Sheri's Solutions: 5 resolutions for 2017
January 6, 2017 -- What are you looking forward to for 2017? With the holidays past us, we're now into a new year, and we reflect on resolutions for the upcoming year. In her latest Sheri's Solutions column, Dr. Sheri Doniger shares her practice goals and resolutions for the new year.
Survey: 80% of U.S. voters support dental therapists
January 5, 2017 -- Americans overwhelmingly support the concept of dental therapists, according to the results of a recent survey. Interviewers asked thousands of registered U.S. voters if they would like a new type of midlevel provider similar to a nurse practitioner, and 80% of respondents said yes.
Coding narratives: No need for frustration
January 5, 2017 -- When you or your team submits a claim, you want it to be paid the first time. But many practices stumble at creating effective narratives to accompany the claim. Practice management consultant Teresa Duncan has some tested ideas to help your team write better narratives.
Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes of dental disease
January 4, 2017 -- Dental disease is a label, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just as cardiovascular disease and other diseases are a label. However, the label says nothing about what really has caused this specific disease. Let's stop with the labels and get to the causes.
4 unexpected benefits of growing your practice big
January 4, 2017 -- The ball has dropped, the confetti cleared, and the fireworks are over. Now is the time to hit the ground running and begin working on the goals you set for your practice in 2017. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier challenges you to think bigger than what you know and have experienced in 2017.
4 ways to make 2017 your best year yet
January 3, 2017 -- Another new year is upon us, and that means it's time to make changes that will improve production and grow your bottom line, writes Sally McKenzie. She offers four practical ideas you can implement to grow your practice.
How can you help patients who bite their nails?
January 3, 2017 -- As dentists, we are all too familiar with particular oral health problems that could have been avoided with better dental hygiene, writes Dr. Pooria Shahin. One common habit that leads to preventable dental health problems is nail biting, and in Dr. Shahin's first column for, he offers a thorough overview of the condition along with three helpful treatment suggestions.
Do's and don'ts for practice management: Drive growth with deadlines
January 2, 2017 -- You don't need a degree in motivational psychology to know that deadlines get results. Corporate leaders have long understood how deadlines drive the growth of their companies. Practice owners also can motivate their teams to focus on reaching goals, not just by some vague future date but by a specific deadline, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Top 5 news stories from 2016
December 30, 2016 -- takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Popular topics included a lawsuit against three of the dental industry's largest companies, and the continued support for flossing by dental groups after the release of a critical report.
Top 5 columns from 2016
December 30, 2016 -- takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Columns from Dr. Benjamin Burris, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler, and Dr. Alvin Danenberg feature prominently.
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