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Does Your Staff Feel Important and Appreciated?
One of the reasons I love private consulting is, the teacher often learns more than the student.  The more I coach dentists the more I'm convinced, the teacher learns more than the student. I was consulting with client the other day when he said, "I think everyone wants to...  Read More
Preventing Embezzlement
    There are many opportunities for employee embezzlement to occur in a dental practice. There are, however, certain steps you can take to help prevent employee embezzlement. You must be diligent.            Make smart hiring decisions.         Screen all potential employees.         Conduct...  Read More
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series - Employee Discipline and Termination
It is important to conduct a regular review of your HR (human resources) procedures to ensure compliance with the law and prevent employee lawsuits. The checklist below features key steps for evaluating your management practices. All practices should have policies and procedures in place for...  Read More
Transition Issues Related to Dental Insurance
Transition Issues Related to Dental InsuranceWe often get questions regarding the transfer of ownership and complications with dental insurance networks. Here are some answers to the most common questions asked by clients:Is the buyer able to bill under the seller’s information? Many buyers...  Read More
How to Manage Energy and Move as a Dentrepreneur
Novelist, Michael Cunningham said, “If you shout loud enough, for long enough, a crowd will gather to see what all the noise is about. It’s the nature of crowds. They don’t stay long, unless you give them a reason.”Of course the issue here isn’t “shouting.”...  Read More
Advice for new dentists: A mixed bag of dollars and sense
By R.J. Adolfi, FounderThere are things you learn in dental school, and there are things you learn only after you enter the real world of dentistry. As someone who’s been in and around the dental profession for several decades, I want to share some lessons I’ve learned the hard way, and...  Read More
Important lessons from half-done dental construction projects.
It’s easy to find pictures of dental construction that’s complete.Click below and watch the HALF-DONE dental construction stage.This is a stage very few dentists have access to see.Watch the 2 Minute VideoWhat you’ll discover in this video: The look and feel of a beautifully...  Read More
7 Reasons There is Father Behind the Success of Every Dentist
Seven Reasons There is a Father Behind the Success of Every DentistHave you ever wondered what motivates someone to become a dentist? After all, there are not a lot of people who look forward to visits to their dentist. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You’ll often hear people say they...  Read More
Look Into The Deep Dark Secrets Of PPO's
The Secret: Dental Fee Schedule Negotiation Can Actually Work.If you’re considering opening a new office, you must consider this topic before opening or you’ll risk decades of missing hundreds of thousands of dollars of profits.If you’ll take PPOs in your new office, you’re...  Read More
Surprising Facts On The Current Realities of Dental Real Estate
In a recent article, it became clear to me that there are 4 compelling reasons why 2014 could be theCHEAPEST year for you to move into your ideal dental real estate.Delaying may be very costly.Surprising FactsThe Current Realities of Dental Real Estate1. Fewer Open Spaces:U.S. office vacancy rates...  Read More
What Does Miley Cyrus Have To Do With Marketing Your Dental Office?
“Will marketing a new dental office bring menew patients?”It’s a valid question; without patients, you have no income.But if you follow theMiley Cyrus Rule, you can be assured to get excellent new patient flow when marketing a new dental office.Here are a couple of examples of...  Read More
Wolf of Wallstreet - nearly a Dentist!
The new Leonardo Dicaprio movie name "Wolf of Wallstreet" is making waves!A little known fact is that Jordan Belfort (the Wolf) is a Dental School dropout.What do you think of that?(See the dental school comments at minute 2:29)By Jaymeand his team have helped hundreds of dental professionals...  Read More
Optimism For Dental Debt!  Really?
I have 2 pieces of news that make this 7-figure dental debt load a reason for optimism.#1 – 6-Figures Instead of 7-Figures#2 – The Good and Profitable Dental Debt#1 Reason for Optimism- 6 figures instead of 7-figuresThe most recent statistics show the actual average dental debt load to...  Read More
#1 Proven Dental Practice Management Technique: "The Ideal"
While many will implement dental practice management techniques from various consultants, there is one that could clarify, simplify and empower you more than any other. It’s holding you back from your desired level of satisfaction and production.That tool is:Your Ideal.Your Ideal.In this...  Read More
50GB New Year's gift?
How about 50GB of free space as a gift this year?We've almost all heard of Dropbox. Well, their big competitoris now offering 50GB of free storage (for life) if you download their new app for iPhone and iPad.They just released the new apple app on 1/15 in what looks like a push to lure customers...  Read More
Essential Tools For Building a Dental Office
This post will show you the 5 Essentials I’ve witnessed in building a dental office from scratch over nearly a decade.But don’t be fooled…it’s not easy.These are the biggest dental office success factors I’ve witnessed among a few hundred practices because...  Read More
Start 2014 Out Right!
Happy 2014 and I hope it’s off to a great start!To get things rolling in the right direction I thought I would put together the top three blog posts of 2013.These were the posts that received the most views, comments and attention during the year, so if you didn’t get a chance to take a...  Read More
The Newest Proven Dental Practice Demographics Tools; The 12 That Matter Most To New Dental Practices
2 of the following 12 Demographic Reporting Tools, if combined, can make or break new dental practices.Can you guess which ones?The importance of these 12 Demographic Criteria boil ALL the census data down to the key elements that are relevant to dentists and their new dental practices.1)...  Read More
Tips for Choosing The Right Dental Office Building for You
“We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us”– Winston ChurchillMaybe Churchill could have been speaking to the dental community of the 21stcentury....Your patients will gauge you. Your dental office building will speak – what does it say?It says: Plan well with you...  Read More
Dental Operatories...How Many Do You Really Need?
"How many operatories do I really need?" Our answer can be summed up with a simple equation.3 and 2 = 55 Operatories is best: 3 for the Dentist and 2 for hygiene.How dare I be so bold?!People write very expensive books on this dental office design topic, yet I’m offering you a definitive...  Read More
Nightmare Stories – But Ones You Should Know on Dental Contractors; Part 2
The wrong team members on yourPractice Project Teamcan make an enjoyable, career defining, fun project turn into stress, frustration, budget pain and even anger.In general, there are 2 major losses if you have the wrong dental contractor or wrong Practice Project Teammember:Time and...  Read More
Nightmare Stories – But Ones You Should Know on Dental Contractors; Part 1
Learn how to lose BIG money VERY quickly; work with the wrong contractor! In this Part 1 article I’ll spell out 4 specific dollar amounts LOST that may have been avoidable in a recent new office project. Don't let this real life disaster happen to you.Sadly, this ismoney that should have been...  Read More
Dental Signs Matter - 5 Rules To Live By
Yes, Dental Signs DO Matter. Here Are 5 Rules To Live By1. Go OutsideLook at your building and make sure traffic can see your sign clearly! I have seen so many practices that have good dental office signs that are positioned in a way that hurts morethan it helps.A great idea I heard once was to get...  Read More
Best month in 25 YEARS!!
Posted onMy absolute favorite thing about helping dentists to improve their lives and practices is when I get success stories.Today, one of my private coaching clients and Elite Practice Mastermind members, Dr. Aaron Nicholas from Burtonsville, MD shot me a text letting me know that he had just...  Read More

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