Jen Butler, MEdeditorial@drbicuspid.comDental PracticeThere is enough time in the day: Part 1 -- Personal productivityHow often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the first of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she offers an introduction to increasing personal productivity and how to take the first steps.August 23, 2018Dental Practice10 practical ways to make your patients, team, and you happierSometimes Jen Butler is in the middle of a practice management consulting session and she'll notice that her clients sometimes forget why they got into patient care in the first place: the chance to help people and make them happy. She offers 10 practical ideas for when you find yourself in that rut.August 9, 2018Dental Practice3 common pitfalls of adding an associateAdding an associate might be the next step in the natural evolution of a dental practice. However, many practices experience issues with a new associate, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. She outlines three of the most common pitfalls and how to handle them so the practice can grow.July 26, 2018Dental PracticeSurvey your patients for higher hygiene numbersIs there a way to help start the conversation with your patients about needed treatment and also boost your practice's hygiene production numbers? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests having your patients fill out a hygiene practice survey, which will help your practice zone in on patient concerns while opening the treatment discussion.July 12, 2018X-Ray10 areas of hygiene profitability and the obstacles they bringIf your practice's goal is for your hygiene department to produce about a third of your total product, then simply focusing on prophies and x-rays every six months is not going to get you to your goal, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. She offers 10 areas where you can boost your hygiene production and the answers to three common objections you are likely to hear.June 26, 2018Dental PracticeHow a flow chart can help your practiceIs there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.June 13, 2018Dental PracticeUsing the (driving) force to unite your officeOne of the most memorable concepts introduced in the "Star Wars" movies is that of a force that connects everyone. Now, practice management consultant Jen Butler isn't writing using this force, or something like it, to fool stormtroopers but rather to bring together your front- and back-office staff to improve communications, production, and collections.May 24, 2018Dental PracticeCountdown: 10 essential tips for growing your practiceThere's a difference between how you grow a practice and how you make it profitable, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. In this column, she counts down the essential tips on how to grow your practice. Here's a hint: It doesn't have to cost a lot of money to see a sizable return.May 10, 2018Dental PracticeWhat happens if you don't change?In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character has to relive the same day until he finds a way to change his life. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has dentist clients who feel the same way, stuck repeating the same patterns in their practices and their lives. Change is not easy, but she offers practical tips to help you avoid the rut.April 26, 2018Dental PracticeWhat is the role of a hygiene department?A hygiene department should be the economic engine of your practice, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. Ensuring that doctors and hygienists are working toward the same goals is crucial for a practice's success.April 12, 2018Previous PagePage 2 of 6Next PageTop StoriesRestorationsWant to restore teeth? Maybe crack some eggsA new biomaterial that contains an unusual ingredient and promotes bone growth has been developed and may be used for regenerative dentistry in the future.Legal IssuesDentist sentenced for claims of swapping scripts for cocaineOrganized DentistryABOMS names its 2023-2024 presidentAIOwandy to launch AI-based scanner at 2023 GNYDMSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.