Category Archives: Growing the Practice

Curious about group practice models?

New dentists interested in learning more about the changing pattern of oral health care delivery systems should attend the panel discussion, “Understanding Group Practice Models: Each practice model can be a model practice,” at ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting. Attendees can get first-hand accounts about practice structure, processes and patient care from dentists whose organizations are at… Read More »

Building Trust with a New Patient

The 28th New Dentist Conference is in full swing right now in Kansas City, Missouri. A number of CE programs are taking place right now, including Take This Job and Love It! presented by Dr. Mark Hyman. Earlier this year Dr. Hyman spoke with ADA New Dentist News about people skills new dentists can use in the practice.… Read More »

Apply Now for the 2014 Executive Management Program

The ADA and Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management offers the ADA/Kellogg Executive Management Program exclusively for dentists and their teams. This intensive business education program curriculum is designed to teach the core principles of an MBA program taught by the same professors in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA program. The program meets over 3 sessions;… Read More »

Tried it — Didn’t Like It

Today is a guest post from one of a pair of married dentists, Dr. Larry Dougherty and Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. Tried it — Didn’t Like It by Dr. Larry Dougherty: Owning a dental practice is rewarding. Understatement alert: it can also be stressful. This isn’t unique to dentistry; it’s just part of owning a small business. If… Read More »

Here’s How They Did It — Real Talk from Dentists in Private Practice

Operations, human resources, finances, marketing — there is so much that goes into being an owner. If you missed the new dentist panel discussion about the nitty-gritty of private practice ownership, you can stream it at ADA.org/ADA365, the online extension of ADA13. Access to ADA365 is free to ADA members; non-members can sign up for $50. Both dentists… Read More »

Real Talk from New Dentists in Private Practice

The panel discussion Real Talk from New Dentists in Private Practice just concluded. The wide-ranging conversation covered topics from improving efficiency to marketing the practice. According to the most recent ADA Survey of Dental Practice just over 88% of dentists are owners, either as solo practitioners or partners. For almost every dentist, ownership becomes a consideration at some… Read More »