7-Year Trends for U.S. Dental Production: Part 1

It’s always an excellent idea for dentists and team members to know what numbers are making an impact on their practice’s bottom line and to have some numbers from across the U.S. that they can use as a comparison to see how well, or not so well, they’re really doing.

As IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry often reminds dentists and team members during our monthly webinars, you aren’t just running a practice, you’re actually running a small business. Knowing your numbers is a key part of keeping that business successful.

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5 Surprising Numbers from 2017

For the first time, Sikka Software will be releasing its latest data on dental practices around the country for the year 2017.

What was the average gross production for the dentist and hygienist? What were the average number of new patients per practice? How about the average AR carried before and after 90 days? These questions and more will be answered and dissected.

Join Kevin Henry and Dayna Johnson on July 17 as we unveil this critical information!

Watch the webinar here.

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Top 10 Best Practices to Manage your Social Media and Online Presence

Check out our webinar featuring dental industry expert Kevin Henry in an interview with social media expert Rita Zamora. They discuss simple ways to grow your online presence and reputation, through social media, reviews, and interactions. Many patients are turning to online review and social media platforms to find and screen new providers and in this webinar, Rita helps you get the most out of your presence.

With 16 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report and managing editor for Dental Economics. He was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter (@kgh23).

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Oral Health and Mortality: Examining the Connection

Health advocates and dentists alike are increasingly interested in the connection between oral health and mortality. There are several oral health factors that have been correlated with mortality including the number of missing teeth, subjective mastication function, periodontal disease and oral care habits. Here are a few studies that have examined the connection between oral health and mortality and their results.

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Practice Mobilizer: Your Practice at Your Fingertips

One of the newest Practice Mobilizer features allows dentists to access patient records quickly and securely, no matter where they are. Whether they are at the movies, a sporting event or a family dinner, when an emergency call comes in, this free app lets dentists easily ascertain that the caller is indeed one of their patients and help him or her out of pain.

Practice Mobilizer is a free app that also offers additional key features to assist retail healthcare professionals, including dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, and others, in reaching their goals.

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Firegang Case Study

Firegang offers tailored solutions for all different dental practices. Their comprehensive marketing solutions help dentists stabilize their practice, increase revenue, and scale their growth across multiple locations.

Recently, Firegang partnered with Sikka Software to deliver additional insight into the dental practices they serve. Sikka connects with over 96% of dental practice management systems on the market to help companies like Firegang find the key data they need to facilitate their businesses.

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Riccobene Associates Family & Specialty Dentistry Case Study

Riccobene Associates Family & Specialty Dentistry is a large group practice based out of North Carolina. They provide both general and specialty dental care including pediatrics and orthodontics. They currently use Sikka Software’s Practice Optimizer products.

Recently, they were in touch with our Customer Success team and shared with us the following example of how Practice Optimizer helped them make decisions and meet their goals.

A Critical Question

“As a matter of feedback and testimony to the value and, in particular, the unique data, we get from Sikka, I wanted to share a recent experience that illuminates this value. We have a relatively new associate dentist (fresh out of residency) who, after some months, was not producing at a level that was expected in one of our de novo practices. As a result, our CEO was including this dentist in the handful of contract terminations that he was developing in an effort to improve our overall patient care and revenue stream.”

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