3 people who shouldn't be your transition advisor
October 8, 2015 -- Dental transitions are complex and should be handled by an expert. Unfortunately, many dentists rely on unqualified advisors, which can result in damage to the practice's reputation, lawsuits, and financial losses. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes three types of people you should avoid.
3 patient registration options
October 7, 2015 -- Dr. Tom Cockerell Jr. of Dental Symphony writes about ways in which you and your staff can think about the software used in your practice. In this column, he focuses on patient registration options and which method may be the best for your practice.
Dos and don'ts for social media: Make posts inviting
October 5, 2015 -- Social media may be a great way to build relationships with patients and stay in touch -- but only if you follow some common-sense guidelines when creating posts. The easiest way to learn what to do is to spend time watching what others post and what gets the most positive responses, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Sheri's Solutions: 'You should not take the patient'
October 5, 2015 -- What's the first call you received this week? In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger recounts her first call of a recent week: an irate father of a patient wondering why the insurance companies weren't covering his daughter's treatment.
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 -- DrBicuspid.com 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.