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Posted 2/28/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 2406
Our Office Culture of Safety
We have carefully arrangedto create a culture of safety for our patients. How do we do this? Daily doctor/staff meetings keep everyone on the same page and allow our highly qualified personnel to do their best work. This facilitates effective teamwork, good communication among the team and with...Read More
Posted 2/28/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2300
Colon Problems in Obese Men
A recent study from Michigan State University, published inPloS One,found that obese men have six times greater likelihood to have multiple colon polyps and tubular adenomas. Such statistics support the evidence that colonoscopy is recommended for these patients, considering thatcan be associated...Read More
Posted 2/28/2014 by Brogan Baxter in Four Quadrants Advisory   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4338
Does Your Practice Have a Reactive Accountant?
Here's Kathy Collins' latest post for the Four Quadrants Advisory™ blog. It’s important to have a great – not just good – relationship with your accountant. They have a big role to play in running your practice, and helping you to build a financial foundation that will...Read More
Posted 2/28/2014 by Kevin Tighe in Cambridge Dental Consultants   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1881
Internal Marketing: New Patient Referral Protocol
ACCOUNTABILITY • Assign this protocol to a specific employee so there is accountability. REFERRAL CARDS •Have at least a thousand referral cards printed offering new patients $50.00 off dental treatment. See attached examples. If you don’t already have a printing...Read More
Posted 2/27/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 4  |   Views: 4459
Do Patients Really NOT Value the Health of their Teeth and Gums?
There's a true difference between those patients who 'don't value their dental health,' and those MANY who truly just can't afford it, no matter the value they place upon it. The latter group is growing exponentially in this country. Same went for medical treatment and prevention, and thus the...Read More
Posted 2/27/2014 by Carrie @ Natural Gumption in Oral Health Coaching   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 46715
How to engage your long-term patients into healthy mouths
As a dental practitioner, you are taught to focus on preventive health. As your relationships with patients develop, they often become more like friendships, bonds that becomes so comfortable that patients begin to share secrets, family vacations, and recipes with you. Over time, your role...Read More
Posted 2/27/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4205
Healthcare Dominates Best Jobs for 2014
I love year-end lists: best movies, richest people, most popular books… That’s why, when U.S. News and World Report put out “”, I was all over it. I’ll admit to wanting to assure myself that my technology skills would still be in demand, but what surprised me was both...Read More
Posted 2/26/2014 by Smile Savvy in Social Media, Website & Internet Marketing Tips For Dentists   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4423
5 Photos That Your Social Media Followes Want to See
Social media is increasingly visual. Fast growing sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Vine are bearing this out. A recent study from the internet marketing team at Hubspot revealed that photos on Facebook produce 53% more Likes than a text only post. Your marketing needs great images and here...Read More
Posted 2/26/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4309
The Tooth Fairy: Separating Fact from Fiction
Riddle: What mythical children’s figure enjoys 97% approval from parents, has increased its public dividends 42% since 2011, and has a special day in its honor February 28th? Of course we’re talking about the Tooth Fairy, the little dental sprite that has seen more pillows than Bed,...Read More
Posted 2/25/2014 by JesusIbarra in Intervención mínima en Odontologia   |  Comments: 6  |   Views: 4895
Dientes con raíces débiles y tratamientos de conductos. ¿Que se puede hacer?
En casos de raíces débiles como un órgano dental inmaduro o aquellos dientes comprometidos por caries o por algún proceso operatorio, los conductos pueden ser reforzados usando un composite fluido (eje. Charisma Opal Flow. Composite nano hibrido con excelentes...Read More
Posted 2/25/2014 by OpenADentalOffice in How To Open A Dental Office   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2988
What Does Miley Cyrus Have To Do With Marketing Your Dental Office?
