Management

Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessments
Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessmentsAs we have discussed in many previous articles, HIPAA has changed the way that dental practices need to operate. Not only do dentists need to be current on the latest technology and IT systems, but they must also ensure that they incorporate technologies in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not setting goals
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not setting goalsBased on his extensive experience with dentists over the past 30 years, Dr. Roger P. Levin has authored a new book entitled The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make. His premise is simple. As he says in the introduction, “We can learn from our mistakes. But isn’t it better to learn from other people’s mistakes?”
How to give effective feedback to your team
How to give effective feedback to your teamProviding staff members with effective feedback is critical to your practice's success.
5 essential staff training strategies within the dental practice
5 essential staff training strategies within the dental practiceBy the same token that you deserve success, your team members deserve the proper, ongoing training that will enable them to contribute to that success.
The importance of mentorship in dentistry
The importance of mentorship in dentistryFor many professionals working in industries across the board, having a mentor was vital in helping them get from where they were to where they wanted to be.
4 tips for office mangers for handling conflict in the dental practice
4 tips for office mangers for handling conflict in the dental practiceEven the strongest teams experience conflict from time to time, but it doesn’t have to invoke stress and dread when it rears its ugly head. With a little preparation, you can be ready for it and quite possibly, have it lead to a stronger and more productive team!
5 ways to end the year on a strong note
5 ways to end the year on a strong noteThere is only a month and a half left in 2015, and you may be wondering where time went. However, there is still time to finish out the year strong for your practice and your patients.
Why service beats product and why that matters in your dental practice
Why service beats product and why that matters in your dental practiceLast winter, my 2012 Mercedes convertible decided it did not like the cold weather.
Which practice management reports should be examined? Which ones should be discussed with the team?
Which practice management reports should be examined? Which ones should be discussed with the team?During the recent American Dental Association meeting in Washington, D.C., Teresa Duncan, the insurance editor for Dental Products Report, took a few moments to reflect on some of the most frequently asked questions she gets during her lectures around the nation.
The top 10 Dentrix features you probably aren't using
The top 10 Dentrix features you probably aren't usingIn 2003, my dental practice converted from an archaic DOS-based dental software to the impressive and robust Dentrix practice management software. To say the least, I was completely overwhelmed. Two years later, in 2005, I still felt like I hadn’t even scratched the surface of my new powerful software’s potential, so I applied to become a Certified Dentrix Trainer in order to learn everything there was to know about the Dentrix program.