What's love got to do with your practice's success? February 15, 2017 -- Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier wants to talk about love. Not the romantic kind, but the kind that your practice should embrace and exude: a love of new patients. In his latest column, he offers four tips to help your team recognize the importance of these patients to your practice.
ADA releases 2 guide books February 15, 2017 -- The American Dental Association has released two new guide books, one on dental assisting and the other on dental office design.
4 ways to lower stress and improve practice performance February 14, 2017 -- You have a lot to think about and get done each day at your practice. And that is even before you begin seeing your patients. While it can seem overwhelming, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers four practical ideas that will both lower your stress and improve the performance of your practice.
Do's and don'ts for case presentation: Get over negative feelings about 'selling' treatment February 13, 2017 -- If you hesitate to urge patients to accept treatment that you believe is in their best interest, you may be confusing selling with service. Motivating patients to "do the right thing" for the sake of having a healthy smile is NOT selling. It's good dentistry, even though it also results in increased production, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Legal Cases: 24 fillings on virgin teeth February 10, 2017 -- A 23-year-old woman presented to a general dentist for a routine exam with no radiographic evidence of decay. Yet on clinical examination, the dentist found that his explorer stuck on the occlusal surfaces of the patient's posterior teeth and recommended treatment. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler write in their latest Legal Cases series, finding a way to document justification for clinical treatment is crucial.
Managing an inheritance February 9, 2017 -- An inheritance may come at a difficult time for you and your family. However, as these bequests can greatly influence your financial planning, having a plan in place can be helpful. As financial planner John G. McCarthy III explains, there are different strategies depending on what type of inheritance is received.