Practice Management
Do's & don'ts for making hand-offs smoother
July 5, 2022 -- Within a dental practice, there are inevitably transitions from one area of responsibility to another. These hand-offs are critical points. For the sake of office efficiency, productivity, and patient satisfaction, hand-offs must be as smooth as possible, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Do's & don'ts for stress management
June 13, 2022 -- The major cause of stress in most practices is not "difficult" patients. It's outdated, undocumented, or improperly used practice management systems, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Staffing shortages remain, reports ADA poll
June 10, 2022 -- The new installment of the ADA Health Policy Institute's Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll highlights the continued impact the dental staffing shortage is having on practices across the U.S. Read More
Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict
May 23, 2022 -- Staff conflict is one of the most challenging practice management concerns for dentists. It's also inevitable that disagreements among team members will arise at some point, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Addressing a growing crisis: Burnout among dentists
May 9, 2022 -- When Dr. Kyle Stanley lectures, he often asks his students if they've known someone professionally who died by suicide. Usually, about 70% of the audience raises their hands, highlighting just how prevalent it is. In this column, Stanley provides tips to help combat burnout and find support. Read More
Help, I need to hire
April 13, 2022 -- Dentistry has always had a problem with a revolving door for staffing, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem has become more pronounced. Dr. James V. Anderson shares his tips on finding the right team members for your dental practice. Read More
The impact of the pandemic on dentistry
March 17, 2022 -- It's been two years since dental practices closed their doors to elective care. Dr. Samuel B. Low reflects on how practice and patient communication have changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and practice shutdowns. Read More
Practice ownership fades as the face of dentistry changes
March 14, 2022 -- The U.S. dental workforce is changing and with it, the practice paradigm. As dentistry grows younger and more diverse -- with more women and people of color practicing -- fewer clinicians will own practices, according to a March 9 webinar from the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Pandemic has long-lasting effects on hygiene workforce
March 10, 2022 -- Dental hygienists have low COVID-19 infection rates and high vaccination acceptance rates, according to a report in the February issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The research also found that less than half of hygienists who left their place of employment early in the pandemic have returned. Read More
Hygienists may be the key to fewer dental visits at hospitals
March 9, 2022 -- States that give dental hygienists more autonomy and expand their scope of practice may have fewer preventable nontraumatic dental visits at emergency rooms, according to a study published March 5 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States