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.
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.
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.