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A Funny Reminder to be Thankful!

(NOTE: I wish I could claim credit for having written this, but it wasn’t me. I actually don’t know who wrote it. But I’m sure he or she wouldn’t mind me passing it on. And rest assured that I struggle

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SHIFT HAPPENS

Let’s be honest, shift happens.  It happens to me and it happens to you. Sometimes the world can be pretty shifty. Shift is defined as a slight change in position, direction, or tendency. We’ve been talking about climate change in …

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THE FOUR THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT HYGIENISTS

What? There is nothing I don’t know about hygienists. Not so. If you don’t know these four things you are destined to have hygiene turnover, poor productivity and, worse, poor patient retention. Few doctors take the time to craft a …

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WILL, CAN, DID

Each of us have pretty full lives. The same 24 hours a day and every minute seems to be spoken for. With this in mind we need to understand that if you choose to make changes in your practice, you …

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GREAT QUESTIONS

When you write an article, you are not always sure that your words adequately express your intent. In this last series of articles, I have tried to point you in the right direction when we look at the trends of …

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MARKETING THE SUPER GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

DON’T MISS THIS RESOURCE TO DOUBLE YOUR NEW PATIENTS
 
The most important question you should ask yourself is this: “Am I marketable?” There seems to be no shortage of sage advice and shrewd experts to sell us …

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END OF YEAR INSURANCE LETTERS

We stress this annually at about this time of year (early Oct.), but are still amazed at how many offices don’t do it. Many of your patients have unused insurance benefits that will expire on Dec. 31. A gentle reminder …

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STEPPING-STONES

You’re poised at the edge of a fast-flowing tributary. You need to get to the other side, but you are uncertain about the depth, current, and your ability to forge this water. The prudent traveler would look for a better …

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“IF WE ACT LIKE SHEEP, WOLVES WILL EAT US”

This quote’s origin is uncertain, but it was included in a letter written in November 1773 by Benjamin Franklin: A 244-year-old statement that is as true today as it ever was. Dentistry is a profession acting like sheep with the …

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LOCATION, LUCK, AND TIMING

I’ve had the privilege of visiting just about every imaginable type of practice you can think of: Big, small, productive, struggling, new, old, happy, sad, urban, rural, everything. You would think that I would limit my research to just the …

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