16 ways to up your leadership game
February 10, 2016 -- Besides the amazing defense, what might have made the difference in this past Sunday's big Super Bowl game? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes that it was the veteran leadership of the Broncos that made the difference. In his latest column, he offers 16 ways you can improve your leadership game.  Discuss
Create a master cast for implants using digital tech
February 10, 2016 -- A new study shows a method to create a master cast for multiple implant treatment planning using digital technologies. Using these technologies can ultimately save time and money, the study authors noted.  Discuss
Survey: Many U.S. adults not aware of cavity prevention control
February 9, 2016 -- Over 40% of more than 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity, according to a new Children's Dental Health Project survey.  Discuss
In push for data security, practices need a plan
February 9, 2016 -- In too many instances, practices are not prepared when their information technology is disabled or when there's a security breach, writes Lindy Benton, president of MEA|NEA. She explains how a little planning and preparation goes a long way toward securing your practice.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for marketing: Track and upgrade the mix of marketing strategies
February 8, 2016 -- A truly effective marketing program will consist of more than a dozen ongoing strategies. For this to work, however, you have to know how each strategy is doing and be prepared to change the lineup at the first sign of trouble, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Keeping your inventory under control
February 8, 2016 -- While it might seem basic, managing your inventory is an integral part of an efficient dental practice. But, as practice management consultant Teresa Duncan writes, inventory management is often not addressed until it becomes a drain on your cash flow and your bottom line. She offers some tips to keep your inventory issues under control.  Discuss
The Naked Dentist: Small wins add up
February 5, 2016 -- How do elite athletes, such as swimmer Michael Phelps, tip the odds in their favor and become the world's best? More relevantly, how can you duplicate this success in your dental office? As Dental Intel Vice President Curtis Marshall writes, success happens when small wins accumulate.  Discuss
Web tool may bring primary care screenings to dental offices
February 4, 2016 -- Researchers have created an online support system to help hygienists provide basic primary care screenings at the dental office. The tool advises hygienists how to screen patients for tobacco use, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as how to provide nutritional counseling.  Discuss
Study: Esophageal cancer survival rates tied to race, income
February 4, 2016 -- Esophageal cancer patients who are black and in lower socioeconomic groups have higher mortality rates than white patients with higher incomes, according to a new study presented at the recent meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  Discuss
4 ways to improve your team's performance
February 3, 2016 -- If you want your team members to succeed, they have to know what's expected of them. They need to strive to achieve individual and practice goals and know they're part of an overall effort to help build a thriving, profitable practice. As practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, this process is too often ignored.  Discuss
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