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Dr. Marwan Abou-Rass brings nearly fifty years of teaching and cutting-edge innovations in the field of endodontic education. He pioneered the concept of teaching molar versus central teeth as the best sequence for learning endodontic skills and originated the critical error approach for the assessment of clinical performance in Dentistry.

In clinical Endodontics, Dr. Abou-Rass has contributed significant new concepts and approaches including the:

  • Stressed pulp concept
  • Anti-Curvature Filing Method
  • 4R Operational Diagnosis Protocol, Endodontic Treatment Finalization
  • Interim Endodontic Therapy for native bone regeneration prior to implant placement.

Dr. Abou-Rass holds a Master degree in Endodontics and Prosthodontics as well as a Ph.D. in Higher Education. From 1971-2000 DrAbou-Rasswastenured professor and Chairman of the Endodontic Department and Director of the Advanced Endodontic program at the University of Southern California. From 2000-2012, Dr. Abou-Rass directed the AEGD program at PAADI, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Currently he is University of Southern California, Emeritus Professor and Editor-in-Chief of Dental Economics MENA Journal and CE MENAONLINE continuing education programs

Spotlight

TURNING AROUND THE SLOW PRACTICE

Roger P. Levin, DDS, MBA In today’s more competitive environment, dentists are searching for solutions that can provide a much-needed boost to falling revenues. But how do they know what the right solution is? Is it a direct mail campaign? Offering expanded hours? Building a new website? Moving to a new location? Or all of
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5 WAYS TO REDUCE FAILED APPOINTMENTS

Appointment failures, either by canceling or not showing, result in the loss of man hours and production for practices. We hear this in just about every office we walk into — “Today’s schedule was beautiful when we left yesterday, but then the phone started ringing today…” There is no single best way to handle appointment
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Leading the modern dental practice

Introduction For the dental practice, success in the postrecession economy demands more than excellent clinical skills. The dentist must also be an effective business leader, capable of reaching certain basic targets. These include: • Increasing production 15% or more each year • Having 98% of all patients scheduled at all times • Achieving a 90%
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Five foundations for practice success

Success seldom occurs by accident. In dentistry, the determination of the dentist creates the environment and the parameters of success. While superior clinical skills are obviously important, they do not dictate how successful the practice will be. What are the benchmarks of a flourishing practice? Levin Group has observed that the most successful dentists, like
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I AM YOUR PATIENT…SERVE ME!

Who pays your salary? Patients do! That’s right, if patients didn’t pay for the services you and your staff provide, there would be no money to pay salaries. Since the only way to earn a salary is to serve the patient — and the only way to increase salaries is to better serve patients —
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Household Economics: A Business Model for Modern Dental Practices

MARWAN ABOU-RASS DDS, MDS, PHD Looking at the origin of the word “economics,” we will find that it is derived from the Greek word “Oikonomikos.” “Oikonomikos” is composed of two words: “oikos,” meaning home, and “nomos,” meaning management. The word “economics” implies management of the home, including satisfying a family’s needs, physical and psychological well-being.
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