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GRADUATION 2017

A new graduating class of about 6,000 wannabe dentists will hit the market by June. All of them will be looking to make a name and a career in a profession that pays well as a result of the time …

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FAILURE TO THRIVE

This is a message to all of the doctors who feel like they are just not reaching that level of practice they always thought that they would have. Secondly, I want every senior dental student and new graduate to also …

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CONSUMERISM

Dentistry is just a small consumer driven business. Consumers today decide where they go and where they spend their money and you as a dentist are no different. There is a dentist on every corner, and every potential patient has …

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DENTAL ARMAGEDDON

I write articles every week, but make sure you open this and read it. You don’t want to be the only dentist that fails to hear this message. Mike Abernathy

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak in …

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MOVING BEYOND THE ONE MAN SHOW

Every time I speak to an audience or have a telephone call with a doctor, one resounding question pops up: “What do I need to do to survive the next 5-10 years in Dentistry?” That’s a great question, …

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WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM CORPORATIONS

Will corporations win the dental business model? I guess there is no way to be sure, but if we look at pharmacies, vision, and medical models it is a sure thing. The only item in question would be how long …

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The Best Strategy to Save the Independent Practice of Dentistry

This email came to one of our Summit Practice Solutions coaches working with a very successful Pediatric Specialist recently.

Can you please ask Dr. Abernathy what he thinks about the future of dentistry? Will it be all corporate soon?? Will

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THE PRICE OF PAYING TOO MUCH

I am just one of those people that seem to be obsessive about little things. For a dentist, especially clinically, that can be great. But sometimes it’s a little frustrating. BEST for Dentistry continues to gather together dentists who want …

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THE SECRET OF HOW TO BEAT CORPORATIONS AT THEIR OWN GAME

We have identified what corporations do well, and how demographics of our own profession will accelerate the demise of the independent practice of Dentistry. We now need to look at what will save our profession. The only way for the …

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UNDERSTANDING THE TIPPING POINT IN DENTISTRY

Corporate critical mass is just around the corner. This point of no return revolves around new graduates from dental school. Less than a decade ago we had 3,000 dental graduates a year coming into a profession where 5,000 existing doctors …

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