Practice Management
5 ways to design a scroll-stopping social media ad
August 21, 2019 -- You probably see ads for dental and other healthcare practices when you are scrolling through your social media feeds, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. She offers five ways your practice can take advantage of these opportunities, from storytelling to special offers.  Discuss
Why social media is a must for your dental office
August 7, 2019 -- When it comes to social media, the idea is to remind your community that you are more than just a doctor and a business owner, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. She suggests highlighting your interests and activities beyond the practice to help build a connection with patients and to let your personality shine.  Discuss
4 tips to improve your practice's SEO
July 18, 2019 -- If you'd asked Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari about search engine optimization (SEO) when she graduated from dental school, she admits she wouldn't have known how to answer. Now, as a pediatric dentist and successful blogger, she has come to understand how important SEO is for a practice. She shares four tips to help yours.  Discuss
OperaVR adds practice facts feature
June 18, 2019 -- OperaVR has added a feature to its virtual reality (VR) application that shares interesting facts about the dental practice and team members.
Dentsply Sirona sells Futuredontics
April 19, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced the sale of dental marketing services and software company Futuredontics to investment firm Congdon Street.
Seize the marketing advantage with teledentistry: Part 2
April 4, 2019 -- Teledentistry at one time may have been thought of as exclusively a public health service. However, as the technology has evolved and the costs involved lowered, the opportunity for this service to add to your practice's revenue has grown. Part 2 of this series by Michael Ventriello focuses on how to promote the benefits to your current and prospective patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for promoting your implant services
March 11, 2019 -- Given the huge number of edentulous people, most patients are likely to know someone who could benefit from implants. This service should get special attention during both the new patient orientation and appointments with existing patients. Creating greater awareness of implants can lead to referrals of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 2
February 20, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including imaging, practice management, and restorative products and services.  Discuss
Not using direct mail marketing? Here are 5 reasons you should
July 31, 2018 -- Sometimes thinking outside the box when it comes to marketing means looking at methods your competition has forgotten about. As practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, direct mail is pretty old-school. But in this day of email and digital marketing, she offers five reasons why it can still be effective for your practice  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for negative feedback: Handling unsatisfied patients
July 16, 2018 -- Even under the best circumstances, patients can become dissatisfied. So it's inevitable that you will have to deal with unhappy patients. Remember that a problem is an opportunity to improve performance. When an issue is resolved quickly and properly, the relationship between the practice and patients can be maintained and strengthened, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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