Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Dr. Sheri Doniger on the lessons she learned from the 1st half of 2020
July 2, 2020 -- A lot has changed for the dental industry in the first six months of the year. Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses those changes and how they've affected her practice, patients, and the dental industry overall. Will dentistry miss the "good old days" or move forward, adapt, and change?  Discuss
How I learned from one of my biggest smile design mistakes
July 1, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, recalls the time that he and a patient weren't on the same page when it came to what her completed case should look like. He tells that story and the lesson he learned from it in this week's video on another of the seven deadly sins of smile design.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for generating revenue
June 29, 2020 -- Revenue may be the single most important factor in business recovery. As your practice reopens, it must hit the ground running with revenue-generating strategies, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in his new Practice Success tip.  Discuss
The importance of postpandemic patient communication
June 26, 2020 -- With dental practices back open, there are plenty of chances for face-to-face interaction with patients, both those who are excited about being back and those who are nervous about returning. Dr. James Anderson offers his advice on how to deal with both groups.  Discuss
3 tips to help you establish performance measurements in your practice
June 24, 2020 -- The second half of the calendar year is drawing closer, and Sally McKenzie believes that if you don't have a performance measurement system in place, now is the time to change that. She offers three tips to help you get started.  Discuss
Dr. David Rice previews a series on the 7 deadly sins of smile design
June 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses what he will be covering during an upcoming series on our site. What do dentists and dental team members need to know about smile design? There's more to creating a great smile than just which materials you should use.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for answering patient questions
June 22, 2020 -- There is a lot of helpful information out there about COVID-19, but there is also a lot of bad information. Patients will be calling your office with questions, and it's OK to admit when you don't know something, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Q&A with ACT Dental's Kirk Behrendt on how dentistry can adapt to a changing landscape
June 19, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, sat down with ACT Dental founder and CEO Kirk Behrendt to discuss a wide range of important topics as dental practices rebound from COVID-19, touching on everything from filling the schedule to changes with insurance.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for finances
June 15, 2020 -- You don't need a financial guru to tell you that every day you are not in the office is a loss for your practice. But there are things you can do to ease some of the recent strain and pain, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How to develop a social media strategy that works for your dental practice
June 9, 2020 -- With social media, it is easy to get caught up in trends, and it's just as easy to post something without much thought after a long day at the office. For the best chance of success, however, a social media strategy should be systematically crafted and executed, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari.  Discuss