Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss
7 reasons to work with a consultant virtually
May 27, 2020 -- Times have changed in dentistry, and now might be the perfect time to consider not only adding a consultant for your practice but also adding one via virtual options. Sally McKenzie explains the benefits and what it could mean for your business in the second half of the year.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for social media
May 26, 2020 -- Social media has quickly become the primary way for people and businesses to connect during this time. Your practice should use social media to engage with patients, maintain relationships, and establish some form of normalcy, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Finding common ground in the battles between dentists and hygienists
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, talks about the current rift between dentists and dental hygienists. He also offers his thoughts on what should be a common denominator that can help bridge the gap between the two sides.  Discuss
The correlation between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet
May 20, 2020 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the body's immune system is the connection between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet and why this is an important correlation for dentists and dental team members to understand and discuss.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reopening
May 18, 2020 -- Things may seem uncertain during a crisis, but eventually they will get better. Practices reopening after the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be ready to treat patients and get their practices back on track, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How to deal with dental insurance reimbursements
May 13, 2020 -- During the past 10 years, many insurance plans have decreased reimbursements to the preferred provider organization (PPO) level or below. This has frustrated many in the industry and will continue to do so. However, if you follow some of these suggestions from Dr. Roger P. Levin, you may be able to get to where you want to be.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for preparedness
May 11, 2020 -- It's always prudent to prepare for a crisis, even when one is not imminent, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. You should check supplies, ramp up your technology, create contingencies, and set clear employee policies.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an office shutdown
May 4, 2020 -- At one time, shutting down your office for an extended period seemed an unlikely scenario. But after the challenges of the past couple of months, it's commonplace. The good news is that the U.S. will get through it, and so can you, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Follow these tips for a successful reopening of your dental practice
April 30, 2020 -- Dental consultant Sally McKenzie has put together some ideas and suggestions to help dentists and team members reopen their practices in the most successful way possible following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss