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Debbie Seidel Bittke

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End of Year Dental Hygiene Patient Reactivation
It goes without saying that we are now counting down the days until our year (2019) comes to an end.How many of your patients need a dental hygiene appointment?How many patients have unscheduled dental treatment?Do you know these numbers?Have you looked at your numbers?Some choose to not look...  Read More
Beyond the Medical History: Questions You Must Ask.
During this month of September, I want to dedicate my blogs to my mother Pauline Seidel. In 2002, my mother came in for her hygiene appointment after having her mitral valve replaced.During my periodontal evaluation I discovered a perio/endo abscess and she later had the tooth extracted and a...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Orthodontics
How Your Office Voicemail Will Reduce Last Minute Cancellations
It seems to be pandemic. It’s not just your dental office but dental offices around the world are experience hemorrhaging in their appointment schedule.Years ago, during the economic decline, when our phone rang off the hook with dentists in a panic about the holes in their schedule I created a...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
Treating the Gingivitis Patient
What is the true definition gingivitis?How do we treat a patient with gingivitis?This blog will share insight for dental professionals who are treating the gingivitis patient. The ADA now provides dental professionals with not only a clearly defined description of gingivitis, but we have a CDT code...  Read More
What Secrets Are You Keeping from Your Dental Patients?
As you read the title of this weeks blog you may wonder, “Debbie, what I mean by secrets?”What I over hear in a dental office happens too oftenFor most of my dental career about 35 yrs now,  I STILL hear comments like, “He (“He” is referring to a patient) just got kicked out of his house! He is...  Read More
Reactivate Your Overdue Hygiene Patients
Summer in North America is coming to a close.The kids are going back to school and family vacations are over.2019 is more than half-way over and that means you have less months in 2019 to meet your dental practice goals.What are you doing this month to reactivate your overdue hygiene patients?In...  Read More
Be Your Own Leader in Clinical Care with Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS and Jasmin Haley, RDH
Debbie sits down with Jasmin Haley (Founder of Beyond the Prophy Podcast) at the Hinman Dental Meeting to discuss leadership and how this applies to providing excellent patient care.Topics we cover:    Being an introvert        Patients owing their disease        Verbiage when talking with our...  Read More
Transition Now – Dentist Retirement Planning
I retired from private practice four years ago.  I had a successful 40+ year run doing general restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  I had associates, and I worked as a solo practitioner. In the end, a couple of young entrepreneurs bought my practice and I worked as an associate for four years...  Read More
Does Your Dental Hygiene Schedule Include a Black Hole?
Holes in the dental appointment schedule are a huge challenge in today’s world of dentistry.How much does one hole in your schedule each day cost your dental practice over the next year?The truth is that is costs your dental practice hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars over a year, if you have just...  Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing...  Read More
RETIREMENT DONE RIGHT: YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN
I retired from private practice four years ago.  I had a successful 40+ year run doing general restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  The dental practice had dentist-associates, while I worked as a solo practitioner.In the end, a couple of young entrepreneurs, new grad dentists, bought my dental...  Read More
Overcoming Overwhelm In The Dental Office
Do you feel like you have too much to do and so little time to do it?If you said YES, to this question, you are not alone.I am hearing dental professionals around the world say they feel overwhelmed and they say they can’t complete it all!I decided to attack this complaint head-on. I am on a...  Read More
Fluoride: What to Use and When!
Last week I wrote about the “F” word. Yes, I decided to give this word a negative connotation because so many people; dental professionals and the public, are against the use of fluoride. Who are we to tell our patients they can’t use something that we know may reverse a type of disease they have...  Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing...  Read More
Caries Risk: Fluoride Risk and Benefits
This is about the “F” word. I say the “F” word because there is so much controversy around the use of fluoride. Very few dental materials have created this strong of a controversy. Much of this controversy is about fluoridated water.This blog will talk about caries risk: Fluoride risk and benefits....  Read More
ORAL CANCER AWARNESS SOCIALTHON
On Friday April 26, 2019, DentalCast Productions hosted the first ever, Oral Cancer Awareness Socialthon.The socialthon reached over 100,000 people through social media and 12,000 people viewed the live event hosted on Facebook. The dollar amount of donations is still coming in. Final dollars are...  Read More
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and this is a perfect time to think about how you can better serve your patients’ oral healthcare needs. Oral cancer screenings by dental professionals will reduce the incidences of oral cancer diagnosed each year.The rise in oral cancer is up, higher than...  Read More
WHY START YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT….. “NOW!”
The final transition each of us as a dentist and dental practice owner, if we are lucky enough to have a long and successful career, is the sale of our dental practice and retirement.   As a dental practice owner what most of us do not realize is that each transition we go through influences our...  Read More
How Do You Improve Your Game of Dentistry?
Do you have a favorite sport or hobby? I have always enjoyed playing tennis and in high school I played on the tennis team.If you are like me, then mediocrity is not an option and being “just” average at what you enjoy is a non-negotiable.As a high school student and tennis player, it was very...  Read More
Dental Consultant in Oregon | Converting Leads into Patients
Marketing is an essential part of attracting new business. Strong print and internet marketing materials can help introduce your practice to potential new patients. Glowing reviews and testimonials tell people that you have a trustworthy team and offer quality care. However, even the best marketing...  Read More
Happiness is Not an Option
Most dental and medical professionals begin their career with a very noble intention to serve others.Doctors, dentists, hygienists, nurses, etc., want to make a difference in the health care industry and help people live a healthy life.Once you graduate dental school and begin work in the real...  Read More
The Dentist as a Player-Coach
The National Basketball Association was founded as the Basketball Association of America in 1946. Throughout the many seasons of the NBA, some 40 players have served as both coach and player at the same time. Since the salary capwas instituted in the1984-85 season, the NBA has prohibited teams from...  Read More
Without A Strong Foundation The House Will Fall
The young associate dentist evaluates a new patient.  The patient is a 50-year-old woman, who is a type II diabetic, and taking medications for both diabetes and high blood pressure.  She is missing her lower right first molar (#30) and has several old amalgam fillings that are breaking down plus,...  Read More
Dental Consulting | 5 Simple Steps to Implementing a Successful Oral Cancer Screening Protocol
    Educate    your patients & community about oral cancerThe stereotypical demographic has changed from years past.  Whilethe traditional risk factors (smoking, drinking, family history, etc.) stillapply, the fastest growing demographic of new oral cancer cases is youngerpatients without any of...  Read More
Dental Coaching | A Thief In Your Dental Office. What Will You Do? Are You In Compliance?
Last fall, a small local doctor’s office was robbed. During the lunch hour, while staff members were in the back office, a thief walked into the doctor’s copy room and stole a laptop containing protected health information (PHI). Eight months and $20,000 later, the good doctor narrowly avoided a...  Read More
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