Second Opinion: The importance of volunteerism on career decisions May 19, 2016 -- Alex Pierre-Bez, a third-year dental student, writes about the impact a recent Veterans Dental Care Day had for the patients involved and for her career going forward. In this Second Opinion, she focuses on the importance that volunteering can have on patients and for practitioners.
5 quick design tips to attract new patients May 18, 2016 -- If you walked into a surgeon's office and the reception room had threadbare couches, flickering lights, and dusty coffee tables, you likely wouldn't trust that surgeon based on your first impression of the office, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. He offers five quick tips to ensure your office makes a good first impression.
Blind Spots: After practice purchase, now what? Part 1 May 18, 2016 -- You've taken the huge step of purchasing a practice. Now that you've got your hands on the reins, what do you do next? In the first of a three-part series, practice management consultant Jan Keller offers a four-point checklist of what needs to happen first.
2016 Women in Dentistry conference CE videos available May 18, 2016 -- Dr. Desirée Walker talks about her transition from a dental student in pain to a dentist building her own practice to becoming an American Ninja Warrior. Dr. Sheri Doniger talks about team building. View these and other presentations from DrBicuspid.com's 2016 Women in Dentistry conference with our new continuing education (CE) videos.
3 practice and retirement strategies to consider May 17, 2016 -- So, you've been thinking about retirement and reflecting on all you've done to build a fantastic practice. Is it time to bring in an associate? Perhaps sell the practice to a competitor or a corporate chain? Maybe even consider bringing your practice to a graceful end? These options all require much to consider, writes Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH.
FDA tightens rules for e-cigarettes May 17, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new rules that extend federal regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco. It is also the first time federal law has prohibited retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, or cigars to people younger than 18 years old.
CDA Presents 2016: 2nd day highlights May 16, 2016 -- The second day of the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 meeting in Anaheim, CA, offered practical workshops and presentations on clinical, reimbursement, and practice management topics, as well as dozens of new products from hundreds of exhibitors.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Involve experts in major decisions May 16, 2016 -- If you own your practice, you are responsible for the big decisions that will shape its future. But that doesn't mean you need to become an expert in all the business-related areas that will have a bearing on your success, according to Dr.&Roger P. Levin. Turn to other professionals for their expertise by the same token that they would turn to you for dental care.
CDA Presents 2016: 1st day highlights May 13, 2016 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 meeting saw dozens of clinical and practice management speakers, as well as a number of companies offering new or updated products. Here are some highlights from the meeting.
CDA Presents 2016: Could a security breach kill your practice? May 12, 2016 -- Ask any practice that has received a call about a HIPAA investigation if the time and money they spent on compliance with the law was enough. HIPAA privacy expert Amy Wood discussed the topic of HIPAA compliance at CDA Presents 2016, focusing on why dental offices spend so little on security and information technology.