Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for getting through COVID-19
July 13, 2020 -- Practices must look to advisers to help them through the recovery. Reopening and starting with a business-as-usual attitude will not work. Practices need to know how to effectively navigate weekly measurements, payment prioritization, expense negotiation, and a host of other factors, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Tooth position and the 2nd deadly sin of smile design
July 10, 2020 -- The smile line, incisal edge position, and midline are key components of smile design. If not considered correctly, they can comprise another deadly sin of smile design. Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses this important trinity and why learning beyond dental school is critical for every dentist.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Creating consistency with treatment plan estimates
July 9, 2020 -- What do dentists and dental team members need to know to make sure treatment plan estimates are consistent throughout the practice? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
3 ways to improve practice revenue in the COVID-19 recovery
July 8, 2020 -- COVID-19 has created a scenario in which every dental practice is facing a business turnaround, and one of the most important factors in any business turnaround is generating revenue. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers his advice to accomplish that goal for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.  Discuss
Creative cooperation in the wake of a pandemic
July 7, 2020 -- What we see, hear, and experience can undoubtedly affect our moods and ability to focus on what is in front of us, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this article, Dr. Anderson explains how staying connected to your community and the words you speak and the actions you show to your patients and fellow team members are more important than ever.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for communicating with staff
July 6, 2020 -- To lead effectively, you must communicate effectively. During a crisis, you must be intentional, honest, and meaningful. Your staff is looking to you for answers and direction now more than ever, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Dr. Sheri Doniger on the lessons she learned from the 1st half of 2020
July 2, 2020 -- A lot has changed for the dental industry in the first six months of the year. Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses those changes and how they've affected her practice, patients, and the dental industry overall. Will dentistry miss the "good old days" or move forward, adapt, and change?  Discuss
How I learned from one of my biggest smile design mistakes
July 1, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, recalls the time that he and a patient weren't on the same page when it came to what her completed case should look like. He tells that story and the lesson he learned from it in this week's video on another of the seven deadly sins of smile design.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for generating revenue
June 29, 2020 -- Revenue may be the single most important factor in business recovery. As your practice reopens, it must hit the ground running with revenue-generating strategies, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in his new Practice Success tip.  Discuss
The importance of postpandemic patient communication
June 26, 2020 -- With dental practices back open, there are plenty of chances for face-to-face interaction with patients, both those who are excited about being back and those who are nervous about returning. Dr. James Anderson offers his advice on how to deal with both groups.  Discuss