Teeth whitening and bleaching procedures are driving growth in the American dental hygiene market. However, all is not well within this lucrative sector. Battle lines between nondentists and dentists grow deeper by the day. Nondentist teeth whiteners contend that this is...
The American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control along with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention have issued a suite of resources for dental professionals regarding the Ebola virus. Click here to learn more.
Should dentists alone be allowed to decide who whitens your teeth? That is the question in an antitrust case before the Supreme Court that could clarify whether antitrust laws apply to professional licensing bodies, which are often packed with people in the industry.
Like other healthcare practitioners, many dentists want to start their own practice with their personal vision. While having strong skills on the clinical side of dentistry is critical, it's only half the battle. When launching a new practice, to turn small-business goals...
1. Underestimating the value of team communication Morning huddles are the most important communication of the day. This 10- to 15-minute meeting will set the tone for the day. The meeting should be facilitated by the doctor or scheduling coordinator and should review the...
How do you orient the newbie in your office? Do you throw her to the wolves and just let her fend for herself? I doubt you do that, but do you really make the new person feel welcome? Be honest about this. Are there things you can do to make sure the new hire will be a win-win...
Parents of children with special needs have long struggled to find dentists who will treat them. In a 2005 study, nearly three-fifths of 208 randomly chosen general dentists in Michigan said they would not provide care for children on the autism spectrum; two-thirds said...
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