Practice Management
A positive review of patient reviews
December 18, 2017 -- How many articles have you read that encourage you to use online patient reviews to market your practice? And how many times do you think to yourself that these reviews are costly and can't help your practice? Kim Miranda of Brighter writes that it's time to rethink reviews and shares some helpful tips.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Remember your value to the practice
December 18, 2017 -- It's a mistake to think that doctors are the only influencers in dental practices, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hygienists also are viewed by patients as an authority and that -- coupled with the amount of time they spend with patients -- presents unique opportunities for education, identification, and recommendations.  Discuss
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
December 14, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
The intentional calendar
December 13, 2017 -- 2018 is right around the corner. How can you ensure that it will be a successful year? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier uses a simple tool you probably have in your office already -- a calendar. A successful year, he writes, includes much more than just your practice's patient schedule.  Discuss
Winners lose more than losers
December 12, 2017 -- It may seem counterintutive, but winners lose more than losers. Why? Because they are willing to look at why they lost and get back in the game. In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel looks at a practice in Michigan that embodies the approach of learning from their mistakes when it comes to presenting implant treatment.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Concentrating on what you are good at
December 11, 2017 -- Dr. Eric Garver started his dental career in his father's small private practice. However, after two attempts at practice ownership, he realized he needed a role that better suited his personality and his skills. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Garver relates how a part-time position at a dental service organization helped him find a path that would allow him to help other dentists.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for creating a happy work environment: Be a great doctor -- and a great leader
December 11, 2017 -- Every day you strive to provide great dental care, but as the practice leader, you are also responsible for helping to keep your team happy, enthusiastic, and inspired. Keep in mind that the way you lead your staff can have a tremendous positive or negative influence on the morale and performance of staff members, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
CHIP not included in U.S. government funding bill
December 11, 2017 -- Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was not included in a stopgap resolution that keeps the U.S. government funded until December 22, 2017.  Discuss
U.S. dental spending jumps 5% to $124B in 2016
December 8, 2017 -- Spending on dental and oral healthcare in the U.S. increased to more than $124 billion in 2016, up from $118.9 billion in 2015, according to a new study in Health Affairs. The 4.6% increase in spending outpaced the 4.3% overall healthcare spending increase.  Discuss
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