Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD

Dr. Farran has practiced and studied dentistry for more than 25 years. He has also lectured on all aspects of dentistry for the past 20 years in more than 40 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. Dr. Farran is the owner, founder, and CEO Today’s Dental family practice, located in Phoenix, Arizona; and Farran Media, LLC, home of Dentaltown, Orthotown and Hygienetown, which connects more than 135,000 dentists from all 195 countries.

Dr. Farran is the winner of the Arizona Department of Health Services Dental Public Health Award for his fluoridation efforts, was University of Missouri-Kansas City's 1997 Alumni of the Year, and is the author of dozens dental articles and several video series. Dr. Farran’s experience covers all aspects of dentistry from A to Z. You can e-mail Dr. Howard Farran at: howard@farranmedia.com
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Howard Speaks: Know Your Numbers
Dentaltown - August 2022
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of knowing your practice numbers—especially during times of inflation and recession.
Howard Speaks: The Smartest Financial Plans Will Pay Long-Term Dividends
Dentaltown - July 2022
Inspired by a question asked by a Townie, Dr. Howard Farran discusses how dentists should be thinking about and planning for retirement—now and in the future.
Howard Speaks: Your 'Special Sauce' Is You
Dentaltown - March 2022
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says that while DSOs might always have their place in the market, they can’t offer the trust and connection that private practice owners can cultivate—with a little work.
Howard Speaks: Become Great At What Your Patients Need
Dentaltown - April 2022
Fresh off a visit to a Townie’s practice in New Mexico, Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why young dentists need to become proficient at molar endo and implant treatments.
Howard Speaks: Ask Away—I'll Answer
Dentaltown - May 2022
In the first installment of a new video series, Dr. Howard Farran discusses hygienist compensation structures. Learn how to submit your own questions for him to answer personally!
Howard Speaks: Your Team and Patients Are Your Responsibility
Dentaltown - June 2022
A Townie recently asked Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran which aspects of practice ownership are essential for success but often overlooked. Can you guess which two he identified?
Howard Speaks: Rise to Meet the Challenge of the Dental Patient Experience
Dentaltown - July 2021
Inspired by a weekend trip to his local doughnut shop, Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why dental practices must make patients feel not just accommodated but welcomed—no matter when they’re able to come in for treatment.
Where Are Your Dental Office Profits Going?
Dentaltown - August 2021
Where are you spending your dental office profits? As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, it’s probably the most important business decision a dentist can make.
Howard Speaks: Dentistry Is a Numbers Game
Dentaltown - September 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why if you’re not examining your data to direct your practice’s path to progress, you’re not playing to win.
Howard Speaks: You'll Manage! (Maybe)
Dentaltown - October 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses some of the biggest mistakes he sees practice owners make when it comes to hiring new employees.
Howard Speaks: Getting to ‘Yes’ By Tracking ‘No’
Dentaltown - November 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of getting to “yes” by tracking your “nos.”
Howard Speaks: Make a Different Kind of 5-Year Plan
Dentaltown - December 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why all of your treatment plans should consist of work that’s capable of lasting at least five years.
Howard Speaks: Coach Your Team to Success
Dentaltown - January 2022
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why dentists need to step up their game when it comes to addressing employee issues.
Howard Speaks: It's What You Say—And How You Say It
Dentaltown - February 2022
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says it’s time to update the old adage: Especially when it comes to patient treatment, it is what you say, and also how you say it.
Howard Speaks: The Whole is More Than the Sum of its Parts
Dentaltown - September 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how successful dentists are reinventing their practices to be more customer-focused: partnering with complementary specialists, adding weekend office hours and more.
Howard Speaks: Up Yours! (Productivity, That Is)
Dentaltown - October 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how the coronavirus labor scare has led to increases in practice productivity—and what dentists should do to keep those numbers high.
Howard Speaks: Ownership Isn’t for Everyone
Dentaltown - November 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran, MBA, points out that not every dentist wants to be in charge of a practice. Especially for younger dentists, the concept of checking in and checking out holds incredible appeal—and that decision isn’t one to be shamed, because some of the most miserable dentists he’s seen are ones who followed their parents into an industry they weren’t truly excited about themselves.
Howard Speaks don’t get scared—get prepared!
Dentaltown - New Grad Edition 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how young dentists like you can gain confidence and get excited about their future.
Howard Speaks: Money Talks
Dentaltown - December 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says that in times of financial crisis, many dentists should make sure their money is in their businesses, not their banks. But do they have realistic expectations when it comes to profits and return on investments?
Howard Speaks: Key to Success: Transparency
Dentaltown - January 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of transparency for practice management in the dental practice. Your whole team has to know the challenges before they can help come up with solutions!
Howard Speaks: Dental Economy Conservation Efforts
Dentaltown - February 2021
As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, the best way to ride out an economic downturn is to minimize spending—but how many dentists want to live by those principles?
Howard Speaks: Follow the Golden Rule
Dentaltown - March 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains that the golden rule applies not only to dental patient management and which patient treatments you perform in the dental office but also how you perform them.
Howard Speaks: The Free Exchange of Ideas (on Dentaltown)
Dentaltown - April 2021
Inspired by a recent podcast with a dental student who was threatened with expulsion after replying to a university email, Dr. Howard Farran discusses why Dentaltown’s message boards are a safe space for differing opinions.
Howard Speaks: Data Processing
Dentaltown - May 2021
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran reiterates the importance of being able to track your dental office production and costs to determine profitability.
Howard Speaks: Dental Insurance—It Figures
Dentaltown - June 2021
As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, dentists must know their practice numbers before deciding whether to stop accepting PPO dental insurance plans.
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