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    DPR's Top Columnists of 2012

    We've had the privilege of partnering up with a few industry experts who have contributed regularly over the last 12 months. Let's take a look back at some of their best stuff.

    We've had the privilege of partnering up with a few industry experts who have contributed regularly over the last 12 months. Let's take a look back at some of their best stuff.

    | JILL NESBITT

    Jill Nesbitt is a dental consultant and practicing office manager for a multi-specialty private dental group. Nesbitt has managed the practice for 14 years, has state-level quality training, and coaches dental teams to improve the business-side of their practices.

    Nesbitt's columns have continuously been on the better end of viewership this year. She has covered everything from dental fees to managing the schedule to improving office culture.

    Read More:

    How do your fees compare?

    Why can't we all just get along?

     

    | DR. HARVEY SILVERMAN, DMD

    Dr. Harvey Silverman, DMD, is the founder of the Silverman Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry - offering on-site consultations, regional seminars and a Cosmetic Dentistry Boot Camp to take your cosmetic practice to the next level using highly advanced, simplified technical skills combined with team friendly patient education systems.

    This year, Dr. Silverman authored "Cosmetic Dentistry: The Same Day Smile Makeover" web series for DentalProductsReport.com, which focused on advances in dental technology that can help your patients have a more self-confident smile in one easy visit.

    Read more:

    5 Steps to Increase Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness Among Patients

    The Same Day Smile Makeover

     

    | LINDA STEEVES, RDH

    Linda Steeves is a HygieneFusion consultant, coach and mentor. Steeves works as a clinical hygienist and also assists dental offices and dental hygienists to achieve a higher potential.

    This year, Steeves brought us insightful ways to take concepts and ideas from some of the year's best-selling books and translate them into the dental office.

    Check out the book reviews:

    QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking 

    How to Use Power Listening to Understand and Treat Your Patients

     

    PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS | HY SMITH

    Professional Transitions is a full-service firm providing comprehensive transition services for dentists from graduation to retirement. Its central focus is to assist clients in realizing lifetime personal, professional and financial goals in win-win-win-win (seller-buyer-staff-patient) structured transitions.

    The team at Professional Transitions, including Founder Hy Smith, Stuart Auerbach, DDS, and Phil LoGrippo, DMD, contributed articles throughout the year, covering topics ranging from social couponing to tax savings. 

    Read more:

    Know the laws before using social couponing

    Are you prepared for life after dentistry?

    Act on these tax savings available for a limited time