Category Archives: Helping You Succeed as a Dentist

Business side of dentistry: Does the practice make sense to you?

Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. A lot of the times we put so much emphasis on the productivity numbers of a practice that we forget other aspects of it. This is a discussion on… Read More »

Happiness and Habits: Changing our behavior

Welcome back to the second part of our discussion on happiness! In the last post, I shared some of the work of Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology at Yale University, who teaches on the science of wellbeing and has developed courses, a podcast, and even an ADA Accelerator Series webinar to share her knowledge. As dentists,… 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 »

Business side of dentistry: Location, location…demographics

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances, based on Dr. Sampada Deshpande’s experiences. Are you in a city that everyone tells you is saturated? Can a whole city really be saturated with dentists? Finding the answer… Read More »

The butt of the joke

There is an old joke that goes:  “What do you call the person who graduates last in medical/dental school?” Pause for effect. “Doctor!” Usually laughter ensues. But it’s not nearly as funny for those of us who were actually in that bottom tier of the class. I had a couple family members who, while I was in dental… Read More »

Happiness and Habits: Evidence-based ways to being happier

As dentists, our practices are driven by evidence-based science. What if there is an evidence-based way to be happier? Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology at Yale University, has developed an entire course based on the science of wellbeing. The course was originally created for her students at Yale, but now over 2.5 million learners around the… Read More »