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What NOT To Do If You Suspect You Have Been Embezzled

What NOT To Do If You Suspect You Have Been Embezzled

By Pat Little, DDS, FAGD, CFE As dentists, we have invested enormous time and resources obtaining our education, growing our practices and pursuing other professional endeavors. Additionally, we invest heavily in training and developing our dental team to assist us in achieving our professional and financial goals. Sadly, over the course of our careers, there is a three in five chance that one or more of our trusted team members will commit embezzlement. This is a violation of our trust and can be emotionally and financially devastating. Some of you have already been embezzled in the past and know all

Matthew Steinberg, DDS, FAGD, FACD, FICD

Matthew Steinberg, DDS, FAGD, FACD, FICD

Dr. Matt Steinberg has a thriving practice in Austin, Texas- a city that prides itself on being different and providing a memorable experience for its visitors. His practice is unique and introduces patients to a new kind of dental experience. Dr. Steinberg and his team start each day with a pledge to their patients. “To create trusting relationships, beautiful smiles and healthy lifestyles. This is a man who is not only dedicated to providing exceptional care for his patients, but to serving his community, and maybe most importantly, he’s changing the way people think about dentistry. So in the

5 Essentials in Treating the Oral Cancer Patient

5 Essentials in Treating the Oral Cancer Patient

Jeff T. Blackburn, DDS, FAGD is also an Oral Cancer Survivor ~  Oral cancer rates are skyrocketing throughout the United States and around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 40,000 cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone. Every dental team will be faced with the challenge of what to do when this patient presents in your chair. If you follow a few basic steps, not only will you provide the necessary dental treatment, but more importantly, you will make a difference in someone’s life. To properly treat the oral cancer patient, it

A Dental Guide to Cross-Coding for Oral Cancer Screening

A Dental Guide to Cross-Coding for Oral Cancer Screening

Dental professionals are a patient’s primary source of screening within the oral cavity; thus attention must be paid to the most common oral malignancy:  SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA Historically such malignancies were attributed only to patients with a history of extensive alcohol and tobacco use. However, other risk factors such as human papilloma virus (HPV) and medication use are shifting the profession’s perception of who may be at risk for oral cancer. According to experts,  “the dentist must consider all patients at risk and act accordingly in the history-taking and examination phases of the dental visit” (Kondori I

Dr. Bryan Laskin – CoverDoc® Follow-up

Dr. Bryan Laskin – CoverDoc® Follow-up

Editor’s Note: We alluded to the launch of something big in the Spring of 2014 when we featured Dr. Bryan Laskin on our cover. We’re excited that he is now ready to raise the curtain on OperaDDS™. Following is a follow up interview with Bryan and his marketing and PR expert, Nancy Lashley. ProDentist: As you now prepare to unveil your newest innovation, have you changed your mind about which is more rewarding? Being a dentist or an inventor? Dr. Laskin: I don’t really separate the two. I think that my drive to be the best dentist





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Bring Your Practice to Life With Instagram

Bring Your Practice to Life With Instagram

By Rita Zamora, BDS, and Larry Dougherty, DDS ~  One of the things I love most about social media is the opportunity to meet new people. While that might sound cliché, social media is exactly how I’ve met and grown …

Evidence Based Dental Marketing – Part 3

Evidence Based Dental Marketing – Part 3

By Mark Dilatush & Howie Horrocks -  If you are reading Part 3 without the background of Parts 1 and 2, or if it’s been a while since you read the preludes to this article, you may end up somewhere between …

How to Avoid Social Media Burnout and Keep Your Practice Ahead of the Pack!

How to Avoid Social Media Burnout and Keep Your Practice Ahead of the Pack!

By Rita Zamora, BDS ~  Has your Facebook feed lost it’s appeal?  Feeling like your Twitter isn’t interesting anymore?  Wondering how you’ll ever keep up with Google Plus?  If so, you aren’t …