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How Do You Know If SIROWorld Is Right For You?

Being a dentist is not easy.  Being a dentist AND a business owner is hard.  The struggles of overhead, employees, pressures of family life, social pressures, and of course dental insurnace.  How do I know this?  Because just like you I have an everyday dental practice that participates with dental insurance and faces these same […]

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What A Dentist and an Olympic Wrestler Have In Common

I’ve always struggled with my weight and general fitness.  It is by far the area of my life that I simply haven’t been able to win at.  Like everything else it goes in spurts.  Right now I am in one of those spurts where I am actively working at it! Back in 2012 I made […]

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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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7 Reasons You’re Hesitating To Register for a 3D Dentists Workshop

Each year I open my office and ‘peel back the curtains’  four times for the Ultimate 3D Hands-On Workshop.  In this hands-on workshop I share the secrets and workflows that have helped make our office successful, predictable, and profitable with digital implant dentistry. Since our workshops are limited to a maximum of 12 dentists per […]

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Don’t Give ‘Them’ Ammunition

Turf wars have been going on in the world since the very beginning.  In recent years they have really become heated in dentistry – especially when it comes to dental implants.  Dental implants have long been considered a ‘specialist’ procedure.  With the advent of technology, availability of advanced training, and increasing business pressures to keep […]

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Excuse My Venting – Dealing With Restorative-Surgeon Implant Error

Please excuse my rant and don’t misunderstand my intention.  Also, I am not saying that this is ALL relationships, but this is reflective of quite a few relationships between general dentists and specialists. My intention here is not to throw any specific person, specialty profession, etc under the bus.  It is to draw attention to […]

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3 Things That Could Be Killing How Your Patients Perceive Your Practice?

Today I went to the barber shop for my usual Thursday morning routine.  I get my head cut and my face shaved.  It’s the male equivalent of a mani-pedi – although I don’t mind a mani-pedi myself. Recently, I switched to a new barber shop that was close to my house.  I loved my previous […]

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You Know What They Say About the Word ASSUME – Two Valuable Lessons

It’s easy to get in a groove and allow things to become routine and begin to take things for granted. Recently, there were two incidents that made me rethink what I was doing. There’s a valuable lesson that came from this. Lesson #1 I have nearly every piece of technology in my practice. And I’d […]

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The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned from A Dental CE Lecture

We’ve all had them – AHA moments. A moment when something just clicks and makes total sense. Most of the time it’s never really anything earth shattering, it’s usually something that is so common sense. Sometimes you don’t even realize it right away, but it becomes apparent over time. I’ve been a practicing dentist for […]

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Life Balance Lesson from my Wife – PrePlan Your Vacation

Maybe I am different. For the first 12 years of my professional life I never preplanned my time off. I simply decided a few months in advance, booked something, and then adjusted my office schedule. Only things known well in advance revolved around major holidays – Thanskgiving and Christmas. In 2012 my wife got totally […]

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