Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Do's and don'ts for increasing practice production
June 24, 2019 -- Most dentists don't believe it, but they can increase production by 30% to 50% in three years. Dentists are often limited by their current approach to the business of dentistry. By identifying and rooting out system deficiencies, any practice can grow dramatically without demanding more time from the dentist and team, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
5 trends that will affect the future of your practice
June 20, 2019 -- No one can predict the future with 100% certainty, but certain trends can help provide a road map. Dr. Roger P. Levin examines five of these trends for dentistry, including the growth of dental support organizations, declining reimbursement, and staffing issues.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 2
June 18, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures requires specific information and attention to detail. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains what your practice needs to include to file for this greater reimbursement in the second of a two-part series.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the summer: Don't take the summer off
June 17, 2019 -- It's June and we've all got summer on the brain. Despite all the nice weather, you must maintain your focus as the practice leader and keep your team motivated, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Practices that can avoid playing hooky during the summer can avoid decline.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 1
June 13, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures is a different process than filing for reimbursement from dental insurers. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains how to build a case for medical reimbursement in the first of a two-part series.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building lasting relationships with patients
June 10, 2019 -- Ideally, patients view their dentists and dental team as trusted experts who will maintain their oral health. However, with the pace of the world today, building relationships is more challenging than ever before. Patients appreciate it when practices take interest in them as individuals and will be more inclined to remain loyal to a doctor and team they know and respect, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Practice Rescue: Improve your recruiting process
June 7, 2019 -- When a team member leaves, too often the practice is left scrambling to fill the spot, which can lead to hiring the wrong person. Laura Barnes of Custom Dental Solutions walks you through steps to improve your recruiting process.  Discuss
3 reasons your hygiene production is down
June 5, 2019 -- You look at your schedule and see patients lined up for weeks, but when you are examining your practice's bottom line, you see that your hygiene department's production is down. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers three reasons why this might be happening and steps you can take to fix it.  Discuss
Second Opinion: My experience with narcotic pain medications
May 29, 2019 -- As a periodontist, Dr. Alvin Danenberg used to prescribe narcotic medication for patients who required it. Now after recovering from a fractured vertebra, Dr. Danenberg shares what it's like to have narcotics coursing through his body and what dentists can learn from his experience.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for increasing case acceptance: Master case acceptance
May 28, 2019 -- Case acceptance is critical to practice success. Unfortunately, it's not easy. It takes time and effort. Highly successful offices have mastered case presentation, which contributes heavily to overall practice production and profit. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some practical suggestions for increasing case acceptance in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss