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How to Get Your Entire Team to Share in Building a Great Practice with Dr. Gordon Christensen
What does true leadership in a practice look like?  When we go to dental school, we're not taught how to run a business. We're not taught how to delegate.  We are taught that everything revolves around us and how important we are to the practice. So we get the wrong idea of how to run a practice...  Read More
How To Assess Your Dental Practice Competition
Not assessing your competition is a missed opportunity when establishing your dental practice. While competition can make profitability challenging, being smaller and more innovative positions your practice to be purchased by a larger more conventional practice looking to add products and services,...  Read More
Think Like A Journalist - Practice Building & Strategic Planning w/ Carrie Webber
Yes you are a Dentist, you came up through school, it's what you know, and what you love. However, now you own your practice, or maybe multiple practices and that makes you a business owner. While we all love our craft, we need to take some time and think like a business owner, just enough to make...  Read More
Ensuring the Patient's Consent is Valid
Informed consent grants patients the ability to make thoughtful and informed decisions regarding their dental treatment.This process includes providing information regarding the purpose, procedure, potential risks and benefits, as well as alternative options.                         Having an...  Read More
What Needs to be Done Before You Open Another Location with Steve Parker
Understanding that while your expertise is going to be what gets your business off the ground, you actually practicing Dentistry, might not be what scales it. Today we sit down with Steve Parker to discuss the process of scaling, and how that actually looks for you, the Dentist, and Business...  Read More
Dealing with Dental Malpractice
                        The most common malpractice claims occur after:                                    1. extraction procedures (extracting the wrong tooth, infections, etc.)            2. endodontic procedures (infections requiring hospitalization, instruments broken in canals, nerve...  Read More
THE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY AND DSOs w/ Jacob Puhl
Jacob (Jake) Puhl earned his MBA from Xavier University and has now started, owned, and served as CEO of several seven-figure businesses. Among them, he started Firegang Dental Marketing in 2010, building that company up to one of the most successful marketing companies in dentistry; he left in...  Read More
Completing Due Diligence Before Burying a Dental Practice
                        When considering the purchase of a dental practice, the dentist must perform the required due diligence. The dentist, his/her accountant and lawyer should educate themselves doing due diligence before ever signing a letter of intent. The potential buyer should always ask for...  Read More
Lower Prices, and Higher Production Doesn't Always Mean Higher Profits w/ Lois Banta
How is being part of a PPO hurting you? Lois Banta and I dive into the web that is PPO insurance, what it means to you, how it effects you, and how it effects your patients. How is being part of a PPO hurting you? Lois Banta and I dive into the web that is PPO insurance, what it means to you, how...  Read More
More Women Than Ever are Becoming Dentists! What New Ideas are They Bringing with Them? With Anne Duffy
Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, and Top Tier Skill Sets. These are just a few things that the influx of women into dentistry will bring. Anne is helping dentists get their ideal lifestyle out of their business, and shines a light on several new ways to understand what is happening in multiple...  Read More
Prepare for A Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit
                        When preparing for a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit, business owners should:                                    • Gather, organize, and review payroll records before the auditor arrives (An auditor may inspect employer payroll records for the past two years, reviewing...  Read More
What is the BEST way to Implement an Incentive Program in your Practice? With Dr. David Rice, DDS
Dr. David Rice is the Founder of the nation’s largest student and new dentist community, IgniteDDS and he travels the world speaking, writing and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He also maintains a team-centered, restorative and implant...  Read More
What am I selling when I sell my practice?
, where he specializes in helping dentists connect their money and their values to realize their most important financial goals.In a previous blog, Katie Collins considered the notion of a “fair price” when selling a dental practice. But a deeper dive into the selling price reveals specifically...  Read More
What is a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit?
The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ensures that employers comply with the Fair Labor and Standards Act. The Fair Labor and Standards Act states that all non- exempt employees should receive at least minimum wage compensation for all hours worked and overtime pay at a time and a...  Read More
Marketing Tips and Tricks to Take Your Practice to The Next Level! With Dr. Wayne E. Kerr
Dr. Wayne Kerr earned Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and was honored in 2011 with the presentation of the Life Long Learning and Service Recognition Award.He has been awarded Fellowship in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, as well as the Pierre Fauchard...  Read More
The Department of Labor Audit - Documentation Requirements
When the Department of Labor comes knocking on the door, a business only has a certain time frame within which to turn over the requested documentation. Be aware of the types of documentation that the Department of Labor may require so that your business does not scramble to find the requested...  Read More
101 Ways to %#@! Up your Dental Career with Dr. Sten Ericson
Implementing processes allows the leader of the organization (you) to be able to step away from certain areas of the business and focus on what you are best at. This also allows for real, and substantial growth to occur, which only happens when the team as a whole is capable to make decisions on...  Read More
Streamline Compliance to Increase Operational Efficiency? With Duane Tinker
Duane Tinker is a nationally renowned consultant who helps dentists establish and maintain their compliance and risk management programs. Duane has inspected hundreds of dental offices and thousands of dental records. He is a Subject Matter Expert sought by attorneys nationwide who represent...  Read More
Core Values, What Level of Impact Can They Have? With Carrie Webber
Core Values, you might have it in mind that these are just for big companies with thousands of employees, but that couldn't be further from the truth! When IBM, or some other company with thousands of employees that has been doing this for 100 years hires 3 people, they pretty much get shoe horned...  Read More
How you can use your practice to realize your Ideal Lifestyle with Steve Parker
Steve Parker is the President/CEO of The Profitable Dentist, LLC and Editor-In-Chief of The Profitable Dentist Magazine, where he brings a renewed energy to continuing the work of founder, Dr. Woody Oakes. Under his leadership, The Profitable Dentist has grown to be the nation’s most read...  Read More
Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients! Utilizing Social Media with Rita Zamora
The purpose of marketing is to build relationships and trust within a community. Social Media, whether you like it or not, is a highly efficient, and under priced way to develop the relationships that will fuel your practice in the middle and long term. In this episode we dive into it with Rita...  Read More
The 12 Absolutely Essential Tools of Participation Age Dentistry
Are you content being a hostage to your practice, making every decision and have the weight of the world on your shoulders every day? Or do you want to build a great practice that runs well and makes money when you are not there?These twelve tools will rehumanize your workplace and give everyone...  Read More
Emotional IQ Will Transform Your Practice with Dr. Matthew Norton
Today on the podcast we dive into the in's and out's of Empathy, Social Awareness, and Self Regulation. Have you thought about how you behave, and how that influences your staff, and thus your patients? Having a good understanding of how all this works is essential to the long term success of your...  Read More
The Seven Business Elements of Any Practice – Part II
All practices must pay attention to the Seven Business Elements of Any Practice in order to be successful. Most of us are really good at a few of the seven and unwittingly ignore the other three to four. Small businesses are especially vulnerable to this because the owner relies on her personal...  Read More
Surefire Steps to Increase Production and Decrease Stress with Dr. Lance Miller
Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? Dr. Miller has some suggestions on how you can do that. Rethinking every process in your practice to incrementally make steps towards your goals. Increasing systematization to increase production and decrease stress.Dr. Lance Miller attended dental...  Read More
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