Practice Management
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
Sikka adds health-risk analysis feature
October 4, 2018 -- Sikka Software has added a health-risk analysis feature to its Practice Mobilizer mobile application.  Discuss
Mid-Atlantic Dental to acquire Birner
October 4, 2018 -- Dental support organiation (DSO) Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners has agreed to acquire DSO Birner Dental Management Services.  Discuss
Dental groups urge revamp of licensing process
October 2, 2018 -- Three dental organizations have joined forces to urge state dental boards to eliminate single-encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients during the dental licensure examination and to make other reforms in the licensing process.  Discuss
New Calif. law requires dental plan transparency
October 2, 2018 -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill into law requiring dental benefit plans to disclose plan details beginning in 2021.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for associates: Give new associates the proper support
October 1, 2018 -- A new associate should be viewed as an asset to the dental team and the office. Make it clear from the beginning that the associate dentist is to be treated with respect. Give everything your new team member needs to succeed and your practice will succeed as well, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for having a productive day: Set the tone for a productive day
September 24, 2018 -- Some people say that how you start your day is how you'll end it. So it's important to begin the day on the right note. Rally the troops and set the expectation for a productive day that includes great attitudes, stellar customer service, and excellent clinical care, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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