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Episode 13: How To Determine How Much Time & Money Your Practice Is Losing
The Operatory Podcast has always been about burying the dinosaurs in dentistry. Now, Dr. Bryan Laskin has stepped up his committment with the advent of . What efficiencies are costing your practice valuable time and money? Which dinosaurs are dragging you down? Thanks to the Hungry Dino website,...  Read More
Steps to Reduce Data Security Breaches
    Install, maintain, and update security software and hardware.    Encrypt your emails, servers, and all portable devices.    Make sure you have the latest versions of your software programs.    Perform regular backups.    Don't open unsolicited web links.    Use caution when opening...  Read More
What is a team- and how do you build one?
What is a “TEAM”?“The team” is likely the most used term to refer to the staff of a practice.A practice built with a high functioning team really is the profitable, stress-free, and sustainable practice.In this post, I will break down what a team is, and how to build it in...  Read More
Are You an Over-Explainer?
With all of the rules, restrictions and limitations of insurance, sometimes just figuring out how much a patient’s responsibility is for their treatment can be a nightmare.It's important when you're presenting the fee or the patient’s responsibility of what they need to pay for dental...  Read More
Do You Make These 6 Case Presentation Mistakes?
It’s not your fault.No one teaches you this stuff. No one tells you how to do case presentation elegantly, intelligently or strategically.So you make it up as you go along.You do the best you can, like the rest of us.And maybe you’re left wondering.Why do some people accept the cases...  Read More
Give case acceptance a fighting chance: Talk so patients understand
ValueThe key to effective case presentation is to raise a patient’s dental IQ, which results in patients who place value on their treatment plan. This way when you send someone up to the front desk, the treatment coordinator will have a patient who is more willing to figure out the financing...  Read More
The Savvy Dentist: Marketing Secrets for Maximum Traction with Dr Jesse Green
The Savvy Dentist PodcastWhere Great Dentistry Meets Great BusinessCreate a dental practice and a business life you love with Dr Jesse Green as he interviews successful dentists, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Listen in as guests share their stories, ideas and business techniques that you can take...  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
Tralongo Signs Expansion Agreement with Southern California Dentist
National dental practice acquisition firm partners with Dr. James Gorman to expand practices across Southern California ATLANTA– March. 29, 2016 –, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, signed an official partnership with dentist Dr. James Gorman. The...  Read More
044: Dr. B Interviews Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca, Author of “Beyond the Morning Huddle: HR Management for a Successful Dental Practice”
044 Dr. B Interviews Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca, Autho Tune in every week for more episodes. Visit.comDr. Ann Marie Gorczyca is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at the Arthur A. Dugonl School Dentistry, University of the Pacific,...  Read More
Cyber Breaches in Dental Practices - The New Frontier
Cyber security in a dental practice is becoming more and more complicated. In fact, most practices have little or no cyber security measures. Recently, the database of a dental practice in California was hacked into, and the hacker demanded a ransom in the amount of $3,000.00.Hackers like to target...  Read More
Must Have Items for Every Practice
In the last few months, we have received substantially similar questions regarding "MUST HAVE" practice items in order to avoid the violation of state or federal law. In addition, we have addressed many of the same questions regarding employee non-disclosure agreements, protection of patient lists,...  Read More
You Can Do More With Less People If They're The Best
Recently I spoke to a local MeetUp group on the topic of team building. After a few minutes of inquiring attendees to get an understanding of the "team performance" issues they came to resolve, I found, like in most cases, that their problems were mostly the result of unclear expectations and poor...  Read More
Think about your home. Because the house itself and everything inside of it are tremendously important to you, you want to protect them with homeowners insurance. By protecting what’s most important to you, you know that if something ever happened, like a fire or burglary, you’d have...  Read More
The Art of Asking for Dental Patient Referrals
My guess is that is you are reading this blog post, you have yet to master the art of referrals. There is a “right way” to get dental referrals, and there is a way that isn’t as effective.Let’s take a look at what it takes to master the art of referrals and grow your...  Read More
Most, if not all, dental practices do everything electronically nowadays because technology allows us to run our practices more efficiently. It saves time and money as your staff can more easily communicate through iChat and promptly look up and share patients’ dental health information or...  Read More
Dental Student Debt Is Good News.  Learn Why Here
In this article, we are going to dig into the possible benefits of Dental Student Debt and the hard truths behind whether or not you’ll see any profits from that debt.Our culture generally has a negative opinion of debt, and I’m about to tell you some things that might sound a little...  Read More
The Difference in Successful and Unsuccessful Managers
Successful Managers Unsuccessful Managers Having a Sense of Gratitude ...  Read More

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