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15 Reasons Dentist Cannot Ignore Social Media Profiles
It is a well known fact that a dentist cannot ignore social media profiles, but many dentists don't know why this is. After all, dentistry has been successfully practiced for many years without any of this social media stuff. So what's changed recently that makes things so different? Here are 15...  Read More
Implants Made Easy with Dr. August de Oliveira : Howard Speaks Podcast #35
Dr. August de Oliveira shares how he routinely uses CBCT for endodontic diagnosis, implant treatment planning and surgical stent fabrication.  Learn about Dr. de Oliveira's books 'Implants Made Easy' and 'Guided Implantology Made Easy.' Dr. de Oliveira shares how he changes his surgical treatment...  Read More
Categories: Implant Dentistry
The Business Anarchist's Guide to The Business of Dentistry - Where Should You Invest NOW In Your Dental Practice?
By Jerry Jones There’s no shortage of choices, are there? You could buy a CBCT scanner. ($100k) A new curing light. ($500) Apex locator. ($1000) Microscope. ($8000/op) E4D. (????? A lot!) CEREC. ($25k USED) Oral Cancer Screening Gizmotronic. ($2500 and up). Or, you could invest it in...  Read More
Dental offices are now being hit with Ransomware (cyber blackmail). If you own or work in a dental practice, you need to know what Ransomware is, and the ramifications of this serious security breach. Ransomware Trojans are a type of cyberware that is designed to extort money from a dental...  Read More
Paid Holidays
The "Paid Holiday" policy I recommend is as follows: Our dental practice provides paid time off on certain holidays to eligible employees. After 90 days of full time employment staff members who are designated as full time employees become eligible for this benefit. Paid holidays are as follows:...  Read More
Top Five Social Media Pitfalls For Your Dental Practice
Over the last decade more and more people are turning to the web for advice from all areas in the medical field. Easy access to the Internet from handheld devices, mobile phones, laptops and tablets is the main reason for people turning to the medical sites. The fast response is the main reason...  Read More
12 Ways To Train the Dental Assistant To Work More Like A Dentist
A dentist is often left up a creek without a paddle if they do not have a proper assistant. With a role that important, it's also important that the assistant works hard to be just as much of a dentist as the dentist themselves. Here are 12 ways to train the dentist assistant to work more like the...  Read More
9 Ways of increasing Patients in a Dental care practice
A healthy dental practice should record at least 25 . This may seem unrealistic, but with proper marketing coupled with excellent services, every practice has the potential to be on this level. The thought of proactively marketing your dental practice may not sound very appealing. You might choose...  Read More
Watch the Numbers with Tim Lott : Howard Speaks Podcast #34
Tim Lott discusses the most common practice metrics and accounting pitfalls.  Make sure you're comparing apples to apples and maximizing your financial knowledge. Stream Audio Here:                                                                                                 ...  Read More
Handling the New Patient
I recommend that your receptionist: 1. Greet the patient in a warm, friendly and professional manner. Be sure to introduce yourself, including your job title. Offer to hang up the patient’s coat. 2. Ask the patient to complete the necessary forms including signing off on your dental...  Read More
How Are You Bonding? with Dr. David Hornbrook : Howard Speaks Podcast #33
Dr. David Hornbrook shares exactly what systems he is using in his high-end, cosmetic practice today. From generations of bonding systems to soft tissue lasers, tissue retraction and adhesive cements, Dr. Hornbrook shares the best of the best.  Also hear his list of the Top 5 dental...  Read More
Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentaltown Learning Online..."Restoration of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions" by John J. Maggio, DDS.
