Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for strategic planning
September 28, 2020 -- COVID-19 has increased the already growing level of competition that practices face. Every practice should complete a five-year strategic plan with monthly reviews and annual updates to the plan: This is how good practices become great and stay there, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Why you need to know about this acronym -- and why your patients will thank you for it
September 25, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the importance of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD). He details why this has become a favorite dental acronym of his, and why he believes CCLAD can be a benefit to your practice and patients.  Discuss
Social responsibility: Dentistry's costly omission
September 24, 2020 -- There's a key piece missing to the true mission of dentistry right now, opines Dr. Marc Cooper. In today's world, he believes dentistry has lost sight of its mission to act in the best interest of society as a whole. He shares his thoughts and beliefs on what could turn things around in this article.  Discuss
Create a culture of safety before education to ensure patients' trust
September 23, 2020 -- With COVID-19 now a part our society, how are you ensuring that your patients and team members feel safe? Dr. James Anderson offers some advice about what must be done to create a sense of safety for all in the practice, and why that's important for your business.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for staying positive
September 21, 2020 -- During these challenging times, it can be difficult to remain upbeat. However, if you want to move forward, you must adopt a positive mindset. Without a positive attitude, you will never be able to motivate yourself or your staff to provide excellent care and customer service day in and day out, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Why 'mask mouth' could be a sweet spot for your treatment planning
September 18, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the hot topic of "mask mouth" and how it could be a boon for your practice in terms of treatment planning. It's all about having patients think logically as well as with their emotions, Dr. Rice explains in his latest video.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team communication
September 14, 2020 -- During this time, there will be lots of changes and upheaval in your practice. It is crucial that you and your team are on the same page. The only way you can do this is to stay in constant communication about everything going on in the practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Thoughts on those patients with cracked teeth walking into your practice
September 11, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses a recent New York Times article detailing the rise of cracked teeth in the days after COVID-19 entered our society. He shares some advice that has worked well in his upstate New York practice.  Discuss
How to overcome the 'pandemic plateau' in your practice
September 10, 2020 -- What are some of the issues and challenges slowing down growth in dental practices as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 disruption? Dr. James Anderson looks at them and offers solutions that can help the business side of the dental practice continue to climb.  Discuss
A tribute to Sally McKenzie, a giant in the dental industry
September 8, 2020 -- Belle DuCharme reflects on the life and legacy of Sally McKenzie, a longtime contributor to and one of the most influential consultants in the dental industry, who died suddenly on September 1.  Discuss