Dos and don'ts for scheduling: Superb scheduling equals smooth sailing
February 23, 2015 -- Scheduling is one of the most significant indicators of how your practice is functioning. An efficient scheduling system ensures a steady flow of patients and production throughout the day. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares ideas that will help you create the best schedule for your practice.
5 reasons people don't open your emails
February 23, 2015 -- The Madow Brothers ask: Are your patients opening your emails? Are you getting enough return from this important tool? In their latest column, they offer five good reasons your patients might not be opening your emails and offer specific ideas to help improve your open rates.
Tips to improve your collections
February 23, 2015 -- Are your collections at 98%? If not, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie has some practical tips to increase your practice's collection ratio, including some you probably haven't thought of before.
Review: At-home whitening methods as effective as LED + laser
February 20, 2015 -- At-home peroxide teeth-whitening techniques are just as, if not more, effective as LED and laser whitening methods, according to a literature review published in the Open Dentistry Journal.
The advantages of a DSO: Part 2 -- Focus on technology and best practices
February 19, 2015 -- In the second of this two-part series, the partners and associates from the law firm McGuireWoods look at some of the advantages of dental services organizations (DSOs), including technology, best clinical practices, capital, and more.
FDA's lack of transparency hurts dentists and their patients
February 19, 2015 -- The dental community should be a little more wary of articles detailing clinical trials published in peer-reviewed journals, according to a new review of clinical trials in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings of trials are sometimes published without any note of their scientific misconduct found by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the author found.
Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride
February 18, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, Dr. John Frachella makes the case for using silver nitrate and silver fluoride when treating already decayed teeth in children.
Study: Dentists need to consider diagnostic task in CBCT use
February 18, 2015 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is often used for implant planning, cases of impacted teeth and trauma, periapical diagnosis, and more, but it is well known that it delivers a higher radiation dose than other imaging methods. The authors of a new study advise practitioners to consider the diagnostic task when evaluating CBCT images and image quality.
A practice lesson from the Beatles!
February 17, 2015 -- We are proud to welcome the Madow Brothers to In their first column, the debate of who is your favorite Beatle takes an interesting turn, as they show how the interpersonal styles of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr can cause big changes in your dental practice.
Dos and don'ts for new dentists: Give your business a head start
February 17, 2015 -- An evolving dental economy requires new dentists to develop a greater knowledge of practice management and leadership skills. By understanding the importance of dental business operations, young dentists can get off to a good start as practice owners and quickly begin building successful careers, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
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