Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Taking the pain out of switching hats between clinician, CEO
December 12, 2019 -- If you struggle between switching from clinician to business owner throughout the day, dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management shares some tips to help you painlessly "switch hats."  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for organization: Use checklists for better organization
December 9, 2019 -- A checklist can be a game changer when it comes to healthcare, helping to create incredible efficiency and stability in busy dental practices. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some simple tips on using checklists for better practice organization.  Discuss
3 ways social media is hurting your dental practice
December 5, 2019 -- Social media has been around for a decade now. Some practices are successfully managing their social media, but many continue to face challenges. Social media expert Rita Zamora explains three ways social media may be hurting your practice and offers advice on how to make social media work better for you, expand your practice visibility, and attract patients.  Discuss
How to manage your boss (the dentist)
December 5, 2019 -- Dentists are not perfect human beings, and each dentist has strengths and weaknesses. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how team members can "manage up" the boss to help maintain a highly efficient, stress-free practice.  Discuss
The importance of kindness in the dental practice
November 25, 2019 -- Regardless of your role in the dental practice, you have the opportunity to be kind to your patients and fellow team members. There are many ways to randomly act kind, and Dr. Sheri Doniger shares how to bring random acts of kindness to your practice.  Discuss
Hidden likes: Is this the beginning of the end in social media engagement?
November 22, 2019 -- Instagram has begun testing the "hidden likes" format across many accounts. Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari shares her thoughts on what it means for dental practices and offers some advice on dealing with this change. It may just let you focus on the truly important things in life, she notes.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team motivation: Inspire your team
November 18, 2019 -- How well your team performs is often a direct reflection of how inspired they are. Practice owners must take on the mantle of motivating their teams if they want them to serve patients exceptionally well, take pride in their work, and contribute to practice success, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Do you have employees or a team working with you?
November 12, 2019 -- Having employees working for you is totally different than having a team working with you, notes dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management. By taking care of your team members and putting them first, they will take care of you and the patients you serve, she writes.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for replacing lost production and profit
November 11, 2019 -- Today's dental practices must act as real-world businesses to increase production and profit. Nearly all dental practices can increase production exponentially if they employ the right business models. Dr. Roger P. Levin recommends focusing on internal marketing and prioritizing patient retention for replacing lost production and profit.  Discuss
Why bonus plans may not be the best way to reward employees
November 7, 2019 -- The financial perks bonuses offer are supposed to encourage employees to improve their performance and contribute to practice success, but the reality is that bonus plans may have the opposite effect. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie explains why bonuses are not the best way to reward your team.  Discuss