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New year, new challenges, new solutions!

Jan. 5, 2022
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz starts the new year off sharing some great new things you can expect from Dental Economics in 2022.

Many of us are feeling ready to go and have set some personal and practice goals to start off the year. Unfortunately for some, feeling inspired to set goals may be difficult, as staffing continues to be a universal challenge for dental practices. If this is the case, you are certainly not alone. This is such a widespread predicament for many dental practices that I have decided to devote this month’s issue to this very topic. When you comb through the content, I hope you will feel encouraged. Potential candidates aren’t, in every case, opting to accept positions from the highest bidder. They are seeking opportunities where they feel challenged, engaged, appreciated, and valued. This rearrangement of dental teams could lead to a better team dynamic, improved office culture, reduced drama, more fun, and ultimately a better patient experience. Time will tell.

You may notice some new things in DE this month. In addition to our excellent monthly and bimonthly columns, I’m pleased to share that we will have a few new columns. Starting this month, Dr. Scott Froum will discuss how we can overcome periodontal and implant complications. Dr. Jeffrey Hoos will take us through his strategies to balance the art, science, and business of dentistry. We will also feature a monthly column by Mark Murphy, CLU, ChFC. He is the CEO of Northeast Private Client Group, a certified financial planning and wealth management firm. He is an exceptional author and has been recognized for multiple accomplishments; most recently he has been recognized in the top 20 on the Forbes Top Financial Security List. Check it out: His advice is a “don’t-miss”!

DE Weekend is our e-newsletter where we share more articles and videos. I have been shooting a very interesting video series with David Harris, whose expertise includes dental embezzlement, forensic accounting, and private investigation. He shares recommendations for best hiring practices, keeping our practices safe, and how to react if you suspect embezzlement is occurring. You can find our videos on or when you subscribe to DE Weekend.

DE Solutions Lab comprises interactive events where I’ve identified challenges we face in our practices. Our industry’s leading experts will help educate us to overcome these obstacles. Sometimes we can use a hand making a purchasing decision, firing PPOs, or finding and keeping an exceptional team. We cover topics like this and much, much more! These events are fast-paced and interactive, so you can have your questions answered by our experts. You can find DE Solutions Lab on DE’s website.

I’ve been planning the lineup for 2022 since I joined Dental Economics, and I can tell you this much: We are in for an exceptional year, and I cannot wait to share it with you!

Cheers to happiness, health, and prosperity,

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD
[email protected]
Instagram: @dentaleconomicsofficial

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the January 2022 print edition of Dental Economics.

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