Practice Management
Do's and don'ts for bad days: Turn a bad day around
January 14, 2019 -- Dentists have bad days sometimes, but they must exercise good self-control at the office, keeping negative feelings to themselves, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Otherwise, the experience of everyone at the practice -- patients as well as staff -- will be less pleasant.  Discuss
3 ways to stay positively motivated
January 11, 2019 -- It's easy to get caught up in fearful or negative thinking. Maybe you've got a difficult procedure scheduled first thing in the morning with a patient who gags, or maybe you're having second thoughts about a technology investment. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has seen clients with these same fears and thoughts, and she offers three ways to change your mindset in her latest column.  Discuss
5 things you should know about overhead
January 10, 2019 -- In his latest column, Dr. Roger P. Levin confirms your thoughts that overhead is a necessary evil. However, successful practices learn how to manage it and create profit over savings. Dr. Levin offers five aspects about overhead you can use to your practice's advantage.  Discuss
What do you say when patients ask about food?
January 9, 2019 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg is often asked about more than just oral healthcare by his patients. He devotes considerable time in talking to them about food and diet. In his latest column, he summarizes some of his latest thinking on food and eating.  Discuss
Smile Brands invests in DecisionOne Dental
January 9, 2019 -- The dental service organization (DSO) Smile Brands has invested in Chicago-area DSO DecisionOne Dental Partners.
ADA names BMO Harris Bank as endorsed practice finance lender
January 9, 2019 -- ADA Member Advantage has named BMO Harris Bank as the association's exclusively endorsed lender for practice financing.
Teen substance use linked to dental treatment nonadherence
January 8, 2019 -- As adolescents transition to greater independence and adulthood, what determines whether they adhere to recommended dental treatments? Do socioeconomic factors have an effect? Might adopting certain habits or associating with certain people interfere with following suggested care? Researchers conducted a study to find out.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building strong bonds with patients
January 7, 2019 -- Practices can stand out by building strong relationships with patients and letting them know that they are the office's No. 1 concern. This requires that you and your staff make time to get to know your patients in a personal way. When you do, your patients will see that they're at a practice that truly cares for and about them, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Continuing education improves physicians' oral health knowledge
January 7, 2019 -- One way to improve patients' oral health is for family physicians to pass along useful information promoting better oral care. Researchers conducted a study with 100 physicians to discover the best methods for presenting oral health information to these doctors and if they retained the information.  Discuss
3 tips to make switching software systems as painless as possible
January 4, 2019 -- Mention the process of changing practice management software systems to dentists and you're bound to see some exasperated looks. It's not surprising, writes Dan Easty, a technology advisor for Patterson Dental. There is much to consider, but he shares some ways to ease the transition for your practice and your patients.  Discuss
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