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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Dental Office?

If you are looking to start your own dental practice, you might be considering opening it up in a new community where there are no existing practices. This may mean you will need to build a new dental clinic and office and are curious about the various considerations and factors that affect what you might expect to pay, beyond the obvious construction costs. Aspects such as the location will have a large impact on the cost to build. However, it is also important to consider getting value out of your

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Monthly Bookkeeping Checklist

When you run a dental practice, it is essential to keep your financials in order. If you don’t know what money is coming in or out, or what tax obligations or other financial obligations you have, you cannot make educated financial decisions and you can run into financial difficulties, despite having a busy practice that could otherwise be successful. Patients and family always come first. Dental practice owners in particular need to keep good records to stay on top of their financial health, since small businesses often do not have

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Dental Bookkeeping 101: Bookkeeping Guide and Tips for Dental Practices

As a dental practice owner, you have much to worry about besides just taking care of teeth. You need to ensure that your practice is attracting new patients, making money, paying its accounts payable, and earning a certain amount to cover its expenses and payroll. It is a lot to think about. Bookkeeping can help you keep track of your profits and expense transactions in a detailed and organized manner. It is beneficial for making informed decisions about your dental practice. But what is bookkeeping, and where do you start?

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How Much Does a Dentist Make in Canada?

Are you considering a career as a dentist in Canada and wonder how much money you could make? The Canadian Dental Association describes dentistry as an “artistic as well as scientific profession. Dentists must have an artist’s aesthetic sense, an eye for detail and manual dexterity to perform precise procedures… Dentists must also be good communicators”. This range of aptitudes, plus high educational requirements, is reflected in salaries. Dental School Usually, a university science degree is completed before acceptance into a dental program for four years. This qualifies someone for

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How Much Money Does It Take To Start A Dental Practice?

Whether you are just leaving dental school or have worked in an existing practice for years, you are considering starting a practice. Starting a dental practice can be extremely rewarding, but it can be costly. To help you decide whether opening your own dental office is right for you, we share the costs you will need to get it up and running over the course of a year. This is especially helpful for dentists creating business plans for loan applications! The Start-Up Expenses Of Dental Practices Dental Equipment Before getting

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Why Use Dental Accounting Software

Before the computer, administrative professionals did all administrative and financial tasks in dental offices. Staff filled outpatient charts by hand, managed patient schedules in appointment logs and calendars, and processed payments through cheques and money orders. While the old way of managing a dental office was effective, it was also time-consuming; completing basic procedures took much longer and more work to complete. Flash forward to the present day, dental practices can use computers and dental software, also known as dental practice management software, to help manage their practices efficiently and

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How To Get New Patients For Your Dental Practice

The success of every dental practice rests on its patient base. You need patients coming in the door to sell your services because, without new dental patients, you do not have any teeth to care for! Dentists need to attract prospective patients to increase their client numbers and production to earn more money. But how do you get more patients to visit your dental office, month after month, year after year? This blog post will explain how you can attract new patients to your dental practice. We will present several

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The Top Ten Reasons Why It’s Time To Make Your Office Paperless

If you have been considering converting your office to paperless charts, this is a great time to take the leap. Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years with cloud-based backup systems and massive amounts of storage capabilities, alleviating the concern of what might happen if the system goes down. Trusting that the technology won’t lose any information is no longer a concern. There are many other advantages to converting your office to a chartless environment, and here are the top ten: 1. Secure your records against the event of fire,

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Reviews and Raises

Keeping top-performing team members on staff is essential—especially in today’s job market The landscape of the dental workforce has changed drastically over the past two years. The shortage of qualified personnel in dentistry results in many employees jumping from office to office and demanding higher salaries. Dentists are being backed into a corner and, in some cases, feel forced to pay outrageous salaries just to attract and retain staff. However, paying higher salaries doesn’t guarantee that the quality of work is commensurate with the pay. Many dentists are hiring out

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How To Start Opening A Dental Practice In Canada

Starting a private dental practice in Canada can be extremely rewarding for dentists and dental hygienists. Not only does it provide them with the opportunity to make their own income, but also with the opportunity to be their own boss. Despite the many benefits of opening a private dental practice, it does not come without its challenges. It can take a great deal of time, effort and patience to open and manage a dental hygiene practice independently. In order to make this process easier, we have created a simplified plan

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