Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for starting the new year off right
January 20, 2020 -- The new year offers a great opportunity to start fresh. Now's the time to look back on what went well, evaluate what went wrong, and devise a plan for improving performance in 2020, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Proper introduction of associate dentist crucial to patient relationships
January 16, 2020 -- If you're considering hiring an associate dentist for your practice, it's important to heed some key advice when making this critical move. Dr. James Anderson explains why a proper introduction of a new associate to your patients is vital and shares tips on how to do so.  Discuss
When is ideal care inappropriate?
January 15, 2020 -- When is ideal care not the best care we can deliver? This is one of the more important clinical questions we can ask ourselves, writes Dr. David Rice. He describes certain situations and patients for which ideal may not be the best treatment course.  Discuss
Are you scheduling correctly using the 'and' philosophy?
January 14, 2020 -- The schedule is the heartbeat of the dental practice -- it can either increase or decrease the stress of the team and is vital to meet your daily financial production goal. But is it convenient for your patients to schedule appointments? Dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management explains how you can manage your schedule to meet your daily goal and make patients happy.  Discuss
Why you need to know about palatal myoclonus
January 14, 2020 -- Are you familiar with palatal myoclonus? It is the repetitive contraction of the soft palate and pharyngopalatine arch and has an unknown cause. Dental hygienist Lacy Walker shares her experience encountering this rare condition -- in her daughter.  Discuss
Podcast: What 2020's code changes mean for your practice
January 13, 2020 -- The start of a new year not only meant a change in the calendar but also plenty of changes when it comes to the billing codes used every day in dental practices. In this podcast, Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management discusses some of the most important dental code changes that you and your team members need to know.  Discuss
5 tips to take your practice's social media to the next level
January 13, 2020 -- Social media allows businesses to receive free exposure and build up brand recognition no matter which platform is used. However, many healthcare professionals often tend to lack the know-how or desire to keep up in the world of social media. Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari shares her top five tips for a winning social media strategy.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for overhead: Take charge with strategic planning
January 13, 2020 -- When it comes to building a successful dental practice, "winging it" rarely works. To be successful, most companies engage in strategic planning. This level of planning is essential in helping companies identify the direction that they will go and what new concepts, expertise, and skill sets will be necessary to head in that direction, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Everyone is expendable, but that's OK
January 10, 2020 -- We're all expendable, but that's OK, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. She shares her experiences of being a young dental practice owner and selling, later with regrets, and balancing motherhood and work. Dr. Yang ended up starting -- and selling -- another dental practice, but this time with no regrets.  Discuss
How manuka honey benefits mouth health
January 9, 2020 -- Raw honey, especially manuka honey, has unique qualities that make it an amazing medicine for the mouth, as well as the rest of the body. Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the single-flower honey works in the mouth and the best ways to use it.  Discuss