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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
Caries Risk: Fluoride Risk and Benefits
This is about the “F” word. I say the “F” word because there is so much controversy around the use of fluoride. Very few dental materials have created this strong of a controversy. Much of this controversy is about fluoridated water.This blog will talk about caries risk: Fluoride risk and benefits....  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
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
What Most Successful Dentists Are Doing Right
Dentists go to dental school to be a clinician. Most dentists do not go to dental school to become a business owner.Dental schools do not provide much education on business and owning or running a dental office.The reason why successful dental practices are profitable and have little employee...  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
Some Dental Issues that Necessitate a Visit to the Dentist
Discomfort or inflammation in the mouth, facial or even throat refers to several issues. Keep in mind that the dentist performs a significant factor in sustaining the general dental care healthiness. Maintaining those standard 6-month sessions is crucial in continuing the teeth and gums in a...  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
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
3 Ways to Increase Production by 100K in the Next Twelve Months
Insurance reimbursement is not more but less, and insurance companies are getting very particular about what you submit as a narrative and what codes you can and can’t use.On a positive note, our clients this year, 2018, are seeing bigger production numbers than seen in the past five plus years.Why...  Read More
Dental Consulting | When Do We Begin Screening for Gum Disease?
One of the big controversies working with dental hygienists is “When do we begin screening for gum disease?It is a common question and each office we work with has a different answer.What is the correct answer to this question?In 2011, the American Academy of Periodontology published the , which...  Read More
How the Dentists Can Estimate Their Potential ROI from SEO Services
As a dentist, your e-mail is probably bombarded every day with various online marketing pitches. Everything from web design to e-mail marketing and copywriting—you name it, it’s there.However, did you notice that neither of these sales letters tells you the most important thing, which is what your...  Read More
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