Meet Women in Dentistry speaker Dr. Sheri Doniger
April 5, 2016 -- While readers of know her as the author of the Sheri's Solutions column, you might not know that Dr. Sheri Doniger is a leader and trailblazer. Besides having a thriving practice, she's also a leader in organized dentistry and active in her community. Read her thoughts on leadership, challenges, and how to build a team as you prepare for the upcoming Women in Dentistry conference.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for increasing revenue: Get serious about cosmetic dentistry
April 4, 2016 -- The current cosmetic dentistry market is estimated at $4 billion in the U.S. Patients want their teeth and smiles to look as attractive as possible, and they're willing to spend a considerable amount of money to reach that goal. This represents a tremendous opportunity for dentists to increase revenue and income, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
6 tips for keeping your patient data safe
April 4, 2016 -- Think your practice is too small for hackers to take notice? Dr. Jonny Brennan writes that almost half of all security breaches in 2014 were in healthcare, including dental offices. He offers six practical tips to help you keep your patient data safe and secure.  Discuss
Study: Antidepressants linked to dental implant failure
April 1, 2016 -- Antidepressants are associated with higher rates of dental implant failure, according to the findings of a new study presented at the recent American Academy of Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
If it were easy, everyone would have teeth
April 1, 2016 -- This might happen every day in your office: A patient sits in your chair and you see red gums and too much plaque. When you learn that the patient's home-care routine consists of the occasional use of a pick, how do you react? Dr. Lisa Knowles calls for working on the communication skills necessary to encourage patients to make changes.  Discuss
Medical billing in the modern dental practice
March 31, 2016 -- Dr. Chris Farrugia explores how the purchase of a cone-beam CT machine led to a fundamental shift in his practice and the way he views dentistry. He writes that the exploration of medical billing versus dental billing changed his practice from a dental practice into a medical-style practice that treats teeth.  Discuss
CDC, OSAP release new infection-control resources
March 31, 2016 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new infection-control and prevention resources for dental practices, in partnership with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).  Discuss
Hospitals are a terrible idea
March 30, 2016 -- "Dental service organization" is a dirty phrase to many in the profession, but Dr. Benjamin Burris looks at the recent past and argues that, just as so-called "corporate medicine" evolved from need, technology advancements, and a desire to better serve patients, corporate dentistry may do the same.  Discuss
Office lease negotiating: Part 4 -- Term & renewal
March 30, 2016 -- In part four of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses why a lease may not start on the day it is signed and how some practices negotiate to delay paying rent until the practice is established. He also explores lease renewals and terminations.  Discuss
4 ways to get the most out of your website
March 29, 2016 -- How is your website performing for your practice? Does it stand out from the competition? Does it help you bring in new patients? If your website isn't delivering, consider these ideas from Megan McGuire of Wpromote.  Discuss
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