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November 2010 Blog Posts (20)

How to Use Financial Goals to Increase the Success of Your Dental Business

Are you a dentist working at your own dental business 9 to 10 hours a day?

Are you investing extra hours of work and still not earning the money of your dreams?

If your dental business has you frustrated right now, you’re not alone. If you’re not creating the income you desire, it is not your fault. Most of your colleagues feel the same way. They offer dental services on a high professional level just to realize at the end of the month that the amount of money they…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 24, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Effects of radiation from dental X-rays and cone-beam CT scans on children

Recently there has been some talk about the amounts of radiation that children receive through dental X-rays and cone-beam CT scans.

We recently posted the following links on our DentistryIQ site. Click here to read more.

I am interested in finding out…

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on November 23, 2010 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Soaring Over the Ruins

Chronic illness is just one of the many mountains and valleys that mark people's lives. Suffering and affliction is a personal and often lonely walk through life. Especially if it is an illness or injury that is not noticeable on the outside. We are all unique from each other,the same illness or injury may be shared by others. But that does not mean we all understand or deal with it in the same way.We don't. But that's the gift. Each step on the personal journey of illness is a lesson, one…


Added by Mary Jane Brigger on November 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Growing Your Dental Business Team

dental staff team building As the owner of a dental business you probably realize how important it is to have a good team. When patients come into your dental office they see each of your staff members. Having an ineffective team makes your entire dental business seem ineffective and can result in low patient satisfaction. When patients are not satisfied they go elsewhere.

Here are some tips for growing your dental business team and increasing their effectiveness so they’re at their best at all…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 22, 2010 at 12:29pm — 3 Comments

Your Sterilization area is not a piece of furniture in your living room!

Recently while attending the CDA in San Francisco, I had the opportunity visit a number of equipment supplier booths. As a dental architect, it is my job to evaluate and recommend to my clients what would be in their best interest to serve their practice, goals and vision, taking into consideration the function and spatial design of the practice as well as life safety issues. So I was completely shocked and…


Added by David Colombo on November 19, 2010 at 9:29am — 1 Comment


Please, Doctors, do share if you have been using this therapy in your practices. This is fascinating stuff but does it work consistently?

Added by Mary Jane RDH BS on November 19, 2010 at 6:41am — No Comments

Oksana Grigorieva's "morning after" teeth

I don't know about you, but I've been skeptical all along about whether or not Oksana Grigorieva was telling the truth about Mel Gibson hitting her. And it's not like I'm a huge Mel Gibson fan. It's just in this day of lying and gold digging and covering up, it's hard to know who to believe. Guess I fall into Mel Gibson's court on this one.
So, here are the newly released photos and revelations about when Oksana visited her dentist, Dr. Ross Sheldon, back in January with her fractured tooth…

Added by Meg Kaiser on November 18, 2010 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Dental Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Dental marketing mistakes can derail your business. There are a lot of great ideas out there that can make your marketing campaign highly successful. However, there are also a lot of not so great ideas that can quickly destroy your dental marketing plan.

Here are some of the biggest dental marketing mistakes you should definitely avoid.

dental marketing mistakes Not Asking for Patient Opinion

When it comes to marketing your dental practice, patient…


Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 17, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Curve Dental anyone?

Hi all...has anyone here had experience with Curve Dental the web based software company? I am thinking of changing to them and would appreciate any feedback:>)
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Added by Doris Woodruff on November 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Easier To Market Practices That Offer TMJ and Sleep Apnea Treatment

After 6 years of working in the dental internet marketing industry, I've learned that it is much easier (at least right now) to market dental practices that offer or even focus their practice on TMJ and/or sleep apnea treatment. Why? Because, at least in the patients' eyes, these services aren't perceived as purely elective procedures like porcelain veneers or teeth whitening, and so the online public relations work that I do to market these services comes more naturally. There's more fodder… Continue

Added by Jonathan Fashbaugh on November 16, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The Role of the Dental Hygienist - RDHs turn

I am looking to compare views between Dentists and Dental Hygienists on this topic.

