Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Dos and don'ts of communicating effectively with patients
July 6, 2009 -- Every patient interaction is an opportunity for you and your team to "wow" patients. But excellent customer service requires strong communications skills. Levin Group recommends doctors use scripting to improve communication throughout their practices.  Discuss
Please leave the drama at the door
July 1, 2009 -- Life outside the office has its ups and downs for every member of the dental team. But no matter what, the patient should always come first.  Discuss
Ask Marty: Have any opinions on handheld intraoral cameras?
June 29, 2009 -- A: Sure do! They are a wonderful adjunct to dentistry because they are easy to use and always available.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the least expensive way to get started with digital radiography?
June 19, 2009 -- A: Congratulations on getting ready to make the transition to digital radiography. Digital imaging equipment will offer substantial time savings, ease of use, and superior diagnostic quality.  Discuss
Sometimes it's the little things
June 18, 2009 -- An office remodel may not be in your budget right now, but even in the current economy, there are simple, inexpensive things you can do to boost morale and keep your patients coming back.  Discuss
Hey, Dr. Brush N. Floss -- Brush and floss!
June 17, 2009 -- Dentist and comedian Jimmy Earll says that when it comes to bad breath, dental practitioners should practice what they preach.  Discuss
Dentistry could use a makeover
June 15, 2009 -- At a recent Red Sox game, the American Academy of Dermatology ran a public service announcement about the importance of sunscreen in the fight against skin cancer. It's time for the dental community to start promoting oral health in much the same way.
Dos and don'ts for growing your practice in this economy
June 5, 2009 -- In this tight economy, dentists are looking near and far for ways to grow their practices, but the best source for practice growth is often your current patients. Their friends and family members can become your new patients by following these Practice Success Dos and Don'ts.  Discuss
Get more patients to say 'yes' to cosmetic treatment
June 5, 2009 -- In a slow economy, some dentists may be tempted to present fewer elective cases. Don't make this mistake! Give every patient the opportunity to say "yes" to a more beautiful smile. Use these Practice Success Dos and Don'ts to boost elective treatment.  Discuss
The juggling act of work and life
June 3, 2009 -- In her latest column, Sheri Doniger discusses the dichotomy between being a woman professional and having a personal life.  Discuss