Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Podcast: What 2020's code changes mean for your practice
January 13, 2020 -- The start of a new year not only meant a change in the calendar but also plenty of changes when it comes to the billing codes used every day in dental practices. In this podcast, Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management discusses some of the most important dental code changes that you and your team members need to know.  Discuss
5 tips to take your practice's social media to the next level
January 13, 2020 -- Social media allows businesses to receive free exposure and build up brand recognition no matter which platform is used. However, many healthcare professionals often tend to lack the know-how or desire to keep up in the world of social media. Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari shares her top five tips for a winning social media strategy.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for overhead: Take charge with strategic planning
January 13, 2020 -- When it comes to building a successful dental practice, "winging it" rarely works. To be successful, most companies engage in strategic planning. This level of planning is essential in helping companies identify the direction that they will go and what new concepts, expertise, and skill sets will be necessary to head in that direction, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Everyone is expendable, but that's OK
January 10, 2020 -- We're all expendable, but that's OK, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. She shares her experiences of being a young dental practice owner and selling, later with regrets, and balancing motherhood and work. Dr. Yang ended up starting -- and selling -- another dental practice, but this time with no regrets.  Discuss
How manuka honey benefits mouth health
January 9, 2020 -- Raw honey, especially manuka honey, has unique qualities that make it an amazing medicine for the mouth, as well as the rest of the body. Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the single-flower honey works in the mouth and the best ways to use it.  Discuss
Reach your dental practice goals -- one step at a time
January 8, 2020 -- What are your practice goals for the new year? Goals can be valuable markers of progress, but achieving a goal isn't the sole measurement of success. Any incremental progress toward a goal also is significant and should be celebrated. Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence shares some tips on how to pace yourself to help reach your practice goals.
Do's and don'ts for dental insurance: Make dental insurance work for you
January 6, 2020 -- Many of the larger dental insurance plans have so many customers that they can dictate reimbursements to dental practices with little to no pushback. This can be frustrating, but dental insurance is an integral part of how your practice delivers care, and practices must adopt new strategies and techniques to remain successful, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
6 resolutions for a new decade
January 3, 2020 -- As we start a new decade, there are so many things to be thankful for in our lives. It is also the time to look at some resolutions for the next 10 years. Dr. Sheri Doniger shares six resolutions to consider for yourself and your practice.  Discuss
How to blog your way to new patients in 2020
January 2, 2020 -- Blogging should be an essential part of your strategic marketing plan and an addition to your website, according to Dr. James Anderson. He explains the benefits of having a blog and shares some advice on blogging to attract new patients in 2020.  Discuss
Top tips for financial success in 2020
December 30, 2019 -- With 2020 now only a couple days away, this is the time to reflect on the last 12 months and start thinking about the improvements you'd like to make in the year ahead. This includes establishing realistic financial goals for your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. She shares some tips for financial success in the new year.  Discuss