One surprising thing effective leaders do well May 24, 2017 -- What does being a leader mean to you? You may think it means always being at the front of the line. But in real life, every great leader begins as an excellent follower, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. Embracing the role of follower to someone who can challenge you to reach your full potential is the first step toward becoming a great leader.
Negotiating your dental office lease: Part 2 May 23, 2017 -- The costs of leasing space include more than just rent. Commercial tenants often incur the taxes, maintenance, and insurance costs on their own space and a portion of the common areas. In part 2 of his series on dental office leases, attorney Matthew Odgers discusses the different type of dental office leases.
Do's and don'ts for increasing production: Promote cosmetic dentistry May 22, 2017 -- Spring and summer are great times to promote cosmetic dentistry. Most people will be attending graduations, weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. They want to look their best, especially if it's an important event. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers his tips on how to promote your cosmetic dentistry services in his latest Practice Success tip.
4 problems affecting oral health in Calif. May 19, 2017 -- Oral health experts and key policymakers met in Sacramento to discuss the state of oral health in California on May 17. There was a general consensus that the way dental care is financed and delivered needs to be innovated.
7 ways to increase patient retention May 18, 2017 -- It's no secret that getting new patients leads is an investment -- worthwhile, but an investment nonetheless. One of the best ways to maximize that investment is to focus on retaining patients, writes Josh Crockett of dental marketing firm Practice Cafe. How? By improving their experience from the moment they first arrive to when you say goodbye at the end of their appointment.
4 oral healthcare points for your pregnant patients May 17, 2017 -- What is the most important information to communicate to your pregnant patients? In observance of National Women's Health Week, DrBicuspid.com spoke to dentists and obstetricians about how pregnant women can best take care of their own oral health and that of their children. Some recommendations have evolved and may surprise you.
Negotiating your dental office lease: Part 1 May 16, 2017 -- Negotiating a dental office lease is an essential process that affects the overall value of your practice. Failure to negotiate your lease, or a misunderstanding of key provisions, can place unwanted restrictions on your cash flow and your freedom to build out your business, writes attorney Matthew Odgers in the first part of a two-part series.
Do's and don'ts for the scheduling coordinator: Reactivate inactive patients May 15, 2017 -- Many patients slip through the proverbial cracks. They cancel. They postpone. They fail to show. And then they don't reschedule. The practice gets busy and forgets about these patients, and, suddenly, they have become inactive. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares his tips for reactivating these patients.