Brian Quinn


How to Calculate the ROI of your Dental Software

Dental software can be one of the best investments for your dental practice, but it can also be an unprofitable investment if you select a system that doesn't deliver enough value. How can you tell if your software has a positive ROI (Return on Investment) for your dental practice?

Amy Jacob


Unlicensed Dentist Charged With Driving Patients to Tijuana for 'Low-Cost' Dental Care

Officials say a formerly licensed dentist took a commission in exchange for bringing patients into Mexico for dental implants.

Physician on Fire


Why I Love My Second Home

With compounding costs and extra work, purchasing a second home is not on the average person's to-do list. But for some families, the joys of a home away from home outweigh the stressors that accompany owning a second property. Physician on Fire and his family are amongst this small population. Continue below to learn about POF's journey to owning a cabin.

Dr. Tiky Swain, DDS


Complete Health Dentistry: The Mouth and Body Connection

The U.S. health care system treats oral health as thought it is completely separate from overall health. But the more that is learned about diseases like heart disease and stroke, the clearer the link between the mouth and the body becomes. Dr. Tiky Swain takes the complete health dentistry approach in her practice. This is why you should, too.

Darcy Lewis


Chicago Midwinter Meeting: 5 Ways to Turn On the New Patient Faucet

It's always possible to bring new patients into your dental practice. You just need to use the right marketing approach. That was the message of Michael Abernathy, D.D.S., during his continuing education session at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting last week. According to Abernathy, the key to successful marketing is to make sure that the proper practices are in place before you begin.

Nour Seleem


4 Regrettable Times Dentistry Made the News

Dentists are hardly seen as the edgy rebels of the medical industry. In fact, a career in dentistry usually comes with a clean reputation and rarely makes headlines. But like any demographic, there are outliers. Below are dentists who have made the news for the wrong reasons.

Marilyn L. Weber


Deaf Patients in the Dental Office: How You Can Help

It's important for a dentist to be able to welcome and engage all patients. These tips will help dentists accommodate patients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Karen Epper Hoffman


Yes, It Can Happen to You: Protect Your Patient Data.

It's a dentist's job to focus on oral hygiene. But increasingly, online threats demand dentists' attention to their data. What steps should dental practices take to better protect their customer data and their own internal systems?

Edward A. Alvarez, DDS, CaC


Is Back Pain the Bane of Your Existence?

Dentists have one of the highest rates of back pain and injury in the medical industry, but many fail to take preventative measures until it's too late. After a frightening experience that left him in pain and unable to function, Dr. Edward Alvarez is determined to help himself and his peers counteract one of the biggest risks of working in the dental profession. Continue below to find out more.

Paul Jacobs, CFP


10 Reasons to Sell a Mutual Fund Other Than Poor Performance

Though it may seem counter-intuitive, there are plenty of reasons to dump a mutual fund or exchange traded fund (ETF) besides poor performance. Below are 10 reasons it might make sense to sell a solid performer.

Ed Rabinowtiz


Practitioner Breaks New Ground with Outside-In, Inside-Out Approach

Frank DiMauro, D.M.D., is taking his dentistry to a higher level. By being able to understand the relationship dentistry has to the face, and conversely, the relationship the face has to dentistry, he's enriching patients' treatment plans for their entire oral and facial health.

Anthony D. Criscuolo


How to Stay Focused When the Stock Market Soars or Sinks

Market timing doesn't always work. Have a long-term plan and determine if you're overinvested or underinvested in U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, and bonds.

Dr. Anne Marie Gorczyca


When Looking for New Hires, Take it Slow

The people you hire can make or break the success of your practice. No one knows this better than Dr. Anne Marie Gorczyca, whose book "Beyond the Morning Huddle- HR Management for a Successful Dental Practice" outlines a hiring process to optimize your results. Continue below for more of Gorczyca's hiring advice.

Caitlyn Fitzpatrick


Charlie Sheen Sued Over Outburst at Dentist's Office

The controversial actor Charlie Sheen is being sued after dental office employees say he threatened them during a 2014 appointment.

