Practice Management
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
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
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
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
New product: Dental Intelligence releases patient finder tool
October 9, 2018 -- Dental software developer Dental Intelligence has released a patient information identification tool.  Discuss
Infographic: Dentist income up from 2016
October 8, 2018 -- The median income of dentists rose nearly 3% from 2016 to 2017, according to a new data analysis by personal finance website Finder. However, the increase in dentist income varied greatly by practice setting.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for dental products: Discuss home care products with all patients
October 8, 2018 -- You're the home dental care expert for your patients. Recommend and explain how home care products help maintain oral health, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Even if patients don't end up buying products, they'll still see that you care about their oral health -- which will strengthen the practice-patient relationship.  Discuss
4 habits that create chaos and ways to change them
October 5, 2018 -- When you think of chaos, you might think of a situation that is out of control. However, as practice management consultant Jen Butler writes, chaos is usually the product of small, well-intentioned steps that add up to a loss of productivity and maybe worse. She details four habits you might be unknowingly doing and how to change them.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Unique business model contributes to practice success
October 4, 2018 -- When an oral surgeon in private practice found that too much time was being spent running the practice and not enough on patient care, he and his partners turned to a management services company. Dr. Colin Bell details their practical decision-making process and the advantages for their practice.  Discuss
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