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Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD

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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: Racing to the Bottom
Dentaltown - March 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says dentists are partly to blame when benefits companies drop rates, because it’s a matter of competition.
Howard Speaks: There Should Be an App for That
Dentaltown - February 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why it’s time to do away with paper forms and switch over to a digital platform to make health care more efficient for doctors and patients.
Howard Speaks: Show, Touch, Feel—and Learn
Dentaltown - January 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares the importance of meeting the companies you work with, making connections and learning how they operate.
Howard Speaks: How Arizona is Leading the Nation
Dentaltown - December 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how (and why) Arizona, which has become the first state to recognize every single U.S. professional dental license, is shaping up to be the best state in which to practice dentistry.
Howard Speaks: Artificial Intelligence Is on Third
Dentaltown - November 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran, who’s seen the fields of dentistry and technology change significantly since he began practicing in 1987, discusses what he believes will happen with the rise of Big Data and artificial intelligence.
Real Success in Real Estate
Dentaltown - Oct/Nov 2019 - UK Edition
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says that dentists who want to get into the real estate business should take a look at not just the franchise model but what the biggest DSOs are doing, and modifying that to a smaller, more doable scale.
Howard Speaks: Real Success in Real Estate
Dentaltown - October 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran has met a lot of dentists who want to get into the real estate business but aren’t sure how or where to begin. He suggests taking a look at not just the franchise model but what the biggest DSOs are doing, and modifying that to a smaller, more doable scale.
Howard Speaks: If You Could Start Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?
Dentaltown - New Grad Edition 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses what he would’ve done differently if he were starting as a dentist today, with all of the knowledge he’s learned over the years.
Howard Speaks: Are You Keeping the Right Score?
Dentaltown - September 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of staying organized and up-to-date with a management information system and a comprehensive chart of accounts.
Howard Speaks: Keep Everything That’s Yours!
Dentaltown - August 2019
Afraid that somebody’s been embezzling from your practice? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares some of the telltale signs and how you can help prevent this from happening to you.
Howard Speaks: Your Best Moneymaking Tool: Listening
Dentaltown - June/July 2019 - UK Edition
Howard Speaks: If You Could Start Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?
Dentaltown - July 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran poses a question that sounds like the plot of many a time travel movie and shares why, and how, self-reflection is the foundation of self-improvement.
Howard Speaks No ‘Hero’-dontists Here
Dentaltown - June 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses when it would be beneficial to add a specialty to your practice and how to stay profitable.
Howard Speaks: Your best moneymaking tool: listening
Dentaltown - May 2019
In a classic column from 2002, Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how dentists should pay attention to what patients are asking for—or not—and adjust their practice accordingly.
Howard Speaks: Learn from the Best
Dentaltown - Apr/May 2019 - UK Edition
Howard Speaks: What's the Plan?
Dentaltown - April 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of offering an in-office dental savings plan, and how to properly market it.
Howard Speaks: Learn From the Best
Dentaltown - March 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how private-practice dentists could learn a few business lessons from America’s top DSOs.
Howard Speaks: Stay In Your Lane!
Dentaltown - February 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how it’s important for dentists to understand that while you may be an expert in your field, it’s important to seek guidance from experts in other industries, such as real estate.
Howard Speaks: Overhead and Efficiency
Dentaltown - Feb/Mar 2019 – UK Edition
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how using magnification and proper lighting in your clinical practice and delegating tasks to other team members can help reduce overhead.
Howard Speaks: Hard Times Mean Hard Changes
Dentaltown - Winter 2018 - UK Edition
You’ll need to make sometimes-difficult decisions to thrive in an era of increased competition
Howard Speaks: Is Your Practice Poised for Growth?
Dentaltown - Nov 2018 – UK Edition
Howard Speaks: Is Your Practice Poised for Growth?
Dentaltown - October 2018
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how the brightest future for a dental practice involves supplying things that patients are demanding—and how to determine which ones are worth adding to your skills and services.
Howard Speaks: Hard Times Mean Hard Changes
Dentaltown - November 2018
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how competition in the dental marketplace should lead dentists to re-examine everything about their practices to help them stay ahead of other practices that are just down the street or around the corner.
Howard Speaks: Overhead and Efficiency
Dentaltown - December 2018
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how using magnification and proper lighting in your clinical practice and delegating tasks to other team members can help reduce overhead.
Howard Speaks: The Value of Communication Hasn’t Changed, Just the Medium
Dentaltown - January 2019
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how and why communication is one of the most important components of success.
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