transfer. Any dentist who has received payments in the past received this letter. The ADA Practice Institute staff contacted MetLife about the concerns that not only does… Continue Reading MetLife pushing for electronic funds transfer

Nuts ‘n’ bolts of managing debt, wealth and your practice for new dentists

In dental school, it can feel like you are drinking from a fire hose sometimes. Once you graduate and get a job, you may feel like you’ve made it. But, the same feeling can creep up when you are new in your career. So much information is thrown at you at such a high rate… Continue Reading Nuts ‘n’ bolts of managing debt, wealth and your practice for new dentists