In response to a recent dental industry magazine article regarding whistleblowers in the dental industry, Susan has invited colleagues Teresa Duncan and Kevin Henry to discuss this delicate issue. Episode Highlights What is a whistleblower? Varieties of whistleblowing Preventing … [Read more...] about Whistling Dixie in Dentistry: Dental Whistleblowers
Every day there are headlines of dentists being investigated or indicted among other things. But most dentists are pretty cool people. Until we can be known for desirable careers we will have a hard time finding qualified team members. We don’t get all down in the dumps though - join us as we talk … [Read more...] about Does Dentistry Have An Image Problem?
This TIPisode is brought to you by Zirc Dental. We are joined by Tina Punton, who talks to us about the game changer that is Mr. Thirsty One-Step! Tina attended Minnesota State University-Mankato to receive her degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to joining the Zirc team, she spent 23 years … [Read more...] about TIPisode An Extra Hand With Mr. Thirsty
An article came out recently that portrays dentists as pushy and treatment-happy. Once again a tiny minority gives a community a bad name. No worries though - we have a hometown hero dentist and a talented vocalist dentist to offset any bad reputation. Hope this one hits the high notes for … [Read more...] about Episode 22: The Shady, Good and Musical Varieties of Dentists
Teledentistry in the diagnosis of oral lesions: A systematic review of the literature – Science Sunday
Teledentistry has been shown to be of benefit in several areas of clinical practice including, improving access to care, and improving clinical support to dentists of different specialties. In this systematic review published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association aimed to … [Read more...] about Teledentistry in the diagnosis of oral lesions: A systematic review of the literature – Science Sunday
EP 18: What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job? Working in a dental office is hard. New employees have to learn weird terminology, work with weird tools and handle weird patients. No wonder staffing is difficult. We talked about a report from Dentalpost.net that surveyed the industry about … [Read more...] about What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job?
I asked Dr. Suzanne Ebert to share the horror stories and what she’s seen go wrong when dentists buy and sell practices. My listeners need to know the dark side, not just the rah rah moments. Dr. Ebert is with ADA Practice Transitions™ and has facilitated agreements with strange requirements (take … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Unexpected Parts of Practice Sales
What should you look for in a dentist? That's the question Spear Digest posed to nearly 30 dental professionals. While Spear Digest usually focuses on topics of interest to dentists, this time they decided to leverage our connections with some of the best of the best in dentistry to help patients … [Read more...] about What should you look for in a dentist? – Article
COVID-19, like many other infectious diseases, will be contained someday. When that happens, the way we approach patient care will be different, and infection control practices may need to be more rigorous. But what will stay the same is the time-tested hierarchy of hazard controls.1 Since … [Read more...] about Article: Thanks to COVID-19, we are discussing the hierarchy of hazard controls for dentistry
Episode 1 Highlights Walmart continues to expand into dentistry. What’s going on with your October schedule? We’re excited to launch - let us know what you think! “Coming to America” is an underrated film. Trust us. Quotes “It started as Walmart Health and now they are opening … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Walmart Dentistry and Your Schedule