Thought Leaders in Dentistry

An idea to improve the dental implant replacement process for all
March 17, 2020 -- Dr. Teresa Yang was tired of being a "supersleuth" every time she placed a dental implant. That's why she developed a system that helped her -- and could help your practice as well.  Discuss
How to virus-proof your account receivables
March 16, 2020 -- With so many questions surrounding the longevity of our current global situation in regard to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic, working your outstanding insurance claims report and patient aging is a must, writes dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team performance: Get the best from your team
March 16, 2020 -- Your staff is a key component of your success. Provide team members the leadership, training, and motivation they need, and your office will be well-positioned to grow dramatically in the years to come, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
The right benefits can motivate your team to excel
March 12, 2020 -- Everyone loves to get a raise but, when it comes down to it, most employees prefer the security of a solid benefits package to a little more money in their paycheck, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie.  Discuss
Selling in the dental practice is all about relationships
March 11, 2020 -- Until the early part of the 20th century, the word "selling" came with a negative connotation in dentistry. Dentists fooled themselves into thinking that they didn't really "sell" services. They believed that patients somehow magically understood their options and would select, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the future: Create a practice vision
March 9, 2020 -- Where do you see your practice in three years? Do you want to have an office that generates $1 million, $1.25 million, or more? Do you want to work only three days a week? Writing down what you want to accomplish in a vision statement is the first step toward achieving your goals, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for improvements: Make improvements important
March 2, 2020 -- Continual improvement only takes place when there is some level of focus. Try to find three things that you will improve in your practice in the next 30 days, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. They can be little things or big things, but continual improvement is one of the major keys to long-term success.  Discuss
3 questions to drive 'yes' in your practice
February 28, 2020 -- When you ask these three questions (in sequence) and then simply stop talking, you will hear the secret recipe for every single patient who sits in your chair, writes Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for  Discuss
Second Opinion: Survey results show why all orthodontists need to be better advocates, educators
February 27, 2020 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jeff Summers discusses the surprising results from a recent adult-focused survey on orthodontics and why some of the results should be alarming for all dentists, including orthodontists.  Discuss
Don't settle for average: Achieve excellence in your dental practice
February 25, 2020 -- There are a lot of average dental practices out there. These offices do OK, but they're certainly not reaching their full potential. Don't let your practice fall into this category. Instead, focus on creating an excellent practice that truly stands out. When you do, dentistry becomes more fun and more profitable, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie.  Discuss