Sheri's Solutions: Let it go
January 28, 2015 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger asks what is your theme for 2015? If you don't have one, she suggests "Let it go" and offers compelling reasons why this philosophy will serve you well.
3 myths that keep dentists from massive success
January 28, 2015 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler explores, and explodes, the three myths that keep you from success. She writes that any held myth affects how you work and live, and dentistry is plagued with its share of falsely held beliefs.
A dereliction of duty on prevention
January 27, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Massachusetts dentist Dr. John Fisher writes on the positive impact fluoridated water supplies have on dental health and urges more communities to understand the public health benefits.
Challenging the pumice/rubber cup 'prophylaxis' in children
January 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. David A. Nash urges the profession of dentistry to stop the use of pumice and rubber cup prophylaxis when treating children. He cites many studies in the literature and experience as to why the treatment should be discontinued.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production: Emphasize benefits in case presentation
January 26, 2015 -- When dentists think about recommending treatment, it's natural to focus on the technical aspects. When presenting recommendations to patients, however, it's important to consciously shift the focus from clinical details to benefits, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Malpractice Insurance Primer: Part 1 -- Tail and occurrence coverage
January 26, 2015 -- In this new three-part series, Jennifer Gibson of Medical Protective covers the important details of different types of malpractice insurance and which is the best fit for your practice. As this insurance can be complicated and expensive, knowing the details matters. Part one covers tail and occurrence coverage.
Benefits of laser oral surgery for your practice and patients
January 21, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, periodontist Dr. Cyril Evian advocates for the use of lasers in dentistry. He details the advantages of using a laser in your practice, including an expanded clientele, less patient anxiety, and more productive time.
Coding for patients with limited areas requiring scaling and root planing
January 19, 2015 -- Insurance expert Dr. Doyle Williams is back to help you with your coding dilemmas. In this column, he writes about coding for patients who need limited scaling and root planing but who have otherwise healthy mouths.
Dos and don'ts for internal marketing: Ask patients for testimonials
January 19, 2015 -- Your most enthusiastic patients may tell everyone they know what a great dentist you are, but there's a limit to how many people will get this message. By collecting written testimonials from happy patients and including them in your print materials and on your website, you'll be able to spread the good word, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
6 tips to reduce cancellations and no-shows
January 19, 2015 -- It happens to every practice -- cancellations immediately before the appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips, including proactive ones, for helping your practice handle last-minute cancellations and no-shows.