Top 5 news stories from spring 2017 June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.
Top 5 columns from spring 2017 June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from spring, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to regional fee differences to popular columns by periodontist Alvin Danenberg, DDS.
Senate ACA repeal vote delayed as support wavers June 27, 2017 -- U.S. Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It's believed that the GOP postponed the vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess as it was unable to muster the 50 votes needed to begin debate, according to a Politico report.
How to get a bigger Social Security retirement benefit June 27, 2017 -- Many practice owners are deciding to delay retirement and continue working into their 60s and even 70s. Some, however, may be tempted to begin drawing from their Social Security benefits at age 62, the earliest possible time, to boost their monthly income. Waiting to begin drawing your benefits, however, may increase the monthly sum you receive. Financial planner John G. McCarthy III details the options in his latest column.
3 questions to help make success part of your plan June 26, 2017 -- You can dream of success, or you can plan for it. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie asks, which sounds better to you? If it's the latter, she offers three questions that can help you make your practice into more of a success, but it takes some action on your part.
Do's and don'ts for leadership: Add new skills June 26, 2017 -- Dentistry is constantly changing. There's more competition, patients have different expectations than in the past, and new technologies continue to create opportunities and disruption. As the practice owner, you need to add new business and leadership skills to succeed in today's ever-changing dental economy, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
The importance of being all-in with new patients June 21, 2017 -- As was shown during the NBA Finals, for a team to succeed, it has to be all-in. But what does this mean for your practice and your patients. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier asks, are you really doing everything you can for your practice? Are you all-in?