Dental Employee Management Forms Available for Immediate Download

Dentistry's Business Secrets now offers some of the forms found on our Dental Practice Management Tools CD in a PDF download option. The following forms are available on our Dental Employee Management Forms Download Package: Questions to Ask in the Job Interview Questions to Ask an Applicant’s References Employee Job Description – Office Manager Employee [...]

By |2012-04-30T10:52:49-05:00April 27th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Guidelines for Accepting Guest Posts

In order to continually provide new and relevant material on this dental blog, we accept guest blog post submissions when they provide information that might be of interest to the dentists reading this blog. Recently, we have received an influx of inquiries into the possibility of submitting guest posts. If your dental website contains a [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:53-05:00April 5th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Dental Interview & Reference Questions

While our dental school training has provided us with the knowledge and resources needed to provide top-notch dentistry, many of us graduated from dental school without a clue as to how to run a private practice. For those of us lucky enough to have participated in some business training, there is still a lot to [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:54-05:00April 4th, 2012|Blog|4 Comments

How to Monitor Your Online Reputation & Web Presence

In this busy world of social media, blogs and review websites, it's increasingly important to take steps to monitor your online reputation and overall web presence. In a future blog article, I will discuss dealing with negative patient reviews, but for this post I would like to focus on tools that can help you monitor [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:54-05:00April 2nd, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Best Apps for Dentists – Guest Post

2012's Best Apps For Dentists Put your smartphone to work in your dental practice Administrative costs can be killer for a private dental practice; anything that makes the bean-counting and paperwork load lighter on a dentist’s office will save you time and money. These smartphone apps can make your dental practice leaner and more efficient, [...]

By |2012-02-27T13:11:05-06:00February 27th, 2012|Blog|4 Comments

How Often Should You Raise Your Fees?

Over time, you may find that you need to modify your fees based upon patient feedback, equipment and supply prices or overhead costs. Routinely raising fees by 3-5% every 10 months has many advantages. When implementing this adjustment, raising every fee by the same percentage across the board is beneficial. I would suggest not wasting [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:55-05:00December 21st, 2011|Blog|7 Comments

What’s Your Dental Office Collection Percentage?

photo credit: thebarrowboy All dentists should be acutely aware of the collection percentage in their dental practice and review it on a monthly basis.  The collection percentage in my dental office in an average month will hover around 99%.  We very rarely send patients to collections because we work hard to calculate accurate co-pays and [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:57-05:00December 13th, 2011|Blog|2 Comments

Comparison of Dental Patient Reminder & Review Programs

My dental office is looking into the possibility of using a dental patient reminder and recall system. I designed the following comparison chart of LightHouse 360, Patient Activator and Smile Reminders while researching their information online. If you have experience with any of these companies or more information that is not provided in the chart [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:57-05:00November 3rd, 2011|Blog|9 Comments

Dentistry’s Business Secrets is Going Global

Dentistry's Business Secrets: Proven Growth Strategies for Your New or Existing Practice continues to sell copies to dentists all over the United States.  We have been pleased as well to see how popular the book is becoming in other countries, including South Africa, Denmark, Australia, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada.  Dentistry's Business Secrets [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:58-05:00September 29th, 2011|Blog|1 Comment

Why I Wrote Dentistry’s Business Secrets

I decided to write Dentistry's Business Secrets: Proven Growth Strategies for Your New or Existing Practice as an attempt to help dentists avoid the many mistakes I have made while developing three practices from scratch over a nearly 20 year career. I was also of the opinion that I could probably write an entire book [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:45:00-05:00August 1st, 2011|Blog|1 Comment