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Dental Fee Schedules: Is it Time to Raise Your Fees?
Should I raise my fees? We get this question often enough from new clients. Ideally you would raise fees a bit every year to keep up with inflation, which (depending on how you look at it) would be anywhere from the low 2% to 3% range. If you want to keep an eye on inflation, you can have a look...  Read More
1286 How to be a Dental Practice Hero with Dr. Paul Etchison: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Paul Etchison is a practicing dentist in a south suburb of Chicago called New Lenox.   He is the author of Dental Practice Hero: From Ordinary Practice to Extraordinary Experience.  He is the host of the Dental Practice Heroes Podcast.  Recently, along with Dr. Justin Bhullar,  Dr. Etchison...  Read More
A very easy way to keep your staff happy
Happiness…is a choice.  It is not something that you inherit from your parents, or a daily pill that you take (unless you take an anti-depressant, I guess that can bring you happiness in pill form, but that’s not the point).  Happiness however, can be learned.  Happiness can be ingrained into your...  Read More
Takeaways From My Mastermind In Boise
            Takeaways From My Mastermind In Boise In this episode I’m reflecting on my time at in Boise at a Mastermind with my inner circle. There were some of the most incredible entrepreneurs at the event and I wanted to share my takeaways with you from those last few days. Just being...  Read More
1285 Moving Forward After Tragedy with Dr. David Guy : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. David Guy, Hollie Bryant of Bryant Consultants, and Dr. Kevin Martin talk about the shooting that happened in Dr. Guy's practice in February that killed his office manager, the journey of transition with his dental practice and where he is now. This is a story that will touch your heart with...  Read More
Moats or bridges? Smile Direct, DSO, cheaper dental supplies? The future of dentistry is BRIGHT for the bridge builders.
"A true entrepreneur needs to believe it before they ever see it..."     VooDoo donuts, worth the sugar high!   Every business famously builds a brand, a reputation and then works hard to build "moats" to protect the business model.  Trying to prevent others from easily entering the...  Read More
How to Get High-Performers to Join Your Practice
            As nice as it would be, high-performing team members don’t typically fall in our laps. We need to be intentional in finding them. Many times, they aren’t even actively looking for jobs. So, we need to be actively looking for people. We also never know when we’re going to come across...  Read More
Beating All Odds: How You Can Succeed in Business and Life with Dr. Taylor Clark DDS
Our guest Dr. Taylor Clark DDS, sits down with our Senior Technical Advisor Brandon Fetters and discusses Dr. Clark’s latest book “Beating All Odds Discover Exactly how you can Succeed in Life and Work”. Dr. Clark goes in-depth on the process of writing the book and shares what he learned from...  Read More
Patients Who Drive You Crazy (What to do?)
As a dentist, you will quickly discover that some patients are a lot more difficult than others. Dr Chris Baker tells you how to deal with these situations.         Read More
7 Ways to Fill Openings in the Doctor’s Schedule
Last minute cancellations are never any fun, regardless of whether you get them on the hygiene or doctor’s schedule. That said, I always found last minute cancellations on the doctor’s schedule to be more problematic – especially with relation to making my production goal. Why? Well, as we know,...  Read More
Dental Office Inventory Control Brain Droppings
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” The Princess Bride “A dollar saved is a quarter earned.” Oscar Levant   It’s been quite a while since I’ve put hand to keyboard to compose an article for my blog. I’m embarrassed to even look up when it last was. However,...  Read More
Would You Have Put This in a Safe?
            Would You Have Put This in a Safe? I recently went to a local jewelry store with my daughter to pick out a birthday present for her friend. I thought it would be a great opportunity to find out what she would like for her own birthday. As she was looking, I told the sales-person to...  Read More
Strategies that Successful Dentists Use to Maximize their Personal Wealth with Tim McNeely
What’s driving the need to maximize personal wealth? Number one, people want to take care of the people they love. Number two, support the causes they care about and number three, they really want to make that difference in the world and support those causes, and be able to move the needle on...  Read More
Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes When Hiring Dental Staff
“I don’t get enough response from the ads I place…” “Most of the people that apply in my office aren’t a good fit – there just aren’t enough good staff prospects in my area!” Maybe you’ve had thoughts like this before.  If anything, I’ve heard this sentiment expressed by many of the hundreds of...  Read More
The Secret to Getting Big Results for Your Practice
I've helped a lot of practices become more fulfilling and profitable practices. Throughout that time, I've helped some practices make big transformations in a short period of time. I've also watched some practices struggle for long periods of time. To some people's surprise, the difference...  Read More
Dental FraudBuster 003 • What reports to ask for and keep off-site.
FraudBuster! Frequency: Do every working day Each working day obtain copies of the reports described below. These reports can be printed on paper or as a PDF file. I strongly recommend that you examine each report to look for errors, omissions or things that do not make sense. At a minimum,...  Read More
Biomimetic Dentistry and the Use of CBD Oil in today’s Dental Industry with Dr. Lauren Becker, DDS
Our guest this week Dr. Lauren Becker, DDS sits down with our host Brandon Fetters and shares her experience on being a Dentist in a very over saturated location, New York City. She explains how she established her brand over the years, which helped her stand out and attract the right patients....  Read More
1279 Disability Insurance Roulette with Edward O. Comitz : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Ed is nationally regarded for his disability practice and unparalleled track record of success over the past 26 years. His practice is unique. Unlike other disability attorneys, he only represents professionals (dentists, physicians, executives, other attorneys)—but, as he will discuss, most of...  Read More
Coffee Talk: Year-End 2019 Tax-Planning Considerations
Katie Collins, a Practice Integration Advisor with , helps dentists order their financial lives and reach financial peace of mind so they can better focus on what truly brings them joy. As I write this article, it’s early October and the temperature is up in the 80s. Even though Mother Nature is...  Read More
1278 Making Smart Equipment Decisions with Bob Payton : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Bob has a love of learning, a desire to grow people, and a history of integrity in all his interactions. He has been afforded many opportunities in his personal and professional life. His experience in marketing has given him the ability to communicate effectively.  Bob adamantly subscribes to the...  Read More
How to Get EVERYBODY Building a Great Practice – Open Space Leadership
Today I’d like to talk to you about , or how to get everybody running your practice. Open Space Leadership is practiced by strategic leaders in participation age companies, and really by any good leader anywhere. It encourages distributed leadership because it allows and actually requires every one...  Read More
Comparing the Cost of 9 Dental Marketing Options
Want to see more new patients, but unsure of how to make it happen? Are you especially concerned about the potential expense involved with marketing? Let’s have a closer look at this. It’s easy to run your marketing based off of feel. “We started doing X type of marketing and I feel like we’re...  Read More
Episode 89: Why You Shouldn't Listen to Others (with Dr. William Busch)
David Pryor hosts this episode of the Operatory, as he and Dr. Laskin welcome Dr. William Busch of . They discuss the role early adoption of technology has played in his practice and how to get past the nay-sayers in order to succeed. Dr. Busch also shares about the nonprofit dental organization he...  Read More
How to Automate Your Finances with Justin Krane
Today we are talking with Justin Krane on  so that you feel like you have a plan to get ahead in your financial life. The reason why we want automate our finances is because a lot of times, we get emotional around money, and we need to get out of our own way and just come up with a plan. Automation...  Read More
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