Thought Leaders in Dentistry

3 simple steps to full-arch temporaries
October 28, 2019 -- Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS shares his knowledge on building full-arch temporary restorations. He describes three key steps and offers simple tips to make amazing restorations for your patients.  Discuss
The value in blogging for your practice website
October 28, 2019 -- At one time, blogging was for fashion mavens and recipe creators, but that time is in the past. In today's world, if your small business does not have a strong blogging platform, you are leaving money on the table, Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari writes. She highlights four key benefits of blogging that dental practice owners should consider.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for excellent customer service
October 28, 2019 -- Patients place premium value on the relationships that they have with their doctor and the dental team. And if you place premium value on keeping those relationships strong with excellent customer service, your practice will be successful, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Why dentists need to stop treating composite like amalgam
October 24, 2019 -- Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS talks about a game-changing way of working with composite in the dental practice. He also discusses how Bioclear and 3M are working together on this project.  Discuss
Written patient communication makes for better relationships
October 21, 2019 -- The most heated miscommunications in dental practices involve insurance benefits and financial arrangements with patients. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist explains the importance of written patient communication and offers tips for documenting this information.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community outreach: Doing well by doing good
October 21, 2019 -- Doing well by doing good involves taking advantage of opportunities to give back and letting everyone know that you're a great community partner. And there's nothing wrong with enjoying the positive public relations that can come from these activities. It's a win-win situation for you and your community, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
New research of oral anomalies aids understanding of schizophrenia
October 14, 2019 -- The causes of schizophrenia are not entirely understood, but healthcare practitioners are increasingly intrigued by the links between this complicated condition and human physical and neurological development. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Gary Hack details his team's recent research and offers hope for improving the dental experience for these patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for scheduling: Rethink your schedule
October 14, 2019 -- In business, time is money. In dentistry, time is controlled by the practice's scheduling system, but many practices are using outdated schedules. While dentistry is different than a corporate business, some business time management principles can be reoriented to work well within a dental scheduling system, increasing efficiency and decreasing stress, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
The 4 ways to grow a practice
October 10, 2019 -- There are four ways to build any business -- and these same models apply to dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, he explores the four options, which range from building on what you do well to opening a new practice.  Discuss
To avoid lost revenue, read your insurance contract's fine print
October 9, 2019 -- Being unfamiliar with limitations in insurance network contracts can cost your practice revenue and even patient goodwill. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist details why you need this information and how you can use it to improve your practice's bottom line.  Discuss