Practice Management, HR and Accounting

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by Jay Geier
The final installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving space and equipment, clinical duplication and financial discipline, which require planning and investment but also remove the limitations that are restricting your growth.
January 2021
by Dr. John Wilde
Over 4 decades of practicing dentistry, Dr. John Wilde noticed that not all of his staff’s great ideas made it into regular usage. What sets the ones that do apart from those that don’t?
November 2020
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran, MBA, points out that not every dentist wants to be in charge of a practice. Especially for younger dentists, the concept of checking in and checking out holds incredible appeal—and that decision isn’t one to be shamed, because some of the most miserable dentists he’s seen are ones who followed their parents into an industry they weren’t truly excited about themselves.
November 2020
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
This Townie, who practices in southeast Washington state, won the 2019 ADA Design Innovation Award for renovating a former chiropractic office into a 3,200-square-foot dental practice. Henderson’s practice subverts typical office design thanks to a digital workflow, which means the lab and mill can be close to patient treatment rooms without worry about noise or visible mess—and required fewer changes or disruptions when COVID-19 aerosol protocols were introduced
November 2020
by Mitchell Tuchman
Dental practice owners who offer 401(k) plans to employees should be asking their provider some questions to ensure that they’re mitigating fiduciary risk and paying a fair amount for services, and that the investment vehicles are suitable for both employees and the owner’s financial goals. This course by Mitchell Tuchman—managing director and chief investment officer at investment management firm Rebalance—will help readers achieve lower costs and better returns and reduce personal legal risks.
November 2020
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier discusses three areas to focus on in the fourth quarter to maximize practice productivity in 2021 and beyond.
November 2020
by Corey Johnson
With many dental practices still operating with reduced schedules and staff, high-value patients may be more important than ever. The answers to these four questions will help dentists attract these patients and identify how best to market to them.
September 2020
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how the coronavirus labor scare has led to increases in practice productivity—and what dentists should do to keep those numbers high.
October 2020
by Dr. Anum Ali
Dr. Anum Ali, now in her third year of practice, reflects on the changes that have happened in her career since she wrote for last year’s New Grad issue, and shares some lessons she’s learned along the way.
New Grad Edition 2020
by Dr. Cathy Hung
Dr. Cathy Hung, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the author of a new book about cultural competency, explains why it’s important for dentists to develop these skills as they treat patients and work with staffers from an increasingly diverse population.
October 2020
by J. Robert Brooks
J. Robert Brooks, a certified exit planning adviser and business intermediary, explains what dentists who accepted PPP loans must keep in mind before selling their practices.
October 2020
by Emma Bhaskar
Third-year dental student Emma Bhaskar asked four recent graduates from dental school to discuss life in practice and share advice that could make life better for those who follow.
New Grad Edition 2020
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi spotlights how great hygienists not only clean teeth but also develop closer ties between patient and practice.
October 2020
by John J. Balitis
Labor attorney John J. Balitis discusses some of the dental practice’s legal rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as workplace policies, employee privacy and protection against anti-maskers.
October 2020
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September 2020
by Corey Johnson
Certain phone habits could be creating a recipe for disaster in your practice. Corey Johnson, an executive with Call Box, the comprehensive phone handling and phone system solution for dental practices and DSOs, shares his top recommendations to help staffers switch out bad ingredients for great ones and develop more tasteful phone habits.
April 2020
by Jeff Howell
Jeff Howell, founder and CEO of an online commercial lease review service, discusses three key considerations dentists should account for when negotiating their practice spaces.
April 2020
by Timothy Lott and Mike Bark
Certified public accountants and valuation analysts Timothy Lott and Mike Bark discuss the income tax-related aspects of recent COVID-19 relief bills, and how dentists can best prepare their practices to develop cash reserves and improve cash flow.
July 2020
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran wants to know why dentists so strongly oppose allowing hygienists to open their own practices.
July 2020
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses how important it is for Townies to cast their votes in the annual Townie Choice Awards.
July 2020
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
“We produced almost the same amount of dentistry in May 2020 as we did in May 2019,” says this Townie, whose practice already had a no-waiting policy—there’s no front desk—and whose staff was always laser-focused on precautions related to viruses and germs even before the coronavirus pandemic.
August 2020
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the coronavirus pandemic offers young dentists an extraordinary option to buy their own practice.
August 2020
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi examines the future of COVID-19 testing and a potential business opportunity for practice owners.
August 2020
by Dr. Howard Goldstein
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
August 2020
by Dr. Seth Gibree and Florian Hillen
Artificial intelligence’s impact on the future of dental care
September 2020
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