Sheri's Solutions: How to find and hire new employees
May 10, 2013 -- Gone are the days of newspaper want ads. Today Craigslist is the most common platform for advertising for new employees. How do you ensure you attract team members who will best fit your needs? Dr. Sheri Doniger shares her thoughts.
Dental Diaries: Rain-megeddon -- or, an unexpected day off
April 19, 2013 -- Dr. Sheri Doniger found the silver lining in a day of torrential rain that recently closed her Chicago-area office and prompted all of her patients for the day to call and reschedule. What would you do with an unexpected day off?
Sheri's Solutions: Patient expectations
April 3, 2013 -- The recent news about some 7,000 dental patients in Oklahoma potentially being exposed to hepatitis and HIV at an oral surgeon's practice unfortunately gives patients yet another reason to hesitate before going to the dentist, according to Dr. Sheri Doniger. But the news isn't all bad.
Second Opinion: Gorillas in the dental operatory
March 6, 2013 -- The continued parsing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reveals that many obstacles to the realization of affordable oral healthcare for children in the U.S. remain, according to Dr. Paul Casamassimo, director of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Oral Health Policy Research Center.
Dental Diaries: Chocolates for February
February 27, 2013 -- February is a great month to be a dentist, especially from a public relations perspective, according to Dr. Doniger. Here she describes her three favorite February holidays and how they can help you connect with your patients, young and old alike.
Dental Diaries: The illusive standalone dental benefit
February 5, 2013 -- With more baby boomers retiring and many employers cutting or altogether eliminating dental benefits, a growing number of dental patients are looking for alternative sources of dental benefits. Unfortunately, as Dr. Sheri Doniger found, the pickin's are slim.
Emerging models in dentistry help new practitioners
January 8, 2013 -- Dental service organizations (DSOs) often get a bad rap. But this business model offers a number of professional and personal advantages for dental practitioners and their patients, according to a dentist who practices at a Texas office affiliated with a well-known DSO.
A response to ADA's 'scientific study' of dental therapists
January 3, 2013 -- The results of the ADA study published in the current Journal of the American Dental Association do nothing to discredit the utilization of dental therapists in the workforce in their traditional role of providing care for children in school-based programs, according to David A. Nash, DMD, MS, EdD.
Dental Diaries: End of the year rush?
December 31, 2012 -- 2012 had its ups and downs, but the last few weeks of the year held some pleasant surprises for Dr. Sheri Doniger and her practice. She believes this is a sign of things to come for the new year.
Does dentistry really need another diagnostic vocabulary?
December 11, 2012 -- The emergence of two separate dental diagnostic vocabularies is troubling, contends Dr. Titus Schleyer, head of dental informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. How did it come to this, and is there a way to avoid wasting duplicate resources and develop a clinically useful and relevant tool?