Practice Management
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
Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Dentists call to action: Understanding mental health
August 3, 2022 -- From reimbursement concerns to challenging patients, dental professionals face a multitude of stressors in their daily work. When these stressors are accompanied by perfectionism and prioritizing patients above all else, it can lead to burnout and mental health disorders. Read More
Hygienists' mental health worse than dentists during COVID-19
August 2, 2022 -- In the first known U.S. survey to analyze the long-term mental health of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists and hygienists frequently reported poor mental health during peaks of COVID-19 transmission. However, hygienists had higher rates of anxiety and depression. Read More
Do's and don'ts for customer service
August 1, 2022 -- Like most other small businesses, dental practices are searching for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. One of the most effective ways to set your practice apart from others centers on customer service, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
5 ways to gain the trust of your team
July 29, 2022 -- When facing difficult situations, you can be an employer, or you can be a respected leader. Columnist Dr. James V. Anderson outlines five characteristics that dental teams expect from a good leader. Read More
DOJ settles improper billing claims with dental provider
July 29, 2022 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it has reached a settlement with Dr. Don Flanagan and his affiliated companies concerning allegations that they submitted false claims for dental services to TennCare. Read More
Most guidelines support antibiotics to prevent endocarditis
July 28, 2022 -- Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent endocarditis following dental care vary, but most support its use despite the risk of antimicrobial resistance, according to a systematic review published on July 25 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Read More
How to become a great leader
July 28, 2022 -- If you want to be a great leader, the three recommendations in this column from Dr. Roger P. Levin will show you how. Levin's three leadership recommendations can help any dentist build a powerful, focused practice team and retain team members longer. Read More
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Conferences
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States