Practice Management
MouthWatch updates teledentistry system
November 1, 2018 -- Dental technology company MouthWatch has updated its TeleDent integrated teledentistry system.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for office decor: Create an attractive office
October 29, 2018 -- Believe or not, the image and appearance of your practice influence your level of case acceptance and patient satisfaction. To ensure that your office is attracting patients and not turning them off, look at your office objectively, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Check for worn and outdated furnishings or decor -- and replace everything that detracts from the practice's image as a modern, professional office.  Discuss
Book excerpt: Responsible Dental Ownership
October 26, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to bring you an excerpt from Alex Zlatin's new book Responsible Dental Ownership. Zlatin details the practical challenges any current or future practice owner faces. In this excerpt, he focuses on finding the right place to maximize talent and enthusiasm.  Discuss
7 concepts to help you become a business badass
October 26, 2018 -- Maybe you've wondered what it would be like to open your own practice. In short, what does it take to go from being someone who knows little about business to someone who is an expert? Practice management consultant Jen Butler offers seven concepts to help you go from business cupcake to badass.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African hygienists treat more than teeth
October 25, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the second part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in how hygienists practice in South Africa and the U.S.  Discuss
Review questions research on ergonomic interventions
October 24, 2018 -- You've probably heard about an ergonomic intervention for dentists and hygienists, such as a new curette or workstation modifications, and wondered if there really was any evidence that the intervention was effective. Researchers had the same question and conducted a review to find out.  Discuss
Study identifies keys to oral healthcare integration
October 23, 2018 -- Awareness is increasingly spreading for the need to integrate oral healthcare into primary care treatments and evaluations. Researchers interviewed more than 90 healthcare practitioners to find out what the barriers are to this integration and how they can be overcome.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for time management: Manage your time like a pro
October 22, 2018 -- For a dentist, effective time management means achieving efficiency when treating patients. Schedule patients wisely, based on parameters designed to achieve the greatest efficiency. This will enable you to increase production, reduce stress, maintain energy throughout the day, and provide better patient care, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
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
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