Practice Management
It's time to redefine what it means to be a leader
August 12, 2022 -- When it comes to leadership, you can't simply apply statistics and numbers. It can't be taught in a webinar or an all-day seminar, and what makes a great leader is changing over time. Dr. Roger P. Levin discusses how you can be a leader for a new era of dental practice. Read More
2 negative impacts of AI in dentistry
August 11, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has quietly crept into every aspect of life, including the dental office. While AI offers many benefits to practices, researchers are warning dental professionals to be wary of AI's potential negative effects in a commentary published on August 9 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Delta Dental of Calif. taps Sarah Chavarria as new president
August 11, 2022 -- Delta Dental of California and its affiliates announced that Sarah Chavarria, who previously served as executive vice president and chief people officer, has been named as president of the organization. Read More
10 reasons why dentists do -- and don't -- prescribe opioids
August 10, 2022 -- From witnessing a family member struggle with substance abuse to performing a procedure on a Friday, dentists have a variety of personal and professional reasons for their opioid prescription habits. A study in the Journal of the American Dental Association highlighted 10 major factors that influence dentists' prescription decisions. Read More
How to prepare for monkeypox in the dental office
August 9, 2022 -- Over recent months, monkeypox has reemerged in more than 88 countries. Researchers are encouraging dentists to implement droplet infection control measures, patient isolation, and referral during local outbreaks. Read More
Is having multiple ad agencies making you less efficient?
August 8, 2022 -- When it comes to dental marketing, employing several agencies could impede the marketing efforts of your group practice or dental service organization. Expert Rob Medina outlines six benefits of using one agency for your marketing needs. Read More
Do's and don'ts for building relationships
August 8, 2022 -- In the new dental economy, it's nearly as important to document personal information about patients as it is to record clinical details. Doing so can help you build lasting relationships, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
DSO Dental Care Alliance would pay $3M in proposed settlement
August 5, 2022 -- A judge in Georgia signed off on a proposed agreement that calls for dental service organization (DSO) Dental Care Alliance (DCA) to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2020 cyberattack that affected about 1 million patients and employees. Read More
2 practice processes to weather the unpredictable
August 5, 2022 -- In the face of unpredictable runaway inflation and talk of a looming recession, Bete Johnson outlines two processes that offer comforting predictability in the areas of practice management that dentists and their team can directly control: patient satisfaction and collections. Read More
Legal Case: Are you ready to perform sedation dentistry?
August 4, 2022 -- "Dr. E," a general dentist in practice for more than 30 years, took advantage of her state's sedation dentistry laws by attending a weekend course on dental sedation management. Not long after, a patient died in her practice, followed by a demand for settlement. Dr. Marc Leffler, Esq., breaks down the case. Read More
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Conferences
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States