Practice Management
If a train is coming, get off the tracks
October 17, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg often has patients asking him about what they can do to live a more healthy lifestyle. He looks at one study that examined the link between a healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases, but notes that many patients aren't willing to make changes when the "train" of ill-health is bearing down on them.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for establishing trust with patients
October 16, 2018 -- The higher the level of trust patients have in the doctor and staff, the more successful the practice will be. Trust builds patient loyalty, ensuring lasting practice-patient relationships. It also makes patients far more likely to refer family and friends to your practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
Christensen: Ways you can increase your revenue and services
October 15, 2018 -- Dr. Gordon Christensen is the pre-eminent voice of the dental industry. Here he offers a comprehensive look at ways your practice can increase both your revenues and services offered. For instance, are there certain tasks you can delegate? Are you getting all the use you can out of your office space? Read on for practical ideas to help your practice.  Discuss
Can psychotherapy improve oral hygiene in young adults?
October 12, 2018 -- Getting patients with poor oral health to adopt better hygiene habits is an ongoing struggle. Trying something different, researchers examined whether a certain form of cognitive behavioral therapy could improve oral health behaviors in young adults with a high caries prevalence.  Discuss
Survey: Cost is No. 1 oral health stressor for U.S. adults
October 12, 2018 -- The cost of dental care is the top source of oral health-related stress, according to new survey findings from insurance benefits company Unum.  Discuss
5 practical ways to win at the insurance game
October 11, 2018 -- While many practices may look at insurance as challenging, there are ways to make it work, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs. He shares five practical ways your practice can win at the insurance game.  Discuss
Infographic: Hygienist income stays flat
October 10, 2018 -- While the median income of dentists is rising, the median income of hygienists has stayed about the same, according to a new data analysis by personal finance website Finder. The analysis found median pay for hygienists decreased by 0.10% from 2016 to 2017.  Discuss
How to educate team members about practice economics
October 10, 2018 -- Many clients have come to practice management consultant Sally McKenzie asking about how they can get their team members on board when it comes to their practice's finances. She offers an inclusive solution that will make sure no team member is in the dark: monthly staff meetings to go over a practice's finances.  Discuss
Survey examines dental school LGBTQ curricula
October 9, 2018 -- Has your educational training provided you with adequate knowledge and tools to treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients? If not, you're far from alone. A new survey found that at least one dental school's training on treating these patients to be insufficient and called for improved interprofessional content in this area.  Discuss
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