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.

buyer beware numbers can lie in a dental practice acquisition

Buyer Beware: Numbers Can Lie in Dental Practice Acquisitions

By: Dr. David Rice In the world of dental practice acquisitions, potential buyers often find themselves navigating…

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retain the patients

5 Best Practices to Retain the Patients in Your New Acquisition

Implementing best practices can make a substantial difference in helping retain the patients in your new acquisition…

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why staying an associate is a big financial loss for dentists

Why Staying An Associate Is A Big Financial Loss

In the realm of personal finance, understanding the nuances of take-home pay is crucial for individuals striving…

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5 Red Flags that Prevent New Dentists from Getting their First Practice Loan

Navigating Your Path to Practice: Most Common Red Flags that Prevent New Dentists from Getting their First…

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A Dentist’s Insight into Oil Pulling and Contemporary Dentistry

Navigating the Buzz: A Dentist’s Take on Contemporary Dentistry & Oil Pulling By: Dr. David Rice  It’s…

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oil pulling

Swishing to Wellness: Oil Pulling for Oral Radiance

By: Dr. David Rice In the quest for natural and holistic oral care, you might have come…

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Dr. Sable Muntean Appointed as Chief Editor of Get Lit Newsletter

Get Lit Newsletter Welcomes Dr. Sable Muntean as Chief EditorIgniting Success for New Dentists with Enhanced Content…

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looking at the wrong practice

Buyer Beware: 7 Warnings You’re Looking at the Wrong Practice to Buy

Here’s Why You Should Not Ignore the Red Flags By: Dr. David Rice So you want to…

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Choosing the Right Color Palette for Your Dental Office

By: A-dec With design, we surround ourselves with color that affects mood, energy, and mindfulness. And design…

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Connected Dentistry

How to Bring Connected Dentistry into Your Operatory    

By: A-dec Connected products are virtually everywhere you look: from fitness trackers to digital doorbells to smart refrigerators….

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Help! My Dental Assistant Won’t Learn New Things!

By Ronda Holman | January 29, 2024

Don’t be the dental assistant who won’t learn new things.Find comfort in the new thing – even if the new things are scary at first. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought…

anterior teeth

Why Do I Keep Having to Adjust the Anterior Teeth When Restoring?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 27, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the main problems we see when we are restoring an anterior tooth that’s just recently chipped is that we always have to adjust occlusion. Whenever you see a chipped tooth you have to ask yourself why. Why is that chip there?…

dentist creating a better financial situation

New Year, New Approach? Shifting Your Financial Mentality

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | January 24, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Your life as a doctor is complex in many ways.  It started with dental school – additional years of training accompanied by hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans.  And as can be expected the focus of your classes was clinical; doctors get very little business training. Upon graduation, starting salaries…

dental fuel

Dr. William Chen Shares a Clinical Mistake and the Importance of Digital Dentistry

By Dr. William E. Chen, DMD | January 22, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. William ChenEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Bill Chen, a highly successful dentist based in Sebring, Florida. Dr. Chen shares his insights and experiences, including a clinical mistake he made and how it relates to the world of digital dentistry.  Building a…

splints in treatment planning

How to Use Splints in Your Treatment Plan

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 19, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Hi, everybody, my name’s Dr. Leonard Hess. I’m one of the senior faculty members at the Dawson Academy. I’d like to spend a few minutes talking with you about where splints, or occlusal splints, work into a treatment plan when…

not sure what to do with your dental career

Not Sure What To Do With Your Career in Dentistry? So, Now What?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | January 18, 2024

 By: Dr. Bri Torgerson I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist working in Saint Louis, Missouri. I guess I’ll use the term “working” lightly. The truth is, I’ve been unemployed for the majority of this year, and not necessarily by choice. I went back and forth about writing this, about slicing my…

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Importance of Communication & Respect in Dental Teams: From the Perspective of a Dental Assistant

By Ronda Holman | January 15, 2024

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today, we explore the vital role played by dental assistants, shedding light on the often-unnoticed significance of effective communication and respect within dental teams. Our guest, Ronda Holman, shares her experiences and insights, emphasizing the impact these factors can have on the…

clinical failures

Why am I Experiencing Clinical Failures?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 12, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com If we’ve been practicing for any length of time at all, we’re going to see some clinical failures. I think sometimes the perception is if we’re faculty at The Dawson Academy, that it never happens, and you should know that…

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Navigating Professional Boundaries & Fair Compensation with Dental Assistant, Ronda Holman

By Ronda Holman | January 10, 2024

In the intricate dance of professional boundaries & fair compensation,dental assistants often find themselves walking a tightrope. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today we explore the financial mistakes that dental assistants can make and the valuable lessons we can all learn from them. Ronda Holman shares her…

retain the patients

5 Best Practices to Retain the Patients in Your New Acquisition

By David Rice | January 8, 2024

Implementing best practices can make a substantial difference in helping retain the patients in your new acquisition and existing team loyalty and trust throughout the transition. By: Dr. David Rice Buying a dental practice is the biggest financial decision you’ll make as a young dentist. Do it well, and it will fuel your future. Buy…