Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Finding common ground in the battles between dentists and hygienists
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, talks about the current rift between dentists and dental hygienists. He also offers his thoughts on what should be a common denominator that can help bridge the gap between the two sides.  Discuss
The correlation between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet
May 20, 2020 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the body's immune system is the connection between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet and why this is an important correlation for dentists and dental team members to understand and discuss.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reopening
May 18, 2020 -- Things may seem uncertain during a crisis, but eventually they will get better. Practices reopening after the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be ready to treat patients and get their practices back on track, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How to deal with dental insurance reimbursements
May 13, 2020 -- During the past 10 years, many insurance plans have decreased reimbursements to the preferred provider organization (PPO) level or below. This has frustrated many in the industry and will continue to do so. However, if you follow some of these suggestions from Dr. Roger P. Levin, you may be able to get to where you want to be.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for preparedness
May 11, 2020 -- It's always prudent to prepare for a crisis, even when one is not imminent, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. You should check supplies, ramp up your technology, create contingencies, and set clear employee policies.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an office shutdown
May 4, 2020 -- At one time, shutting down your office for an extended period seemed an unlikely scenario. But after the challenges of the past couple of months, it's commonplace. The good news is that the U.S. will get through it, and so can you, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Follow these tips for a successful reopening of your dental practice
April 30, 2020 -- Dental consultant Sally McKenzie has put together some ideas and suggestions to help dentists and team members reopen their practices in the most successful way possible following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for running a dental practice: Be a dentist and a CEO
April 27, 2020 -- To succeed in the new dental economy, you need more than clinical skills. You also need to know how to manage a team and run your business efficiently. To get your business to the next level, search for tested, trusted methodologies you can use, says Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Lessons from the 2008 recession to help practices navigate COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- The Great Recession of 2008-2009 is not an exact analogy to the COVID-19 crisis. However, there are lessons that can be learned from the last economic downturn, especially as it appears that this one will be even deeper. Dr. Roger P. Levin gives his thoughts on the history and lessons every dentist should know.  Discuss
Solving the mystery of tooth pain from afar
April 23, 2020 -- Showing how working together from afar can happen in today’s COVID-19 environment, Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses a recent case where a patient found him over the internet and they worked together to solve the source of the patient's pain and inflammation.  Discuss