Stress less: how you can get your groove back

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Thinking about chucking it all in and starting a new career? Many dentists slump over the finish line come the silly season but these...

The future of dentistry

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Who lives in Australia and how they access dental care is set to undergo significant change by 2030. What must dentists do to ensure...

Dentistry for patients with PTSD

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Patients presenting with extreme dental phobia may, in fact, be exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress and therefore require special consideration. Julie Miller reports Words of...

How to handle dental appointment cancellations

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Patients cancelling at the last minute can have a direct impact on the profitability of your practice. Here's how to handle dental appointment cancellations....

Corporate dentistry

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Are you attracted to the corporate model or do you prefer running the show yourself? Dentists on both sides of the fence tell Kerryn...

Pick your battles wisely

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General practices across the country now offer patients clear-aligner treatment plans—and that’s a good thing. But when should a dentist refer a patient to...

Good ergonomic design in a dental surgery

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A flash waiting room isn’t the sign of a good design. Here are seven tips for recognising good ergonomic design in a dental surgery....

Designing a child-friendly dental practice

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Professional, contemporary, fun, welcoming—the design of a paediatric dental practice has to appeal to kids and parents on many...

Conflicts of interest in dentistry

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Are dentists influenced by gifts and incentives, and should professional codes of conduct be updated to provide clearer guidelines for interactions with patients, colleagues...

Sham contracts

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What’s the difference between a contractor and an employee? Understanding this will prevent you from setting up a sham contract. By Kerryn Ramsey While work...

Artificial intelligence in dentistry

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If you believe the hype, artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise dentistry, but there are barriers to overcome before the technology goes mainstream. By...

Designing your dental practice? Be inspired by these two Hobart practices

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Designed to look warm, calm and welcoming, two Hobart practices are turning heads and winning clients. By Kerryn Ramsey These...