What dentists can learn from CEOs about managing their energy
August 21, 2014 -- In the latest excerpt from his book, Dr. Roger P. Levin discusses how CEOs are experts at prioritizing and time management. He writes that successful CEOs strive to find the right balance between work, family, and other activities.
Clean the closet
August 20, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler urges shedding some light on your internal closet, for the benefit of you and your practice. As she details, the benefits of cleaning your internal closet go beyond relieving stress.
Blind Spots: What established dentists would do over, if they could
August 18, 2014 -- To say that new dentists face a myriad of challenges in setting up their first practice is an understatement. There's hiring, financing, marketing -- and finding the patients to fill all those comfy new chairs! In her latest Blind Spot column, practice management consultant Jan Keller shares the advice established dentists would give if they could do it all over.
Dos and don'ts for building your practice's value
August 18, 2014 -- As practices adapt to the new dental economy, competition for patients continues to grow. Consumers are spending more carefully, sometimes putting off treatment, and shopping around for lower fees. Patients want more value for their money. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers ways for building your practice's value.
Sheri's Solutions: The invitation
August 15, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses how to make potential new patients feel welcome. She notes that when patients feel as if they received an invitation to our practices, they feel as if they are joining a family of patients rather than becoming a number.
Scams played on dentists: Part 3 -- The insurance industry
August 13, 2014 -- In the final part of this series, Dr. Michael W. Davis details some of the ways dentists and dental offices are vulnerable to scams. This part discusses the insurance industry and concludes the series on the scams played on dentists.
Dos and don'ts for monthly business reviews
August 11, 2014 -- Monthly business reviews serve a critical function by identifying bottlenecks and finding solutions, which lead to improved practice productivity, reduced stress, and greater efficiency, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. These meetings are the appropriate venue for minor training, role-playing with scripts, and addressing any staff conflict as well.
Sheri's Solutions: 'The reason I left was ...'
August 6, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger explores a situation you are no doubt familiar with: why patients leave a practice. Some explanations make perfect sense, while others are a little more complicated, she writes.
Dental care for aging seniors is growing problem in Va.
August 5, 2014 -- Dr. Ted Sherwin, the president of the Virginia Dental Association, makes a thoughtful case for a new pilot program awaiting funding in Virginia that would place oral health coordinators in nursing homes throughout the state.