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… Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 24, 2010 at 8:30am —
Recently there has been some talk about the amounts of radiation that children receive through dental X-rays and cone-beam CT scans.
I am interested in finding out… Continue
Added by Vicki Cheeseman on November 23, 2010 at 11:11am —
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… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Brigger on November 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 22, 2010 at 12:29pm —
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… Continue
Added by David Colombo on November 19, 2010 at 9:29am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on November 18, 2010 at 1:17pm —
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.
Not Asking for Patient Opinion
When it comes to marketing your dental practice, patient… Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 17, 2010 at 8:00am —
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 —
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 —
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. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YXDDJZ8
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.
Added by Lory Laughter on November 15, 2010 at 11:11pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on November 11, 2010 at 11:12am —
Big news as the DentistryIQ.com 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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by David Colombo on November 6, 2010 at 12:13am —
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 —
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 kayak.com and the founder of travelocity.com. 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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on November 1, 2010 at 9:41am —