Practice building starts with team building
October 1, 2015 -- Team building is the key to successful practice building, writes Dr. Rhonda Savage. Growing your business will happen organically if you consistently keep staff members in the know, continuously satisfy patients' needs, and show appreciation for your team's great work.
Why are you micromanaging?
September 30, 2015 -- Dentists are often accused of micromanaging. Why is that? Because they do just that. However, as Dr. Lisa Knowles writes, micromanaging can sometimes take the form of microlearning, which has a very different purpose.
Can changing your morning routine change your practice?
September 29, 2015 -- Changing your morning routine has nothing to do with where you get coffee. As Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, it has to do with taking care of business before you get to the office, so you can be fully present and engaged with your patients and staff.
Considering a merger? Here's what you need to know
September 28, 2015 -- Practice mergers often make sense. Merging with an established practice offers plenty of benefits, from reducing competition to expanding your patient base to gaining more referral sources -- all which can lead to growth and increased profits. But as practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, a merger isn't a business transaction you should jump into lightly.
Dos and don'ts for practice valuation
September 28, 2015 -- Major decisions you make at any stage of your dental career will probably influence your success at the final stage -- when it's time to sell your practice and retire. You wouldn't want to subordinate short-term goals to this long-range view, but get in the habit of mentally projecting how various factors will play out over time, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Legal Cases: Root canal with inferior alveolar nerve injury
September 21, 2015 -- is pleased to present the next column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. In this column, the case of a lower molar root canal therapy with inferior alveolar nerve injury is examined.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production: Comprehensive exams
September 21, 2015 -- Most patients represent more potential production than most dentists realize. Intraoral conditions change over time, as do patients' desires. You owe it to them to develop a comprehensive picture of what's going on in their mouths, and what you -- and they -- can do about it, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Practice turnaround: Where have the new patients gone?
September 17, 2015 -- What do you do when national chains move into your practice's neighborhood? In this case study excerpt from his recent book, Practice Turnaround: Succeeding in the New Dental Economy, Dr. Roger P. Levin illustrates how a struggling dental practice can learn how to market successfully to patients and turn the financial situation around.
Managing your practice finances for profit
September 17, 2015 -- Do you know how to find the monthly service variations that could reveal hidden profit in your practice? As Kevin Wilson of Sterling Management writes, unlocking those numbers isn't difficult, but you have to know what to look for.
4 steps to increase your practice income this year
September 16, 2015 -- With less than four months until the end of 2015, how is your practice income looking? If you are looking to meet your production goals, the Madow Brothers offer four practical suggestions you can implement today.