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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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IT HAS TO START SOMEWHERE

In a profession where everything counts we need to limit our unforced errors. I love tennis, and I hate unforced errors. I have trained, practiced, been coached, and played engaged and then I miss a “give me” shot that I …

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

I was visiting with a doctor that wanted me to take a look at his hygiene production and the cost of employees in that department. In most offices, as it was with his, the hygienists were paid similar hourly wages. …

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CANCELLATIONS AND NO-SHOWS: THE WHY VS THE HOW

Up pops the everlasting question about cancellations and no-shows. I received this urgent email on Saturday, and I wanted to give this doctor a little more detailed answer than I could provide in a text or email.
 
Here is …

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CONTRACT AWARENESS

While this article is primarily for young dentists looking at employment contracts, the owner doctor should take note too. We work with a lot of owner doctors and first year doctors concerning that first contract of employment. I will try …

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FINANCIAL RULES TO LIVE BY

Most of us are pretty active. But where you actually go in life is determined by how you see yourself. Activity doesn’t change your identity; your identity changes your activity. It will be how you see yourself (your identity) that …

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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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