Partnering with a DSO: Video interview from the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting March 1, 2017 -- CHICAGO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the Chicago Dental Society 2017 Midwinter Meeting. Dr. Shachindra "Shash" Bahadur has owned his own practice and partnered with a dental service organization (DSO). In this interview, he talks about the opportunities that partnering with a DSO has brought him and how owning six practices differs from owning one.
Mercury in existing fillings is no problem? March 1, 2017 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg was speaking with a dental educator recently when the educator stated that mercury in existing fillings is not a problem. This conversation reminded Dr. Danenberg that all dentists need to be up-to-date with current research to provide the best care to their patients.
What can solve your practice's cash-flow problem? March 1, 2017 -- If your practice needs new equipment or new furniture, those are problems that can be solved with money. But what if your practice's issue is increasing the cash flow? Jay Geier, president of the Scheduling Institute, writes that the answer to the cash-flow problem is new patients.
Is early preventive dental care for kids effective? February 28, 2017 -- Numerous organizations have made a concerted effort to have parents find a dental home for their children before their first birthday, sometimes even by age 6 months. What impact does having early preventive dental care mean for caries treatment and dental expenditures, and does the type of provider matter? A new study finds the answers are complicated.
Do's and don'ts for team leadership: Master this surprising leadership technique February 27, 2017 -- Everyone enjoys a pleasant surprise. This goes for members of your practice team as well. So to create a positive impression on them, motivate them, or make them want to please you with their job performance, surprise them! Say, do, or give something unexpected and you, too, may be surprised -- at how effective this simple leadership technique can be, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Highlights from 2017 Chicago Midwinter February 27, 2017 -- The Chicago Dental Society's 2017 Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video interviews, a look at some new products, and news of the Dental Excellence Awards.
The role of opioid alternatives in oral surgery February 27, 2017 -- Postsurgical pain is one of many common fears patients have before undergoing a surgical procedure. Opioids have been the primary prescribed pain medication after dental extractions, but there are too many being prescribed. Dr. Timothy Gocke explores some nonopioid alternatives for pain management, including an injectable option.