Do's and don'ts for self-care: Take care of yourself
June 25, 2018 -- Too many dentists and team members run themselves ragged by not eating properly, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, or taking time out for themselves. Both doctors and staff should develop healthy routines that include regular exercise, sleep, healthy food, and bonding with family, friends, and even co-workers, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. All of these things are important to your physical and mental well-being.  Discuss
Are you all on the same page in your practice?
June 21, 2018 -- Being and remaining on the same page are constant demands of any dental office, writes Dr. Lisa Knowles. As technologies change and philosophies evolve, there is a constant need to update communication between the professionals and the patients. Dr. Knowles offers five practical ideas to ensure everyone in your practice is on the same page.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for updating your practice website
June 18, 2018 -- If your practice website looks unsophisticated, functions poorly, or contains obviously outdated information, it will create a bad impression and may turn away referrals and prospective patients, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hire a professional to upgrade your website's appearance and functionality, and designate someone in the practice to keep updating and adding new content.  Discuss
How a flow chart can help your practice
June 14, 2018 -- Is there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.  Discuss
Why do we have more tooth decay now?
June 13, 2018 -- The question of why there are more tooth decay and gum disease now than in the past isn't an easy one to answer, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He tells his patients that while flossing and brushing are crucial, other factors are just as important.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an inviting office: Make sure the office properly showcases the practice
June 11, 2018 -- An attractive and updated office is a necessity -- not a luxury. Perhaps your office looks like a time capsule from the '80s or '90s. Maybe the carpets are worn. View the office through the eyes of your patients -- you might be surprised at what you see, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 practical ways to improve team performance
June 7, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can improve your team's performance 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 discusses three strategies to improve your team's performance.  Discuss
Sheri's Solutions: Practice transitions and patients
June 6, 2018 -- When a small, private practice is sold to a group practice, adjustments are needed on all sides, writes Dr. Sheri Doniger in her latest Sheri's Solutions column. Dr. Doniger uses the example of time allotted to existing and new patients for appointments to illustrate the need for communication to ensure excellent patient care.  Discuss
3 reasons why your patients don't show up
June 5, 2018 -- You'll never completely eliminate broken appointments, but you can take certain steps to significantly reduce them in your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. But first you have to understand why broken appointments are a problem. She shares three reasons why your patients might not show up and offers practical steps you can take to make it more likely they will keep their appointments.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for budgeting: Develop a comprehensive budget
June 4, 2018 -- As the practice leader, you need to track your overhead and production numbers. Remember, you are the CEO of your practice, so it is up to you to know how your practice is progressing toward its profitability goals. To create a viable budget, analyze past performance and evaluate how it relates to your practice's potential, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss