Dos and don'ts for the new patient experience: First impressions last October 20, 2014 -- The average new patient contributes a production level of approximately three times that of a current patient. That's why it's so important to make an excellent first impression, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. The patient sees that yours is a caring practice dedicated to providing excellent dentistry -- and the patient in turn will become dedicated to the practice.
Why women in dentistry rock! October 20, 2014 -- Amy Morgan, CEO of the Pride Institute, examines how the leadership and problem-solving skills that are considered feminine are really just the beginning of a new way for you to look at opportunities to make your practice better.
That didn't go as planned October 20, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler looks at what happens when negative emotions arise when things doesn't go as planned. She notes that even when you've done your homework, things can go wrong. She presents some practical and innovative ideas for seeing these events as opportunities, not obstacles.
FTC, Texas business groups oppose new DSO rules October 17, 2014 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Texas business groups are urging the rejection of new rules by the state dental board regarding dental service organizations (DSOs), saying they would restrict dentists' ability to contract with DSOs.
DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards winners recognized at ADA 2014 October 17, 2014 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to recognize the winners of our 2014 Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the very best in people, products, and services that are helping to improve the dental industry. Seven awards were presented at the recent ADA 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.
Review of guidelines can calm Ebola fears October 16, 2014 -- As dentists and other healthcare practitioners are being queried by their patients about the Ebola virus and their practice's infection-control procedures, a review of the ADA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines is called for so you can provide accurate information for your staff and your patients.
U.S. Supreme Court justices divided in teeth-whitening case October 15, 2014 -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided during oral arguments on Tuesday in the closely watched North Carolina teeth-whitening case, with some concerned that the state dental board may be unfairly restricting competition.
How do you assess the performance of associate dentists? October 15, 2014 -- In a multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and Jill Nesbitt turn their analysis to an examination of a dental practice group and the profitability of its associate dentists. In this second part, they focus on how to measure the performance of associate dentists in a group practice.