5 Tips to Take Payments While Social Distancing

Please join us for upcoming webinar on June 2 at 1pm EDT/10 am PDT hosted by Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts/Healthcare at Sphere in conversation with Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they show you practical tips to help you adapt the ways you take patient payments to align with social distancing.

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Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts/Healthcare at Sphere, is responsible for managing Sphere’s healthcare strategy and largest, strategic accounts across Sphere’s key verticals, including both large merchants and software partners. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the health IT world and has worked at or with many of the leading players in healthcare.

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Lifting the ‘Shelter-in-Place’ on the Dental Industry

Since our last dental webinar, we have generated new data from states who have shifted back to the new normal since the ‘shelter-in-place’ orders have been lifted. Hosted by dental industry expert Kevin Henry in conversation with Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they reveal 3 things we learned from the early opening states in the dental industry, utilizing Sikka’s data.

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With more than 16 years in dental publishing at Dental Products Report, Dental Economics and DrBicuspid.com, Kevin Henry was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry. Kevin has conducted numerous webinars and presentations, advising dental professionals how to more effectively manage their practices and enhance their patients’ oral health outcomes. You can follow Kevin on Twitter at @kgh23.

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COVID-19 Impact on the Veterinary Industry

Join us for an insight-packed webinar, hosted by Christina Lopes, CEO and co-founder of The One Health Company, expert in precision medicine for dogs with cancer, in conversation with Benjamin Lewis, CSO of The One Health Company, expert in veterinary medicine. Also joining will be Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they shed light on the economic impact on U.S. veterinary practices. We will be providing an in-depth analysis of Sikka’s interactive U.S. heat map and discuss ways that practices can stay productive during this downtime and prepare when the shelter in place orders are lifted.

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COVID-19 Effect on Dental Industry and Implications for your Practice

Join us for an insight-packed webinar, hosted by dental industry expert Kevin Henry in conversation with Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they shed light on the economic impact on U.S. dental practices. Using Sikka’s data, they will provide an in-depth analysis of Sikka’s interactive U.S. heat map, and discuss ways that practices can stay productive during this downtime and prepare for reopening.

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With more than 16 years in dental publishing at Dental Products Report, Dental Economics and DrBicuspid.com, Kevin Henry was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry. Kevin has conducted numerous webinars and presentations, advising dental professionals how to more effectively manage their practices and enhance their patients’ oral health outcomes. You can follow Kevin on Twitter at @kgh23.

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Dental industry devastated by the economic impact of COVID-19

Sikka Software, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry.

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, April 2, 2020 — Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail and dental healthcare connectivity, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry. The repercussions of the Coronavirus on travel, restaurants, transportation, and retail have been widely discussed in the media, but the devastating impact to the $140B dental industry, employing over 150,000 workers in the US, has not yet been quantified. New data from Sikka Software, compiled from over 9,000 opt-in dental practices, shows that average patient visits declined by 81% the week of March 22rd versus the week of March 8th. The impact to dental production is even more dramatic, with the average dental practice down 83% over the last two weeks. To illustrate this impact, an average California dental practice produced just over $31,000 and saw an average of 88 patients during the week of March 8th. Last week, those averages dropped to under $6,000 and only 18 patients. Individual Practitioners have been hit harder than Dental Service Organizations (DSO), as DSOs are more likely to have emergency equipment, appropriate PPE, and are more likely to be engaged in teledentistry, all of which enable them to remain partially operationally during this crisis.

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3 Changes You Can Make in 2020 to Get Paid Faster

The new decade has arrived and if you are like the rest of us, you likely have big goals and dreams for your practice in 2020. Running a dental practice, one of the biggest challenges you face is getting your patients to pay on time. When and how you ask for payments can have a huge impact on the likelihood of you getting paid quickly.

Join dental industry expert Kevin Henry in a conversation with payments expert Don Apgar, of Sphere, as they discuss strategies to encourage and enable patients to pay on time. Tactics will include when to ask for the payment, providing convenient payment methods, and best practices for tracking and reconciling payments in your practice management system. Start 2020 strong with these simple changes to help drive timely patient payments and improve your practice cash flow.

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Check out Sikka Payments at the Greater New York Dental Meeting [video]!

Sikka Payments, by Sikka and Sphere, was launched at the GNYDM!

Sikka Payments is an easy to use app that gives your patients choices for when and how they pay, so you get paid faster. All payments are processed through a single easy-to-use interface. Unlike other payment applications, Sikka Payments posts all card and ACH payments automatically to your practice management system!

Check out this revolutionary product in this video from Kevin Henry.

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Sikka Software collaborates with Sphere to Launch Sikka Payments

Patient-Centric Approach Redefines Payments Integration for Dentists

December 2, 2019, New York, NY– Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, and Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced the launch of a new payment platform, Sikka Payments, for dentists and their patients. This innovative platform is designed to equip patients with a pay-anywhere capability and automate the payment and reconciliation process for providers. The announcement came during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, a global event featuring some of the best new products and services for dental professionals.

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