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Don't talk with your patients about Donald Trump
July 29, 2015 -- Sometimes, during conversation with your patients, politics comes up. And while the Madow Brothers suggest avoiding the topic, they offer a clever way to change the conversation if your patients bring up Donald Trump.
Spending on dental care will grow 60% in next decade
July 29, 2015 -- Spending for dental care will grow 60% during the next decade, according to a new report in Health Affairs. Increased expenditures will result from economic growth following the recession, rising insurance premiums, and higher cost sharing in employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
5 infection-control questions to ask about your gloves
July 28, 2015 -- Although glove procedures haven't changed too much over time, the gloves themselves have. With new features and improved materials, now may be right time to think about how you use gloves in your practice and whether you need to refresh some policies.
Dos and don'ts for community marketing: Meet your neighbors
July 27, 2015 -- Whether your practice is in a shopping center, office building, or another location, you should make an effort to introduce yourself to nearby business owners, as these businesses can be a source for new patients, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Weed, feed, and separate: Part 3 -- Tips for nurturing your team
July 27, 2015 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles continues her series on growing a practice. In this column, she expands on the theme of feeding and nurturing your team. She offers practical ideas for observing your staff, making adjustments, and making an impact with your words.
Court rules for dentists in Conn. teeth-whitening case
July 24, 2015 -- A U.S. appeals court has upheld a Connecticut law restricting nondentists from shining teeth-whitening lights on customers' teeth. The judges ruled that economic protectionism for favored interest groups is a legitimate use of government power.
How much will you need to retire? 6 issues to consider
July 23, 2015 -- The idea of planning for your eventual retirement can be overwhelming, wherever you are in your career. As a start of new monthly series on DrBicuspid.com, John G. McCarthy III offers six issues for you to begin considering in your planning.
Study details methamphetamine dental damage
July 23, 2015 -- Popular TV shows such as "Breaking Bad" and sensational news reports cite the consequences of methamphetamine usage, but when it comes to having a patient in your chair, could you identify what "meth mouth" actually looks like? Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles examined meth users in a new study to provide some data to the stories.
'Why are your fees so high, Doc?'
July 22, 2015 -- Explaining your fees to your patients can be an uncomfortable situation, especially if the patient is new to your practice. However, the Madow Brothers have faced this query before and offer a way to turn this question into an advantage for your practice.
A competitive nature is not a winning nature
July 22, 2015 -- When your practice is having a down week, do you think about what you can cut back or what you and your team can do better? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier suggests the latter option and offers some ideas to help you find your creative nature.
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