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Getting More Reviews

  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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Is Your Office Open 24/7?

Just in case you didn’t realize it, the year is 2016.  No longer can you run your practice on 1980’s business principles.  And the simple truth is this – too many of us are doing just that. It’s either pure laziness by avoiding taking education and learning new ‘tricks’ or fear of getting out of […]

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Season 1 Episode 13 – Struggles in Practice and How to Overcome them – Conversation with Dr Ross Enfinger

Practicing dentistry and managing it as a business is not without challenges and struggles. The truth is, many dentists get stuck with these struggles and challenges that eventually chokes not only their practice but their professional growth as a dentist. In this episode, I’ve had the pleasure of having some straightforward conversation with a great […]

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Moving to the Right – Your Dental Journey

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 […]

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

Ok.  I am going to make a bold statement.  Well, it’s not really that bold. My hygieniests 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 […]

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Are You Staying ‘Top of Mind’ With Your Patients?

I’m slowly coming to a realization.  In most ‘metro’ markets there is an abundance of dentists and we are all going after the same patients.  This means that growing our practice through new patients will be more and more difficult.  Instead, we should be relying more heavily on our existing patient base. So why do […]

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Does Guided Surgery Cost You Money or Save You Money?

If there is one thing I simply don’t understand is why more dentists aren’t utilizing guided surgery for implant placement.  There are two main reasons that I consistently hear: I don’t need guided surgery as I have been getting great results by free handed placement. Guided surgery is an unnecessary cost. Let me address #1 […]

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7 Business Lessons for Dentists from Mad Men

One of my favorite shows of this decade has been Mad Men.  It is the story of an ‘ad man’ – Don Draper – set in the 1960s. The show was about both the ad business and the personal lives of the characters.  Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, was a unique character because of […]

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Helping Patients Say YES – Utilizing Medical Benefits

When patients suffer trauma, it is often possible for medical insurance to assist in paying for dental treatment.

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Organic Practice Growth in 2016

Like most of you I use this time of year to sit down and reflect on the year past and dream for the year coming.  But here’s the sad truth – very few of us achieve our practice growth goals each year.  Or even worse, we achieve our growth goals but the cost of the […]

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