Is goal-based investing right for you?

Is goal-based investing right for you?

By Dan Wicker In 2018, most of us understand we should be investing for the future. Though we are aware of the importance of investing, and may already be contributing, do we have a strategy? Developing an investment strategy and setting personal and financial goals...
How phone skills can make or break your practice

How phone skills can make or break your practice

By Dr. Christopher Phelps The perils —and power—of the telephone handoff. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh recently published an in-depth analysis of 2009’s Air France Flight 447 Tragedy and what went wrong. The whole piece is worth a read, but in the end...
The Team Approach to Case Acceptance

The Team Approach to Case Acceptance

By Carrie Webber A common obstacle we face when working with clients is the doctor’s sense of isolation in his or her own practice. That is, doctors often feel as if they are the only ones pursuing their practice vision and moving toward greater practice efficiency,...
Sharing my thoughts on the role of dental assistants on a podcast

Sharing my thoughts on the role of dental assistants on a podcast

By Kevin Henry I’m always honored when I am asked to be a part of an interview where I can share my thoughts on the important role that dental assistants play in every practice around the country. My sincere thanks to Dr. Justin Moody and his crew for having me on the...
7 Tips for a Successful Strategic Planning Meeting

7 Tips for a Successful Strategic Planning Meeting

By Laura Jamison “You may be smarter than me, but you are not smarter than my whole team.” When working with Dr. Jim Pride and Pride Institute, this sign sat on Dr. Pride’s desk. It defined the culture of the Pride team at that time and I imagine still does. Working...
Save Natural Teeth First!

Save Natural Teeth First!

By Dr. Edward Feinberg Natural Teeth are commonly being extracted today that can actually be saved!   Extractions are being done for mechanical reasons rather than for pathological reasons.  In other words, teeth that have adequate roots and bone to support dental...
Do you know why patients aren’t coming in?

Do you know why patients aren’t coming in?

By Dr. Christopher Phelps To be a successful practice, you need to identify and remove any roadblocks potential patients face. If you want your dental practice to grow and thrive, you need to find out why potential patients avoid your office. According to the CDC,...
D4346 Coding or Training Issues?

D4346 Coding or Training Issues?

By Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS The new D4346 gingival inflammation code has brought opportunity to dental practices across the United States. We can finally treat gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. That’s the...
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