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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...  Read More
“self-managing”  front desk staff
By Jayme Amos. Get free updates of posts How 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...  Read More
In today's legal environment, a owner of a dental 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...  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
"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:                            ...  Read More
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
"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 resources Stream Audio Here:                                                                                                    HSP #42 with Ann Marie Gorczyca Audio                          ...  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 this course can be found here... Digital process and materials are now mainstream...  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...  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
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:                                                                         ...  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...  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 fillers Stream Audio Here:                                                                                                    HSP #39 with David Kimmel Audio                                       Watch Video Here: ...  Read More
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Reaching Your Inventory Goals
It isn’t the bears that ruin your picnic; it’s the ants. Anonymous A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra Consensus among dental practice management consultants is that you should be spending no more than 6% of your gross on supplies; your overhead should...  Read More
HIPAA Training:  What is Required for My Practice?
Let me try to bring some clarity to what is required for HIPAA Security Awareness Training, especially dental providers that utilize electronic health records (EHR) and/or file electronic health insurance claims. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides guidance for the...  Read More
Indiana Dentist Fined by State for HIPAA Violations
According to an article published in the Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune, a former Kokomo dentist, Joseph Beck, “agreed to pay the state $12,000 for disposing of patient files in an Indianapolis dumpster, the Attorney General’s Office (recently) reported. The Attorney General’s Office...  Read More
Is Your New Year’s Resolution to be HIPAA Compliant?
Now that the holidays and office parties are over, is it time to concentrate on HIPAA compliance? As I said at this time last year, making sure your office or practice is doing everything necessary to become or maintain HIPAA compliance is probably not at the top of anybody’s New...  Read More
Making Patients Comfortable
As your receptionist become familiar with patients she will know a little more about them and will be able to talk to them about their interests, etc. This is very important. She should make a point of bringing up what she talked about last time the patient was in. For instance, if the patient...  Read More
Boost Practice Profits with Empowered Hygiene with Dr. Karoline Biami : Howard Speaks Podcast #38
Stream Audio Here:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Audio HSP...  Read More
The Business Anarchist's Guide to The Business of Dentistry - TWO Things To Do in 2015 (They’re Simple) – Body Balance, be healthy to stay healthy
By Jerry A. Jones I want us, you and I, to start 2015 off really simple. Now, I didn’t say it’d be easy. In fact, it won’t be, I can guarantee you that. But, if we keep it simple, our chances for success increase exponentially, wouldn’t you agree? I would like you to do a...  Read More
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