The future of dentistry is unconventional
August 8, 2018 -- Up until now, dentistry has been conventional, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. However, he wonders if dentistry will be different in the future. In his latest column, Dr. Danenberg discusses how the conventional way of doing things may begin to embrace current unconventional ideas.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for scripting: Create powerful scripts
July 30, 2018 -- You can't just wing it when it comes to communicating with patients. Knowing what to say greatly enhances every interaction. Excellent scripting is powerful, effective, and allows dental teams to improve performance on a daily basis, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 common pitfalls of adding an associate
July 27, 2018 -- Adding an associate might be the next step in the natural evolution of a dental practice. However, many practices experience issues with a new associate, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. She outlines three of the most common pitfalls and how to handle them so the practice can grow.  Discuss
4 practical ways to win the stress game
July 19, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can tackle stress in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, an organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin shares ways you can decrease and manage your stress.  Discuss
Survey your patients for higher hygiene numbers
July 13, 2018 -- Is there a way to help start the conversation with your patients about needed treatment and also boost your practice's hygiene production numbers? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests having your patients fill out a hygiene practice survey, which will help your practice zone in on patient concerns while opening the treatment discussion.  Discuss
The real cost of inadequate exams
July 11, 2018 -- An inadequate exam can have repercussions for patients beyond their immediate oral care issue, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He relates a phone call he received from a friend with pain in his upper left molar area.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Perspectives on the growth of the DSO model
July 6, 2018 -- Dr. Alexander Wojtyna has worked in both private and dental support organization (DSO) practices. In this Second Opinion, he details what works for him as a clinician and practice owner in the DSO model.  Discuss
3 benefits of online scheduling
July 3, 2018 -- Patients may have something come up that prevents them from calling your office while it is open to make an appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes that this is when an online scheduling program that syncs with your practice management software can help with your scheduling and also allow your team to focus on patient care.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for managing change: Be open to change
July 2, 2018 -- Change can be scary, but it's necessary and good for your practice. To be successful in today's changing dental business environment, practice leaders must rethink how they operate and make improvements to their management and marketing systems. Rather than clinging to the way things were, take a positive approach to learning new skills and protocols, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Patient conversations go beyond oral health
June 29, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that he is fortunate to have patients who are willing to ask him detailed questions about both their oral and overall health. Recently, he had a patient ask about intermittent fasting as this patient wanted to lose a little weight. Dr. Danenberg recounts this example of how a dental practice can offer more than just care of the oral cavity.  Discuss