Here is the link for anyone who is a clinical RDH to use.

Please only take the survey that goes with your title.

I think the results may surprise more than a few.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Lory Laughter

Added by Lory Laughter on November 15, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Role of the Dental Hygienist in clinical practice

I am looking for dentists willing to be open and honest about the role of the Dental Hygienist in your practice.

No names are collected, but I am interested in knowing your views.

Please use the following link to complete the survey.…


Added by Lory Laughter on November 15, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

The latest craze: Vampire teeth?!

Well, I admit I'm a bit behind hearing about this craze. It began last summer after the third installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse, was released in June, 2010. Eclipse is supposed to come out on DVD Dec. 4, so there may be a Round 2 of this craze. Also taking some credit for this dental trend is the vampire series True Blood.
What is it? Teenagers are having…

Added by Meg Kaiser on November 11, 2010 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Looking for on your Apple device? Yep, there's a free app for that.

Big news as the app has now launched on iTunes. It's free, and is a great way for you to keep in touch with the latest news from the world of dentistry.

Added by Kevin Henry on November 10, 2010 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

Maine voters lay the groundwork for new dental school

On November 2, Maine residents voted yes in support of Question #2, which allows the issuance of a $5 million bond to increase access to dental care in Maine. This is in response to the well-documented critical shortage of dental professionals in Maine and northern New England, and the lack of a dental school in the region.

The University of New England (UNE) plans to establish a College of Dental Medicine that will address both access to care as well as the need for more oral health… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Oahu Hawaii AAP -"Risk Factors affecting Pariodontal Treatment Outcomes" could apply to your dental practice.

Oahu Hawaii AAP -"Risk Factors affecting Periodontal Treatment Outcomes" could apply

to your dental practice.

While attending the AAP convention In Oahu Hawaii last week with my wife (the hygienist) I had the opportunity to sit in on the class "Risk Factors affecting Periodontal Treatment Outcomes", with speaker Dr. Angelo

Mariotti. While most of the information was interesting to me as a…


Added by David Colombo on November 6, 2010 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

Blogging while listening to Stuart Varney at the Dental Trade Alliance meeting in Indian Wells, California

It's been a great lineup of speakers here at the Dental Trade Alliance meeting in Indian Wells, Calif. Thursday's second speaker was veteran business journalist Stuart Varney, who joined FOX Business Network as an anchor in September 2007. He also serves as a business contributor and substitute host for FOX News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Here are some of Varney's thoughts on the recent elections, the state of the world's economy, and population trends around the… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 4, 2010 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Blogging while listening to Terry Jones, the founder of and CEO of

It's the second day of the Dental Trade Alliance meeting here in Indian Wells, Calif. Up next on the speaking stage is Terry Jones, the chairman of the board of and the founder of I'm interested to hear his views on the changing landscape of the internet and how it is affecting business.

Here are some of the thoughts Jones is sharing with the crowd today...

What's the driving force that is making us have to be innovative today? Today I want to… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Blogging while listening to Steve Forbes at the Dental Trade Alliance meeting

I'm sitting at the Dental Trade Alliance annual meeting in Indian Wells, Calif. This morning, Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, is the speaker this morning. With the elections having taken place last night, it's an interesting morning and Forbes is expected to bring an interesting perspective to not only the elections, but also the current state of the dental industry.

As he speaks, I'll be blogging some of his whirlwind comments… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 3, 2010 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Kanye West's gold and diamond teeth

All I can say is ... Ouch! Kanye West REPLACED his bottom teeth with gold and diamonds! Not a grill. REPLACED. The first thought that comes to my mind when I hear this type of thing is, "What dentists do this sort of stuff?"
The 33-year-old rapper, lately best known for interrupting Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech, told Ellen DeGeneres he thinks his new teeth make him "look cooler. It's what rock stars are supposed to do."
Ellen replied, "I did not realize…

Added by Meg Kaiser on November 1, 2010 at 9:41am — 7 Comments

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