Dental management

What does quality in dentistry mean to you?

The Dental Quality Alliance starts a new ‘quality movement’ As our country watches the unfolding drama of healthcare reform that promises to provide health insurance for millions of Americans, significant changes lie ahead. Medicare (for those over 65) and Medicaid (for low income) insurance plans are...

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Treat your dental suppliers professionally

Who are your top suppliers? Who are you writing a significant check to each month? Take a look at your credit card statement and business checking account and make a list of your top 10 dental vendors. One of the principles of the national Baldrige award...

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Great book for parenting: NurtureShock

Although I normally write about dentistry and business management, I just finished a great book that shares unique insights into children - and for every dentist, hygienist, assistant and office manager raising children - I hope this is helpful. The authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman,...

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Have you integrated your faith into your work?

I recently attended the University of Dayton's Faith at Work breakfast event - sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Faith and Work in the School of Business. Our speaker shared his 'pilgrimage' with faith and work. Influenced by his Catholic father who assembled...

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Dental politics: Do you know the scoop?

Every year our state dental association hosts a “Day at the Statehouse” where dentists are invited to spend a day learning the top legislative issues in dentistry – and then to share these topics with their state senator and representative. The dental association staff provides...

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Dental Products Report Video shoot

Dental practice management videos

I had a fun experience the other week – recording dental practice management videos for Dental [caption id="attachment_2214" align="alignright" width="150"] Thais, Ginny & Jill at Dental Products Report Video shoot[/caption] Products Report! As you may know, I author a monthly blog for DPR “From the Office Manager...

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Letter to the Editor – AGD Magazine

To my knowledge, this was never published by AGD Magazine. So, I thought I'd submit it here instead.   Dear Editor, In response to Dr. W. Carter Brown’s guest editorial ‘Dental Care as a Commodity’ I understand the sentiment of a senior dentist (solo practitioner?) observing the challenges...

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