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Citrus Fruits Can Harm Your Teeth
We'veheard for years about the importance of balanced diets and eating fruits that are good for us, but just because fruits are rich in nutrients and vitaminsdoesn'tmean they are necessarily good for our teeth.Many fruits are still safe bets, but citrus fruits like oranges, pineapples, grapefruits,...  Read More
Is Summer's End really already here?  (also dental transitions)
Apparently not here in the Twin Cities...stepping into record high temps this week...ugh!Not sure what is in the water here in 2013 but we've encountered innumerable transition scenarios presenting challenges as it relates to existing, established associates. Common themes include, but are not...  Read More
Consultant Tip: The Ultimate Goal of a Practice Management Consultant
The ultimate goal of a practice management consultant is to help steer the doctor client into a more predictable business model with less stress, delivering quality dentistry with a happy, well trained team. As a result of the consultant's input, the doctor should be able to administer their...  Read More
Back to School: Reading, Writing & Dental Tips
When I was a kid the first day of school started the day after Labor Day. Of course back then school lunches were less than a buck, backpacks were only used for camping and school cafeterias didn’t require a permission slip from the White House to serve apple crisp.Oh, well...guess nostalgia...  Read More
Continuing Education is the Key to a Thriving Dental Practice
As I am writing this blog post I am attending a CE course in Utah provided by Dr. PK Clark at his Whitecap Institute. This is a week long course and it is providing a truly amazing experience for those attending. The attendees range in experience from a young Dentist who has been in practice for a...  Read More
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A Chip Off the Old Dental Block
You've started school and made the varsity team. Congratulations! You know your Mom told you to find out aboutBEFORE you started playing this season. But nooooooooooo – you “forgot.” Well, now you have been smacked in the kisser while playing defense and have a broken...  Read More
Noise and Distractions at the Front Desk
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It looks like it’s time to muster the troops and expound upon a worthy virtue! The subject of the day is the old adage—“Silence is golden.” An adage, of course, is a simple truth. And the truth of the matter is, the front desk can be more effective with...  Read More
Encourage Patients to Take Advantage of Unused Insurance Benefits During the Last Quarter of the Year
Beginning in August, inform your patients that their yearly insurance benefit is about to end. You can do this several ways. You can send an End of the Year Insurance letter, have staff communicate it verbally to patients or print iton statements going out.A message shouldprint on every statement...  Read More
Handling Complaints of High Fees
When a patient says, "Your fees are too high" show surprise and say, "Our fees are too high?" and wait for their response to see what they have on their mind. Sometimes people do not say what they mean. They might think it should cost less, or they may think they cannot pay the whole fee now. This...  Read More
The 12 Words That Sell (part two)
The Twelve Words That Sell (part two)August 12, 2013Categories: by Number Two In The Words That Sell Your ServicesYou may not think that you are a copy writer but if you have a website, or create brochures or write letters to your patients then I’mafraid you are and if you can use words that...  Read More
12 Words That Sell Your Services
The Twelve Words That SellTwelve Words That Sell.Sounds a little corny doesn’t it that you can use specific words andphrases to sell you services and products, but its true and crucial tothe success of your marketing campaigns.Over the next few weeks I’m going to write a short article...  Read More
Smarty Mouths Wear Mouth Guards
Weren't retailers just stocking their shelves the day after the Fourth of July with back to school items? If school starts any earlier fall break will begin before August and thousands of school kids won't know if they are coming or going on summer break.Anyway, school sports will soon be front and...  Read More
Smarty Mouths Wear Mouth Guards
Weren't retailers just stocking their shelves the day after the Fourth of July with back to school items? If school starts any earlier fall break will begin before August and thousands of school kids won't know if they are coming or going on summer break.Anyway, school sports will soon be front and...  Read More
 What Are the Benefits of CBCT Technology?
What Are the Benefits of CBCT Technology?You’re on the fence about CBCT technology and you want to get as much information aspossible before making a purchase. Learning the benefits of CBCT technology is a big part ofyour research. In fact, once you...  Read More
Oregon Dental Insurers Object to Fees on Health Insurance Exchange
Oregon dental insurers agreed to an administrative fee on the sales of standalone dental plans through the state's health insurance exchange in 2014 because they thought that it would be temporary. But a recent proposal by the state wants to make the fee permanent, and at least two dental insurance...  Read More
Six Quick Profit Boosters (part two)
Six Quick Profit BoostersFollowing on from my article of twoweeks ago, I'm going to give you the next three quick profit boostersyou can deploy immediately. Just let me recap on the previous three Igave you earlier. Sell something else to your existing patients or customers,simply sell...  Read More

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