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Recently I have seen an increase in the interest of doctors to consider building a new practice, or remodeling their current office. Maybe it was just the hype and excitement of preparing for the CDA in San Francisco, but over the last three months I have designed and have in the plan check process three new dental offices. Each was a tenant improvement in an existing building. Two of the Doctors had a chosen equipment specialist to work with on their equipment selection. One did not, and…Continue
Added by David Colombo on September 27, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments
It's being reported that Lady Gaga is going the way of Kanye West. No, she won't be interrupting other celebrity's acceptance speeches (that we know of). She plans to get marquise diamond teeth implants, in time for the Thierry Mugler fashion show in Paris at the end of the month, as reported in The Sun.
Gaga’s Dutch designer Otazu confirmed her "expensive" step. Others speculate her dental bill will be as high as her jewelry bill.
One of the first things that comes to my mind…Continue
Important tips for a buyer
Over the years we have seen buyers who were successful in their new practice as well as those who were not. There are several keys to stepping into practice ownership with the least amount of stress and the greatest likelihood of success. Understanding the process and following some simple suggestions can make practice ownership as rewarding as you thought it would be.
Some tips on making the process to becoming a practice owner go…Continue
Added by Ken Smith on September 23, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments
We all live in an information age. It seems likeon every corner we turn we are flooded with tips on how to grow our business,how to make it successful and profitable.…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 15, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
My conversations with colleagues and working with coaching clients have shown me where the biggest challenge for every dentist lies:…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
It is no secret that staff meetings can become ineffective. If your meetings have become boring, overgrown or wasteful, you may want to re-think your meeting strategy. Did you know that according to the Journal of Applied Psychology that effective meetings account for twenty seven percent of job related enthusiasm? Good meetings can make happy employees.
Here are some ideas on how to make your staff meetings better.
Follow an agenda
Added by Ken Smith on September 13, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” (John F. Kennedy)…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Q - What’s the difference between marketing your dental practice and marketing a home improvement store?
A - Nothing!
Surprised? The fact is your dental practice is a business like any other business. You have customers (patients), services (cosmetic, advanced restorative, general dentistry), products (whitening kits, professional oral health…Continue
Added by Ted Takahashi on September 12, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Added by Jaroslav Belsky, DMD on September 9, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments
Motivating employees and patients is a key part of managing your dental practice. To motivate is to provide with an incentive, to move to action, or to impel. Your patients need an incentive to bring them into your office for treatment. Whether that incentive is to prevent cavities, take care of a toothache, or to take advantage of a coupon, they all keep your patient coming into your practice and keep your schedule full.
Motivating your employees is a much different task. A…Continue
Added by Jake Larsen on September 8, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Are you feeling the crunch in your dental business? With the economy showing no signs of losing its sluggishness and the unemployment rate continuing its gradual rise, it's no wonder everyone in the business sector is feeling the painful pinch.
As a dentist, you might assume you'd be spared from feeling the effects of the economic slowdown. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Gone are the days when being a dentist simply meant being a…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments