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Proper introduction of associate dentist crucial to patient relationships
January 16, 2020 -- If you're considering hiring an associate dentist for your practice, it's important to heed some key advice when making this critical move. Dr. James Anderson explains why a proper introduction of a new associate to your patients is vital and shares tips on how to do so.  Discuss
Former LSU quarterback turned dentist back in the spotlight
January 16, 2020 -- When Louisiana State University (LSU) earned its fourth-ever NCAA Division I football national championship on Monday night with a 42-25 win over Clemson, a Colorado dentist found himself not only smiling but back in the news again.  Discuss
5 ways to build teamwork into your practice culture
January 15, 2020 -- Teamwork is an essential component of running a successful practice. Cultivating a great team is beneficial for your quality of life at work -- and also your bottom line. Mike Monfredi, the practice manager at Monfredi Family Dentistry, details five ways to build teamwork into your practice culture.  Discuss
When is ideal care inappropriate?
January 15, 2020 -- When is ideal care not the best care we can deliver? This is one of the more important clinical questions we can ask ourselves, writes Dr. David Rice. He describes certain situations and patients for which ideal may not be the best treatment course.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Locating the correct AR number
January 15, 2020 -- This is the first in a new, year-long series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers helpful information on locating the correct accounts receivable number.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub wins in courtroom, dental offices
January 14, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub is having yet another news-filled week, announcing it will begin selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. Also, the company scored a legal victory with a New Jersey court finding it does not engage in the "corporate practice of dentistry."  Discuss
Patients, ex-staff wage online war against Wash. dentist
January 14, 2020 -- Former patients and employees of a Washington dentist have lit up review sites and social media with scathing reviews and allegations of unprofessionalism, misconduct, discrimination, questionable ethics, and mental abuse, according to a local news story.  Discuss
Are you scheduling correctly using the 'and' philosophy?
January 14, 2020 -- The schedule is the heartbeat of the dental practice -- it can either increase or decrease the stress of the team and is vital to meet your daily financial production goal. But is it convenient for your patients to schedule appointments? Dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management explains how you can manage your schedule to meet your daily goal and make patients happy.  Discuss
Why you need to know about palatal myoclonus
January 14, 2020 -- Are you familiar with palatal myoclonus? It is the repetitive contraction of the soft palate and pharyngopalatine arch and has an unknown cause. Dental hygienist Lacy Walker shares her experience encountering this rare condition -- in her daughter.  Discuss
Survey: Dentists share thoughts after selling to a DSO
January 13, 2020 -- How do dentists feel once they have sold to a dental service organization (DSO)? A survey asked dentists who recently sold their practices various questions about the process and their thoughts. Their answers may be of interest and informative to many of us in the dental industry.  Discuss
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