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ALERT: INSURANCE ATTACK IMMINENT

It’s not surprising, but the last few weeks have revealed a new insurance attack occurring all across the US. It’s not surprising because this happened a decade ago with Medicine, and even farther back in Pharmacy and Vision. Over the …

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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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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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“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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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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