Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Reach your dental practice goals -- one step at a time
January 8, 2020 -- What are your practice goals for the new year? Goals can be valuable markers of progress, but achieving a goal isn't the sole measurement of success. Any incremental progress toward a goal also is significant and should be celebrated. Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence shares some tips on how to pace yourself to help reach your practice goals.
Do's and don'ts for dental insurance: Make dental insurance work for you
January 6, 2020 -- Many of the larger dental insurance plans have so many customers that they can dictate reimbursements to dental practices with little to no pushback. This can be frustrating, but dental insurance is an integral part of how your practice delivers care, and practices must adopt new strategies and techniques to remain successful, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
6 resolutions for a new decade
January 3, 2020 -- As we start a new decade, there are so many things to be thankful for in our lives. It is also the time to look at some resolutions for the next 10 years. Dr. Sheri Doniger shares six resolutions to consider for yourself and your practice.  Discuss
How to blog your way to new patients in 2020
January 2, 2020 -- Blogging should be an essential part of your strategic marketing plan and an addition to your website, according to Dr. James Anderson. He explains the benefits of having a blog and shares some advice on blogging to attract new patients in 2020.  Discuss
Top tips for financial success in 2020
December 30, 2019 -- With 2020 now only a couple days away, this is the time to reflect on the last 12 months and start thinking about the improvements you'd like to make in the year ahead. This includes establishing realistic financial goals for your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. She shares some tips for financial success in the new year.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for boosting revenue
December 30, 2019 -- Just like in any business, your practice's success is defined by the amount of revenue that you bring in. Revenue can be affected by a variety of factors, so you must be proactive when it declines or stagnates, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Why the 'list' is becoming the hacker's new weapon
December 27, 2019 -- Ransomware continues to impact the dental community. But with more companies refusing to pay the ransoms, hackers are stepping up their game by creating a list of those that have failed to pay. Cybersecurity and privacy expert Debi Carr explains why this list is the hacker's new weapon and how you can prepare ahead of time to minimize the effects of these attacks on your practice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for ending team conflict
December 23, 2019 -- When it comes to workplace conflict, it's always a matter of when and not if it will happen. Although you may want to avoid it, the best way to address conflict is to do it immediately, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
How to keep your dental team from dreading Mondays
December 16, 2019 -- In dental practices, Mondays are typically busy for various reasons, such as dental emergencies or patients remembering over the weekend to schedule appointments. Team members may dread returning to work after a restful weekend and starting the busy workweek. Dr. James Anderson offers some suggestions to ease the Monday blues.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for strategic planning: Take charge of your practice
December 16, 2019 -- When it comes to building a successful dental practice, "winging it" rarely works, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. To be successful, most companies engage in strategic planning, which can help them identify the direction that they will go and what new concepts, expertise, and skill sets will be necessary to head in that direction.  Discuss