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.
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.