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Posted 4/30/2013 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 650
The Future for Solo Practitioners
Inasmuch as it may seem like there is a groundswell of dental "groups", dentists of all ages looking to buy/own/grow their own practices should be viewing the prospective wave of Boomer retirees as a net-positive on every level. Yes, the economy has been poor. Yes, school-related debt is as high...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6838
Consultant Tip: Referrals and New Patients
Many new patients are referred by successfully handled new patients. When you start something new, you try to talk all of your friends into doing the same thing so you will feel you are doing the right thing. For this reason, the new patient is most interested in his dental care and more likely...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 657
Is Your Overhead Over Your Head?
As a follow up to my post regarding the next most influential factor on practice valuation is non-real estate overhead - i.e. your staffing, lab, and supply choices. Common Topics: Tenured Staff - It is not unusual to encounter practices with highly tenured staff that have received fixed...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 1085
Dental Practice Valuation Methodologies
The most common industry vernacular for expressing the valuation of a dental practice is as a percentage of annual receipts (collections) - e.g. "...I sold my practice for XX% of my receipts for the last twelve months..." Now, inasmuch as this is the long-standing tradition of discussing...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 308
New Dentures: Get Your Smile Back
When teeth are removed, our jawbone begins a continuous, lifelong process of resorption, or shrinkage. The pressure from dentures on gum tissues also cause shrinkage, since gum tissues were never intended to withstand chewing forces. that don't fit properly cause even greater and more rapid...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 273
"Your Smile, Our Specialty"
The motto of the American College of Prosthodontists, "Your smile, our specialty", sums up the reason to have your teeth taken care of by a . Prosthodontists are committed to life-long prosthodontic care as a healthcare partner with their patients. They believe helping people smile changes...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by DrDanSindelar in Oral Health: The Tipping Point of Healthcare   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4709
Dental Therapy Paves the Road to Less Headache Pain
600: The number of doses of acetaminophen it takes to put a person at risk for kidney damage. But for a person who has chronic headaches, it doesn’t take long to make it to 600. Take my patient Nicole, for instance. Nicole came to see me after her physician, alarmed at the number of...  Read More
Posted 4/30/2013 by pro2pronetwork in Pro2Pro Network's Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1833
Do You Host A Patient Appreciation Day?
How many times per year do you throw a party for your patients? If you don’t celebrate patients, you’re missing an unbelievable opportunity to generate/stimulate a lot of referrals.There are so many different ways you can throw this party and itdoesn'thave to cost you a lot of...  Read More
Posted 4/29/2013 by garytakacs in Keep Smiling!   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 1673
Top 5 Ways to Grow Your Whitening Business
New Flash: People want whiter teeth! A recent USA survey reported that 85% of respondents said they wanted whiter teeth when asked what they would change about their smile. Embracing whitening is an excellent strategy to grow your practice today. Here are the top 5 ways to grow your whitening...  Read More
Posted 4/29/2013 by MPerroneDDS in Marielaina Perrone DDS   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 472
Periogen + Waterpik = Ultimate Weapon Against Tartar?
. The treatment requires diligence on the part of the patient to maintain regular hygiene appointments and meticulous home care. Professional cleanings go a long way to preserving your teeth and gums, but once patients leave the office they need to maintain theirso it does not progress...  Read More
Posted 4/29/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 341
What Is Denture Stomatitis?
