David Rice

David Rice

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editorial director of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.


Infection control: How NOT to get sued … and a whole lot more

Here are three simple questions to answer when it comes to infection control in the dental practice.

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Why Now is the Time for You to be an Influencer

Another week, another piece of misinformation about dentistry is out there and ready for us to address….

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What To Do When a Team Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

What do you do if a team member tests positive for COVID-19 in your practice? Dr. David Rice has some advice.

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Why Trending Today Fails You

Let’s talk about trending … but how do we build a plan to trend for the long-haul? Dr. David Rice offers his thoughts.

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How Differences Can Come Together Under the Dentist’s Leadership

Dr. David Rice explains how dentists can ensure that everyone not only has their voice heard, but that it’s done to promote unity rather than division.

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Why This Study Should Be a Wake-up Call to Dentistry

The lady in this picture is different than you, right? She’s different than every other person in the world as well. So why are we treating our patients like they’re all the same person? Dr. David Rice dives into some thoughts.

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4 Principles to Grow Your Dental Practice

By: Dr. David Rice “Mask Mouth”. What does that mean for your dental practice? Let’s be honest….

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Wildfires and another link between the mouth and lungs

The devastating wildfires in the United States are all over the news and likely on the minds…

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The Importance of Sticking Together and Reaching Out for Help

By: Dr. David Rice Let’s talk about something that is taught to not talk about: Mental Health….

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31 tips to improve your mental health

Let’s think about some things that you can do every day to improve your mental health With…

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The Importance of Coaching with Dr. William Chen

By Dr. William E. Chen, DMD | May 20, 2024

We chatted with Dr. William Chen, who shared his expertise and insights onmistakes, challenges, and the importance of coaching in the dental profession. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. William ChenEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Trust but Verify: The Power of Coaching in Dentistry Dr. Chen emphasizes the need to trust but verify and highlights…

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Predictable Veneers: The Art of Shrink Wrap Provisionals

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | May 17, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Of all the methods commonly used for veneer provisionalization, my favorite has to be the shrink wrap technique. I love it and use it all the time because in my opinion, it is the easiest…

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Building a Successful Dental Team: Insights from Dr. William Chen

By Dr. William E. Chen, DMD | May 15, 2024

Today, Dr. William Chen, a seasoned dentist and entrepreneur, shares his insights and experiences in scaling his dental practice and building a successful dental team. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. William ChenEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Let’s explore the challenges of building a successful dental practice and the mistakes that can occur along the…

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Financial Mistakes Dentists Should Avoid: Insights from Dr. William Chen

By Dr. William E. Chen, DMD | May 13, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. William ChenEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we continue our conversation with Dr. William Chen, exploring the realm of digital dentistry and discussing a significant financial mistake he made in his career. Dr. Chen shares valuable insights and advice for dentists, shedding light on avoiding financial pitfalls. Let’s dive…

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Cracking the Case: Understanding Broken Provisionals

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | May 10, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Provisionals play a pivotal role, not just in helping the patient adjust through to their final restorations, but they are helpful to us also – to fix our mistakes while we still can.  Even though…

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I wish I’d done this a long time ago!

By 3 Media Web | May 8, 2024

“You will get unprecedented amounts of individual attention from Doctor Rice and Dawn. My consults have instantly improved and so have my numbers!

You should definitely do the 90-day Jumpstart program!”

Dr. Luke Shapiro
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Mentor and practice coach!

By 3 Media Web | May 8, 2024

“Dr. Rice has been my personal mentor and coach since I was in dental school. He was instrumental in me purchasing my current practice. Once I owned the practice, he has been a wealth of knowledge in creating systems to help my practice run at peak efficiency. I highly recommend him as a mentor and practice coach.”

James Wanamaker
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Patient Acquisition Mindset: Common Issues

By Abe Kasbo | May 8, 2024

By: Abe Kasbo The term “Patient Acquisition” doesn’t resonate well with patients; it’s not what they seek or need. Patients aren’t commodities or assets to be obtained. They are people, and dental offices are not Wall Street trading terminals. We shouldn’t view them as mere acquisition targets because that diminishes the entire patient experience, and…

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Building a Strong Dental Team: Lessons from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | May 6, 2024

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, who shares her experiences and insights on building a successful dental team. In this episode about teams, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz emphasizes the importance of finding team members who are skilled and…

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Setting Realistic Expectations: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

By Savanah Craig | May 6, 2024

By: Dr. Savanah Craig Managing the expectations of others is a challenge in any aspect of life but is particularly challenging in dentistry. In the age of social media and Photoshop, it is easy to lose sight of what is real and what is edited. Two-day shipping and door-to-door delivery has intensified our need for…