5 things to prepare for when selling your practice September 3, 2015 -- While the desire to step away and sell a practice can stem from different reasons, the goal remains constant: maximizing your profits from the sale and making sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Practice transition expert Scott Mortier writes that several issues must be considered to ensure the transaction goes off without a hitch.
Weed, feed, and separate: Part 4 -- Separation anxiety September 2, 2015 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles continues her series on growing a practice. In this column, she explores the theme of separation and how it can help your practice. She offers practical ideas for observing your staff, making adjustments, and making an impact with your words.
3 tips for a more patient-centric practice September 1, 2015 -- To become a more patient-centric practice, you need to start name calling, hiding your refreshments, and not introducing yourself, according to Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. You probably think he's joking. Well, he's not and offers three pieces of advice that will allow you to impress patients and increase your referrals.
Legal cases: Third-molar extraction with lingual nerve injury August 31, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to present a new, regular column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. This column will offer our readers a fresh perspective on common practice and risk management issues from attorneys who litigate these issues in the real world.
Dos and don'ts for coaching your staff members August 31, 2015 -- Practice success requires active leadership from the dentist. Your team, no matter how highly trained or motivated, will still need encouragement and guidance from you. Look for opportunities to praise and support your team throughout the day, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
The Naked Dentist: Be like Mike August 27, 2015 -- Who is the best basketball player of all time? While there is plenty of debate, one name in every discussion is Michael Jordan. In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall relates how Jordan worked every day and how that philosophy applies to making your practice the best.
Are you a dental superstar? August 26, 2015 -- The days of dental people being introverted nerds who scared people and took their money are fortunately long over. These days, we are friendly, devoted health professionals with upbeat attitudes who change people's smiles and improve their health. But how do we let people know? As the Madow Brothers write, you have to be a dental superstar.
Dos and don'ts for productivity: Use hygiene as a foundation for growth August 24, 2015 -- Dentists who provide hygiene care for patients personally, or who hesitate to add hygiene department staff, are limiting their production potential significantly. Hygienists and hygiene assistants should account directly for 25% of practice income, and delegating to them also allows you to reach higher doctor production targets, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
7 ways to establish a solid fee schedule August 20, 2015 -- You know you should probably raise your fees, but the thought of it probably makes you nervous. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers some tips to help you develop a fee schedule, retain your patients, and also grow your practice.
10 ways to annoy your team August 19, 2015 -- It's National Annoy Your Team Day! OK, it really isn't, as the Madow Brothers just made that up, but what isn't made up is that if you want to get the worst out of your team, follow these steps.