Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for boosting revenue
December 30, 2019 -- Just like in any business, your practice's success is defined by the amount of revenue that you bring in. Revenue can be affected by a variety of factors, so you must be proactive when it declines or stagnates, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Why the 'list' is becoming the hacker's new weapon
December 27, 2019 -- Ransomware continues to impact the dental community. But with more companies refusing to pay the ransoms, hackers are stepping up their game by creating a list of those that have failed to pay. Cybersecurity and privacy expert Debi Carr explains why this list is the hacker's new weapon and how you can prepare ahead of time to minimize the effects of these attacks on your practice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for ending team conflict
December 23, 2019 -- When it comes to workplace conflict, it's always a matter of when and not if it will happen. Although you may want to avoid it, the best way to address conflict is to do it immediately, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
How to keep your dental team from dreading Mondays
December 16, 2019 -- In dental practices, Mondays are typically busy for various reasons, such as dental emergencies or patients remembering over the weekend to schedule appointments. Team members may dread returning to work after a restful weekend and starting the busy workweek. Dr. James Anderson offers some suggestions to ease the Monday blues.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for strategic planning: Take charge of your practice
December 16, 2019 -- When it comes to building a successful dental practice, "winging it" rarely works, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. To be successful, most companies engage in strategic planning, which can help them identify the direction that they will go and what new concepts, expertise, and skill sets will be necessary to head in that direction.  Discuss
Taking the pain out of switching hats between clinician, CEO
December 12, 2019 -- If you struggle between switching from clinician to business owner throughout the day, dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management shares some tips to help you painlessly "switch hats."  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for organization: Use checklists for better organization
December 9, 2019 -- A checklist can be a game changer when it comes to healthcare, helping to create incredible efficiency and stability in busy dental practices. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some simple tips on using checklists for better practice organization.  Discuss
3 ways social media is hurting your dental practice
December 5, 2019 -- Social media has been around for a decade now. Some practices are successfully managing their social media, but many continue to face challenges. Social media expert Rita Zamora explains three ways social media may be hurting your practice and offers advice on how to make social media work better for you, expand your practice visibility, and attract patients.  Discuss
How to manage your boss (the dentist)
December 5, 2019 -- Dentists are not perfect human beings, and each dentist has strengths and weaknesses. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how team members can "manage up" the boss to help maintain a highly efficient, stress-free practice.  Discuss
The importance of kindness in the dental practice
November 25, 2019 -- Regardless of your role in the dental practice, you have the opportunity to be kind to your patients and fellow team members. There are many ways to randomly act kind, and Dr. Sheri Doniger shares how to bring random acts of kindness to your practice.  Discuss