We Have Launched Our New Company Website!! Please Take a Look!

Dental Performance Institute is extremely excited to announce that we have launched our new website at www.DentalPerformanceInstitute.com. Take a look!!

We would like to extend a major ‘Thank You’ to Identity Dental Marketing (http://www.identitydental.com) for their diligence to get our website launched in ample time. Ariene was professional as was/is the entire team. They ROCK!!

Happy New Year!!

January 2015 News

McGuireWoods LLP is sponsoring a complimentary webinar on Thursday, January 8 at 1:30 pm EST titled ‘Dental Practice Transactions, Buying Selling, Mergers and Affiliations. Speakers = Bart Walker of McGuireWoods, Diana Thompson of Dental Performance Institute, and David C. Vorhoff of Deloitte Corporate Finance. Please feel free to sign up and/or pass along to others in our industry.


Congratulations To Our Basket Raffle Winnter at ISDS Annual Session – West Chicago Dental Care – Dr. Joe Fornal

Dental Performance Institute would like to congratulate Dr. Joe Fornal of West Chicago Dental Care in West Chicago, IL for winning the beautiful basket created by Karen’s Kreations at the Illinois State Dental Society’s 2014 Annual Session. Enjoy!!

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Diana Thompson invited to be Dental Practice Management Panelist Speaker for McGuireWoods Law Firm’s ‘9th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference’ – 9/18/14

9th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference Agenda.

August 2014 News

McGuireWoods (http://www.mcguirewoods.com) Law Firm’s Healthcare Division invited Diana Thompson of Dental Performance Institute to be a speaker on their Dental Practice Management panel for their 9th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference on September 18, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Other industry speakers invited to participate on the panel include:

  • Rick Beckman, CEO, Great Expressions
  • Dr. Andrew Matta, CMO, North American Dental

Download the Healthcare Provider Conference Agenda 2014

For all of the Medicaid Dental Providers in the State of IL, Adult Dental Medicaid Benefits to be Available to State of IL Residents on or Just Thereafter October 1, 2014

As per the Sun-Times Newspaper dated June 16, 2014


Adult dental, podiatric care will be covered by Medicaid

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Monday to make a few key changes to Medicaid, including restoring two types of Medicaid coverage that were cut two years ago to save money.

Adult dental care and podiatric care will again be covered by Medicaid, starting on or after Oct. 1.

Both were cut in 2012 to save money.  Supporters have argued that paying for these preventative services will actually save money in the long run by keeping patients out of emergency rooms.

“This legislation is a critical step forward as we continue to reform our Medicaid system,” Quinn said.

Restoring dental and podiatric care for a few more years is being made possible with $2.4 billion in new money Illinois expects to receive from the federal government.  Two billion dollars of that will come from two hospital assessments distributions that the federal government provides.  The Quinn administration also has submitted a plan to receive $400 million annually in new federal dollars for hospitals serving newly Medicaid recipients under the Affordable Care Act.

That money should lead to new jobs for these hospitals, Quinn said, though the state could not provide an estimate.

“This will not rely on any Illinois taxpayer money,” said State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, who co-sponsored the bill.  “This is $2.4 billion dollars worth of money that will come into our healthcare system that the governor has found a way to do without raising any kind of Illinois taxes.”

Senate bill 741, which was signed into law by Quinn on Monday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, also aligned Illinois law with federal law, so that children who had been without private insurance for at least three months could apply for Medicaid.

Illinois law used to leave children without health insurance for 12 months before Medicaid coverage was allowed.

The bill also will provide additional money to nursing homes and the state’s network of safety net hospitals.

Three million Illinois residents are currently on Medicaid.  More than 349,000 people enrolled in Medicaid were able to do so because of the Affordable Care Act expansion.

Searching for Experienced Hygienist – Blue Island, IL

Searching for an experienced PT (will move toward FT) hygienist for my GP client located in Blue Island, IL. Practice located in hospital professional building. If interested, please send resume and salary requirements to Diana@DentalPerformanceInstitute.com

Voucher Advertising and Fee-Splitting – State of Illinois

Voucher Advertising and Fee-Splitting

On April 10, 2013, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s published a letter on their website titled; “Voucher Advertising and Fee Splitting”. (Groupon and Living Social sites) The letter states that fee-splitting does not apply as long as (1) the negotiated fee between both parties represents reasonable compensation for the cost of the advertising and (2) the advertisement incorporates clear and easily visible terms – conditions of the offer (stated in the letter) that will allow the consumer to make an informed choice for purchase.

Diana Thompson of Dental Performance Institute nominated as a Semi-Finalist in the category of ‘Best Practice Management Consultant’ in DrBicuspid’s 2013 Dental Excellence Awards.

A huge thanks to the people that voted me and Dental Performance Institute into this category on DrBicuspid.com and thank you to all the voters. I am honored and looking forward to the results.

More info to follow.


Hiring the Right Team Members to Complement Your Entrepreneurial DNA

Friday, July 20, 2012 – 2:30-3:15 pm – NO COST Networking Event
Chicagoland Dental Marketing Meetup Group
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
DSO in ChicagoDentists—>The right team member(s) will work hard, represent your practice well and most importantly, work well with you while complementing your business behaviors as you focus on being the CEO, Dentist, and Entrepreneur of your practice. Knowing your primary and secondary business behaviors will assist you in building your staffing plan for successful business practice operation. Click on the link to the left to find out your specific ‘Entrepreneurial DNA’.

All Dentists interested in building strong business connections to improve his/her professional dental practice are welcome. 2 CE credits will be provided – event sponsored by HiOssen, Inc. If you are a dentist, it’s FREE!!! Space is limited — please RSVP as soon as possible by clicking here.

Download the Seminar Speakers Postcard here

Picture From Chicagoland Marketing Meetup Group – July 20, 2012

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