How you handle mistakes in dentistry determines how good you are as a dentist

Dr. Craig Harder learned that how you handle your mistakes—both clinical and managerial—determines your long-term success as a dentist. Here’s his advice. Craig Harder, DDS After 24 years in dentistry, I’ve seen some really bad dental work come through my office. Most of it mine! I’ve taken enough continuing education courses and looked over the […]

Do you have a strategy for your dental practice?

Roger P. Levin, DDS Planning for the future is a very important step for dentists. Setting goals keeps the team motivated and focused. What are your long-term goals? Setting them up is easier than you think. Levin Group research shows that practices performing in the top 10% nearly always have a defined strategic plan. What’s […]

Handling dental patient cancellations and no-shows

Heather Colicchio There are ways to discourage dental patients from canceling and becoming no-shows, and ways to handle those who repeatedly do not make their dental appointments. This article originally appeared in Dental Office Manager Digest e-newsletter. Subscribe to this informative monthly ENL designed specifically for the dental office manager here. As dental office managers, […]

A business philosophy for a successful dental practice: Going lean

Dr. Roger P. Levin As competition rises in dentistry, it’s more important than ever before for practices to develop a business philosophy that allows them to become and remain successful. To that end, I firmly believe in a concept that I refer to as “Lean Dentistry.” It’s an excellent business approach for dental practices looking […]