Levin Q&A: Dealing with the new dental economy
September 18, 2014 -- In the latest edition of his Q&A series, Dr. Roger P. Levin addresses a topic of interest within the practice and management of dentistry. In this month's column, he discusses the new dental economy, how to thrive in it, and how it impacts the length of your career.
Buyer-driven transaction costs with no broker fees to sellers
September 17, 2014 -- In his latest column, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, discusses the idea recently presented to him of a 2% success fee for the sale of a dental practice, resulting in no broker fees for the seller. He writes that this 2% finder's fee is substantially below the commission rates being charged by brokers at present.
Infection-control expert details practical steps to help your practice
September 15, 2014 -- In an exclusive interview with DrBicuspid.com, infection-control expert Eve Cuny spoke of the current and long-term issues facing dental practices when it comes to infection control. She notes that many dental offices want to make infection control more of a priority, but they struggle to find reliable information and are concerned about the time and cost involved.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production: Bring inactive patients back
September 15, 2014 -- A certain percentage of inactive patients will never return to the practice, but many others will if you approach them correctly. Rather than leaving it up to patients to reconnect, take a proactive approach, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.
5 key metrics of practice health
September 11, 2014 -- Dr. Marc Schlenoff proposes a method of breaking broad practice metrics into smaller, more proactive measurements that will enable more immediate feedback. This will enable the dentist to make smaller but meaningful changes that will, in turn, positively impact the more global goals.
Stop starting to reduce stress
September 10, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler urges you to think about your "I'm gonna start ..." statements, which can create disappointment, guilt, and even stress. Her advice is to focus on small steps and specifics. Go slow to go fast, she writes.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Conduct a business analysis
September 8, 2014 -- In the challenging new dental economy, it's more important than ever that dentists take a more business-like approach to running their practices, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Before implementing new management systems and growth strategies, practice leaders need to know exactly where they stand.
Are you treating the whole patient?
September 5, 2014 -- In her latest column, Dr Lisa Knowles looks at the opportunities, and challenges, in treating the whole patient, not just their teeth. She writes that looking beyond their teeth helps her understand her patients more completely.
Dental brokers ought to go the way of travel agents
September 4, 2014 -- In his latest column, Thomas Climo, PhD, makes the case that practice owners may be leaving money on the table when using a broker rather than an independent consultant when selling their practice. He explains why he believes dental brokers ought to go the way of travel agents.
Dos and don'ts for staff management: Create written job descriptions
September 2, 2014 -- When team members know exactly what the practice expects of them, they will perform better. With a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities, staff members can achieve the highest levels of efficiency, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. To avoid misinterpretation, job descriptions must be written, he notes.

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