Overcoming Dental Staffing Shortages
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Overcoming Dental Staffing Shortages

One of the dental industry’s biggest challenges is finding and retaining talented individuals for all positions.? According to the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, more than a third of dentists said they are actively recruiting hygienists and/or dental assistants. Many dental practices and dental service organizations (DSOs) struggle with staff shortages in other positions….

DSO M&A: Red Flags for Dental Practice Buyers and Sellers
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DSO M&A: Red Flags for Dental Practice Buyers and Sellers

This is the third in a three-part series about the dental acquisitions and mergers landscape in dentistry. The article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. High interest rates combined with higher salaries, higher supply costs, and stagnant insurance reimbursement rates have many dental practices feeling squeezed.  That has many dental…

E-Procurement Platforms, AI, and More Trends from DentalForum 2024
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E-Procurement Platforms, AI, and More Trends from DentalForum 2024

This article was written by the Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. At this year’s DentalForum, leaders from more than two dozen dental service organizations (DSOs) and purchasing groups gathered for what can best be described as “vendor speed dating.”  They asked to be set up for one-on-one meetings with the top vendors…

DSO M&A: Planning and Timelines for a Dental Practice Sale
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DSO M&A: Planning and Timelines for a Dental Practice Sale

This is the second in a three-part series about the mergers and acquisitions landscape in dentistry. The article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. Consolidation is the buzzword in the dental industry, and it’s not just dentists who are planning for retirement. The fastest-growing segment right now is small group…

Does One Size Really Fit All? How to Utilize Patient Engagement Channels Effectively
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Does One Size Really Fit All? How to Utilize Patient Engagement Channels Effectively

Recently, Planet DDS Product Marketing Director Tony Ouk sat down with Technical Product Manager Stacie Coates, who leads product initiatives for our patient engagement suite of products. She recently did some industry research on the topic and shared some key findings.  Tony: Stacie, can you tell us a little about yourself?  Stacie: Absolutely! I’m Stacie Coates,…

Is Your Software Provider Taking Cybersecurity Seriously?
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Is Your Software Provider Taking Cybersecurity Seriously?

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on Orthodontic Products. SOC 2 Type 2 certification is one of the ways that software companies like Planet DDS show that they take cybersecurity seriously. In our increasingly technological world, healthcare providers have replaced banks and convenience stores as the targets of small-time crooks…

Dentists, DSO Executives Share Technology Must-Haves for 2024
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Dentists, DSO Executives Share Technology Must-Haves for 2024

Dental technology is evolving quickly to meet the expanding expectations of consumers, clinicians, and team members.  Many of the new and maturing technologies were on display at this year’s Chicago Midwinter meeting. Here is what four thought leaders – ranging from a private practice owner to an executive with the country’s largest DSO – think…

How to Create a Dental Business Continuity Plan, AKA “Emergency Mode Operation Plan”
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How to Create a Dental Business Continuity Plan, AKA “Emergency Mode Operation Plan”

No one wants to think about data breaches, natural disasters, or human error that could shut down your dental practice, but part of being a business owner is making sure you have an emergency action plan that will allow you to address the problem and restore operations quickly and efficiently.  All you have to do…

DSO Discussions: Consolidation, Operational Efficiency, and the Future of Dentistry
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DSO Discussions: Consolidation, Operational Efficiency, and the Future of Dentistry

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on Dental Product Report. Group dentistry experts share strategies and predictions at the Yankee Dental Multi-Site Summit. Mergers, acquisitions, and the consolidation of dental practices were the hot topics at the 2023 Yankee Dental Multi-Site Summit in Boston, with the biggest jaw-dropping prediction coming…

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