Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Changes afoot in U.S. dental education
August 11, 2009 -- We all have horror stories from our board exams. Minnesota's decision to take live patients out of the equation is a good first step in fixing this antiquated system, Dr. Helaine Smith says in her latest The Mouth Physician column.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for building systems
August 10, 2009 -- All practices have some type of management systems, but are your systems effective in achieving set goals? And even if they are, will they continue to be effective as your practice grows and changes?  Discuss
My dentist doesn't buy me flowers: Part I
August 5, 2009 -- In his latest Marketing Madness column, marketing guru Richard Geller offers a referral formula that works time and again, and it's simple to implement.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for promoting your services
August 3, 2009 -- The service mix represents one of the best ways to increase your practice production while making dentistry productive, profitable, and enjoyable.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts of being the leader your practice needs
July 27, 2009 -- Leadership is often the quality that separates the great practices from the good ones. Due to the multiple demands placed on the dentist, it can be challenging to successfully manage a practice and lead a team. By enhancing your leadership skills, you can help take your practice to the next level. Use these Practice Success Dos & Don'ts to enhance your leadership and build a better practice.  Discuss
Have you looked around your office lately?
July 24, 2009 -- Putting yourself in your patients' shoes for five minutes a day can pay off in more ways than you can imagine.  Discuss
24-hour free recorded message -- My secret weapon
July 23, 2009 -- This low-cost approach to getting new patients works more often than you might think.  Discuss
Tough economy begs strong vision
July 21, 2009 -- Dental practices with a clear sense of who they are and what they stand for are weathering the economic downturn better than those with poorly organized systems and mismanaged overhead, observes Dr. Helaine Smith in The Mouth Physician.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the best way to back up my office data?
July 20, 2009 -- A: There is no single best way to back up data -- you have to have an entire backup strategy. A good backup strategy involves using your local area network, along with portable hard drives or flash drives and the Internet.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for ramping up hygiene productivity
July 20, 2009 -- A robust hygiene department drives practice production. Almost every patient comes through the hygiene department before moving on to other treatment. For a practice to reach its profitability potential, a full hygiene schedule is essential.  Discuss