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Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on February 10, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
It’s no secret: positive thinking is one of the most effective tools in helping you get what you truly want from life. Thinking positively will help you make not only small but also…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on February 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Is your practice growing?
Active patients: the lifeblood of a dental practice. If your active patient volume is growing, you have decisions to make: is it time to hire another hygienist? Are my secretaries keeping up with the phone calls coming in? Do I need to add an EFDA? On the other hand, if your active patient volume is shrinking, you have different decisions to face: is it time to cut back on staff hours? What additional marketing programs can we begin? What topics do I need to…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on January 12, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments
Why Does Conventional Practice Marketing Backfire? On Reason Is Because Doctors Did Not Judiciously Respond To A Milestone Event Some 40 Years Ago! Today, This Lapse Is Causing Havoc In Healthcare.
“A little neglect breeds great mischief.”
Poor Richard’s Almanac, circa 1745.
The Planned Federal Deregulation Of The Industry…
Added by Francis A. Toto on December 18, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Virtually unknown among the occupational community of dentists and their business handlers, the recent events were literally the most important events in the private practice of dentistry since Chapin A. Harris, MD, DDS started the profession back in the 1840s. These dramatic events changed dental practice forever. Yet, most dentists and their practice management advisers are not fully prepared to cope with the threats and to capitalize on the opportunities.
Added by Francis A. Toto on December 17, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
Editor's Note: At the recent Dental Trade Alliance meeting in Washington, D.C., I had the chance to hear thoughts on technology from Peter Leyden. Leyden is the Founder and CEO of Next Agenda, a new media startup helping organizations solve complex challenges by connecting offline and online worlds through the innovative use of video and then scaling up online collaboration through the use of next generation web tools. He works with clients who are wrestling with large-scale public…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on November 23, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
When you search for dental marketing tips you will most certainly find the following:
Dental marketing needs to be…
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
We all live in an information age. It seems like on every corner we turn we are flooded with tips on how to grow our business,how to make it successful and…Continue
Added by Dr. Madlena Kantscheff on November 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
It is estimated that as many as 75% of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe.Approximately 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults are considered to experience dental phobia; that is, they are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs.Many dentally fearful people will only seek dental care when they have a dental emergency, such…Continue
Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 31, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments
Dental anxiety seems to be an increasing phenomenon these days. A lot of people do suffer from dental phobia or fear of dentist and dental work, most especially the kids. And I never exclude myself to dental phobic children. When I was a kid, I never received any dental treatment because having a dental checkup is always among my greatest fears. I constantly feel the tension, during my young age, each time I see a dentist in white lab coats or medical scrubs at the same time holding dental…Continue
Added by Penelope Rock on October 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Could someone explain to me why you would pay the high price for an apple computer and then buy a windows operating system to put on it? What would be the advantage of this? Despite popular belief the components in the systems are not manufactured by apple they are just assembled by apple. Meaning you could get the same or better components in other systems.
I know everyone says that apples are more reliable and maybe that is partially true if you are running an Apple OS that…Continue
Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I frequent the dental town message boards and was posed an interesting question after asking one myself. A Dr had mentioned that he has the digital over film discussion a lot and that he couldn't justify spending the money to outfit his practice since he didn't think he would see a return on it. So I informed him that with our technology solution and staff training our doctors see a production increase of at least 15% within their practice and that the practices are able to cover the cost…Continue
Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 20, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
We have been having a lot of my clients come to me with the issue of getting rid of their old working equipment when they make the move to digital.
There are a whole bunch of options and few of them work well.
Craigslist, Ebay, Hoping and Praying and donating.
I know of lots of offices that have tried all four options. The problem in most cases is the dentist does not have time to sit around answering the constant craigslist and ebay…Continue
Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Nothing is more frustrating for a dental technology integrator like myself than going into a new network that is just a complete mess. I just did a basic install of some digital x-ray sensors in an office that already had prof.suni and dentrix. As I am going through the workstations loading drivers I see that windows firewall is on, anti virus real time scan is on with no exclusions set, and the current IT guy has like 5 mapped drives all mapping multiple ways to get to the same location. It…Continue
Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 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
“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
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
Every dentist knows that it is very important to build patient loyalty within their practice, but how much effort and resources are actually put towards doing so? Here are a few tips for you to apply in your office to help build patient loyalty and grow your practice.
1. Be a Friend First: A patient who feels comfortable and at home in your office is a patient who will come back. Make your patients feel like your friends rather than another customer. Care about the…Continue
Added by Jake Larsen on August 22, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments