3 ways to stay positively motivated
January 11, 2019 -- It's easy to get caught up in fearful or negative thinking. Maybe you've got a difficult procedure scheduled first thing in the morning with a patient who gags, or maybe you're having second thoughts about a technology investment. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has seen clients with these same fears and thoughts, and she offers three ways to change your mindset in her latest column.  Discuss
What do you say when patients ask about food?
January 9, 2019 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg is often asked about more than just oral healthcare by his patients. He devotes considerable time in talking to them about food and diet. In his latest column, he summarizes some of his latest thinking on food and eating.  Discuss
Setting your practice's goals for 2019
December 28, 2018 -- As the year winds down, naturally you think about what you want to accomplish in 2019. Clients of practice management consultant Jen Butler have the same thoughts. She takes them through a process of goal setting. In Jen’s latest column, she walks you through this process and how it can help your practice.  Discuss
Hiring an associate should be rewarding
December 14, 2018 -- Is your practice at a point where you are considering adding an associate? It's a process that can lead to additional practice growth and satisfaction, but it also is a big step with many stages to consider. Cindy Bickers, manager of Henry Schein Nationwide Dental Opportunities, details the practical steps, some of which you may not have considered before.  Discuss
Why do our kids have tooth decay?
December 12, 2018 -- It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity.  Discuss
4 tips to improve collections in your practice
December 6, 2018 -- Getting patients to pay on time can be quite a challenge for any practice. And beyond the stress and hassle in collections, the lack of cash flow can affect a practice's ability to expand. In her latest column, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers four practical tips to improve collections and your practice's finances.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
4 ways a consultant can help grow your practice
November 7, 2018 -- If your practice is growing, there are probably aspects of it you'd like to improve. If your practice is struggling, it can be stressful, and you may not know how to fix the issues. In her latest column, Sally McKenzie offers four ways consultants can help dental practices solve issues and grow.  Discuss
Second Opinion: The case for ending the era of toxic teeth
November 6, 2018 -- Dr. Martin Gorman notes that there are issues with the continuing use of dental amalgam fillings containing mercury. In this Second Opinion, he details the published data concerning the use of mercury in fillings and calls for organized dentistry to get behind composite alternatives.  Discuss
Is there a link between periodontitis and metabolic syndrome?
October 31, 2018 -- Periodontitis and metabolic syndrome are manifestations of chronic inflammation. Could there be a causal relationship between the chronic inflammation of gum disease and the chronic inflammation of metabolic syndrome? In his latest column, periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg investigates.  Discuss