Do's and don'ts for practice management: Measure, measure, measure
April 24, 2017 -- "What gets measured gets done" said business guru Peter Drucker. By tracking performance, you'll know where your practice is performing well and what areas should be targeted for improvement, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. If you don't measure performance, you're just operating in the dark.
6 tips to help your practice meet its full potential
April 19, 2017 -- You're ready for a change. Your practice is nowhere near where you want it to be, and most days you find yourself dealing with broken appointments, staff conflict, patient complaints, and a host of other issues that take you away from what you do best: treating patients. Yes, you know you can do better. Sally McKenzie offers six tips to help your practice reach its potential.
Do's and don'ts for financial management: Where does the money go?
April 17, 2017 -- The Levin Group target for general practice overhead is 59%, but most practices are at 75%, according to recent data. That's a huge difference. Reducing high overhead by even percentage points can yield significant savings to practices, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. In his latest Practice Success tip, he offers tips on how to track where your money goes and reduce overhead.
Want a successful practice? Turn off the radio
April 12, 2017 -- With more than 1,300 different news-talk radio stations in the U.S., it is easy to get caught up in what you can't control and let it impact how you run your practice. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier understands that temptation, but counsels his clients to focus on what they can control. Doing so will help you see opportunities to grow your practice.
Do's and don'ts for leadership: Bring your 'A' game to the practice every day
April 10, 2017 -- If your practice were a basketball team, you would be both the head coach and the star player. As such, you've got to motivate your staff members with your words and also your actions, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Your team, consciously and unconsciously, will model their attitude and behavior based on your example.
Sheri's Solutions: Flossing debate
April 7, 2017 -- Most of the mainstream media may have moved on when it comes to the debate over the effectiveness of flossing, but the importance of flossing remains a constant, writes Dr. Sheri Doniger. In her latest Sheri's Solutions, she describes recent patient conversations around the benefits of flossing and a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Get smart with case acceptance
April 5, 2017 -- When you talk with your patients about treatment acceptance, how often do they say yes? You might think your failure rate is below 20%, but Kevin Tighe of Cambridge Dental Consultants suggests taking a look at your patient files to see. He has some ideas to help you improve your case acceptance rate.
Do's and don'ts for customer service: Good isn't good enough
April 3, 2017 -- Most practices provide good customer service, but that's no longer good enough. To stand out in a crowded field, you have to deliver great customer service, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Every interaction must be viewed as an opportunity to WOW patients.
Facts in the past, present, and future
March 30, 2017 -- While "facts" may be a contentious term these days, shouldn't their status be clear in clinical practice? Dr. Alvin Danenberg sees some worrisome practices among practitioners who remain stuck in the past when treating patients, rather than embracing updated research.
5 steps to help transform your practice
March 29, 2017 -- Jay Geier and his team are embarking on a health challenge. After 90 days, everyone will find out who had the commitment and discipline to make the necessary changes to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The same approach can apply to your practice: Are you willing to take these five steps to help it thrive?