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Life is Like a Box of Caramels
Forrest Gump may have said that life was like a box of chocolates, but one North Carolina couple could argue its more like a box of caramels. And after reading their inspiring story, you’d probably agree. Earlier this month we learned about a Durham-based dentist and her business-consultant...  Read More
Up Your Leadership, Up Your Productivity with Dr. Tuan Pham : Howard Speaks Podcast #44
Dr. Tuan Pham (aka fliegenfischen), founder of , teaches skills that give you control to create your personal definition of success.  Dr. Pham talks about dealing with confrontation, intraoral cameras, demographics and more.Stream Audio Here:                                                         ...  Read More
Dentaltown Learning Online..."Systematic Review of CBCT Images for Pathology" by Dr. James Mah .
Dentaltown Learning Online is pleased to present online "Systematic Review of CBCT Images for Pathology" by Dr. James Mah .This course can be found here.....This course is for dentists preparing to use or are currently utilizing cone-beam CT (CBCT).The course provides a systematic and comprehensive...  Read More
“self-managing”  front desk staff
By Jayme Amos. Get free updates of postsHow do practices create “self-managing” front desk staff?This graphic shows the 12 Duties of a self-managed front desk staff. At each stage, a precise moment of interaction occurs with a patient...can you guess which stage is most important?(hint:...  Read More
In today's legal environment, a owner of adental practice may be vicariously liable for the errors and omissions of staff members. As a general rule, the risks are clinical in nature, however, a substantial amount of errors or omissions occur as a result of miscommunication. In matters of...  Read More
What Dentists Should Avoid Doing At Social Media Profiles?
Social media has changed the way the world interacts. Although MySpace may have started as a way to interact with friends or check out local music, and Facebook originally began with the intentions of connecting college students, the entire world of social media has an impact on nearly everything...  Read More
Orthodontists And Orthodontic Treatments
Are you looking to straighten your teeth? Perhaps you want that brilliant smile you just are not able to obtain ? If so, the orthodontic treatments, are what you need to search for. There are different kinds of treatments, but all are designed at improving the alignment of your teeth. This way, you...  Read More
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"Can Money Buy Happiness?" with Dr. Doug Carlsen : Howard Speaks Podcast #43
 How much do I need to retire?  Should I buy more stuff or travel?  What should I invest in? Who can I trust to manage my money? How much is too much home?  Dr. Doug Carlsen answers these questions and more in this jam-packed hour of content.Stream Audio Here:                                    HSP...  Read More
Why Cost of Extraction For Wisdom Teeth Will Vary With Dentist To Dentist?
You’ve made the choice to have your wisdom teeth extracted, and this is probably the best choice, but you may be wondering what you should expect after the procedure. This is a relatively common procedure and the outcome will typically be the same for most patients. Here’s what you can...  Read More
Causes of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a unique form of ailment that affects parts of the mouths such as the tongue surface, gums, and floor of the mouth, tonsils, salivary glands, and inner parts of the cheeks. In most cases, the treatment methods are similar to those used to treat neck and head cancers.This article...  Read More
Categories: oral cancer
What Lessons A Dentist Can Learn From Angry Patients?
No one likes going to the dentist for major care. When you're already hurting and you know anything the dentist does is likely going to cause more pain, it only makes the situation worse. However, the top dentist Placentia California has to offer has some advice for dentists who have to deal with...  Read More
Red Rider and the Disenchanted Forest
Once upon a time there was a young girl named Raakkeli Harmaajarvi who adored the color red because it flattered her straight white teeth and sparkling smile. She wore red so often her friends nicknamed her “Red,” although she suspected it was because none of them could pronounce...  Read More
"It All Starts with Marketing" with Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca : Howard Speaks Podcast #42
Listen as Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca shares lessons in marketing, practice management and human resourcesStream Audio Here:                                    HSP #42 with Ann Marie Gorczyca Audio                        Watch Video Here:                                    HSP #42 with Ann Marie...  Read More
What is the ROI of Digital Dental Marketing?
New patients, right?Sure, new patients are ultimately the return on investment goal of most dental practice digital marketing endeavors, along with improved retention, reactivation, & recall percentages, along with amplified online reviews.But let's dig a little deeper and match specific ROI...  Read More
Digital Process and Materials-Where are we? Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014! By Dr. Daniel Poticny
Dentaltown Learning Online is pleased to present online "Digital Process and Materials-Where are we? Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014! by Dr. Daniel Poticny.This course can be found here...Discussion of thiscourse can be found here...Digital process and materials are now mainstream requiring...  Read More
"You Should Test That" with Dr. David Wank : Howard Speaks Podcast #41
Dr. David Wank Shares advice on websites, SEO, marketing and split-testing everything.Stream Audio Here:                                    HSP #41 with David Wank Audio                        Watch Video Here:                                    HSP #41 with David Wank Video                     ...  Read More
Independent Contractor or Employee: What Every Practice Owner Needs to Know
The IRS will review many factors in order to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. Some of the factors include (1)behavioral control; (2)financial control; and (3) the relationship of parties.In each case, it is very important to consider all of the factors...  Read More
Are Your Teeth in Jeopardy? Double Jeopardy?
(Announcer) “This…is… Dental Plan Jeopardy! “Let’s meet today’s contestants: a dental hygienist from Bicuspid Bay, Massachusetts - Annie Amalgam. A dental lab technician from Crown Point, Indiana – Robert Resin. And, our returning champion, a dental sales...  Read More
Painless Medical Billing with Rose Nierman : Howard Speaks Podcast #40
A surprising number of dental procedures can be billed to medical insurance.  Listen as Rose Nierman talks about what can be billed and how to create claims that insurance companies will accept.Stream Audio Here:                                    HSP 040 Rose Nierman Audio                     ...  Read More
The Business Anarchist's Guide to The Business of Dentistry - Pareto & Parkinson: Two Guys & Their Insightful ‘Laws’
Let’s start with Pareto. I see Pareto as the “80/20”guy. Statistics show that just about all groups –whatever kind – can be split into an 80/20 scenario.Why? 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs. See if this makes sense: 80% of your business’...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Check out my Podcast on Broken Appointments
I did a podcast with the Relentless Dentist and wanted to share it again.  Read More
Give Your Practice a Facelift: LANAP, Botox and Dermal Fillers with Dr. David Kimmel : Howard Speaks Podcast #39
Dr. David Kimmel shares his knowledge of lasers, botox and dermal fillersStream Audio Here:                                    HSP #39 with David Kimmel Audio                        Watch Video Here:                                    HSP #39 with David Kimmel Video                        Dr. David...  Read More
Reaching Your Inventory Goals
It isn’t the bears that ruin your picnic; it’s the ants. AnonymousA nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi BerraConsensus among dental practice management consultants is that you should be spending no more than 6% of your gross on supplies; your overhead should be 60% of your...  Read More
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