Should patients be used for licensure exam purposes? July 2, 2015 -- Somewhere, a fourth-year dental student is desperately searching for an adult who will allow a tooth to be drilled and filled in a ritual called clinical dental examinations. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Allen Hindin questions the usefulness of this practice and why this practice is still continuing.
8 things that are holding you back July 1, 2015 -- The Madow Brothers ask: Are you ready to take your practice to a higher level? Having problems getting there? Most likely, eight things are holding you back from getting what you want. What will happen if you fix these eight common problems? Your life may totally change.
The Naked Dentist pushes the 'dislike' button July 1, 2015 -- The like button is one of the best inventions since sliced bread. But where is the dislike button? In the case of Dr. Ohio and his four-chair practice, the dislike button wasn't where he thought it might be. How the Naked Dentist located the dislike button and turned it into a like button can help your practice thrive.
The growing trend of new leadership in dentistry June 30, 2015 -- In a dental practice, what does the word leadership mean? Does it mean being cool, calm, authoritative, and dominant, or can it mean being warm, nurturing, and friendly? In this Second Opinion, Dr. Monica Garnache argues that leadership comes from taking risks and believing that you are doing the right things when you are true to yourself.
Dos and don'ts for goal setting: Time for a practice checkup June 29, 2015 -- We're now at the halfway point of the year. Do you know if your practice is on target to reach its annual goals for production, new patients, elective treatment, and case acceptance? Do you know what's working well and where improvements need to be made? If not, it's past time to analyze your numbers for 2015, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Understanding malpractice insurance: The claims process June 29, 2015 -- While it's unfortunate, most dentists will be sued for malpractice during their career, according to Jennifer Gibson of MedPro. She explains the claims process, including how to evaluate your carrier, what constitutes malpractice, and what to expect if a lawsuit is filed.
What you should know about DSOs June 29, 2015 -- Dental service organizations (DSOs) have been in the news lately, and many readers have questions about how they operate. In this column, Kevin Cain, PhD, of Georgia Regents University offers insight into the structure, ownership, and practices of these organizations.
Office visits can be stressful -- for the dentist June 24, 2015 -- You know dentistry is a high-stress, sometimes lonely profession. But as the Madow Brothers will help you remember, there are a number of reasons why being a dentist was named the best job in the country by U.S. News and World Report not so long ago.
Not another 'get rich quick' scheme June 24, 2015 -- No matter what you see in magazines or read on message boards, there is only one "get rich quick" scheme that you can implement immediately and see results. You need to overdeliver on value to your patients, according to Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier.
5 steps to reduce your practice's operational costs June 23, 2015 -- While increasing income is one way to grow profit, many dental practice owners struggle with an already high workload and busy schedule. Chloeann Gordon of Wazu Holdings details five important steps you can take to help reduce your operational costs.