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iOS Apps for Dental Patient Education and Treatment Plan Presentation

There are several patient education apps available with new ones being developed at a rapid pace. The following chart shows some of the most highly rated apps for treatment plan presentation and patient education.

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By |December 2nd, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on iOS Apps for Dental Patient Education and Treatment Plan Presentation

Giving Thanks to Your Referring Patients and Colleagues

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it seems like a good time to discuss giving thanks to your patients and dental colleagues. How do you express thanks when your patients or dental colleagues refer a patient to your practice? I have experimented with various gifts, notes and ways of saying thanks throughout my twenty year career, but I […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Giving Thanks to Your Referring Patients and Colleagues

Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs

 

How many building signs does your dental office use to attract new patients? What do these signs say and where are they located? Whenever possible within zoning laws, you want a sign at the street level which is sure to be acknowledged by drive-by traffic.  Our practice also displays large signs on the front, side […]

By |November 1st, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Fourth Quarter Financial Tips for Dentists

Even though there are still two and a half months left in 2013, it is a good time to begin to prepare financially for the end of the year.

End of the Year Financial Tips for Patient Co-Pays

Dental insurance maximums should always be considered when figuring patient co-pay amounts, but this is especially true at this […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Fourth Quarter Financial Tips for Dentists

Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 4 – Consider Adjusting your Schedule

Operating your business within the framework of a more condensed schedule can yield maximal productivity in fewer hours and fewer workdays.  I am reminded of a statement offered by my childhood dentist, “I can produce as much in 25 hours per week as it would take most dentists 35 hours to produce.”  The data bear […]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 4 – Consider Adjusting your Schedule

Fourth Quarter Marketing for Dentists

Today marks the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year. What is your dental practice doing to finish strong this year?

Dental Marketing Reminders for the End of the Year

October can be a good time for new patient postcard marketing. Families who moved to your area over the summer are settled in and ready to […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Fourth Quarter Marketing for Dentists

Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 3 – Consider Hiring an Associate

In the previous article, I recommended working to cut your spending, but today I am encouraging you to consider hiring an associate. You may be asking whether these two recommendations are counterintuitive. If your practice is at a point where you can consider adding an associate, your overall production and collections can increase while your […]

By |September 24th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 3 – Consider Hiring an Associate

Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 2 – Control Your Practice Overhead

What I have observed to cause professional burnout in the overwhelming majority of cases is the dentist’s inability to control costs.  This root cause is evident in both personal living expense and business overhead expense management.  Dentists are thereby forced to earn significantly more than their desire to work permits.  Therefore, not only must they […]

By |September 10th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 2 – Control Your Practice Overhead

Email Scam Aimed at Cosmetic Dentists

An email scam targeting cosmetic dentists is spreading to the email inboxes of cosmetic dentists in the United States. Some of the basic facts and contact information is changed depending on the version you receive, but here is one I received just this week. I am not including the name of the doctor they are […]

By |September 4th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Overcoming Professional Burnout as a Dentist Part 1 – Reach Out to Colleagues

Self-deprecation is not an uncommon theme with dentists who have been in practice for over ten years.  Though many dentists continue to love and enjoy dentistry the same way they did the first day they entered practice, there is clearly a high incidence of burnout in our profession.  After pouring time, energy and emotion into […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Blog|3 Comments