Levin on scheduling; Madow Bros. on potential patients; McKenzie's 6 tips for case acceptance

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

If your practice has trouble staying on schedule, your scheduling guidelines probably need to be updated. You and your team may have inaccurate impressions of how long it really takes to treat patients. The solution is to rely on facts, not guesswork or old habits, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.

What do you do when someone calls your practice and asks a few questions, but he or she just isn't ready to commit to an appointment? Is this patient lost forever? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers show you how to keep these potential patients from slipping through the cracks.

Are you struggling with case acceptance? Practice management expert Sally McKenzie has six tips that can help, from earning your patients' trust to understanding their motivation, using a treatment coordinator, and how and when to follow up.

On World Oral Health Day, Dr. Chedly Vincent of Aspen Dental issues a call to action to improve oral health around the world. She shares her own experience in Haiti, and believes if dental professionals work together, there's no telling the difference that they can make.

How is your bracket doing in DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem challenge? My alma mater was upset this past weekend, but hopefully your picks are still alive. The action resumes on Thursday. Follow your results here.

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