Dentaltown Learning Online is pleased to present online "Restoration of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions" by John J. Maggio, DDS. This course can be found here..... Discussion of this course can be found here.. Non-carious cervical lesions represent some of the greatest challenges to the...  Read More
The 20 Struggles That Dentists Face By Running Outdated Technology In Their Practice
Technology is always updating, which may make it hard to keep up with. However, as a dentist, you need to ensure that you offer the latest and greatest tech equipment in your office. If you don’t, here are 20 struggles that you’ll have to face. Clients Will Go Elsewhere Clients...  Read More
The Island of Misfit Dental Plans
Recently while doing Internet research on dental plans, I entered an intriguing domain name and soon found myself in a new and strange cyber place. The more I clicked the more curious and confused I became. Finally, I chose to punt and hit the Chat button for assistance: “Hello, my name is...  Read More
Top Practice Mistakes with Sandy Pardue : Howard Speaks Podcast #32
Sandy Pardue and Howard Farran talk about staff problems, lack of systems, staff training, broken appointments, patient retention, and more!  There’s a reason Sandy is considered the gold standard in practice management. Listen to the Show on iTunes  to listen on iTunes Listen to the Audio...  Read More
No Employees, Life Is Good! with Dr. Gigi Huynh a.k.a. 'tinker-bell' : Howard Speaks Podcast #31
When Dr. Huynh’s employees quit on her, she realized she didn’t need them.  Listen as Dr. Howard Farran interviews one of Dentaltown’s favorite townies about practicing solo, the perfect alginate impression, and much more! Listen to the Show on iTunes  to listen on iTunes Listen to the Audio...  Read More
12 Reasons Why Dentists Should Be Punctual In Everyday Life
Medical professionals are often held to higher expectations than your average person. They often times have the health of other people in their hands, so it’s important that they take their job very seriously. Aside from just what they do in the office, dentists should also consider how they...  Read More
 Office Design from the Ground Up with HanH Tran : Howard Speaks Podcast #30
HanH Tran and Dr. Howard Farran discuss common pitfalls of office design and layout.  The biggest problem with having your suppliers design your dental office for free is getting what you paid for. Listen to the Show on iTunes  to listen on iTunes Listen to the Audio Here:                  ...  Read More
Categories: Office Design
A Dental Odyssey: 1964 - 2014
Kermit the Frog once observed, “It’s not that easy being green.” If by being green Kermit meant being true to yourself and pursuing your dreams, the subject of today’s post would likely agree. If he meant drive a hybrid and recycle your dental floss, you may want to stop...  Read More
Dentaltown Learning Online....Latest Tooth Replacement Techniques with Cerec. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014!
Dentaltown Learning Online is pleased to present online "Latest Tooth Replacement Techniques with Cerec." Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014! by Dr. Michael Skramstad. This CE course can be found here... ? Discussion of this course can be found here.. This presentation will cover the discuss...  Read More
Shrinking the Implant Learning Curve with Dr. Emil Verban : Howard Speaks Podcast #29
Dr. Emil Verban taught himself to place implants without taking a $20,000 continuum. Learn how he did it and how to offer affordable implant options to your patients. Listen to the Show on iTunes  to listen on iTunes Listen to the Audio Here:                                                    ...  Read More
Categories: Implant Dentistry
Consultant Tip: How to Review a Resume
You are looking for that perfect person to work in the practice. You place an ad and start receiving resumes. Many times resumes look great, but what you see is not always what you get. Have a complete job description prepared in advance. It will be helpful to review it before you start receiving...  Read More
Incoming Phone Calls
Income phone calls may lead your dental receptionist in a number of different directions. I suggest the following steps: Business calls should be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. For example, questions regarding insurance, accounts, collections would go to the Accounts Manager if you...  Read More
The Business Anarchist's Guide to The Business of Dentistry - It's Been a Couple of Weeks
Jerry here, It's been a couple weeks since I've added a blog post. I'm sure you've been enjoying the bajillions of emails for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. Funny thing is, none of that seemed to help retailers -- and some are saying that American's Buying Habits and Patterns are...  Read More
Top 2 Concerns for Future Practice Ownership
If you’re like most doctors, you’ve thought about owning your own practice. Have you thought about how your current position could be risking that future? If you hope to work in and own a new practice someday, your current employment could be your biggest danger. It’s a...  Read More
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