CDA Presents 2015: 3D imaging aids endodontic options
September 4, 2015 -- Advances in 3D imaging, instruments, materials, and growth factors in bone-grafting material have changed the way dentists decide between doing root canals or implants, according to a presentation by Dr. Mohamed Fayad at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting.
CDA Presents 2015: Prevention is key for sports trauma
September 3, 2015 -- Nearly every dentist will need to address sports-related trauma at some point, and the best time to educate patients about injuries is before they occur, according to a presentation by Dr. Ray Padilla at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting.
5 things to prepare for when selling your practice
September 3, 2015 -- While the desire to step away and sell a practice can stem from different reasons, the goal remains constant: maximizing your profits from the sale and making sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Practice transition expert Scott Mortier writes that several issues must be considered to ensure the transaction goes off without a hitch.
They said what about my practice?
September 2, 2015 -- You do everything you can to provide the highest-quality dentistry, best customer service, and most fantastic patient experience ever. You answer everyone's questions, are empathetic, and even work through lunch to squeeze in that emergency. And then one day, you get a link to a bad review. Don't panic, the Madow Brothers offer practical advice to deal with this scenario.
Weed, feed, and separate: Part 4 -- Separation anxiety
September 2, 2015 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles continues her series on growing a practice. In this column, she explores the theme of separation and how it can help your practice. She offers practical ideas for observing your staff, making adjustments, and making an impact with your words.
CDA Presents 2015: Win the fight against bad biofilms
September 1, 2015 -- Dental professionals need to learn about the latest developments in biofilms research to stay relevant and offer the best care possible, according to a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting.
3 tips for a more patient-centric practice
September 1, 2015 -- To become a more patient-centric practice, you need to start name calling, hiding your refreshments, and not introducing yourself, according to Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. You probably think he's joking. Well, he's not and offers three pieces of advice that will allow you to impress patients and increase your referrals.
Legal cases: Third-molar extraction with lingual nerve injury
August 31, 2015 -- is pleased to present a new, regular column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. This column will offer our readers a fresh perspective on common practice and risk management issues from attorneys who litigate these issues in the real world.
Dos and don'ts for coaching your staff members
August 31, 2015 -- Practice success requires active leadership from the dentist. Your team, no matter how highly trained or motivated, will still need encouragement and guidance from you. Look for opportunities to praise and support your team throughout the day, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Practice turnaround No. 1: Waiting won't make it happen
August 28, 2015 -- When the recession hit in 2008, many dental practices were left struggling financially. In this case study excerpt from his recently published book, Practice Turnaround: Succeeding in the New Dental Economy, Dr. Roger P. Levin illustrates how his organization helped a struggling dental practice regain control and accelerate growth.
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