Denture stomatitis is a common disorder affecting denture wearers. It is characterized as inflammation and redness of the tissues covered by the denture. It is often asymptomatic; only a minority of sufferers experience pain, itching or burning. It is primarily identified during a...  Read More
Posted 4/29/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 354
Alcohol: Low Risk vs High Risk Drinking Defined
The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse andAlcoholismhave defined drinking patterns and their accompanying risks. A major nationwide survey of 43,000 US adults by the NIH shows that only 2 in 100 people who drink within both the single-day and weekly limits...  Read More
Posted 4/27/2013 by Steve Hochfelder in Looking for info on Expasy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 339
Interested in what users of Expasyl think of it vs conventional retraction cord. thinking of switching to it.  Read More
Posted 4/26/2013 by khess248 in Help for Dental Hygienists   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1720
Reviews, Reviews, Reviews
For years we have known that word of mouth is the best referral source. Intoday'stechnological world "word of mouth" has evolved to key strokes, and the outreach is much more extensive. It has become more important then ever to get the "word" out online about the services that you offer in your...  Read More
Posted 4/25/2013 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 630
Practice Valuation & Equipment Decisions
We get it - doctors like technology! That being said, there is a not so delicate balance between equipment decisions and the valuation of a practice. Items to consider: - One of the common misconceptions is that building a practice awash in high-buck technology - e.g. CAD/CAM, cone beams,...  Read More
Posted 4/25/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1189
Distractions at the Dental Office Front Desk
Distractions at the Dental OfficeFront Desk Distractions at the front desk in dental offices can be common. Since this area is responsible for creating and maintaininga full and productive schedule for the practice,it is important to not have other team memberspulling front desk staff away...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 496
Owner Occupied Real Estate
For many doctors, owning your own real estate can be an effective tax strategy over the arc of a career. That being said, we encounter an endless number of practices involving owner-occupied real estate that becomes a stumbling block upon transition or retirement. Items to consider: -...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6022
Insist Upon High Ethical Standards in Your Practice
It is impossible to achieve your goals and dreams without also having high ethical standards in all operations of the office. Any staff member that exercises low ethical standards is like a team member who keeps fumbling the ball. The other team members have to fight like crazy to get it back...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by Sandy Pardue in Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 3949
Reduce Broken Appointments
I believe that practices have a lot more control over broken appointments than they ever realized. Many practices are running on automatic and not taking time to educate patients and look at the patient's indicators before scheduling and during confirmations. 1) Educate the patients when the...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by Bruce W in Your Presciption For Free Travel   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 521
How To Score a $25,000/ Week Beach Villa Using Two Two Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses
If you've been following along with me for the past couple weeks, then you know the secret to FREE or very low cost travel lies in credit card sign up bonuses and focused credit card spending. In January 2013 my wife and I stayed in a $4300/night villa on the beach in Mexico with our own private...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by Kevin Tighe in Cambridge Dental Consultants   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 504
Your dental practice is no accident!
What would you look for if you were a management consultant to a dental practice whose production and collections were going down each month? How could each person in the office be the cause of a failing dental practice? Perhaps the front office people are being rude or not answering the phone in...  Read More
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Posted 4/24/2013 by Nathan Saydyk in The Grateful Dentist   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 429
The Three Rules of Coaching Hockey Applied to a Dental Office
I L-O-V-E hockey. For the past few years I have been coaching hockey for Mites, Squirt and Pee Wee in Gilbert, AZ. It is much like my office, a lot of fun, ups and downs, some drama, dealing with the unexpected and a strong desire to learn, get better and win! In my locker room we always go over...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 311
What is CAMBRA?
CAMBRA (the Caries Management by Risk Assessment protocol) is dentistry's current model for managing . It is designed to determine a patient's risk for decay and the appropriate preventive and therapeutic approaches to each individual's needs. Your Board Certified Prosthodontist uses it as...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2013 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 209
Pinning Down Prostate Cancer Risk
The has recently published a controlled study of over 21,000 men between the ages of 40 and 55, to determine the association of PSA scores during that age range and subsequent risk of prostate cancer metastasis and mortality. They found that PSA concentration can be used to predict long term...  Read More
Posted 4/23/2013 by dr_curtis in Straight Bytes   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 51668
 Burning the Candle... I mean root.. at both ends
Another Straight Bytes show and tell; Case Impacted Lower Right second premolar (Lower Right 5, #29, #45) Impacted beyond horizontal. Surgical technique: Closed eruption with gold chain Orthodontic Technique Mesial distal space opened, Surgery performed, traction placed to upright...  Read More
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