Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Business side of dentistry: The basics in practice evaluation and assembling your team

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. There are lots of terms in a financial evaluation. A lot of people think that as dentists, we do not need to know all the numbers. However, as a… Read More »

It’s not about the price, it’s about the experience

Almost every business owner would agree – growth is essential. Without new customers, a business cannot grow. As a private practice owner and pediatric dentist at VK Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, Virginia, I am intimately aware of just how important and necessary new patients are. But with a dentist at every corner, I find myself asking what are… Read More »

Diversity and Inclusion: The importance of cultural competency training in dentistry

Many moons ago when I first arrived in the U.S., I was a double major in biology and music in piano performance at Fresno State, California. My piano professor, Dr. Werz, was newly emmigrated from Germany. He was serious and strict, nevertheless a very kind person. Many of us under his teaching were foreign students. He would insist… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Looking for a practice in the area

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Once you’ve decided which location you want to be in, finding a practice becomes the next big step. There are two ways to think about this: having an on-market… Read More »

Celebrating National Dentist’s Day: Thank those who inspire you

March 6 was a day to celebrate National Dentist’s Day. I want to take the time to recognize and thank all of the dentists. Being a dentist is not an easy feat. Give yourself a pat on the shoulders. Thank you for being mentors to others and caring for your patients with compassion. I was made aware of… Read More »

Improving team member engagement

Dentistry is a rewarding career despite some of its challenges. You have probably already thought about the ups and downs when choosing it as a career. Unfortunately, many lose their enthusiasm for dentistry with each passing day for various reasons: Think student loans, need to increase the number of patients, etc. Working in team building and development taught me… Read More »