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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Accepting Medicare Won’t Help Your Practice
Dentaltown - April 2020
Despite what the California Dental Association says, Dentaltown founder Dr.?Howard Farran says accepting Medicare Advantage patients is not the way to grow your business. Instead, focus on lowering your costs, so you can lower your fees and attract more patients.
Howard Speaks: We Got This
Dentaltown - May 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the COVID-19 pandemic will inspire dentists to become more innovative and improve the way they provide patient care.
Howard Speaks: Studying the Chances for Success
Dentaltown - June 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran looks at dentistry’s post-coronavirus future and finds opportunities for young dentists.
Howard Speaks: Why Are You Resisting Change?
Dentaltown - July 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran wants to know why dentists so strongly oppose allowing hygienists to open their own practices.
Howard Speaks: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dentaltown - August 2020
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the coronavirus pandemic offers young dentists an extraordinary option to buy their own practice.
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 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.
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: Your Best Moneymaking Tool: Listening
Dentaltown - June/July 2019 - UK Edition
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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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