Lack of a hygiene periodontal program and billing accordingly are among common causes of dental practice plateau, according to Lisa Philp of Transitions Group Dental Practice Management.

She suggests that practitioners should ask themselves key questions to check their financial health:
* How do you follow up on outstanding dentistry?
* How much dentistry do you think is sitting in your charts?
* What type of procedures drive the majority of your revenue?
* What percentage of your dentistry is accepted?
* How many new patients do you get per month?

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