DPM's top 10 most-read articles of 2015

December 1, 2015

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, so it's time to take a look back at 2015 and the top practice management stories that graced DentalProductsReport.com.

 The end of the year is rapidly approaching, so it's time to take a look back at 2015 and the top practice management stories that graced DentalProductsReport.com. 

While DPM featured an array of stories that were popular with readers this year, we compiled a list of the 10 most popular practice management articles that really took off this year. An entertaining mix of management tips, bizarre stories and insider secrets made the list of the top 10 most-viewed practice management articles on the website for 2015.

Click through the following pages to see the most popular stories from 2015.

 

 

 

 

The 10 worst ways dentists try to save money

Benjamin Franklin famously opined, "A penny saved is a penny earned." And while that chestnut of wisdom is certainly trye as a guiding philosophy for success in life, it can be taken too literally. What may seem like smart cost-saving measures can take a more deleterious toll on the doctor's practice than doing it the right way in the first place.

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The 12 weirdest things a coworker has ever done inside a dental practice

Let's face it and be honest here. We've all had that one job where that one person worked with us and we wondered what was wrong with that person. I mean, he or she might have been perfectly nice and treated us perfectly fine ... but there was just something different about him or her. Some people called it quirky. Some people called it odd. Some people called it just plain creepy.

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How should I pay my RDH?

Owner dentists regularly ask about the different types of payment arrangements for RDHs commonly in place across the United States. More specifically, they want an opinion on the best option. What should dentists be taking into consideration?

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Your top 13 scariest dental horror stories

There are things that happen in the dental practice that would make The Walking Dead seem like a walk in the park. There are stories that could be told that would make Frankenstein think that fire wasn't so bad. We asked dental team members to tell us the stories that still make them shake their head and cringe ... and plenty of them answered.

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Beware! 7 traps that are destroying your hygiene schedule

To develop new habits that build value for the hygiene appointment, it is helpful to identify the traps that are devaluing these appointments. Some of these are seemingly obvious, but many times teams fall into at least one of these traps and don't realize the effect they have on the hygiene schedule.

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The 7 most annoying things about your dental practice's waiting room

For 14 years, I have sat patiently in dental waiting rooms, cringing at the behavior of my peers (the other patients). Why don't they learn some manners?I know that you are thinking the same thing, but you can't really do or say anything. But I, as a dental patient, have the freedom to get honest about what is driving me batty. Let me give you a voice to identify what bothers you, the dental professoinal, through my words.

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HR Hot Topics: Tattoos and piercings in the dental practice

Can you name 12 different types of popular ear piercings? Yes, you read that correctly, there are indeed 12 different ways to pierce an ear. Here's the bigger question: How many are acceptable under your appearance policy? 

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The top 5 things dental assistants do wrong ... and how to change that

Through the years, I have found some common mistakes that dental assistants make. Additionally, I've learned that changing the way dental assistants do things (even just a little) will help you have low stress and a more enjoyable work environment.

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How to effectively deal with a lazy employee

One of the most irritating kinds of employees that you may have to deal with at some point are the lazy ones. They are the ones who may abstain from working and may pull the whole team down. You have to find a way around the effect such employees have on the team, as well as get them to work more effectively.

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5 reasons your patients are looking for a new dental practice

You take pride in delivering the best patient care possible. You invest in the latest technology, have top-notch dental skills and a team that boasts years of experience. While that's all great, and important to the success of any dental practice, none of it really matters if you don't have any patients.

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