Thought Leaders in Dentistry

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 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 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 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)? 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. 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
Want to improve patient retention? Focus on customer service
September 5, 2019 -- Excellent customer service is an important method of improving your practice's patient retention. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie notes that improving your customer service doesn't have to cost a lot of money, but it does some investment of time and thought. She offers five ideas to help make your practice more welcoming to your patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for making effective improvements
September 3, 2019 -- Dentistry continues to evolve, especially on the business side. To be successful in today's competitive environment, dentists will need to make improvements to their management and marketing systems, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Team members also will need to be receptive when asked to work differently than in the past.  Discuss