Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes of dental disease January 4, 2017 -- Dental disease is a label, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just as cardiovascular disease and other diseases are a label. However, the label says nothing about what really has caused this specific disease. Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes.
4 unexpected benefits of growing your practice big January 4, 2017 -- The ball has dropped, the confetti cleared, and the fireworks are over. Now is the time to hit the ground running and begin working on the goals you set for your practice in 2017. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier challenges you to think bigger than what you know and have experienced in 2017.
4 ways to make 2017 your best year yet January 3, 2017 -- Another new year is upon us, and that means it's time to make changes that will improve production and grow your bottom line, writes Sally McKenzie. She offers four practical ideas you can implement to grow your practice.
How can you help patients who bite their nails? January 3, 2017 -- As dentists, we are all too familiar with particular oral health problems that could have been avoided with better dental hygiene, writes Dr. Pooria Shahin. One common habit that leads to preventable dental health problems is nail biting, and in Dr. Shahin's first column for DrBicuspid.com, he offers a thorough overview of the condition along with three helpful treatment suggestions.
Do's and don'ts for practice management: Drive growth with deadlines January 2, 2017 -- You don't need a degree in motivational psychology to know that deadlines get results. Corporate leaders have long understood how deadlines drive the growth of their companies. Practice owners also can motivate their teams to focus on reaching goals, not just by some vague future date but by a specific deadline, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Top 5 news stories from 2016 December 30, 2016 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Popular topics included a lawsuit against three of the dental industry's largest companies, and the continued support for flossing by dental groups after the release of a critical report.
Top 5 columns from 2016 December 30, 2016 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Columns from Dr. Benjamin Burris, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler, and Dr. Alvin Danenberg feature prominently.
6 factors that determine how much money you need to retire December 29, 2016 -- How much money will it take for you to retire from your dental practice in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less. As financial planner John G. McCarthy III explains, you have to take several factors into consideration when planning your retirement.
New CE courses feature Dr. Alvin Danenberg December 29, 2016 -- New continuing education courses from Dr. Alvin Danenberg on dental disease are now available in the DrBicuspid.com continuing education section. The five-part series distills complex ideas into a science-based program that can help your patients take control of their oral health.
Slow down and humanize your dentistry December 28, 2016 -- In a world where technology and groundbreaking techniques get more than their fair share of attention from the public and dental professionals, Dr. Primitivo Roig wants to focus on the human side of dentistry. Technology has its place, but he wants you to slow down and talk with your patients.