Trifecta of Troubles: Part 2 -- A dentist's hands are more than technical appendages
November 19, 2014 -- In the second of her three-part series discussing a head, hands, and heart approach in dentistry, Dr. Lisa Knowles focuses on the hands -- specifically what dentists do with hands.
ADA brief on barriers to care misleading
November 17, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Frank Catalanotto comments on the ADA's recent brief on barriers to dental care. He writes that while this is an issue that needs further study, the brief's conclusions might be based on flawed methodology.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Be your practice's CEO -- chief energy officer
November 17, 2014 -- It takes a considerable amount of energy to get through a normal day in a dental practice, and the demand is even greater on more stressful, chaotic days. As the practice leader, you need to ensure that your team's energy level remains high, and you can make that happen by using special staff-energizing techniques, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Hygiene production down? Here's how to fix it
November 17, 2014 -- Practice management expert Sally McKenzie offers her insight into how you can run a more successful practice. This column focuses on recognizing and fixing hygiene scheduling issues, and she provides tips to help you revive your hygiene department and grow your income.
Group Practice Models Course at ADA 2014 offered variations on a theme
November 13, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, gives an overview and review of the Group Practice Models Course at the ADA's 2014 Annual Meeting last month in San Antonio. Six panelists presented on variations of the group practice model.
First Do No Harm: Part 2 -- The standard of care in eye protection
November 12, 2014 -- In the second part of this series, Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, writes that successful infection control and clinician safety depend on every clinician being ethical and following laws, regulations, recommendations, and the standard of care.
5 things you need to know about IV sedation dentistry
November 11, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Laurence Fendrich writes that IV moderate sedation dentistry is extremely safe for the patient if administered correctly by a dentist who has been properly trained and certified to perform it.
Dos and don'ts for the hygiene department: It's not just 'cleaning'
November 10, 2014 -- Patients who believe that all a hygienist does is clean their teeth are much more likely to cut back on or completely eliminate hygiene visits. You can't expect patients to come in twice a year for mere "cleaning," especially if they're on tight personal budgets. Give them good reasons, and they will come, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Preparation makes time off less stressful
November 10, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler details the steps needed to prepare for your time off and how to ease the stress of returning to work. She offers helpful ideas so you can take the time off you deserve and enjoy it.
How profitable are your associate dentists? Part 5 -- 5 tips
November 5, 2014 -- In the conclusion to this series, Jill Nesbitt and Thomas Climo encourage dental group practice owners to more critically evaluate the profitability of their group and of the individual dentists in their practice.