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Five Reasons Dental Temp Agencies are Outdated
As a dental practice owner, it’s almost certain you work with dental temp agencies when one of your employees is absent due to illness, vacation or personal reasons. Maybe you use a dental temp agency because it’s what you’ve always done. Or maybe you use one because you don’t think there’s a...  Read More
1334 Connecting Students & Doctors with Laura Turner & Riley Edmister of Student Doctor Network (SDN) : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Laura Turner attended the University of California at Davis, graduating with Bachelors of Science degrees in Aeronautical Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she completed a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at University...  Read More
Equity Multiple In Real Estate – What You Should Know
Equity Multiple Real Estate I had a call today with an owner of a marketing company to discuss different strategies I’d like to look into for next year regarding my . I actually found her through someone that I currently passively invest with in . She’s married with five kids and loved the fact...  Read More
7 Steps To Investing In Your First Apartment Syndication
7 Steps To Investing In Your First Apartment Syndication If you’re anything like I used to be, the only real estate transaction you’re familiar with was purchasing a home. Do you remember the process you went through when you bought your first home? It probably went something like this…. Initially...  Read More
3 Ways to Get Cash for Your Small Business (and Why They’re Not All Ideal) with Adam Lean
Today we’re talking to Adam Lean about  Cashflow is the lifeblood of your business. You can have profits and not have cash flow and go out of business. Half of all businesses fail because they run out of cash flow.  Adam Lean is the founder of the CFO Project. Adam became an accountant immediately...  Read More
Dental Hygienist’s Patient Scheduled for a Prophy but NOT a Prophy!
I want to talk about the elephant in the room. Let’s take for example Ronda who is a twenty-year patient of Dr. Curry. Susan is her hygienist of ten years, but Ronda is out sick today. On this particular day the dental hygienists’ patient is schedule for a Prophy but Ronda, the patient, is NOT a...  Read More
Burn out or Game Changer?
"There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.  Use both and overlook neither...." ~Alan Cohen, Author     Karen is an Integrative health coach - check out her blog by clicking the picture!   This blog is inspired by a combination of LIFE and the book  (you can get for free by...  Read More
1333 Bob Fontana of Aspen Dental on the Changing Dental Landscape : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Robert Fontana has served as ADMI’s Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 1998. Under his leadership, ADMI has advanced from its Northeastern roots to become one of the largest and fastest-growing dental support organizations in the United States. With a unique grasp of the...  Read More
1331 Procurement Made Simple with Brandon McCarty : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Brandon McCarty is the CEO and Co-founder of CureMint Inc, a technology startup that provides the power of enterprise procurement for any sized dental organization. Before that he was the COO and Co-founder of CGC an innovative consulting firm that provides fundraising and marketing services to...  Read More
A Reflection on Patient Retention and Dental Education with Dr. Jamel Odeh, DDS
Our guest this week Dr. Jamel Odeh, DDS sits down with our host Brandon Fetters and discusses why students should master the fundamentals in Dental School first, and then proceed in learning about the latest technology. He shares his experience in being an educator for the past 27 years and what...  Read More
Is Commercial Real Estate Ownership for you? with Stephen Strecker and Jeremy Keck
Today we’re talking with Stephen Strecker and Jeremy Keck about commercial real estate ownership for dentists.Why would it be right? Why would it be wrong? Stephen Strecker is the President of Tower Realty Partners. Working in the healthcare real estate industry for the last several years, Stephen...  Read More
End of Year Dental Hygiene Patient Reactivation
It goes without saying that we are now counting down the days until our year (2019) comes to an end.     How many of your patients need a dental hygiene appointment? How many patients have unscheduled dental treatment?   Do you know these numbers? Have you looked at your numbers?   Some choose to...  Read More
Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
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. Dentists are no strangers to debt. From accumulating student loans in dental school to incurring debt to purchase...  Read More
Episode 100: How to Grow Your Practice In Only Five Minutes Per Day
Dr. Bryan Laskin and David Pryor discuss how dental offices can grow their practice, using a simple investment of just five minutes per day.  Find out more at  Grow Your Practice In Only Five Minutes Per Day Find us on Radio!  Read More
Dave Ramsey Mortgage Advice – Should You Buy A House With Student Loans?
Dave Ramsey Mortgage Advice – Should You Buy A House With Student Loans? A topic about mortgages appeared recently on , which is the world’s largest online community for dentists. The post discussed a video (see below) in which the wife of a recent dental school grad that called in to get some Dave...  Read More
7 Impressive Benefits To Mobile Home Investing
Mobile Home Investing Whenever I see a patient for the first time, I like to find out a little more about them before diving into the real reason they’re visiting our clinic. One of the ways I do this is by asking them about their likes/interests/hobbies on one of our intake forms. Recently, one of...  Read More
7 Minute Read: Rich Dad Poor Dad Summary
Rich Dad Poor Dad Summary Occasionally I get so much information that comes across my desk that finding material to write about is a cinch. On the other hand, I sometimes need help coming up with topics that would benefit you so I reach out to other bloggers for help. So recently I did just that. I...  Read More
How to Not Let the Value of Your Dental Practice Drop during a Transition
How to Not Let the Value of Your Dental Practice Drop during a Transition    With so much going on during a dental practice transition, it’s easy to let things slide off your radar. A common and honest mistake is letting the value of your practice drop leading up to the proverbial changing of the...  Read More
1318 Responsible Dental Ownership with Alex Zlatin : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
As the CEO of dental practice management software company Maxim Software Systems, Alex Zlatin helps struggling dental professionals take control of their practices and reach the next level of success with responsible leadership strategies. Leveraging over 13 years of management and consulting...  Read More
Cost Segregation Study – How To Seriously Lower Your Taxes
Cost Segregation Study One of the biggest expenses doctors and other high-income earners face are taxes. In the past, I’ve shared  that can help us save thousands or more per year. Now, I want to make it clear that I’m a periodontist and NOT a CPA. If you have tax questions, especially when it...  Read More
1316 Kenneth Hagar & Michael Gloster's American Dental Federal Credit Union (Proposed) : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
The proposed American Dental Federal Credit Union seeks to improve conditions of dentists, hygienists, office teams, and their families across the country. Their goal is to bring a member-owned, digital-first, financial institution strictly for the benefit of the dental community. VIDEO - DUwHF...  Read More
The Jameson Files 110 [FAQs] What Are Your Practice Performance Metrics?
"You need to have 80 to 85 percent of your active patient base involved in hygiene retention. And that system needs to be working all the time. And then the treatment retention needs to be 80 to 85 percent acceptance. Systems are really important to those KPIs we're talking about. -  Dru...  Read More
5 Steps to Scale Your Business Without Investing More Time with Pat Rigsby
Pat Rigsby is a dad, husband, business coach, entrepreneur & author. He’s built over 25 different businesses, including 2 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 award winning franchises. Today he coaches entrepreneurs to create their Ideal Business, one that allows them to earn more, have a greater impact, and...  Read More
How Do I Find a ‘Good’ Accountant?
Tom Bodin, a Practice Integration Advisor with , works with dentists to help them achieve financial freedom through a comprehensive approach to wealth management. Hopefully, our recent series of posts on accountants have helped you build a better sense of what to expect from this valuable...  Read More
Passive vs Nonpassive Income – Which Is Best?
Passive Vs Nonpassive Income Up until a few short years ago, I thought all income was equal. Growing up, all the money I earned was from a lawn service I started in junior high school. It provided me with a nice income up until the time I started dental school at LSU. When I thought about starting...  Read More
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