3 DSO Leaders Share Tips for Reducing Burnout Among Dentists and Teams
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3 DSO Leaders Share Tips for Reducing Burnout Among Dentists and Teams

This article written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. Whether you’re in a private practice or part of a large dental group, you have probably noticed someone in your practice who is feeling burned out. The Mayo Clinic defines job burnout as a type of work-related stress that leads people to feel…

DSO Patient Trend Predictions for 2024
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DSO Patient Trend Predictions for 2024

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com Dentists and DSO leaders across the country were right on target when they predicted the performance of the U.S. economy, maintaining patient volumes, and maintaining production would be among their top challenges in 2023. In many cases, they changed the way they…

What Dentistry Can Learn from Amazon & Netflix: Enhancing Patient Experience & Engagement
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What Dentistry Can Learn from Amazon & Netflix: Enhancing Patient Experience & Engagement

In today’s digital age, patient experience and engagement have become crucial factors in the success of dental service organizations (DSOs). As DSO executives, it is essential to understand that the competition for patient engagement is not just other DSOs, but also the brands that patients interact with daily, such as Amazon and Netflix. These brands…

DSO Leaders Predict Hiring and Staffing Trends for 2024
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DSO Leaders Predict Hiring and Staffing Trends for 2024

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com Hiring challenges dominated dental industry headlines in 2023, and the crisis isn’t over yet. Within five years, about 34% of dental assistants and 31% of dental hygienists indicated they plan to retire, according to the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI).  We asked…

Top Challenges Facing Dental Practices and Groups in 2024
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Top Challenges Facing Dental Practices and Groups in 2024

What are the top challenges facing dental practices and dental support organizations (DSOs) this year? We asked the editors / content contributors for five dental industry magazines to share their thoughts. Their answers include recruiting, staffing, training, and more. We asked the editors / content contributors for five dental industry magazines to share their thoughts…

Is Planet DDS SOC 2 compliant? Why does this matter?
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Is Planet DDS SOC 2 compliant? Why does this matter?

Planet DDS takes privacy and data security very seriously and now has SOC 2 Type 2 certification, an industry-standard third-party verification of our data privacy measures.  What is SOC 2 Type 2 Certification? SOC 2 Type 2 certification is an auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that evaluates the…

What is work-life integration and how to implement it
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What is work-life integration and how to implement it

While work and life have been intertwined for years, there is less distinction between them now than ever before. Because of the pandemic, working from home at least part of the week has become the norm. From writing emails while lounging on the living room sofa to folding laundry while in a meeting, the way…

Which Technology Impressed DSO Leaders in 2023 – and What They’re Exploring for 2024
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Which Technology Impressed DSO Leaders in 2023 – and What They’re Exploring for 2024

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com.  Artificial intelligence for X-ray analysis and revenue cycle management automation were the hot trends in dental support organizations in 2023, and adoption is expected to grow even more in 2024. Plus, cloud-based software that enables the secure sharing of data across practices…

Leveraging AI in Dental Imaging to Reduce Appointment Cancellations and No-Shows
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Leveraging AI in Dental Imaging to Reduce Appointment Cancellations and No-Shows

The top two most cited reasons dental practice appointment schedules aren’t at 100% is because of last-minute patient cancellations and no-shows. The American Dental Association (ADA), in its Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry Main Report July 2023, underscored that a sizeable portion of these patients either fail to show up for their appointments…

The 4 Pillars Of A Smooth Cloud Transition For Dental Organizations
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The 4 Pillars Of A Smooth Cloud Transition For Dental Organizations

Dr. Orentlicher, section chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at White Plains Hospital, observed that “Any new, innovative unfamiliar treatment workflow, material, software, instrumentation or equipment requires effort to master.” He continued, “Rarely is an innovation introduced in dentistry that comprehensively disrupts the way things have been done traditionally.” He observed that the hesitation…

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