How to keep your dental team from dreading Mondays
December 16, 2019 -- In dental practices, Mondays are typically busy for various reasons, such as dental emergencies or patients remembering over the weekend to schedule appointments. Team members may dread returning to work after a restful weekend and starting the busy workweek. Dr. James Anderson offers some suggestions to ease the Monday blues.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for strategic planning: Take charge of your practice
December 16, 2019 -- When it comes to building a successful dental practice, "winging it" rarely works, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. To be successful, most companies engage in strategic planning, which can help them identify the direction that they will go and what new concepts, expertise, and skill sets will be necessary to head in that direction.  Discuss
Time to play 'Would You Rather' dental edition
December 16, 2019 -- Holiday time is the perfect time to play some "Would You Rather," the party game that forces participants to reveal surprising facts about themselves, providing insight into what they value most. presents the dental edition of the game, featuring questions involving dental hygiene.  Discuss
The biggest challenges DSOs are facing
December 13, 2019 -- Anthony Stefanou and Connect the Dents spoke with top executives and business development directors from emerging and midmarket dental service organizations (DSOs) to determine the biggest challenges DSOs are facing.  Discuss
The top reason you need a scanner now isn't what you think
December 13, 2019 -- Scanning and restorative dentistry isn't just about delivering optimum patient care. Dr. David Rice explains how it can become your fast-track ticket to practice growth and success.  Discuss
How to turn a retirement plan into a transition vehicle
December 13, 2019 -- When a dental practice consistently reports high earnings, it is the most opportune time to adopt an employer-sponsored, qualified retirement plan. And the end of the fiscal year for a dental practice is the perfect time to make this transition, according to certified public accountant Bruce Bryen. He explains how to determine if this type of benefit plan is right for your practice.  Discuss
Review suggests link between perio disease, obesity
December 12, 2019 -- Does body weight affect the likelihood that a patient may have periodontal disease? Evidence suggests it does, according to a recent review published in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Taking the pain out of switching hats between clinician, CEO
December 12, 2019 -- If you struggle between switching from clinician to business owner throughout the day, dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management shares some tips to help you painlessly "switch hats."  Discuss
U.S. troops could seek money for medical errors if law passes
December 12, 2019 -- Service members in the U.S. will have the opportunity to seek compensation when they are injured due to military doctors' medical blunders, such as undetected dental problems or inaccurate diagnoses, if a new defense act is signed into law.  Discuss
Ore. clinic admits dirty instruments used on patients
December 11, 2019 -- A healthcare provider that manages a health clinic in Oregon has admitted that a dentist there used instruments that weren't properly sterilized on six patients in November, according to a local news report.  Discuss
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