“Will marketing a new dental office bring menew patients?” It’s a valid question; without patients, you have no income. But if you follow theMiley Cyrus Rule, you can be assured to get excellent new patient flow when marketing a new dental office. Here are a couple of...Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4149
Dentistry - Just Another Specialty of Medicine
What has the ever-growing awareness of the Oral-Systemic Link shown us - both provider and patient? As a dentist, you are, essentially, like any other specialist in medicine. In order to truly & effectively coordinate care for your common patients, for whom you want the best, you'll have to...Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4220
Navigating Successfully the Potholes and Bumps in the Road to Practice Partnership or Ownership
Professional advisory grows from years of experience and expertise, providing ease with which to navigate every pothole or road bump in the industry, man made or otherwise. Fluency in the many languages of the process is a requirement for 'Dr. Buyer.' It is invaluable. With the large amount...Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4296
Knock, Knock.  Stress at Your Door..........
Stress The long-term consequences of stress are very real, and can easily lead to stroke, heart disease, bouts of occasional depression, or even chronic (clinical) depression. Common side effects of acute or ongoing stress in one’s life can lead to insomnia, reduced immunity, muscle tension,...Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by tgriffith in The Gold Standard   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 4732
Are you in business to spend money or make it? That seems like a question with an obvious answer but dentists are getting so wrapped up in technology that they are forgetting. Yes, you want to help people and you take pride in offering the best care and service for your patients. But why do...Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2319
Implants Keep Bone Loss from Occurring and Altering How You Look
We stressin your jaw when teeth are missing. Over time, bone loss distorts your appearance, which is obviously something you don't want and we don't want. Implants are the best way to keep bone loss from occurring and altering how you look. Read More
Posted 2/24/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2265
President's Panel: Increase HPV Vaccination
Chemotherapy Advisor, via Health Day News, superior sources of current cancer and drug information, reports that the President's Cancer Panel states that too few American girls and boys are gettingvaccinatedagainsthuman papillomavirus (HPV). Current recommendations from the CDC are detailed...Read More
Posted 2/23/2014 by seanepp in The Practice Buyer's Corner - Random Musings from the Buy-Side   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 47607
Building Your Advisory Team, Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, and Securing Indepedence
As a new grad, transition doctor, or established private practitioner you are most likely bombarded by a wide variety of vendors seeking to offer advice. These advisors can come from many fronts - dental school instructors, mentor dentists, supply and equipment vendors, practice lenders, dental...Read More
Posted 2/23/2014 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2451
HIPAA Security Factoid
Accordingto the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 40% of reported healthcare data breaches involve a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device. Make sure all your portable devices,tablets, thumb drives, and external hard drives that containpatient records haveproper encryption...Read More
Posted 2/22/2014 by Carrie @ Natural Gumption in Oral Health Coaching   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 51271
Bad Breath: How to Tell If You Have It, and What You Can Do About It
Recently I had the pleasure of working in a dental office as a hygienist for the day. My 2:00 patient had arrived for his preventative maintenance appointment (aka “a cleaning”). I struggle with calling these visits “a cleaning” because there is so much more than...Read More
Posted 2/22/2014 by AlphaZulu86 in Progression of treament discussion - evidence   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 54325
Mild Class I on a moderate class II skeletal
My very first case SH 27 years translator presented with a mild upper arch crowding (actually more of a contact point displacement) with lower midline shift to the left by 2.5 mm and her chief beef (complaint) was the upper anteriors esthetics. She had a bolton excess in the mandibular anteriors...Read More
Posted 2/21/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 4621
E-cigarettes: What and Why?
An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device which simulates tobacco smoking. They are touted as a smoke-free, safer, more convenient, and socially acceptable alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Typically, they use a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution that contains nicotine and...Read More
Posted 2/21/2014 by DrTupac in Robert G. Tupac, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2309
Combine Cardio and Strength Training
The idea is to get the most out of your workout in the least amount of time. A healthy fitness routine combines both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. The goal is heart strengthening, fat burning, aerobic and muscle toning in your workout, by combining movements and taking little to no...Read More
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