Second Opinion: Wheel of valuation shows better practice valuation March 27, 2015 -- In the lively ongoing debate on practice valuation, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, weighs in with his reply to the two-part series by Tim Lott and colleagues that ran earlier this month. Here, Climo focuses on the wheel of valuation and the importance of the rate of the cost of capital.
Digital x-ray is most common new technology in dental schools March 26, 2015 -- Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the least likely technologies to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.
DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge resumes March 26, 2015 -- As we approach the second weekend of DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge, how is your bracket performing? We look at a close race at the top as your colleagues and you vie to qualify for the grand prize drawing.
The Naked Dentist gets 'inside the muscle' March 25, 2015 -- In his second Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall gets "inside the muscle" of a practice. He continues his examination of a practice in Colorado and looks at why tracking collections is a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach.
5 ideas for a brand makeover for your dental practice March 25, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com welcomes Dr. Kenneth J. Wolnik to our site. In this column, Dr. Wolnik offers thoughtful, practical advice on how to get your practice out of its rut with a brand makeover. Maybe you should revisit your marketing strategy or update your website? Dr. Wolnik has five solid ideas to help you today.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
Dos and don'ts for time management: Schedule patients more accurately March 23, 2015 -- If your practice has trouble staying on schedule, your scheduling guidelines probably need to be updated. You and your team may have inaccurate impressions of how long it really takes to treat patients. The solution is to rely on facts, not guesswork or old habits, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
A lost patient is found March 23, 2015 -- What do you do when someone calls your practice and asks a few questions, but he or she just isn't ready to commit to an appointment? Is this patient lost forever? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers show you how to keep these potential patients from slipping through the cracks.