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ORDINARY & NECESSARYThis blog is LONG overdue. Over the years and moreso the past two to three years a client asks us about employing their children as models because they heard it from a colleague or at a study club meeting or at a seminar. Many times it’s the seminar speaker, who may even be a...  Read More
Single Agency VS. Transaction Dental Practice Broker
Single Agency VS. Transaction Dental Practice BrokerBy now, hopefully you know that  that is a good fit for you and your situation. But did you know that there’s not just one type of dental practice broker? Read on to decide whether your practice is worthy of assistance from a single agency versus...  Read More
What Tasks Should Your Accountant Perform?
Mike McAninch is a Practice Integration Advisor with , where he specializes in helping dentists connect their money and their values to realize their most important financial goals.In our , my colleague Tom Bodin laid out the important rationale for determining if your accountant is doing a “good...  Read More
Episode 93: Three Options To Deal With Insensitivity In Your Office
If you deal with insensitivity from time to time in your practice, you're not alone. In this episode, Dr. Bryan Laskin and David Pryor discuss a few different options to consider when addressing this issue. Three Options To Deal With InsensitivityFind us on Radio!  Read More
Driving New Patients Through Online Marketing with Dan DelMain
- I’ll give you my bias on this right out of the gate. I think driving new patients through online marketing is the second most important marketing thing that people can do. And they don’t realize that the most important thing they can do is keep the patients you have. But, in order to get to where...  Read More
Are You Losing Patients? Why Your Dental Practice Isn't Growing!
Is your dental practice not growing as quickly as you think it should?If so, there’s a good chance this lack of growth has more to do with patient attrition and failures in your hygiene department than it does with your new patient marketing.As I mentioned in , I’ve lectured to and met with...  Read More
1294 Karen Daw, "The OSHA Lady," on OSHA and Infection Control Training : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Karen Daw is an award-winning national speaker, author of numerous articles and CE courses on safety in dentistry, and a consultant to practices across the country. She earned her BA from the Ohio State University and her MBA with concentrations in Healthcare Administration and Business Management....  Read More
6 Bad Excuses for Not Delegating Tasks to Team Members
            We all know dentists work harder than many other people, running a business, leading a team, and serving patients. Unless we delegate effectively to team members, we will live lives full of stress and burnout. Yet way too many dentists still do way too much themselves.It’s natural to...  Read More
Not All EFTs Are Created Equal
Get paid faster?Well…….Not all EFTs are created equal.   All my new clients know about EFTs and want to get set up with every single insurance that offers EFTs.  Some clients are already set up with some insurances and the problem starts here.   There are so many different insurance companies that...  Read More
How to Avoid Claims Hitting Timely Filing Period
Claims are denied by insurance companies daily for many different reasons. But one reason in particular, the Timely Filing Period denial, is certainly one that can and should be avoided at all costs.  All insurance companies have a Timely Filing Period in regards to claims they receive must be...  Read More
3 Reasons Proper Setup is Critical
As everyone tries to grow their practice or start fresh with a new location, many docs have the same questions in regards to “How and Where” do they get started on insurance. I was looking at the Dentaltown message boards today during some free time and noticed a similar question. It was a doc...  Read More
1293 Successful Multi-Practice Ownership with Dr. Syed Rehman : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Syed graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery in India and decided to move to the United States for a better life. He and his gorgeous wife Ameena moved to Chicago and fell in love with it. After several struggles he got accepted into NYU Royal College of Surgeons' one year Oral Surgery...  Read More
The #1 Reason That 50% of Businesses Fail Within 5 years (and How Business Owners Can Prevent it From Happening to Them) with Adam Lean
Half of all small businesses go out of business, they never even see their fifth birthday. And it’s pretty much because of one reason; they just simply ran out of cash. Today we are talking with Adam Lean on the Adam Lean is the founder of the CFO Project. Adam became an accountant immediately...  Read More
5 Ways to Make Your Dental Office Stand Out from Everyone Else!
If you’re sitting down at the end of the day wondering why you’re not getting more referrals…well, you need to read this post.Referrals don’t have to be hard to come by. In fact, you can steadily increase your new patient numbers every month – it just takes a little out-of-the-box thinking.If you’d...  Read More
Dentaltown Learning Online... Creating a Remarkable Dental Practice: The State of the Dental Industry
Dentaltown is pleased to present....Creating a Remarkable Dental Practice: The State of the Dental Industry.  By Fred Joyal.This CE course can be found here...Every period of change creates opportunities as well as risks. Learn how to take advantage of the various disruptions coming to dentistry...  Read More
Practicing in Arizona and the Phoenix MSA
This is part of our review of the MSAs in the U.S. that are rising in dominance, development, and growth.  We offer this as a courtesy to dentists who are trying to determine the places in the U.S. that they might want to consider for practice purchase and start-up.  Arizona and the Phoenix MSA are...  Read More
1292 Improve Your Practice Workflow with Matt Cooke & Kimeran Johnson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Matthew Cooke is the Vice President of Consulting Strategy at Call Box. For the past 10 years, Matt has worked with thousands of healthcare organizations to improve their strategic operations, optimize their caller experience, capitalize on marketing efforts, and streamline operational workflow....  Read More
Should Dentists Focus on Active or Total Patient Count?
What’s the difference between active charts and total charts? And as a practice owner, which way should you be viewing it?As an executive at MGE I’m out lecturing to dentists just about every week.  For that matter, over the past 10 years I’ve lectured to and met with several thousand dentists. And...  Read More
How to Create Culture in Your Practice Where Everyone is a Leader with Dr. Anissa Holmes
where people are self managed and there is distributed decision making is so important. Creating a culture where everybody is a leader in the practice can really take your business to new levels. Today, Dr. Anissa Holmes is talking with us on how to create this type of culture.Dr. Anissa Holmes, a...  Read More
How Do I Know My Accountant Is Doing a Good Job?
Tom Bodin, a Practice Integration Advisor with , works with dentists to help them achieve financial freedom through a comprehensive approach to wealth management.Recently, we tackled . Today, I’m going to step back into a broader perspective and encourage you to assess your professional services...  Read More
Why You Need More Than Information to Get Results
            At Delivering WOW, we pride ourselves in creating the best, most comprehensive training on everything you need to do to run and grow an amazing dental practice. And we’ve helped thousands of dentists improve their practices in the process.One lesson we learned along the way is no matter...  Read More
1289 Carl Guthrie on the Current Dental Job Market : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Carl Guthrie is with ETS Dental. He is the Regional Director of Recruiting covering the Southwestern U.S. including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. ETS Dental was founded in 2001 by Mark Kennedy and is headquartered in Roanoke, VA.  They specialize in locating and...  Read More
Simple Ways To Grow Your Dental Practice
Running a dental practice is a lot of hard work. In order for you to do what’s best for your patients, it can be important to focus your attention on growing your practice. By expanding the capabilities of your establishment, you are going above and beyond to serve the people who walk through your...  Read More
Changing the Way Healthcare is Delivered with Dr. Jose Alamo DMD, FICD
Our guest Dr. Jose Alamo, DMD sits down with Brandon Fetters and discuss the importance of mentorships during and after Dental School. Dr. Alamo shares how exposing students to different medical fields early on can help them refocus and find the right career path that works for them. Dr. Alamo also...  Read More
4 Reasons to Switch to a Cloud-Based Dental Practice Management Software
4 Reasons to Switch to a Cloud-Based Dental Practice Management SoftwareSimply put, cloud-based software runs on the internet rather than hosted locally on the computer in your dental practice office. In a digital era, it might be surprising to learn that cloud-based management software is not the...  Read More
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