Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Ideas on what to do with your time and brain while on dental hiatus
April 3, 2020 -- How are you working on yourself during these unprecedented times? Dr. Sheri Doniger has some advice for her fellow dentists on how to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic even stronger than before.  Discuss
How dentists can financially survive the COVID-19 pandemic
March 31, 2020 -- Dental consultant Sally McKenzie has put together a few tips to help dentists and team members better understand the financial situation of their business and what they need to do to survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for writing scripts for a better patient experience
March 30, 2020 -- Every routine interaction between staff and patients contributes to the quality of the patient experience, for better or worse. Well-written and properly used, scripts can guide team members as they operate practice systems and also add depth and value to patient-practice relationships, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
4 ways to stay productive during the COVID-19 crisis
March 25, 2020 -- These days, many dental practices are seeing their business slowed because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but Dr. Sheri Doniger shares four ways to ensure your practice and team members stay productive.  Discuss
How teledentistry can help during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
March 24, 2020 -- During these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we, as dental healthcare providers, provide the essential care necessary to our patients and communities through teledentistry, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for staying connected with patients
March 23, 2020 -- Connecting with patients is critical to maintaining your patient base, so you must be creative when it comes to staying in touch, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Try a mix of both traditional outreach methods and newer methods on social media. Stay in touch with patients often and you'll build long-lasting relationships that contribute to practice success.  Discuss
Incorrect insurance adjustments can kill practice profits
March 19, 2020 -- If preferred provider insurance adjustments seem high in your practice, it could be because your business staff is incorrectly posting the adjustments. That is a mistake that can severely affect your cash flow, writes Dr. James Anderson.
Mouth ulcers: Why some get them and some don't
March 18, 2020 -- Have you had sores on your tongue, on the inside surface lining of your cheeks, on your gum tissues, or in the corners of your mouth? This is your body reacting to something going wrong in your immune system. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares his thoughts on their creation and how to alleviate them.  Discuss
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A dental practice management emergency preparedness plan
March 17, 2020 -- The current situation with COVID-19 brings to the forefront an important issue for every dental practice -- your emergency preparedness plan. As much as we should be concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus, we shouldn't be hitting the panic button. Now is the time to plan and ensure that our business continuity strategies are ready to go, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
An idea to improve the dental implant replacement process for all
March 17, 2020 -- Dr. Teresa Yang was tired of being a "supersleuth" every time she placed a dental implant. That's why she developed a system that helped her -- and could help your practice as well.  Discuss