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Tiger Woods tries to cover missing tooth with skull scarf

It's been a while since I've addressed celebrity tooth world, but this one was too hard to pass up. Have you all seen the "news" about Tiger Woods' missing tooth? I must admit it caught me by surprise. 

The "official" story is that Tiger traveled to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, to surprise girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and be part of her record breaking honor – breaking the number of World Cup wins by a woman with 63 wins. An overeager photographer trying to make his way to…

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Added by Meg Kaiser on January 21, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

12 Ways of Outstanding Digital Marketing in 2015

Do you want to beat your competition using online marketing this 2015? Even if you aren’t a marketing expert, here are some tips that you can do to be able to achieve digital marketing success this year.

 

1. Focus on Your Target Market

 

Who are you selling to? This is the most important question that you need to ask yourself, and your digital…

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Added by Charles Crawford on January 20, 2015 at 4:51am — No Comments

When male dental professionals behave stupidly

First of all, it should pointed out that Dalhousie University, which has been training dentists in Nova Scotia and adjoining provinces for a 100 years, accepts up to 38 new students every year. Secondly, for rather snooty reasons sometimes, Canadian dentistry tends to stay off the radar of American dental professionals.

So to think that the Canadians foster an “Animal House” way of conducting the training of dental students is very inappropriate.

But there is a small…

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Added by Mark Hartley on January 15, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

3 Simple Step To Improve Your Dental Practice

In today's connected world, most web businesses have been advertising online for a while.  But did you know that local bricks-and-mortar businesses should also be advertising online?  This includes many service professionals.  As a matter of fact, many dental professionals have taken advantage of the internet as a platform for them to do marketing. 

You may be wondering..."How do I advertise online to an international audience…

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Added by Gary Moore on January 11, 2015 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

14 Facts About Dentist SEO I Never Knew

Search engine optimization in general



In the modern era of the Web, search engine optimization (SEO) has become tremendously valuable to businesses and individuals of all kinds. It works something like this: When surfing the Web, people will use search words in predictable ways. For example, if you were looking for information on dentists who work in Golden Valley, a community in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, then you would naturally type in something along the lines of “dentist… Continue

Added by Gary Moore on January 9, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

Making Patients Comfortable

As your dental receptionist become familiar with  patients she will know a little more about them and will be able to talk to them about their interests, etc.  This is very important.  She should make a point of bringing up what she talked about last…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on January 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Paid Holidays

The "Paid Holiday" policy I recommend you include in your general policy dental office manual is as follows:

Our dental practice provides paid time off on…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on December 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Handling the New Patient

Your dental receptionist should:



1. Greet the patient in a warm, friendly and professional manner. Be sure to introduce yourself, including your job title. Offer to hang up the patient’s coat.

2. Ask the patient to complete the necessary forms including signing off on…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on December 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Getting rid of the ring system

I have always used the ring system for my posterior composites. Lately, however, they keep losing them. So I decided to get rid of the rings and try the toffelmyre with an interproximal shaping tool. I am soo glad I did. It has saved me time of setting up the ring. My contacts have been all tight. Lastly we haven't been using those little hundred dollar rings. Is there a downside to using it?

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Added by Richard Buck on December 15, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Incoming Phone Calls

Income phone calls may lead your dental receptionist in a number of different directions.



Business calls should be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. For example, questions regarding insurance, accounts, collections would go to the Accounts Manager if you have…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on December 8, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

3 Growing/interesting areas of Dentistry

Lately I have taken courses on 3 ways to expand my practice. However all three come with some heavy regulation. I just want to comment and get feedback on the issues.

First is Ozone Dentistry.

It seems as though Ozone is a legitimate combatant to almost all types of infection and does little to damage the human body. Sure there are some risks to it. Why is this not more popular? Why is it not getting a lot more research. I am a…

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Added by Richard Buck on December 5, 2014 at 6:03pm — No Comments

New Patient Call In Script

Your dental office receptionist will be the first contact new patients have with your office. Her voice is the first one they hear. The way she handles herself over the phone, as well as at the front desk, is key to getting and keeping new patients.

I recommend the following as a…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on November 26, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Are you considering doing something other than Dental Hygiene?

I got hurt around 2 years ago (neck trauma) which made going back to dental hygiene not possible. So I chose to stay at home with my kids as it's supposed to be the most important job you'll do in your life. Though I really missed the connection I got with my patients every day.

I am seriously considering becoming a life coach helping other dental hygienists find a new path and/or career either due to burn out or injury. I am looking to have a discussion with women that find…

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Added by Heidi Baker on November 17, 2014 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Your Receptionist and Office Communications

I recommend that your telephone never ring more than three times before being answered. If the receptionist is on another line or otherwise engaged then one of the other staff should help out. Ideally you have telephones throughout the office, so if the receptionist is somewhere other than…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on November 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Introducing OAP 60-Second Retainer Cleaner, Persulfate-Free!

If your patients are concerned about Persulfate in their retainer cleaner, tell them about OAP Cleaner. This new product comes in two forms: a gel and a foam. Both products kill 99.9% of bacteria on their Invisalign aligner or retainer in just 60 seconds with no Persulfate. (As confirmed by independent lab…

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Added by Lynn Schneider on November 13, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

Job Descriptions and Hiring

Cambridge Dental Consultants recommends that you provide each applicant with a job description summary of the position for which they are applying at the time they are given the application to fill out. You should…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on November 3, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

Dental Office General Policy Manual: What To Include

A General Policy Manual– regardless of the size of your office - is vital. The following are some basic guidelines that you should consider when assembling your manual:

1. Make a distinction in your dental offices manual between policies that apply to everyone in the…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Staff Training: What You Really Need to Know

Dental Staff Training

One of the hardest management task dental practice owners and OMs have to deal with is how to effectively and efficiently train…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Code of Conduct for Dental Staff

Dental Staff Guidelines

Any dental practice should have Code of Conduct guidelines for the staff.  The purpose of such guidelines is to improve staff relationships and to enhance production.  Guidelines should be enforced…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Office Managers

Dental Office Manager Job Description

A dental office manager’s job description could be summed as follows:

“To assist dental staff to become more efficient, productive and competent with the result of a…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 6, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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