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Unhealthy Mouth, Lighter Wallet
A recentshowed that the number of adults visiting the dentist at least yearly has been declining over the past 7 years. As recently as 2010, it appears that more and more adults are putting off dental visits in an effort to save money. But it turns out that missing out on regular dental care bodes...  Read More
Under the bus
Patient: "My dentist when I was a kid really screwed me up with all these fillings."What is your response?What do you say when you see a crown margin that is not to your standards?We all see substandard care every day....we also see LOADS of standard care and above standard care. It is also true...  Read More
Donate Your Time For Another Professional and Skyrocket Business
This initiative may sound counter-productive at first, but I assure you, it can be extremely lucrative/beneficial.The idea is for you to donate your time at someone else’s event, workshop, lecture, or seminar. How can this help you?If you're a Dentist, you can attend another doctor’s...  Read More
Learn, Connect & Change the World at the Green Dentistry Conference!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to invite our readers at Dental Town to spend a relaxing and engaging weekend at the industry’s first ever Green Dentistry Conference devoted exclusively to high-tech, environmentally sound dental practices.The Green Dentistry Conference will be held May 3rd...  Read More
Tulsa, Infection Control, Ethics and Questions of Care...
By now you're likely aware of the terrible news coming from an oral surgeon's office in Tulsa, Oklahoma... About 7,000 patients of Dr. Scott Harrington are being asked to get screened for HIV and Hepatitis because they may have been infected at Harrington's practice due to improper infection...  Read More
Happy Easter Marketing!
Categories: Easter
Forget the reasons why not.
In a strange way it all started on September 11th, 2001. My office is in Bayonne, NJ, just across the river from Manhattan. I was on the NJ Turnpike, crossing the Newark Bay bridge at 8:46 AM when the first plane hit the North Tower. I saw it happen in front of my eyes. By the time I had reached my...  Read More
The power of Dr. Oz
As mentioned in the marketing forum, Dr. Oz can sway millions of people with a 10 minute segment. Sure it is usually very sensationalized and difficult to prove/disprove but he is an influence you shouldn't ignore. Patients I just convinced to have amalgam due to their situation may be calling me...  Read More
Categories: Dr Oz
Whole Lotta Interviewin' Going On (Interview Tips)
Graduation is quickly approaching, and there are countless expecting graduates on the interview circuit right now. Here are some tips that may help in an interview.ASSOCIATE DENTIST INTERVIEW TIPS Be open to a variety of opportunities. Go to every interview you can. It never hurts to talk, and...  Read More
Categories: associate, interview
How bad breath may start for some people
The entire body works as a well-tuned machine when it's healthy. But when you're sick -one problem often leads to another. The fuel that goes into the body is immediately used to create energy and nourish the vital organs that keep you functioning on a daily basis. If the body isn't receiving...  Read More
crazy--enough
At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, (AAFS)President Dr. Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legalcomplications of a bizarre death.Here is the story:OnMarch 23, 1994 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus andconcluded that he died from a shotgun...  Read More
Easter is Near, and We Live 20mins from Hershey, PA.......
Years ago, a dear friend of mine used to travel the world buying cocoa beans for Hershey Corp. The job afforded him some great travel, among other things. He's since gotten back to his chocolate days, and is very much in demand for his articles for confectionary publications, and planning and...  Read More
For What Are You Thankful?
Finding her way to the Water Street Health Clinics in Lancaster, PA for Kathleen Duplanti, 59, was fraught with challenge as one might expect. It involved the sequential horrors of “job loss, inability to pay my rent, being homeless, no other job skills, and no family in the area to offer a...  Read More
Another Suicide....
Memorial service this evening for a friend who could no longer cope with the pain. He was not selfish. He was not cowardly. We have no right to be angry at him. Alive, it is clear we have no comprehension of the level of pain and/or desperation with which he was suffering. Clearly, alive, we do not...  Read More
Life is Just too Damn Short...........
#LifeIsJustTooDamnShortToday I was in the grocery line, all my items laid upon the conveyor belt, standing idly, awaiting my turn. The woman in front of me tried to pay with a card, and the computer came up with an 'error' of some sort the clerk didn't understand. The clerk called for assistance,...  Read More
Categories: Patience, kindness,
Racism in ALABAMA
Racism is still in the State of ALABAMAhttp://blog.al.com/wire/2013/03/post_44.htmlState Rep. Joe Mitchell, D-Mobile, had an outlandish exchange viaemail with a Jefferson County man who asked him and other lawmakers notto pass any laws that would restrict gun ownership.Eddie Maxwellsent a mass...  Read More
creative way "to make do"
You gotta love mankind  Read More
Are you Listening to Your Patients?
This marketing strategy may not seem like a marketing strategy to you, but I can assure you, if you do what I’m going to suggest you do, the positive word-of-mouth will spread like wildfire about you.My advice is to do 3 things: listen, listen, and listen. I know…you probably think...  Read More
Categories: dental marketing
How to Reduce/End Missed Appointments ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Charging a missed appointment fee after the fact is a punishment thatdoes nothing to promote your practice or create what you reallywant-for patients to keep their appointments. Whether it is on yourappointment cards or they are told verbally, it is of little concern toyour patients. That message...  Read More
When Donkey's Fly
Posted on Eliminate Cancellations? When donkey’s fly and hell freezes over maybe!To quote one of my favorite dental guru’s, Howard Farran, “To eliminate cancellations and fails you might as well pick up theearth and throw it into the sun”. I LOVE this! Everyone...  Read More
I attended your CE and I all I got was this crappy notebook....
We all know how it goes, you pay thousands of dollars to attend a lecture or class, get really jazzed up about the stuff you learned, come home and never touch the material again. Six months later you find the spiral notebook they gave to you on the bottom of the pile of papers on your desk. You...  Read More
Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. In fact, an attractive smile can enhance every area of your social life and even your career. Your smile is important to you and to your Walnut Creek dentist. In order to provide you with a beautiful smile as well as make sure that your...  Read More
CRAZY?
"Wood you love a New Smile?"  Read More
postop surprises
My assistant had a minor surgery last week. When I talked to her this morning about the surgery she had almost nothing to say about the actual surgery. She was really hacked off about something else, though. The medical team had taped some leads to her chest and arms as they sometimes do for...  Read More
Categories: patient management
Smile Makeover Contest
I'm not sure about the exact way they did it, but whatever they did seemed to work!Y.  Read More
Categories: contest
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