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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 ENEMY WITHIN

The year is now half over and that means you have just 6 months remaining to make 2016 the best year ever for your practice. Most of us are still reeling from three recessions in a row and the ever-changing …

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TRY PRINT MARKETING AGAIN, FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Marketing comes in all sizes and shapes. In fact, you could say that everything we do from location, hours, answering phones, systems and any form of potential patient encounters is actually some form of marketing. I wanted to go back …

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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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QUIZ: AM I READY TO START MY OWN PRACTICE?

I get some semblance of this statement or question every week: “How would I really know if I am cut out for starting and owning my own practice? “

“Excitement and fear are my beginning criteria because starting a business

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF

We have a guest article this week from Dr. Alan Wickenhauser. Among his many professional accomplishments and endeavors, Dr. Wickenhauser lectures for Kerr Corporation, has been published in Dental Products Reports, and holds a patent for co-developing a novel new

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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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