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May 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Business Money Management – How To Flourish And Prosper In Today’s Economy

I’ve noticed that, in letters, e-mails and conversation, more and more people are using the phrase “flourish and prosper” recently and I wondered just how many have actually analyzed what that actually means in terms of business money management, and just how it can be accomplished.


Socrates said, “The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms“ so, by habit, I went to the oldest set of dictionaries that I own to get the purest definition of…


Added by Sandra Simmons on May 31, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Money Management Tip – Stop…BEFORE You Roll Up That Spare Change

I live, think, and breathe money management, so I can’t believe I haven’t told you this before.

I guess I thought everybody knew this, until I was talking to a friend of mine today who said, “I finally rolled up that big jug of change last night and took it to the bank today.”

Of course I asked, “Did you find any silver dimes, quarters or nickels in it?”

And she said, “What?”

Okay, so I assumed, and you know what that usually means. Darn!

So here’s…


Added by Sandra Simmons on May 31, 2011 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

How To Handle Business Money Management Problems

How to handle business money management problems…



“Confront your problems head on.


Issues that you run from,



Added by Sandra Simmons on May 31, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

New Braces Comfort Product for Patients

A new patient comfort product that just became available at

It is called ComfortBrace Protective Strips.

ComfortBrace looks like a "whitestrip" but contains no whitening chemicals. Like a "whitestrip," it totally covers the teeth and brackets, creating a clear barrier between braces and the inside of the mouth. It can be worn for an entire day, and stays on throughout eating, drinking, or sleeping. It has a fresh mint taste.

You can…

Added by Lynn Schneider on May 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What I saw in Joplin ... and what you can do to help

Dedra Montgomery started to cry as I talked to her. It was late in the day on Wednesday and I had reached her on her cell phone. The Henry Schein rep was driving in Joplin after a day of helping her customers try to salvage what they could from their destroyed dental practices.


“Until you’ve been here, you just can’t understand,” she said after apologizing to me for her emotions.


A day later, I understood.


On Thursday morning, Montgomery and…


Added by Kevin Henry on May 27, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Some Tips for New Dental Offices

Whether you are buying an existing office or starting one from scratch, there are many barriers that must be overcome in order to find success.  Here are a few tips of what you can do to find success in your new practice.


1. Analyze your advantages: It is important to understand the market you…


Added by Jake Larsen on May 24, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Managing Dental Insurance

Would you like to have more control over the dental insurance plans you accept in your practice?


Do you know which dental plans are performing well for you - and which ones you're losing money on?


I have developed a system to monitor and track the performance of each dental insurance plan so you can make intelligent decisions about dental insurance. I can set up your Dentrix dental practice management software so that it will track the collections, withholds…


Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 19, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Cool New Dental Product Introduced in Anaheim’s CDA Meeting.

Last week at theCalifornia Dental Association meeting in Anaheim a product that I think is pretty cool was introduced. The product is the G*U*M* PerioShield Oral Health Rinse from Sunstar Americas. This product provides a unique plaque-blocking technology which forms a shield to help prevent bacterial plaque from adhering to tooth and gum structures. The product breaks down the bacteria so that it is more…


Added by Jake Larsen on May 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jenna Fischer plays dental hygienist (and don't forget Aniston's dentist)

Two upcoming summer movies will feature characters that work in the dental profession — "Horrible Bosses" and "A Little Help."

Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam on The Office, is the star of "A Little Help," in which she plays a dental hygienist. Here's the trailer, which opens with a scene in the dental office.

I noticed she talks about her "10 and 10:30" appointments, a scene that…


Added by Meg Kaiser on May 18, 2011 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

The Power of Scheduling Overdue Patients for Your Dental Office

Dentists spend thousands of dollars every year trying to get new patients to come to their practice.  Some wrap their car with a creative design, others try radio ads, others direct mail, but is it the most efficient?

The average dental practice has hundreds of overdue patients on record in their filing cabinet, but most do very little to reactivate these people. They spend thousands of dollars trying to find more patients when they already have plenty of overdue patients on record in…


Added by Jake Larsen on May 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A New Way to Give Back: ADA’s CHDC Model

The Community Health Dental Coordinators (CHDC) model is a new project by the ADA to educate community health workers whose training focuses on oral health. The idea is that these community health dental coordinators (CHDC’s) will work in underserved rural, urban, and Native American communities,…


Added by Jake Larsen on May 12, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Customer Service in the Dental Office


            What does have to do with your dental practice? There is a lot you can learn from this online shoe and apparel company.


A quick brief of the impressive growth of Zappos:

  • In less than 10 years of business, Zappos hit over $1 Billion in annual sales
  • They were named #23 to Fortune’s list of “Best Companies to Work For” in 2009, #15 in 2010, and #6 in 2011.
  • Did I mention that they hit $1 Billion in annual sales in…

Added by Jake Larsen on May 11, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments

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