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...
Caution: Deactivated Boomer

Caution: Deactivated Boomer

By Dr. David Black Treated correctly, Boomer doctors can be a huge asset. Ignored, they can be a wasted asset. Six ways to get the most out of experienced doctors before they retire. I just had my seventieth birthday. Being born in 1946 makes me one of the first of...
Your Number is Not Your Brand, It’s Data

Your Number is Not Your Brand, It’s Data

By Dr. Christopher Phelps I recently heard from a dentist who’s fundamentally opposed to call tracker programs.  His reasoning is that he’s got a great number, you know, something like  1-800-TOOTHER. (This is not his real number. In fact, a quick Google search says...
Formula for Successful Dental-Medical Billing

Formula for Successful Dental-Medical Billing

By Christine Taxin Are you an office that provides treatment and services like implants, oral appliance therapy, TMD assessments, oral surgery or periodontal care? If so, you may be missing out on an enormous opportunity: medical billing. There are many dental...
Want to Speak and Consult in Dentistry?

Want to Speak and Consult in Dentistry?

By Vanessa Emerson Would you like more from your dental career?  Do you anticipate that your knowledge, skills and experience, if shared, could help other dental professionals and teams reach their goals?   Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a...
Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots

Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots

By Paul Pelletier “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ~Maya Angelou In our highly diverse dental offices, diversity intelligence is critical to...
Maximizing Your Practice’s Emotional Intelligence

Maximizing Your Practice’s Emotional Intelligence

By Dr. Robert Frazer, Jr. “Not surprisingly, a group’s (i.e. dental team’s) emotional intelligence (EI) requires the same capabilities of an emotionally intelligent individual: Self-Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management. What’s...
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