Sheri's Solutions: The importance of reference checks
June 4, 2013 -- In our quest to hire someone who we feel is a perfect match from the initial interview, we may skip over one of the most important parts of the new employee acquisition paradigm: reference checks.
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?
Dentistry at a Crossroads: The new normal
April 11, 2013 -- The dental profession is in the midst of a transformation, in terms of how care is delivered, where it is delivered, and the patient demographics. The old days of the dental office in small town America may be going the way of the mom and pop grocery store, but Dr. Brown believes the future remains bright.
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.
Dentistry at a Crossroads: The big issues
February 11, 2013 -- After graduation, most dentists feel competent performing basic dental procedures. But problems in your practice can arise, usually from poor organizational ability and basic knowledge of good human relations. A practice self-appraisal can have a profound impact on team dynamics and patient communication.
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.