• Practice Technologist

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Times are changing fast and technology is the primary driver of change. You will Lose Your job to Technology, Unless… For years I skated around the worry that technology would take jobs away from dentists and dental staff. I can no longer make that claim. Your job in dentistry will go away or at least […]

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  • When Does Empowerment Become Entitlement?

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Do you sometimes feel that some of your employees exhibit a sense of entitlement? Have you questioned whether it’s you or them? Did you do something to cause it, or are they just inherently that way? Or do you just chalk it up to the nature of the current generation? All of these generalizations might […]

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  • Build a Stronger Dental Team with 5 Simple Steps

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    An efficient dental care team is theBaseball Team backbone of a successful clinic, improving its day-to-day operations as well as patient satisfaction. If your team works together smoothly, the benefits affect every aspect of your practice in a positive manner, thus reducing time and enhancing performance. If your team has any shortcomings with motivation, productivity […]

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  • The 6 Most Effective Principles for Dental Practice Management

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Can dentistry be a profitable profession? Ask practice owners that question, and many will nod their heads in agreement. Like any professional services firm, however, every successful dental office started from humble beginnings. Practice owners, at the beginning of their careers tend to stumble about running their dental offices, learning things along the way and […]

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  • Three things to keep in mind about your reputation

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    More wisdom from Seth Godin: Three things to keep in mind about your reputation Your reputation has as much impact on your life as what you actually do. Early assumptions about you are sticky and are difficult to change. The single best way to maintain your reputation is to do things you’re proud of. Gaming […]

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  • If Your Hygienists Aren’t Doing This, You’re Cheating Your Practice and Patients

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Ok. I am going to make a bold statement. Well, it’s not really that bold. My hygienists are the lifeblood of my general practice. I use the term ‘general’ practice very intentionally in that statement. I don’t have exact stats, but my guess would be that 75% of my general dental practice care is driven through the […]

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  • Getting More Reviews

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

      I’ve heard over and over again how important reviews are to a practice. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks one day. I was visiting another city and was looking for a great place to eat. And of course it had to be a Thai restaurant. How did I decide where to […]

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  • Moving to the Right – Your Dental Journey

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    I got a day off today and I sat down and thought about how I’ve ‘reinvented’ myself many times over the past 15 years. Whether it’s as a dental educator or as a practicing dentist.These days when I speak it’s not so much about clinical techniques, but more about your journey. We go through 3 […]

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  • New Healthcare Domains

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    The new healthcare domains are significantly more expensive than the usual .com domains. Around $65 as opposed to $10 or less for most .com names. ….. Check to see if your domain is available with our Domain Name Search tool. Source: Domain Name Registration | Domain Name Search | NetworkSolutions.com At this time people think […]

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  • Don’t sell donuts

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Quality of revenue is achieved by brand positioning (what customers think of you), product positioning (what customers think of your product) and price positioning (what customers think of your value). You must actively and intentionally manage all three.

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Articles

Jun
24

Third Generation Online Referrals

First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data […]

Jun
17

3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want

From TechCrunch: “The first reason you can’t just ask customers what they want is that they aren’t always attuned to what they really need. Steve Jobs famously said, “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” via 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want | TechCrunch. I first […]

May
27

Why go Paperless? What I have now works and doesn’t cost a thing.

Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like X-Rays and photographs can […]

May
19

Specific vs Diffuse: Part 2

Two weeks ago David Baker, CEO of Think.Shift, wrote a provocative article challenging axioms – statements we believe to be self-evident truths. In this article I want to use him as an example of how to intentionally use both specific and diffuse forms of communication effectively. In a previous article I noted that some people […]

May
13

How Little Do Users Read? 20% – Tips for an effective dental homepage

Summary: On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.We’ve known since our first studies of how users read on the Web that they typically don’t read very much. Scanning text is an extremely common behavior for higher-literacy users… via […]

May
6

Caution: Falling Axioms

With a background in advertising, I am keenly aware of the influence that engaging and colorful words can have on the acceptance of an idea. However, I had not connected this with the business axioms that are so often embraced without challenge. Axioms are “statements or propositions regarded as being established, accepted or self-evidently true.” […]