Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Have you looked around your office lately?
July 24, 2009 -- Putting yourself in your patients' shoes for five minutes a day can pay off in more ways than you can imagine.  Discuss
24-hour free recorded message -- My secret weapon
July 23, 2009 -- This low-cost approach to getting new patients works more often than you might think.  Discuss
Tough economy begs strong vision
July 21, 2009 -- Dental practices with a clear sense of who they are and what they stand for are weathering the economic downturn better than those with poorly organized systems and mismanaged overhead, observes Dr. Helaine Smith in The Mouth Physician.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for ramping up hygiene productivity
July 20, 2009 -- A robust hygiene department drives practice production. Almost every patient comes through the hygiene department before moving on to other treatment. For a practice to reach its profitability potential, a full hygiene schedule is essential.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the best way to back up my office data?
July 20, 2009 -- A: There is no single best way to back up data -- you have to have an entire backup strategy. A good backup strategy involves using your local area network, along with portable hard drives or flash drives and the Internet.  Discuss
Location, location, location
July 15, 2009 -- Determining the best place to establish your dental practice is both a professional and personal decision -- sometimes, very personal.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for maximizing your schedule
July 13, 2009 -- The schedule offers practices the greatest opportunity to increase efficiency. While it may appear that production capacity has been reached, the schedule may actually be functioning below the practice's potential. An inefficient schedule results in increased stress, lost production, and decreased profitability.  Discuss
Time for dentistry to take it to the streets
July 6, 2009 -- Public education is slowly but surely becoming a priority for forward-thinking members of the U.S. dental community.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts of communicating effectively with patients
July 6, 2009 -- Every patient interaction is an opportunity for you and your team to "wow" patients. But excellent customer service requires strong communications skills. Levin Group recommends doctors use scripting to improve communication throughout their practices.  Discuss
Please leave the drama at the door
July 1, 2009 -- Life outside the office has its ups and downs for every member of the dental team. But no matter what, the patient should always come first.  Discuss