Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Dr. David Rice previews a series on the 7 deadly sins of smile design
June 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses what he will be covering during an upcoming series on our site. What do dentists and dental team members need to know about smile design? There's more to creating a great smile than just which materials you should use.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for answering patient questions
June 22, 2020 -- There is a lot of helpful information out there about COVID-19, but there is also a lot of bad information. Patients will be calling your office with questions, and it's OK to admit when you don't know something, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Q&A with ACT Dental's Kirk Behrendt on how dentistry can adapt to a changing landscape
June 19, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, sat down with ACT Dental founder and CEO Kirk Behrendt to discuss a wide range of important topics as dental practices rebound from COVID-19, touching on everything from filling the schedule to changes with insurance.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for finances
June 15, 2020 -- You don't need a financial guru to tell you that every day you are not in the office is a loss for your practice. But there are things you can do to ease some of the recent strain and pain, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How to develop a social media strategy that works for your dental practice
June 9, 2020 -- With social media, it is easy to get caught up in trends, and it's just as easy to post something without much thought after a long day at the office. For the best chance of success, however, a social media strategy should be systematically crafted and executed, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for living through COVID-19
June 8, 2020 -- It can be easy to get discouraged during these times. But you must remember that we will get through this. Be sure to take care of yourself physically and emotionally so that you'll be ready to restart your practice, says Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Recovery strategies for the COVID-19 crisis
June 3, 2020 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin believes the speed and depth of your dental practice's turnaround will be directly proportional to how well you implement recovery strategies to boost your business. In this article, he gives his ideas on which recovery strategies should be a focus now.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Setting up an in-office membership plan
June 2, 2020 -- What do dental practices need to know to set up a successful in-office membership plan? How can it be set up in Dentrix? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for working remotely
June 1, 2020 -- You may not be seeing patients steadily, but you can still get some work done. All of the things that get put on the back burner can now go to the top of your list, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss