The Naked Dentist pushes the 'dislike' button July 1, 2015 -- The like button is one of the best inventions since sliced bread. But where is the dislike button? In the case of Dr. Ohio and his four-chair practice, the dislike button wasn't where he thought it might be. How the Naked Dentist located the dislike button and turned it into a like button can help your practice thrive.
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Robert Boyd June 30, 2015 -- When Dr. Robert Boyd was in dental school, he wasn't thinking about becoming an orthodontist. Now, as the chair of the department of orthodontics at the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Boyd has long been one of the leaders in orthodontic research. In this video for the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series, he talks about his career, research interests, and experience as a principal investigator for Invisalign.
The growing trend of new leadership in dentistry June 30, 2015 -- In a dental practice, what does the word leadership mean? Does it mean being cool, calm, authoritative, and dominant, or can it mean being warm, nurturing, and friendly? In this Second Opinion, Dr. Monica Garnache argues that leadership comes from taking risks and believing that you are doing the right things when you are true to yourself.
Dos and don'ts for goal setting: Time for a practice checkup June 29, 2015 -- We're now at the halfway point of the year. Do you know if your practice is on target to reach its annual goals for production, new patients, elective treatment, and case acceptance? Do you know what's working well and where improvements need to be made? If not, it's past time to analyze your numbers for 2015, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Understanding malpractice insurance: The claims process June 29, 2015 -- While it's unfortunate, most dentists will be sued for malpractice during their career, according to Jennifer Gibson of MedPro. She explains the claims process, including how to evaluate your carrier, what constitutes malpractice, and what to expect if a lawsuit is filed.
What you should know about DSOs June 29, 2015 -- Dental service organizations (DSOs) have been in the news lately, and many readers have questions about how they operate. In this column, Kevin Cain, PhD, of Georgia Regents University offers insight into the structure, ownership, and practices of these organizations.
AGD 2015: Run your dental practice like a business June 26, 2015 -- Matthew Krieger, DMD, a private practitioner in New Jersey who runs a dental coaching program, explained at the recent Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) meeting how he collects more than $1 million annually by sticking to some fundamental strategies.
ACA challenge rejected by U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2015 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived another U.S. Supreme Court test, with a 6-3 vote on Thursday allowing the federal government's online health insurance exchange to continue.
Implants improve quality of life for osteoporotic women June 25, 2015 -- Implant restorations can significantly improve the quality of life of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and tooth loss, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Dentistry.
Treatment planning with CBCT key to maxillary implant success June 25, 2015 -- As more general dentists are undertaking implant placement, a new study finds that careful treatment planning with cone-beam CT (CBCT) is critical for the success of immediate implant placement, especially at the maxillary lateral incisor region because of limited availability of alveolar bone.