Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for writing scripts for a better patient experience
March 30, 2020 -- Every routine interaction between staff and patients contributes to the quality of the patient experience, for better or worse. Well-written and properly used, scripts can guide team members as they operate practice systems and also add depth and value to patient-practice relationships, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
4 ways to stay productive during the COVID-19 crisis
March 25, 2020 -- These days, many dental practices are seeing their business slowed because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but Dr. Sheri Doniger shares four ways to ensure your practice and team members stay productive.  Discuss
How teledentistry can help during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
March 24, 2020 -- During these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we, as dental healthcare providers, provide the essential care necessary to our patients and communities through teledentistry, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for staying connected with patients
March 23, 2020 -- Connecting with patients is critical to maintaining your patient base, so you must be creative when it comes to staying in touch, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Try a mix of both traditional outreach methods and newer methods on social media. Stay in touch with patients often and you'll build long-lasting relationships that contribute to practice success.  Discuss
Incorrect insurance adjustments can kill practice profits
March 19, 2020 -- If preferred provider insurance adjustments seem high in your practice, it could be because your business staff is incorrectly posting the adjustments. That is a mistake that can severely affect your cash flow, writes Dr. James Anderson.
Mouth ulcers: Why some get them and some don't
March 18, 2020 -- Have you had sores on your tongue, on the inside surface lining of your cheeks, on your gum tissues, or in the corners of your mouth? This is your body reacting to something going wrong in your immune system. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares his thoughts on their creation and how to alleviate them.  Discuss
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A dental practice management emergency preparedness plan
March 17, 2020 -- The current situation with COVID-19 brings to the forefront an important issue for every dental practice -- your emergency preparedness plan. As much as we should be concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus, we shouldn't be hitting the panic button. Now is the time to plan and ensure that our business continuity strategies are ready to go, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
An idea to improve the dental implant replacement process for all
March 17, 2020 -- Dr. Teresa Yang was tired of being a "supersleuth" every time she placed a dental implant. That's why she developed a system that helped her -- and could help your practice as well.  Discuss
How to virus-proof your account receivables
March 16, 2020 -- With so many questions surrounding the longevity of our current global situation in regard to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic, working your outstanding insurance claims report and patient aging is a must, writes dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team performance: Get the best from your team
March 16, 2020 -- Your staff is a key component of your success. Provide team members the leadership, training, and motivation they need, and your office will be well-positioned to grow dramatically in the years to come, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss