Do's and don'ts for projecting professionalism March 25, 2019 -- Whatever your role in the practice, your manner will affect the mood for everyone there, including patients. A dental practice is a relatively small space, so it's important to set aside personal issues, focus on cooperation and patient care, and always be professional, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
Ownership: It's not for everyone anymore March 25, 2019 -- As practice ownership models change in dentistry, understanding if you are more comfortable as an owner or a nonowner is crucial. Joseph Jordan of JPA Dental Transitions offers a practical look at the advantages and disadvantages of both to aid in your decision-making process. Discuss
Dental Whale, Dental Intelligence form joint venture March 20, 2019 -- Private practice advisors Dental Whale and dental software developer Dental Intelligence have created a joint venture to aid in practice growth, valuation, and preparation for the sale of a practice.
Second Opinion: Should you change your scrap recycling program? March 19, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Bob Torrissi of Garfield Refining focuses on two subjects you probably don't think about often: the prices of precious metals used in dentistry and your practice's scrap recycling program. Torrissi notes that practices may be missing out on additional income by not taking advantage of changes in the prices of these metals. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for maximizing your practice's value March 18, 2019 -- A dental practice is an asset. Unfortunately, most dentists don't view their practices in this way until they get close to retirement. Practice leaders must continue to build value in their practices throughout their entire career to ensure the greatest return on investment, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises. Discuss
5 strategic ideas for building a better online reputation March 18, 2019 -- As a dentist, you already know the power of online reviews. Everyone fears the dreaded negative review, but your day can instantly be made when a loyal patient boasts about you and your practice for everyone to see. So how can you get more boasts for your excellent patient care? Melissa Mickelson of ProSites offers five strategic ideas. Discuss
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior. Discuss