The difference between treating symptoms and treating disease April 26, 2017 -- Do you have patients like this? Three separate doctors were treating a patient when he came to see Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He had bleeding gums, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, plus other health issues. What he needed was for his practitioners to treat the root problems, not just the symptoms, writes Dr. Danenberg.
7 strategies to attract new patients to your practice April 26, 2017 -- Rather than waiting and hoping for new patients, Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier advocates taking action to help attract these patients. He offers seven strategies ranging from improving how your practice looks to creating an office culture to help your practice grow.
Second Opinion: Georgia bill addresses preventive care needs April 25, 2017 -- During the last hours of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly session in March, legislators passed a bill allowing dental hygienists to work under the general supervision of a dentist. In this Second Opinion, Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, details the intent of the legislation and how it will aid low-income children in Georgia.
Do's and don'ts for practice management: Measure, measure, measure April 24, 2017 -- "What gets measured gets done" said business guru Peter Drucker. By tracking performance, you'll know where your practice is performing well and what areas should be targeted for improvement, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. If you don't measure performance, you're just operating in the dark.
Why don't female dentists earn as much money as men? April 20, 2017 -- Why is there a persistent gap in earnings between male and female dentists? Researchers examined this issue in dentists, compared with physicians and lawyers, and found that the difference has decreased among them all but remains. However, a greater proportion of the gap is still unexplained among dentists, an amount that has held steady over time.
Sun Life to acquire new dental network April 20, 2017 -- Sun Life Financial has entered into an agreement to acquire Premier Dental Group (PDG), a preferred provider organization dental network based in Minnesota.
Gentle Dental adds practices in Boston area April 20, 2017 -- Dental service organization Gentle Dental Partners has added Great Hill Dental Partners, which operates five multispecialty practices in the Boston area, as an affiliated brand.
6 tips to help your practice meet its full potential April 19, 2017 -- You're ready for a change. Your practice is nowhere near where you want it to be, and most days you find yourself dealing with broken appointments, staff conflict, patient complaints, and a host of other issues that take you away from what you do best: treating patients. Yes, you know you can do better. Sally McKenzie offers six tips to help your practice reach its potential.
How do oral disorders affect your patients' lives? April 18, 2017 -- When patients come to your office with oral lichen planus, actinic keratosis, erythroplakia, or another oral potentially malignant disorder, they may be experiencing physical and psychological distress in addition to pain. A new study examined how these disorders can affect patients' lives.
Optimizing workflow with proper office design April 18, 2017 -- Designing your dental clinic involves more than cost and aesthetics -- it needs to have the right accommodations, flow, and layout to ensure patient comfort, while also helping staff members go about their day-to-day activities. Bruce Johnstone from Apex Design Build discusses how good design can boost your practice's bottom line.