Dr FriesWithThat
Dr FriesWithThat
Dentistry has turned into a series of short term impersonal transactions. This blog is about growing a profitable, health focused dental practice without feeling so greasy!
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The Reality of US Dental Healthcare
As dentists, we tend to be well aware of many of the problems that exist within dental healthcare across the country.One of the key issues is accessibility to care. This doesn’t necessarily mean how close the person lives to a good dentist, but factors in whether or not they can afford the care...  Read More
Drilling Down on Your Dental Business: How to Automate and Streamline
We talk to a lot of dentists about how things are going in their practices.A common issue that comes up is frustration with bottlenecked tasks or processes that seem as though they’re just too cumbersome in their current format. You can spend a lot of time feeling like you’re running on a hamster...  Read More
Better Dental Patient Care Goes Beyond Treating Symptoms
Better Dental Patient Care Goes Beyond Treating SymptomsHow often have you felt like your dental practice is becoming a “repair shop?”It’s been a growing concern for us and for many dental practices—when we see our patients, it’s often already too late. Due to a variety of reasons, patients are...  Read More
5 Fears Your Dental Patients Have and How to Overcome Them
5 Fears Your Dental Patients Have and How to Overcome ThemDid you know thatAmericans avoid visits to the dentist due to fears?This represents between 9% and 15% of the population—potentially 9 to 15% of your own patient base.We know that many people are not getting to their dentist for a...  Read More
How We Doubled Per-Patient Revenue
Let’s have a chat about something that is often an issue for dental practices: revenue.More specifically, many practices are struggling with bringing in the revenue they need due to a range of different factors that impact their market. Assuming you provide a great service and top-quality...  Read More
Subscription Dentistry: A Win-Win for Patients and Dental Practices
Subscription Dentistry: A Win-Win for Patients and Dental PracticesHave you ever considered that there has to be a better way than relying on dental insurance plans?A frequent question we’re asked is, “Why should we make the switch to offering subscription plans?” Practices are...  Read More
Who Are Your “Underserved” Patients?
It can be tough getting dental care these days.If you put yourself in the shoes of patients for just one minute, what do you see? For some (the ones with great insurance) there are few worries associated with dental care. For others, you’ll see expensive, inaccessible treatment because...  Read More
Who Are Your "Underserved Patients"
It can be tough getting dental care these days.If you put yourself in the shoes of patients for just one minute, what do you see? For some (the ones with great insurance) there are few worries associated with dental care. For others, you’ll see expensive, inaccessible treatment because...  Read More
Don’t Be Like Every Other Dental Practice, Here’s How to Differentiate
If your dental practice has found it difficult to grow to where you’d like, you’re not alone.Since the recession of 2007-2009, many practices have found that, while their overheads continue to increase, revenue has either stagnated or reduced.Not only that, but there’s a...  Read More
What Happened When I Lost a Third of My Revenue
How would your practice cope if you were suddenly down by one third of your revenue?For most dental practices and small businesses in general, losing that amount of revenue would be devastating, possibly even the end of the business. Suddenly you’re frantically trying to cut back costs or...  Read More
Smelta Insurance
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The Slippery Slope
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A Big Reason Most Patients Don’t Follow Through with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan and a Few Things You Can Do About It
On today’s episode, I discuss reasons some patients may be wary of pursuing further treatment or seeing their treatment plan through. I also outline ways to ensure that they feel comfortable, understand the importance of dental health, and return to the practice regularly. Click the link...  Read More
Out of pocket expense
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Three Reasons to Make Learning a Core Value in Your Practice
? Today I discuss why it is so vital to make learning a core value in your practice. In a time when a demand for dental services and profits are flat, frustrations run high. As such, it is important to manage personal and team stress. The way to do this is to advance your practice through learning....  Read More
First day at the new job!
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The best part of the elephant to eat first.
?On this episode, we delve into which part of the elephant we eat first. Namely, I break down how to tackle the many issues that arise at a practice. When you have a team, patients, and finances to deal with, it's hard to know where to put your focus. Click below to hear more...#HealthyTeam  Read More
Time to write that resume
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Slippery Slope Dental
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Why an Anchor is More Important Than a Drill in Your Practice When it Comes to Health and Profit
On today’s episode, I talk about an important aspect of every dental or medical practice: I discuss anchoring. Namely, framing patients’ expectations and understanding various procedures and the costs they may incur.?#HealthyTeam?  Read More
A Better Way to Answer the Question “Why is Dentistry so Expensive?!”
Dentistry is commonly perceived as an expensive or unaffordable health care cost (even with the help of insurance). In actuality, it is notpreventativedental care that costs the most. Listen as I discuss emergency dental care, tending to your patients’ financial needs, and shattering...  Read More
3 Reasons Measuring Case Acceptance is a Joke.
Dentists have been led to believe there is a holy grail in practice management. The phrase has been pushed, published and advertised so frequently; we think it is a real thing. In our practices, we want to believe it is a real thing because harnessing such a straightforward lever for success would...  Read More
The Classifieds
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5 Reasons Why Your Dental Practice is So Awesome You Don’t Need Systems!
Systems are for corporate types of businesses. Your dental practice is entirely unique and would not lend itself to systems. Sure, you want things to improve. You believe in high-quality care. But for you and your practice, no systems is no problem. Here are seven reasons why:1. Your patients...  Read More
A Patient Refuses to Pay – A Simple Tip to Increase Collections of Your Over 90 Day Accounts
On today's episode, I discuss the often uncomfortable topic of collections. Specifically, I underline ways to stress the importance of your relationship with your patient, while successfully collecting on most, if not all, of your overdue accounts. Click the link below for more information...  Read More
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