InPractice: The Goetze Dental Blog

Coronavirus and Infection Control Considerations for Your Dental Practice

Posted by Sarah Stream MPH, CDA, RDA, EFDA on Feb 12, 2020 12:42:50 PM
 
With the quick pace of information and statistics emerging around the Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCoV), Goetze Dental hopes this will provide the basic facts around this infectious disease and remind your dental practice of the common infection control mistakes to avoid.

 

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Topics: Patient Care, News

It's a New Year, and Perhaps a New Vantage Point

Posted by Sarah Durall - Director of Marketing on Feb 4, 2020 10:07:16 AM

This new year, the Goetze Dental team has a challenge for you:

When was the last time you walked through the front door of your dental practice, looking at your facilities through the eyes of your patients?

Been a while? 

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Topics: Dental Office Design

The Best of 2019

Posted by Sarah Durall - Director of Marketing on Jan 14, 2020 11:23:10 AM

Each quarter the Goetze Dental team looks for new dental supplies and equipment to share with you in our quarterly flyers.  We talk to manufacturers, review industry trade magazines, ask our sales teams and more to find new or newly relevant products.  We're looking for products that enhance the level of care you provide for your patients and those which make things better for patients and for you are a plus. This Best of 2019 list highlights all of the products which were chosen for the quarterly flyers in 2019. Each product is linked to our Winter 2020 promotional flyer that contains current promotions and prices.

We always welcome your feedback!  Have a new, favorite product to share?  Email us at marketing@goetzedental.com. We'd love to know what you love and why you recommend it.  

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Topics: dental equipment, dental products

Dental Equipment Preventative Maintenance: Medical Gas and IT Tasks (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by David Brunker - VP of Service on Nov 21, 2019 11:47:54 AM

When it comes to dental equipment, preventative maintenance is a must. Equipment must be properly cared for to keep instruments working at peak performance for as long as possible, but also you—as the health care provider—and your patient must be kept safe from infection. Through preventative maintenance tasks daily, weekly, monthly and annually, your dental practice lessens the chances of unexpected equipment failures resulting in downtime, as well as more importantly, safety concerns. 

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Topics: dental office equipment, dental equipment, dental practice management

Dental Equipment Preventative Maintenance: Operatory (Part 2 of 3)

Posted by David Brunker - VP of Service on Nov 14, 2019 11:08:39 AM

When it comes to dental equipment, preventative maintenance is a must. Equipment must be properly cared for to keep instruments working at peak performance for as long as possible, but also you—as the health care provider—and your patient must be kept safe from infection. Through preventative maintenance tasks daily, weekly, monthly and annually, your dental practice lessens the chances of unexpected equipment failures resulting in downtime, as well as more importantly, safety concerns. 

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Topics: dental office equipment, dental equipment, dental practice management

Celebrating 135 Years with New 5th Generation Leadership!

Posted by Sarah Durall - Director of Marketing on Nov 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Did you know Goetze Dental turned 135 years old on September 24, 2019? Marking the occasion, the fifth generation of leadership stepped into executive management with Ben Brunker named president and David Brunker named chief operating officer.  Owners and fourth generation family members, Don and Janet Brunker, will remain active in the business, with Don continuing on as chief executive officer and Janet as senior vice president, finance. 

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Topics: Insider, Goetze Dental

Dental Equipment Preventative Maintenance: Sterilization (Part 1 of 3)

Posted by David Brunker - VP of Service on Oct 23, 2019 9:28:00 AM

 

When it comes to dental equipment, preventative maintenance is a must. Equipment must be properly cared for to keep instruments working at peak performance for as long as possible, but also you—as the health care provider—and your patient must be kept safe from infection. Through preventative maintenance tasks daily, weekly, monthly and annually, your dental practice lessens the chances of unexpected equipment failures resulting in downtime, as well as more importantly, safety concerns. 

As you know, managing a dental office and the necessary dental equipment maintenance tasks is often overwhelming. Our goal here is to simplify things in a short three-part blog series covering dental equipment preventative maintenance specific to sterilization, operatory, medical gas and IT tasks. 

 

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Topics: dental office equipment, dental equipment, dental practice management

End of Life for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008: How This Impacts Your Dental Practice

Posted by Ben Poese on Jul 18, 2019 12:08:40 PM

What you need to know

On January 14, 2020 Microsoft will no longer offer any type of support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. 

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Topics: Technology

5 Ways to Improve Collection Efficiency at Your Dental Practice

Posted by Rusty Bradbury on Jul 2, 2019 1:11:35 PM

As a dentist, you take pride in the work you do. Every day you help patients become healthier and more confident, and your practice is growing as a result.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean that your practice is optimizing for profitability. In fact, without adequate attention to one critical step, it could mean the opposite; you could be burning cash even while producing more.

What is that critical step? Collections. One of the biggest challenges dentists face is simply getting paid for the work they’ve already completed.

In this article, we are going to look at 5 ways doctors can improve their collection efficiency and capture the financial success they’ve already earned.

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Topics: Dental Practice Management Software, Finance, Dental Practice Accounting

A Private Practice’s Guide to In-House Membership Plans

Posted by Rusty Bradbury on Jun 12, 2019 12:04:08 PM

Private dental practices are known for their patient-centered care. They strive to serve their community and keep people healthy. Many practices have begun to implement In-House Membership Plans as an alternative payment solution for patients.

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Topics: dental office financing, financing, Patient Care, Finance