Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts of attitude: Encourage positive attitudes
September 16, 2019 -- Staff attitude is often the fundamental element that determines how patients perceive the practice and whether they remain loyal, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip. An upbeat, energized team will have a far more positive effect on patients. There will always be challenging days, but having a good attitude impresses patients and inspires your fellow team members.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dayna Johnson on solo practices' bright future
September 12, 2019 -- We hear a lot about the growth of dental service organizations (DSOs), but recent statistics indicate that less than 10% of dentists in the U.S. practice at DSOs. That so many dentists are solo practitioners is one reason Dayna Johnson, founder of Novonee, believes these practices have a bright future. She spoke with DrBicuspid.com at the 2019 ADA FDI World Congress about this and other topics.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Teresa Duncan on the dental workforce
September 11, 2019 -- If your practice is experiencing turnover within your team, you aren't alone. Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management spoke with DrBicuspid.com about how the dental workforce is evolving at last week's 2019 ADA FDI World Congress. Duncan said her clients are reporting increased turnover and that the situation is not improving.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dr. Martin Jablow on AI in dentistry
September 10, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the dental practice may seem far-fetched, but it's already here, according to dental technology expert Dr. Martin Jablow. He spoke about AI’s past, present, and future at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Anesthesia and patient safety are a team effort
September 10, 2019 -- Oral surgeon Dr. Colin Bell is in the unique position of reviewing claims for anesthesia use for a malpractice insurance company. In this role, he is often asked by dentists how they can minimize the risks of anesthesia administration. He offers a practical blueprint of essential considerations to enhance patient safety.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Kevin Henry on the future of dental trade shows
September 9, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Traditionally, large meetings such as last week's 2019 ADA/FDI World Congress served as more than places to see new products or obtain continuing education -- they were places for community and growth. But what will be the role of large meetings in 2019 and beyond? IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the future of large meetings and the growth of smaller, more focused events.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building value: Create greater value
September 9, 2019 -- Patients want the best value every time they spend their money. They have been conditioned by retailers to seek deals based on either lower cost or higher value. In response to this new consumer psychology, provide greater value to patients by delivering a superior experience, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success column.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Linda Harvey on regulation and compliance
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Chances are, most dentists don't wake up in the morning thinking about regulation and compliance issues. But compliance has become increasingly important, especially as regulations become more complex and more dentists change practices. At this week's ADA 2019 meeting, compliance specialist Linda Harvey spoke with DrBicuspid.com about issues to keep in mind.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Debi Carr on cybersecurity in dentistry
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What are you doing to protect your dental practice -- and your patients -- from cybersecurity threats? Are you complying with privacy laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? DrBicuspid.com caught up with cybersecurity and privacy expert Debi Carr at this week's ADA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Video from ADMC 2019: Dr. Roy Shelburne on dental consultants
September 5, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - How can today's dental practices deal with the many challenges they face? From handling inadequate reimbursement to understanding the future of artificial intelligence in dentistry, sometimes a consultant can help. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Dr. Roy Shelburne of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC) at this week's ADMC 2019 meeting about the advantages of working with a dental practice consultant.  Discuss