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    Who's partnering with DSOs—and why?

    In this series, Dr. Roland Caire, Jr., explores the many facets of DSOs: the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this installment, learn who's partnering with DSOs and why.
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    Enhance your career with nitrous oxide

    Nov. 28, 2022
    Nitrous oxide is a valuable tool in any dentist's practice, suitable for pediatric and adult patients alike.
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    New data: Americans are still not getting the dental care they need

    Nov. 28, 2022
    The US health-care system doesn't work for everyone, and deep-rooted racial inequities are at play. Learn the reasons and proposed solutions from the largest and most comprehensive...
    While pickleball is Dr. Erin Elliott's first love, golf is a close second.
    Editorial Advisory Board

    Sleep medicine the name of the game for Dr. Erin Elliott

    Advisory Board member Erin Elliott, DDS, was a pioneer in sleep medicine for dentists. She highly recommends it for her peers.
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    Setting a buy-out price without appraisal; collections levels and hiring an associate

    Attorney William Prescott takes on the questions of how to set a buy-out price without appraisal, and points to ponder when considering retiring and finding an associate to buy...

    More content from Volume 112, Issue 11 (November 2022)

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    The cost of a dental implant failure

    Nov. 22, 2022
    Here's a granular analysis of the cost of implant failure after it has been restored—are you surprised by the number?
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    Overcoming challenges: Is it your smarts, or is it something else?

    Nov. 21, 2022
    Everyone has been in situations where they feel out of their depth and unprepared. It's how you manage those feelings that counts.
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    Pearls for Your Practice: d.Mistify PRO DCK by EOCA

    What makes this product, "basically an intraoral photography mirror holder," a no-brainer for Dr. Joshua Austin?
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    Dental practice overhead: Cut costs without sacrificing quality

    Nov. 18, 2022
    When setting a dental practice budget, you need to establish a baseline. The first step is to identify pain points, and in which areas the practice can cut costs.
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    Mobile dental clinics in the 21st century: Not your father’s old RV

    Today's mobile dental clinics make it possible for dentists to design exactly what they need before hitting the road to serve their patients.
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    From hunted to hunter: Taking back your power when selling your practice

    Nov. 16, 2022
    When it comes to selling a practice, some owners allow themselves to be "hunted" by groups like DSOs and private equity investors. Working with an advisor shifts the balance of...
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    Roth IRA: A retirement backdoor you should not ignore

    Nov. 16, 2022
    Nobody wants their retirement nest egg cut in half. Here are steps to take to make sure this doesn't happen to you.
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    Production for the taking: Unused or renewed benefits

    Nov. 15, 2022
    When they hear they have unused benefits that will disappear at the end of the year, or that their benefits have just renewed, most patients are motivated to schedule treatment...
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    Guiding Leaders: Guiding women in dentistry into positions of empowerment and leadership

    Nov. 15, 2022
    Learn about Guiding Leaders, the leadership and education program for women in dentistry started by Glidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard, and how you can get involved.
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    Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea dentistry: What you need to know

    More people know to turn to their dentists for sleep apnea treatment. Before you enter into this income-generating area, make yourself aware of the many considerations.
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    Dental practice accounting: Why financial statements are the key to growing your practice and your wealth

    Understanding your dental practice’s financial statements can mean the difference between successful offers when you go to sell—or no offers. Here are a few financial reports ...
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    Zirconia in dentistry: “It will be around for a very long time and will only get better”

    Joshua Austin talks to Dr. Justin Chi, director of clinical technologies at Glidewell Dental Laboratory, who talks about the past, present, and future of zirconia.
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    Mental health matters: What to do when your employees aren't OK

    Increasingly these days, employers are up against employees’ mental health concerns because they often affect job performance and workplace safety. Here's how to help if an employee...
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    3 effective ways to enhance dental sleep medicine with teledentistry

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Dental sleep medicine and teledentistry are experiencing a parallel growth trajectory. Teledentistry is not a substitute for in-office dental visits, but it can complement a growing...
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    Metrics that make you attractive to lenders

    Nov. 10, 2022
    Whether you ever take out a loan, these five ratios should matter to you because they indicate the long-term sustainability and trajectory of your practice. Here’s what you need...
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    4 key financial priorities for new associate dentists

    It's hard to make sense of the financial landscape when you're just starting out and paying off loans. Hire the experts who can help you start down the right path.
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    An ingeniously simple caries detector

    Here is a caries detecting device that is not only cost effective but also highly accurate and easy to use.
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    Critique of dental procedures in 2022 and potential solutions

    Dr. Gordon Christensen gives his candid appraisal of four frustrating procedures dentists face that need to be improved and suggests what can be done to improve them.
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    Calculating the ROI of dental sleep medicine

    Nov. 10, 2022
    Considering adding treatment for sleep disorders to your dental practice? Here’s a look at two different dental practices and their models for success.
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    CandidPro: The clear aligner therapy that soars

    Are you ready to get your clear aligner business off the ground? Dr. Lou Shuman looks at how Candid’s experienced practitioners will partner with you from the treatment plan phase...
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    Sleep Apnea

    Snoring is a snooze kill: A revolutionary procedure to help patients who snore

    Dentists can quickly and effectively help their patients who snore by using the new Solea Sleep procedure.
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    The circadian rhythm and dentistry: Is there a connection?

    Dentists may encounter a series of physiological and medical issues related to a patient’s circadian rhythm. Understanding these issues can help dentists make better pre- and ...