Friday Dental News Roundup

Hello, and welcome back to another Friday Dental News Roundup with Carestream Dental. This week we have for you some great tips and tricks for managing your accounts receivable as well as how to find a partner that best fits your practice. We also have a great story on how cosmetic dentistry is not only beneficial to your appearance, but it is also good for your physical and mental health. Perhaps the oddest story this week comes from a study done by the American Journal of Case Reports, where a man went to the doctor complaining of nose bleeds only to find he had a tooth growing in his nose! Take a break in your busy day to read these stories and let us know what you think in the comments section below! Until next time, stay informed and better your practice.

Doctors Find A Tooth Inside A Man’s Nose
A 22 year-old Saudi Arabian man who suffered from constant nosebleeds for three years, found that he had a rogue tooth growing in his nose. According to the American Journal of Case Reports, extra teeth can develop near the incisors and grow upwards, however it is very rare. In this case, the intranasal supernumerary tooth was chafing the inside of his nose, causing the bleeding.

Cosmetic dentistry can improve smiles, health
Despite the fact that 9 in 10 Americans say a smile is the most important social asset, only 50 percent of people polled by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry say they are happy with their own smiles. However, this preference for pearly whites can be more than just beneficial for your looks; it can also be beneficial for your oral health because straighter teeth are easier to clean!

Getting Paid On Time: Managing Accounts Receivable
Having a solid system in place for managing your accounts receivable is pertinent to the success of your practice. If you have a sluggish collections protocol in place, more money will slip through the cracks and not get collected and you will end up paying more money for your team to chase down the delinquent payments. To steer clear of this happening, follow the Curious Dentist’s eight steps for managing your accounts receivable successfully.

Choosing a dental partner: Next time do it right
Finding a new partner for your practice can be a daunting task. And when done incorrectly, it often ends in a disaster for both parties. To avoid this situation happening to you, find a local psychologist with at least 10 years of experience to serve as a consultant in your search. The consultant will likely follow the steps outlined in this article, and will save you from choosing a partner based solely off of superficial qualities. Read on for more detailed information!

What system do you use to manage your accounts receivable? Share the tips and tricks you find most helpful in the comments section below.

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