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by Stephanie Sisk

CDS dentists have many roles in their dental offices. You are doctors, first and foremost, but you are also business managers, new business development leaders and team-builders. This online column will help you stay on top of the latest dental trends and resources as you juggle all of your roles.

  • May 2, 2018

How to ensure that your new associate succeeds

Last month, we explored the reasons to hire a dental associate along with the many ways to evaluate the applicants. Success! You’ve hired a great person to join your team. You may think your work is done, but there’s more to consider to en... Read More
  • February 12, 2018

Have you met the latest “disrupter to dentistry?”

Floss Bar, the New York City brainchild of a former hedge fund manager, opened for business last fall and promised a new era in dental health that brings lower prices, hyper-flexible scheduling and high-quality, preventative dental care. Read More
  • January 3, 2018

book shows unvarnished look at dentistry

Mary Otto, a Washington Post reporter turned health care journalist and author, published Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health Care in America an unvarnished look at dentistry. Read More
  • December 8, 2017

Is Illinois turning to pot?

Illinois is carefully evaluating its pilot program of the sale of medical marijuana, and while the revenue recreational marijuana sales could produce may be tempting for lawmakers, Illinois has not gone down that path – yet Read More
  • November 7, 2017

These folks are our role models

Throughout this year as I have had to recalibrate life after my own personal tragedy, I pick up the newspaper and listen to the news each day and think, “What the hell is going on?” Read More