Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Time to alter the public's perception of dentistry
September 10, 2009 -- Too many people pass judgment on dentists who present proper treatment plans to their patients, accusing them of overtreating and only looking to make money.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the best device for shade selection for composites and crowns?
September 10, 2009 -- A: Picking the correct shade of a restoration can be one of the more difficult things a dentist does. But a number of different techniques and tools are available to help you get the shade right.  Discuss
And miss out on all the fun?
September 9, 2009 -- Getting a dental license is supposed to be hard. Now they're going to eliminate the live-patient clinical exams?  Discuss
Running scared in a down economy
September 8, 2009 -- What do smart companies do in down times? They take smart actions.  Discuss
At last! Advertising that makes money
September 8, 2009 -- If you want your ads to really work, make sure they look like anything but advertising.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for internal marketing
September 7, 2009 -- When strategizing marketing techniques to promote your practice, look no further than your own patients. Word of mouth is the most powerful form of marketing available.  Discuss
The magic of a new team member
September 4, 2009 -- Staff changes are always a challenge. But hiring a new employee can be an opportunity to update office protocols and incorporate new ideas into your practice.  Discuss
Resolutions: What do you really want?
August 31, 2009 -- How you make a resolution can be a critical factor in the success of sticking to it.  Discuss
How Dr. Do-Over changed my life
August 31, 2009 -- Back in dental school, being on the clinic floor for the first time and working on his very first patient was stressful enough, Jimmy Earll shares in his latest Laughing Gas column. But to have "Dr. Douggie-Do-Over" do the final checkoff on a class II amalgam was nearly torture.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for practice management
August 31, 2009 -- Obviously, all dentists strive to deliver excellent care to their patients. That's your whole purpose for becoming a dentist in the first place. However, not thinking of a practice as a business has kept many well-meaning dentists practicing years longer than they intended.  Discuss