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Be Your Own Leader in Clinical Care with Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS and Jasmin Haley, RDH
Debbie sits down with Jasmin Haley (Founder of Beyond the Prophy Podcast) at the Hinman Dental Meeting to discuss leadership and how this applies to providing excellent patient care.Topics we cover:    Being an introvert        Patients owing their disease        Verbiage when talking with our...  Read More
Does Your Dental Hygiene Schedule Include a Black Hole?
Holes in the dental appointment schedule are a huge challenge in today’s world of dentistry.How much does one hole in your schedule each day cost your dental practice over the next year?The truth is that is costs your dental practice hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars over a year, if you have just...  Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing...  Read More
RETIREMENT DONE RIGHT: YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN
I retired from private practice four years ago.  I had a successful 40+ year run doing general restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  The dental practice had dentist-associates, while I worked as a solo practitioner.In the end, a couple of young entrepreneurs, new grad dentists, bought my dental...  Read More
Overcoming Overwhelm In The Dental Office
Do you feel like you have too much to do and so little time to do it?If you said YES, to this question, you are not alone.I am hearing dental professionals around the world say they feel overwhelmed and they say they can’t complete it all!I decided to attack this complaint head-on. I am on a...  Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing...  Read More
ORAL CANCER AWARNESS SOCIALTHON
On Friday April 26, 2019, DentalCast Productions hosted the first ever, Oral Cancer Awareness Socialthon.The socialthon reached over 100,000 people through social media and 12,000 people viewed the live event hosted on Facebook. The dollar amount of donations is still coming in. Final dollars are...  Read More
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and this is a perfect time to think about how you can better serve your patients’ oral healthcare needs. Oral cancer screenings by dental professionals will reduce the incidences of oral cancer diagnosed each year.The rise in oral cancer is up, higher than...  Read More
WHY START YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT….. “NOW!”
The final transition each of us as a dentist and dental practice owner, if we are lucky enough to have a long and successful career, is the sale of our dental practice and retirement.   As a dental practice owner what most of us do not realize is that each transition we go through influences our...  Read More
How Do You Improve Your Game of Dentistry?
Do you have a favorite sport or hobby? I have always enjoyed playing tennis and in high school I played on the tennis team.If you are like me, then mediocrity is not an option and being “just” average at what you enjoy is a non-negotiable.As a high school student and tennis player, it was very...  Read More
Dental Consultant in Oregon | Converting Leads into Patients
Marketing is an essential part of attracting new business. Strong print and internet marketing materials can help introduce your practice to potential new patients. Glowing reviews and testimonials tell people that you have a trustworthy team and offer quality care. However, even the best marketing...  Read More
Happiness is Not an Option
Most dental and medical professionals begin their career with a very noble intention to serve others.Doctors, dentists, hygienists, nurses, etc., want to make a difference in the health care industry and help people live a healthy life.Once you graduate dental school and begin work in the real...  Read More
The Dentist as a Player-Coach
The National Basketball Association was founded as the Basketball Association of America in 1946. Throughout the many seasons of the NBA, some 40 players have served as both coach and player at the same time. Since the salary capwas instituted in the1984-85 season, the NBA has prohibited teams from...  Read More
Without A Strong Foundation The House Will Fall
The young associate dentist evaluates a new patient.  The patient is a 50-year-old woman, who is a type II diabetic, and taking medications for both diabetes and high blood pressure.  She is missing her lower right first molar (#30) and has several old amalgam fillings that are breaking down plus,...  Read More
Dental Consulting | 5 Simple Steps to Implementing a Successful Oral Cancer Screening Protocol
    Educate    your patients & community about oral cancerThe stereotypical demographic has changed from years past.  Whilethe traditional risk factors (smoking, drinking, family history, etc.) stillapply, the fastest growing demographic of new oral cancer cases is youngerpatients without any of...  Read More
Dental Coaching | A Thief In Your Dental Office. What Will You Do? Are You In Compliance?
Last fall, a small local doctor’s office was robbed. During the lunch hour, while staff members were in the back office, a thief walked into the doctor’s copy room and stole a laptop containing protected health information (PHI). Eight months and $20,000 later, the good doctor narrowly avoided a...  Read More
Clackamas Dental Consultant | Steps to Keep Your Dental Patients Returning
ONE OF THE MOST important things a dental practice can do is earn and keep patients returning. When patients return to your practice again and again, it’s better for their dental health, but it’s also better for your practice!In today’s environment of consumerism, most dental patients in your...  Read More
Dental Consultant in Newport Beach | Big Picture
You and your team are personally involved in your business daily. This can make it difficult to evaluate the areas of opportunity that are available to you. Even the most well-trained team can have instances of inefficiency or miscommunication, leading to breakdowns in patient care and impacting...  Read More
Oregon Dental Consultant | Do You Find It Difficult to Talk About Increasing Fees?
INCREASING FEES IN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE can be a tricky subject. Patients don’t like to pay more, especially if they’ve been around for a long time and they’re used to the old rates, but it can’t always be avoided. So, what’s the best way to go about raising your fees so that it won’t cause any...  Read More
How Dentists can Improve Loyalty
Our Guest Blog Written By: Dr. Nabil MockbilThere have been many cases when patients who need certain expensive cosmetic or restorative dental procedures, cringe at the exorbitant cost and often forgo the expensive treatment completely.It would seem that dentists are quick to recommend costly...  Read More
How Do You Deliver Your Practice Culture to Your Patients?
A CRUCIAL ELEMENT of every successful dental practice is your culture.     What type of patients do you want to serve?    How do you want your patients to feel when they are in your office?One of the first tasks we have our clients complete is to write down the type of culture they want for their...  Read More
AMP Up Your Implant Profits in 2019!
There is a lot out in the world of dentistry for the General Dental to take advantage of.Most dentists in 2019, want to AMP up their production by placing more implants. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Peter Vanstrom, to talk about how you can AMP up your implant profits in 2019!Keep reading...  Read More
Dental Consultant | Building a Better Team
Recruiting employees can be a time-consuming, stressful, and sometimes costly endeavor. When you’re looking to build an optimal team, it can be tempting to hold onto old employees for too long and hesitate to hire new ones until you’re confident you’ve found the “perfect” fit. However, both of...  Read More
How to Grow an In-House Membership Program
Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, talked to Jordon Comstock, founder and CEO of Boomcloud about their membership program.Dental Practice Solutions niche is teaching hygienists how to talk to patients about necessary treatment and Boomcloud is a great adjunct to helping patients pay for the dental...  Read More
Dental Consulting | Are You Setting the Right Goals?
No matter how effective you are at vision casting, dreams require hard work and strategic planning to become a reality. Highly successful business owners know the benefits of setting realistic and measurable goals. Rethink the way you are setting goals for your business. Your ambitious plans will...  Read More
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