Joe Hannan


The DMD Top 5 for the Week Ending April 28

A dentist is accused of performing a tooth extraction while standing on a hoverboard and videotaping the stunt to share with his friends. A few travel websites have announced last-minute deals for summer vacationers. And taxpayers in these states aren't getting much in return of the money they pay. Find out what other stories were among our five most popular last week.

Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified


Determining When to Sell a Stock

Investing and purchasing stocks are highly influenced by emotions. But how can one know when it's time to sell? These simple tips can help you cut through your personal bias and see reason. Continue below to find out more.

Matthew White, Partner at White


Is Your Practice a Good Fit for a Cash Balance Retirement Plan?

Not sure whether a Cash Balance Plan is right for your practice? Here are the 6 key factors that make your practice a good fit for a potential plan.

Eric Anderson, MD


Vertical or Horizontal? A Travel Photographer's Tricky Question

Horizontals come easy. It is the way we see the world. But sometimes a vertical photo is the best way to capture a subject. So how do you know when to make that choice?

Larry Elkin


Should You Buy Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance can act more like a lottery ticket than serious insurance, so is it worth buying?

P. Croatto


You Just Graduated Dental School. Now What?

Dental school graduation season is upon us. Though the years of hard study have just ended for recent grads, many new, business-related challenges lie ahead, many of which predecessors didn't have to contend with. Dentist's Money Digest® reached out to several dental professionals to get their take on what new dentists need to keep in mind as they begin the next leg of their clinical journey.

Chris Richardson


How to Reorganize Your Office to Make It More Comfortable for Your Clients

Always striving to convince people that dentists are not scary might not be enough. Targeting the office environment may be the thing that takes the practice to the next level. Using these tips to redesign the office space can change the impression the practice makes on current and future patients.

Derek Funk, Esq.


What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Disability Insurance

What do you need to know in order to file a disability claim as a dentist? First and foremost, review your policy to make sure you're properly covered.

Michelle Clark


How Dentists Benefit By Integrating Financial Fitness into Holistic Wellness

Financial health can often affect physical health. Making sure you take into consideration this financial health is crucial, and you can help your practice team members focus on their financial health as well.

Nik De


Weekly Tech: The Alzheimer's Drug that Stimulates Tooth Regeneration

Technology is quickly transforming dentistry. From digital record-keeping to machines that seem straight out of a SciFi feature, the 21st century has gifted the medical industry some amazing devices. Dentists are especially proactive about adopting new technology in their practices, so DMD is bringing you a weekly spotlight on some of the best products on the market. Continue below to read about this week's focus, drugs.

Dr. Olya Zahrebelny


Dr. Z's Top 10 List of Medically Billable Procedures

Dentists perform many procedures. But which ones have possible medical coverage? Dr. Olya Zahrebelny shares what her years of experience have taught her about medically billable procedures with a comprehensive list. Continue below to find out more.

Laurie Kane Burkhardt, CFPA®


Deciphering Your Long-term Care Insurance Policy in Advance

Purchasing long-term care insurance is an inevitable part of becoming a senior. However, disentangling the advantages and disadvantages of a given plan can be overwhelming. For those who have already secured a policy, it is important to understand its features and limits. This financial planner will help you break down your coverage to ensure your needs are met.

Natasha Roubal


Where to Go On a Night Out in Paris

It can be difficult to know how to best take advantage of your precious hours while traveling, and there's nothing worse than making a poor restaurant or bar choice. Travel blogger Natasha Roubal selected five go-to spots to ensure your night out in Paris is one to remember. Continue below to read more.

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News


Researchers Say Dentists, Other Health Professionals Are Major Contributors to US Opioid Abuse Problem

Almost 19,000 Americans died from prescription painkiller overdoses last year, and a new study suggests the problem is wider than a few bad actors over-prescribing the drug.

Sarah Anwar


Hinman Dental Meeting: Mobile Apps for the Modern Dentist

At the 2017 Hinman Dental Meeting, Martin Jablow, D.M.D., gave a brief overview of different apps that can be used in the dental office. Whether for patient entertainment while in the waiting room, or for diagnostics or staff training, there seems to be an app for everything.

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