Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for infection control
August 24, 2020 -- Dental practices have always had strict infection control protocols. However, in these times, the stakes have never been higher. Practices must stay aware of all the latest rules, regulations, and resources, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
A dentist's hard lessons and how he overcame them
August 21, 2020 -- Everybody has a story. Everybody has had their ups and downs. And those who say they haven't aren't being honest, writes Dr. Alvin Danenberg. In this article, he explains how challenges resulted in his life's detours and how he was uplifted by abundance.  Discuss
Polarized lenses and productive treatment planning
August 21, 2020 -- As he continues his series on the seven deadly sins of smile design, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor of, gives his thoughts on the importance of the right vision (for the dentist and the team) when it comes to treatment planning.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for motivating staff
August 17, 2020 -- Having been pretty much stuck at home for the past couple of months, your team is anxious, nervous, and probably financially challenged as well. When you bring your team members back, you need to galvanize and motivate them as quickly as possible, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
One consultant's top 3 reflections (so far) during the COVID-19 pandemic
August 14, 2020 -- Everyone has learned something from the time period since COVID-19 came into our lives. Lynne Leggett, founder and CEO of Victory Dental Management, shares her top three reflections from the past five months and, within that context, offers some advice for dental practices.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building cash
August 10, 2020 -- There's an old expression that "cash is king." We now live in a time when this couldn't be truer. In a business turnaround, revenue is critical and leads to the accumulation of cash. And cash is the fortress you want to build around your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Don't let the tissue be the issue in your smile design
August 7, 2020 -- As he continues his discussion of the seven deadly sins of smile design, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, gives his thoughts on how often the gingiva is overlooked. He compares its importance in the smile design scheme to the frame surrounding a desired photo.  Discuss
NY governor tells insurers they should seek PPE refunds from providers
August 7, 2020 -- Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan details recent guidance released from the state of New York's Department of Financial Services. The department has received numerous complaints regarding dental practices charging for personal protective equipment (PPE).  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for maintaining patients
August 3, 2020 -- How you communicate with your patients will strongly determine the speed of your recovery. Once patients understand the protective measures you are taking, most will be comfortable returning to the office. You must be ready to handle their care in the best ways for them and your practice, says Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Smile design sins: How not to kill your reputation with veneers
July 31, 2020 -- Whether it's porcelain veneers or composite bonding, anterior restorative treatment will make your reputation -- or destroy it, writes Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for In this installment of his seven deadly sins of smile design series, Dr. Rice focuses on the veneers and the importance of tissue.  Discuss