Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for handling stress
November 16, 2020 -- Dentistry is a rewarding profession, but there are days when it can be quite stressful, especially now. If you aren't careful, it will simply wear you down. How you deal with the stress can make or break your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
How dental professionals can capitalize on side businesses
November 13, 2020 -- Whether it's a team member who has seen his or her hours cut or a dentist who is pursuing a passion outside of dentistry, Chris Panebianco is seeing more dental professionals examine the financial opportunities a side business can bring. He offers some money-themed thoughts on the subject as people continue to plan for what the new year might bring. Read More
Thoughts on honoring the veterans in your patient base
November 11, 2020 -- As people in the U.S. mark Veterans Day, we ask dental practices what they know about the veterans who are part of their patient base. Is your dental practice doing enough to recognize them -- both as veterans and as your loyal customers? Read More
Do's and don'ts for creating a culture of education
November 9, 2020 -- Creating a culture of ongoing education and information dissemination will build better teams -- and better teams build better practices. The challenge for practice leaders is that they're so busy with patient treatment that they often lack time for teaching, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
What to say when a patient asks, 'Can I just be billed?'
November 5, 2020 -- It's never a comfortable conversation when a patient asks about billing options. So how can the situation be eliminated altogether, taking stress off the entire team? Ashley Bond believes it's about setting up the right payment expectations for patients before the practice ever collects a penny from them. Read More
How 2-way radios can improve clinic efficiency
November 5, 2020 -- Dental practices often focus on ramping up their technology game, but what about using technology to boost the practice's communication habits as well? Dave McClintic discusses the benefits of two-way radios and how they may be even more valuable in the postpandemic practice. Read More
How to embrace change and continuous improvement
November 4, 2020 -- How do we drop the nostalgia and yearning for "what used to be" and embrace the changes from COVID-19 with positivity? Dr. James Anderson says it is vital to view every working day as a commitment to continuous improvement. Read More
Diving into thoughts on the other side of a controversial study
November 4, 2020 -- Even in a scientific study, data are extrapolated and looked at through different lenses. Last week's article on the need (or lack thereof) for six-month checkups had a lot of you buzzing. This week, we asked Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, to share his thoughts on the study and why there is a lesson to be learned from both the study and the comments on it. Read More
Do's and don'ts for scripting
November 2, 2020 -- During the recovery from COVID-19, the margin for error will be significantly lower. As a result, practices must now view scripting as mandatory. Scripting is not part of the job; it is the job, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
3 tips to help dentists and hygienists work better together
October 30, 2020 -- As October and National Dental Hygiene Month ends, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses how dentists and hygienists can form a closer working relationship that will benefit patients and the practice's bottom line. He shares three tips that have helped him in his own practice. Read More