Second Opinion: No real debate on community water fluoridation November 25, 2015 -- A recent broadcast on Public Radio International raised concerns about community water fluoridation without any mention of the hundreds of studies that have shown fluoridation's benefits. DrBicuspid.com reached out to the scientific and clinical community for their response to this broadcast. Our first response is from Deborah Foote, executive director of Oral Health Colorado.
Dos and don'ts for communication: Become fluent in body language November 23, 2015 -- Social media, online shopping, and many other aspects of modern life have greatly reduced the amount of actual face-to-face contact between people. What someone is thinking or feeling is often communicated not in words but in body language. Your work as a dentist puts you in direct personal contact with patients, so you should learn to read what their bodies are telling you, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 rules for implementation of ICD-10 November 23, 2015 -- How did your office deal with the implementation of ICD-10? As Kevin Wilson of Sterling Management writes, whether you are handling the transition to ICD-10 or any other project, there are common sense project management ideas that always apply.
Office lease negotiating: Part 3 -- Repair and maintenance November 20, 2015 -- In part three of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of a dental office building and why many dentists don't pay attention to this part of their lease until they are out thousands of dollars.
The Naked Dentist: Gratitude multiplies November 19, 2015 -- When doctors are able to focusing on where they are versus where they want to be, the practice and team members succeed more quickly than those who don't. As Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel writes, practicing gratitude leads to benefits beyond the immediate.
5 tips for macromanaging November 18, 2015 -- How can we learn to step back and see our entire business with clarity and a visionary perspective? How do we train ourselves to stop looking for more details and gain the outside, rooftop view in our businesses? Here are Dr. Lisa Knowles' top tips to help dental professionals see the bigger picture.
Ten hut! Taking a page out of the military handbook November 17, 2015 -- "Be all that you can be" is more than just a catchy slogan. As Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, it means having the leadership and passion to help your team members grow and exceed their hidden potential.
Dos and don'ts for practice management: Plan for disaster recovery November 16, 2015 -- When it comes to events that can completely disrupt the work of your practice, you should hope for the best and plan for the worst. Like buying insurance, the time and effort you invest in recovery planning may seem wasted if disaster doesn't strike -- but with so much at stake, it's better to be safe than sorry, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Transitions: How to know you're not ready for an associate November 12, 2015 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin is often asked the question of whether a practice is ready to add an associate. Surprisingly, the answer may be no. In his latest practice transitions column, Dr. Levin explains why other solutions may be more appropriate.
Legal considerations for practice ownership: Part 2 November 11, 2015 -- In the first part of this series, dental attorney Joseph D. Jordan covered the first two legal considerations for stepping into practice ownership: practicing due diligence and business entity formation. In this concluding part, he covers contract negotiations, closing on the practice, and running with ownership.