5 Steps to a Superstar Hygiene Team

By Heidi Arndt, RDH, BSDH The healthiest, most profitable dental practices have a strong and high performing dental hygiene team. Their hygiene team is productive, team focused, they practice to the top of their license and they are highly respected. They are the cornerstones of the practice. Registered Dental Hygienists do not come by their license easily. Dental Hygiene school is a demanding and rigorous program.,.In just a few short years, dental hygiene students need to reach competency in over 40 skills. When they graduate from hygiene school they take written and practical board examinations to confirm their competency in …

Tips From The Trenches

Expanding Into Remote Locations By Ben Burris, DDS, MDS The advantage of being in small towns or remote locations is obvious. The lack of competition makes it easy to attract all the potential new patients to your office. The negatives are not always as easy to recognize but can include things like: A town that is too small to support a full time practice, especially a specialty practice Finding providers to go to the remote location can be difficult If the practice is not open full time, staffing can be an issue because of travel and the need to hire …

From the Publishers: Welcome to Efficiency In Group Practice

From Bill, Efficiency In Group Practice is a collaborative effort by two experienced publishers in the dental arena. MDSI and Hixson-Burris Media are working together to bring large group practices, regional multi-location practices, effectively the entire spectrum of corporate dentistry, timely and useful information that is pertinent for the entire team. From the clinician to the procurement manager, we’re focused on helping you grow and thrive in your group practice. It’s a known fact that group practices are among the fastest growing business models in dentistry. However, good, focused educational, motivational and clinical content for dental group practices is limited …