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September 2011 Blog Posts (11)

How to loose $1,000,000 with three little words, "They're Just Shopping"

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…


Added by David Colombo on September 27, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments

Lady Gaga to get diamond teeth

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…


Added by Meg Kaiser on September 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Buying a dental practice? Important tips to consider

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…


Added by Ken Smith on September 23, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

The Top Secret for MakingYour Dental Business Successful and Profitable

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.…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 15, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Create a Great Dental Team

My conversations with colleagues and working with coaching clients have shown me where the biggest challenge for every dentist lies:…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Get the Most Out of Your Office Staff Meetings

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

Agendas provide…


Added by Ken Smith on September 13, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments

Becoming a Better Leader of your Dental Staff – Dealing with a Poor Staff Attitude

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” (John F. Kennedy)…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Marketing the Dental Practice

Q - What’s the difference between marketing your dental practice and marketing a home improvement store?

A - Nothing!

brand culture crop bw 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…


Added by Ted Takahashi on September 12, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

The #1 Dental Marketing Dilemma and How to Beat It


Added by Jaroslav Belsky, DMD on September 9, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments

Keeping Your Employees Motivated in Your Dental Practice

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…


Added by Jake Larsen on September 8, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

As Patients Cut Back, Dentists Must Market More

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…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on September 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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