Thought Leaders in Dentistry

How 2-way radios can improve clinic efficiency
November 5, 2020 -- Dental practices often focus on ramping up their technology game, but what about using technology to boost the practice's communication habits as well? Dave McClintic discusses the benefits of two-way radios and how they may be even more valuable in the postpandemic practice.  Discuss
How to embrace change and continuous improvement
November 4, 2020 -- How do we drop the nostalgia and yearning for "what used to be" and embrace the changes from COVID-19 with positivity? Dr. James Anderson says it is vital to view every working day as a commitment to continuous improvement.  Discuss
Diving into thoughts on the other side of a controversial study
November 4, 2020 -- Even in a scientific study, data are extrapolated and looked at through different lenses. Last week's article on the need (or lack thereof) for six-month checkups had a lot of you buzzing. This week, we asked Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, to share his thoughts on the study and why there is a lesson to be learned from both the study and the comments on it.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for scripting
November 2, 2020 -- During the recovery from COVID-19, the margin for error will be significantly lower. As a result, practices must now view scripting as mandatory. Scripting is not part of the job; it is the job, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 tips to help dentists and hygienists work better together
October 30, 2020 -- As October and National Dental Hygiene Month ends, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses how dentists and hygienists can form a closer working relationship that will benefit patients and the practice's bottom line. He shares three tips that have helped him in his own practice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for case presentation
October 26, 2020 -- It's true that patients are less likely to accept treatment in difficult economic times. For effective case presentation, it's essential to lay out all the health benefits of treatment, as well as all financial options, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.  Discuss
5 things you can do to make your next hiring move a success
October 20, 2020 -- Many dental practices are currently looking to hire a new team member. In this article, consultant Lynne Leggett shares her advice on what is needed for a successful interview and hiring process. She also shares one of the biggest mistakes she sees when dental practices are ready to hire a new team member.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for problem-solving
October 19, 2020 -- Shutdowns, low patient volume, and so on have forced practices to become resilient and creative. And now is no time to stop. Living through this pandemic is like being on a roller coaster, and leaders who are willing to work to come up with effective solutions will have a much easier ride, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
The power and ritual of the morning meeting
October 16, 2020 -- Even though the concept of the 10-minute morning meeting was introduced about 40 years ago, it's still relevant today, says Dr. Roger P. Levin. However, he also believes the agenda and focus of the meeting must change in the wake of COVID-19. In this article, he gives advice on how to make your morning meetings more successful.  Discuss