Pearls for Your Practice: Virtual XD VPS impression materials from Ivoclar Vivadent

Apr 17, 2014 Dr. Joe Blaes recommends products based on his experiences in his dental...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: What message are you sending as the practice leader?

Apr 15, 2014 As leader of your practice, your team looks up to you and follows your m...

New charting system seeks to revolutionize malpractice prevention for dentists

Apr 10, 2014 Ideal charting for general dentists aims to prevent possible dental malp...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: How to bypass bad dental staff meeting and generate real change

Apr 8, 2014 Staff meetings CAN be productive and help everyone in their positions

How dentists can work successfully with dental labs

Apr 7, 2014

The value of improving the practice-lab partnership is clear

Aspida offers HIPAA-compliant email, software for dentists

Apr 3, 2014 Company’s products help dental practices align their technology with HIP...

How to create and manage a successful safety net dental program

Apr 3, 2014 The environment in which safety net dental programs operate is dynamic a...

5 dental marketing pitfalls you should avoid

Apr 1, 2014 Marketing your office in today's social media environment has many advan...

Western University offers virtual learning content for dental professionals

Mar 25, 2014 The College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences ...

Are you a great boss?

Mar 25, 2014

5 tips to be a super boss

Eight principles of strong dental practice leadership

Mar 10, 2014

Follow these eight ideas for a more successful practice

Gain more patients with reputation marketing for your dental practice

Feb 17, 2014 A good online reputation will draw more people to your dental practice

LinkedIn tops Facebook for producing new dental patient traffic

Feb 3, 2014 The largest professional social network offers dentists many opportuniti...

How a stolen USB memory stick led to $150k HIPAA settlement for a small practice

Jan 29, 2014 Dental practices should have taken <!-- /* Font Defini...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Email and HIPAA, when is the line crossed?

Jan 23, 2014 Dental offices are still learning the HIPAA rules and regulations

State-of-the-art dental practice, state-of-the-art infection control?

Jan 22, 2014 Dental patients are much more aware of office's infection control efforts

Thursday Troubleshooter: Team is frustrated dentist contacts them after hours

Jan 16, 2014

Dentist may not realize he's intruding on team's personal time

Why your dental practice needs an operating manual

Jan 14, 2014

An employee manual can save your office a lot of problems

Ask Dr. Christensen: Is DIAGNOdent accurate?

Jan 13, 2014 Dental professionals can turn to Dr. Christensen for advice on many issu...

Great customer service + high patient satisfaction = increased production for your dental office

Jan 13, 2014

From the first phone call on, customer service is important

Implants made simple: Part II

Jan 8, 2014 Implants do not have to be complicated with Part II of this easy-to-foll...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: Your customer service is the key to success

Jan 7, 2014

Patients will return if they like you and feel comfortable

Consent or refusal: What every dental practice should know

Dec 19, 2013 Consent or refusal is an important component of dental treatment

Data storage and dental health care

Dec 18, 2013

Don't wait until after a disaster to plan for data storage

Thursday Troubleshooter: Are employees a little too cozy with dentist?

Dec 12, 2013

Wife of dentist is bothered by so many informalities

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