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Dos and don'ts for financial management: Put yourself on a budget
May 26, 2015 -- As the CEO of your practice, you need to have a clear picture of its financial status and performance. You should also exercise fiscal discipline to ensure that your expenditures are cost-effective and that as much production as possible is converted into income. In other words, you need to create a comprehensive, detailed operating budget -- and abide by it, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
5 easy steps to eliminate stress from your practice
May 26, 2015 -- Have you thought about how your supply and exam rooms are organized? Is your practice wasting time looking for supplies? By keeping supply and exam rooms neatly organized, your staff will be more efficient. This is just one of five tips that Allen Crow of Easy Dental outlines that can help eliminate stress and help your practice become more productive.
European committee recommends amalgam alternatives for certain patients
May 26, 2015 -- In a final opinion on dental amalgam, a European Commission scientific committee has concluded that alternative materials to dental amalgam should be the first choice for certain restorations, such as those in pregnant patients and primary teeth.
Dental school grad modernizes denture design
May 22, 2015 -- Dr. Micah Weisenberg graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry on May 14, but unlike many of his colleagues, he will not just be practicing right after school. Instead, the newly minted Dr. Weisenberg will also focus on creating a device that could modernize how dentures are made.
What dentists can learn from top CEOs about emotional intelligence
May 21, 2015 -- What is emotional intelligence, and how can it help your practice? In the latest excerpt from his book, What Dentists Can Learn from Top CEOs, Dr. Roger P. Levin details how this concept can help you understand and manage your relationships with others.
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health
May 21, 2015 -- A common amino acid found naturally in food breaks down dental plaque and may be a new weapon against caries and periodontitis, according to a new study.
The Naked Dentist: Cesar's way
May 20, 2015 -- In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall draws an interesting parallel between well-known dog trainer Cesar Millan's methods and what a dental practice needs to do to thrive. As Marshall helped a practice in Utah understand, a practice can't stop once its numbers start to improve.
How to stop being a worker bee
May 20, 2015 -- The Pareto principle, or the 80/20 rule, might have started out as an economic observation, but it can be a powerful tool to help your practice thrive. Read how the Madow Brothers put this rule into practice.
ER visits spiked after Calif. cut Medicaid dental benefits
May 19, 2015 -- Significantly more Californians visited the emergency room (ER) for dental-related problems after the state cut Medicaid dental benefits, according to a new article in Health Affairs. The authors hope policymakers will consider adding comprehensive dental coverage to their own state's plans because of the results.
4 tips for associate contracts
May 19, 2015 -- Whether you are a new graduate of dental school or a dentist seeking a new position, Matt LaMaster, Esq., offers four tips for an associate contract in his first column for DrBicuspid.com. He offers practical advice and questions those on both sides of the negotiation should ask.
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