Category Archives: Growing the Practice

Don’t be afraid of big data

During the first years after I graduated from my first dental school in Iraq in 2009, I had never used to deal with practice statistics, surveys, and digital quality measures. As I moved to other countries where I worked or studied in the dental field, I also did not find many data-driven private practices where I worked at.… Read More »

Do it for the ‘gram: Developing your dental practice’s social media identity

Have you heard of Instagram? Of course you have. It’s one of the largest social media platforms, currently serving over one billion monthly active users. If you’re under the age of thirty-five, you likely have an account yourself that you use to post filtered selfies, pictures of your cats, and/or esthetic landscapes. However, have you ever considered using… Read More »

A business philosophy for a successful dental practice: Going lean

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 to improve their performance. What is Lean… Read More »

ADA symposium to address dental care for ‘tsunami’ of older patients

The first ADA Elder Care Symposium is scheduled for June 28 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago, intending to boost awareness of elder care and oral health and present practical solutions to help dentists succeed in improving the oral health — and overall health — of the often-vulnerable senior population. The symposium will address what Dr. Michael Medovic, chair… Read More »

Proud of your practice? Entries sought for inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards

In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, ADA Member Advantage, ADA Council on Dental Practice and BMO Harris Bank are seeking entries through July 15 for the inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards. Association members are encouraged to submit entries for the “new build” and “remodel” categories. All practice types and sizes are… Read More »

Find your ideal practice situation with ADA Practice Transitions – Pilot opens April 1

ADA Practice Transitions fosters relationships between dentists at key points in their careers. The new service, piloting this spring in Maine and Wisconsin, pairs dentists looking to join or buy a practice with dentists looking to hire or sell. The online platform includes resources tailored to each dentist’s career stage and training to help achieve a successful transition.… Read More »