Benefits of private practice ownership
February 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Michael W. Davis advocates for younger dentists going into private practice and considering practice ownership. He points out the advantages, and the possible pitfalls, of owning and growing a practice.
Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride -- Part 2
February 25, 2015 -- In part one of this series, Dr. John Frachella looked at the history of using silver nitrate and silver fluoride for pediatric caries treatment. In the conclusion, he looks at the larger treatment issues and public health concerns that need to be addressed.
NDDA president: MLP experiments have failed
February 24, 2015 -- Dr. Paul Tronsgard, president of the North Dakota Dental Association (NDDA), puts forth his organization's plan to improve dental health for North Dakotans, citing data and the need to collaborate innovatively. He advocates for the defeat of a recently introduced state Senate bill that would allow midlevel providers (MLPs).
Dos and don'ts for scheduling: Superb scheduling equals smooth sailing
February 23, 2015 -- Scheduling is one of the most significant indicators of how your practice is functioning. An efficient scheduling system ensures a steady flow of patients and production throughout the day. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares ideas that will help you create the best schedule for your practice.
5 reasons people don't open your emails
February 23, 2015 -- The Madow Brothers ask: Are your patients opening your emails? Are you getting enough return from this important tool? In their latest column, they offer five good reasons your patients might not be opening your emails and offer specific ideas to help improve your open rates.
Tips to improve your collections
February 23, 2015 -- Are your collections at 98%? If not, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie has some practical tips to increase your practice's collection ratio, including some you probably haven't thought of before.
The advantages of a DSO: Part 2 -- Focus on technology and best practices
February 19, 2015 -- In the second of this two-part series, the partners and associates from the law firm McGuireWoods look at some of the advantages of dental services organizations (DSOs), including technology, best clinical practices, capital, and more.
Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride
February 18, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, Dr. John Frachella makes the case for using silver nitrate and silver fluoride when treating already decayed teeth in children.
A practice lesson from the Beatles!
February 17, 2015 -- We are proud to welcome the Madow Brothers to In their first column, the debate of who is your favorite Beatle takes an interesting turn, as they show how the interpersonal styles of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr can cause big changes in your dental practice.
Dos and don'ts for new dentists: Give your business a head start
February 17, 2015 -- An evolving dental economy requires new dentists to develop a greater knowledge of practice management and leadership skills. By understanding the importance of dental business operations, young dentists can get off to a good start as practice owners and quickly begin building successful careers, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.