Sheri's Solutions: 'Do you really need to know what I am taking?' October 1, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger highlights the importance of talking with patients at every visit about every medication they are taking. She notes that patients won't always remember all their medications unless you ask.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Know when to rely on outside experts September 29, 2014 -- Some of the most important decisions practice owners must make are in areas they know little about. Take advantage of outside experts' knowledge and experience when faced with major decisions in areas such as real estate, law, and financial planning, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises. You and your practice will benefit enormously.
Blind Spots: Your internal credit guidelines September 25, 2014 -- In her latest Blind Spots column, practice management consultant Jan Keller asks when was the last time you and your team had a meeting to review and collaborate on your expectations regarding collections? These guidelines could be your "secret weapon" to reduce stress and increase collections, she writes.
But it doesn't hurt! September 24, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler draws a parallel between patients' mindset about accepting necessary treatment and some of her previous clients' initial reaction to the importance of stress management.
Dos and don'ts for team building: Spend a day out of the office September 22, 2014 -- Your team spends so many hours at your practice, just getting away to another venue can do wonders for team morale. Plan an all-day team retreat that features pleasant surroundings, good food, and fun that everyone can enjoy, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Levin Q&A: Dealing with the new dental economy September 18, 2014 -- In the latest edition of his Q&A series, Dr. Roger P. Levin addresses a topic of interest within the practice and management of dentistry. In this month's column, he discusses the new dental economy, how to thrive in it, and how it impacts the length of your career.
Buyer-driven transaction costs with no broker fees to sellers September 17, 2014 -- In his latest column, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, discusses the idea recently presented to him of a 2% success fee for the sale of a dental practice, resulting in no broker fees for the seller. He writes that this 2% finder's fee is substantially below the commission rates being charged by brokers at present.
Infection-control expert details practical steps to help your practice September 15, 2014 -- In an exclusive video interview with DrBicuspid.com, infection-control expert Eve Cuny spoke of the current and long-term issues facing dental practices when it comes to infection control. She notes that many dental offices want to make infection control more of a priority, but they struggle to find reliable information and are concerned about the time and cost involved.