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The importance of having a “Big Why” to Guide Your Business w/ Duane Tinker
Everyone knows that having a "Big Why" is incredibly important, but how does that translate into your business? As Duane says, "Your Big Why gives you a sense of fulfillment from what you're doing."Duane Tinker is a nationally renowned consultant who helps dentists establish and maintain their...  Read More
Informed Consent from Minors and the Mentally Disabled
                        Obtaining informed consent from a competent adult appears relatively easy. However, receiving informed consent from a minor or mentally impaired/ disabled individual can become a more difficult process.This type of patient population typically raises serious questions as to...  Read More
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
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
Hiring A Good Dental Receptionist
An important part of the front desk management is ensuring dental appointments are made available to patients. All the appointments have been approved, but some patients are forced to go to dental care. It is the receptionist’s job to do everything possible for the patient to arrive on time, but if...  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
4 Tips to Help You Find New Clients
Being a dentist is more than just knowing how to clean teeth. You also have to be aware of how to run a growing business. Most dentists own their own practices--in fact, 85% of dentists own a personal practice. That means that you’re in charge of finding new clients for your business. Luckily,...  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
4 Steps for Practice Success
4 Steps for Practice SuccessRegardless of your  goals, it’s never a bad idea to hire a consultant to take a step back and evaluate your practice. Where do you stand, and where could you afford to go? Start envisioning your dream dental practice now, and follow these four steps along the...  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
How to Successfully Manage a Family Dental Practice
Managing any business is a difficult task. When it comes to the dental arts, there are complex parts to this industry that must be built into the business model. A family dental practice can thrive for many years with the proper protocols in place. Here's what you should know about managing a...  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
How to Give Your Dental Practice a Core Value Checkup
When is the last time you reviewed your core values? Core values define who you are, who you want to be, and what your company strives for.Why Core Values Matter  Core values make running a dental practice much easier. They guide you in how you hire, fire, reward, and recognize team members. They...  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 To Create A Compensation Plan For Dental Hygienists
The field of dentistry has witnessed several changes over the past ten years, and one facet that has been seeing improvements is the pay scale. Dental hygienists, in particular, have been seeing a gradual increase in the benefits that they experience owing to the prevalent need for professionals...  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
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