Dr. Roger P. Levin

Are you struggling with running your dental practice?
Are you struggling with running your dental practice?Many dentists have a difficult time finding a balance between providing clinical care and running a business, but evaluating these four areas of your practice may help.
7 ways to avoid becoming a HIPAA horror storyYou've heard the terrifying stories of HIPAA-compliance failures and the havoc they can cause for a practice... but how can you ensure it doesn't happen to you?
Turn your team into scripting experts
Turn your team into scripting expertsHow scripting could be just what your practice needs to bring in more patients.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Never taking a vacation
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Never taking a vacationBeing an entrepreneur isn’t easy. As practice owners, dentists have everything on their shoulders. For this reason, some younger dentists refuse to take a vacation. They believe they can’t afford it, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not having a tax-based estate plan
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not having a tax-based estate planOne of the biggest mistakes in the realm of personal financial management is not having an estate plan created by an expert in estate tax.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Hiring an associate at the wrong time
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Hiring an associate at the wrong timeWhen associateships fail, it can be devastating to the practice. Hiring the right associate requires a thorough, step-by-step process to ensure the best results.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Ignoring staff conflict
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Ignoring staff conflictEvery dental practice will face conflict from time to time. It’s a result of both being in business and the realities of human nature. Even teams who get along extremely well experience periodic arguments.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Lending money to family members
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Lending money to family membersPeople have been lending money to family members since money was invented. Relatives may lend funds to help start a business, pay for education or alleviate an emergency situation. Unfortunately, in my experience at Levin Group, many dentists have experienced financial setbacks and emotional stress after lending to family members who couldn’t pay them back.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not scripting all patient interactions
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not scripting all patient interactionsEvery patient-practice interaction represents a chance to motivate and educate patients. Unfortunately, many dental offices haven’t written scripts for these conversations, and significant marketing and customer service opportunities are lost as a result.
How to fight stress in the dental practice with systems and training
How to fight stress in the dental practice with systems and trainingStress is so prevalent for practice owners and teams, you may think it’s an unavoidable occupational hazard. In fact, though it can’t be eliminated completely—there will always be “challenging” days at the office—you can radically reduce stress and the negative feelings, fatigue and general dissatisfaction it can cause.