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  • Volume 113, Issue 3 (March 2023)

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    Two ears and one mouth: What kind of communicator are you?

    March 30, 2023
    Communicating effectively is a skill that can be learned. How we communicate can make all the difference in our lives and the lives of the people around us.
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    Step-by-step estate planning: What dental professionals need to know

    Dental professionals tend to be planners, but one crucial task some fail to consider is estate planning. Here's what you need to know to protect your assets and plan for your ...
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    Retiring on your terms: Break from the majority and take charge of your money

    March 27, 2023
    If you'd like to retire on your terms, without the roller coaster ride known as Wall Street, then it's time to break from the status quo and take charge of your money and future...
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    How bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can boost your financial portfolio during market fluctuations

    You’re likely feeling the effects of recent financial market fluctuations in your investment portfolio. Consider investing in bitcoin—it could be the boost you need to offset ...
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    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Clearfil Universal Bond Quick by Kuraray

    We can’t always accurately estimate time in the busyness of a dental operatory. One way to manage this is to use an adhesive that predicts shortcomings and makes up for it. Clearfil...

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    2023 market update: Finding the rhythm

    March 22, 2023
    The dental M&A market follows a certain pattern. Understanding and interpreting the rhythm is key to selling at the right time.
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    Working interviews or skills assessments: What works best for hiring?

    Working interviews and skills assessments are both popular methods of testing out a would-be employee, but which is the most effective?
    Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

    What retirement planning is (and isn’t)

    If you’re a young dentist or dental student, the subject of retirement planning may seem counterproductive or at the least untimely. But no matter what point you're in your career...
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    Technology Trends

    Helping dental practices take great clinical photos for more than 30 years

    Joshua Austin talked with Mike McKenna from PhotoMed to ask him about the state of photography in dentistry and for some basic advice about getting better photos.
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    Steps to take after a ransomware attack

    March 20, 2023
    Dental practices that are victims of a ransomware attack suffer a significant loss of business continuity, revenue, and patient trust that can be devastating. Here’s what you ...
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    Add value to your practice—especially if you’re thinking of selling

    If the time is getting near to sell your dental practice, take these steps to increase its value. This makes it more attractive to buyers and puts more money in the seller's pocket...
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    Practice production, prioritized: Hiring a sterilization assistant

    March 20, 2023
    The position of sterilization assistant requires no previous training and can greatly boost practice productivity.
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    Science & Tech

    Technology in Two Minutes: A Fitbit for the mouth

    March 17, 2023
    Available soon: a “Fitbit”-type of technology in the mouth that tracks oral health. It's expected to have a phenomenal impact on caries risk assessment (and more).
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    Comparing new vs. older dental concepts

    New isn't always better. Dr. Gordon Christensen looks at four areas in dentistry where historic techniques are being challenged by new ones.
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    Do you have a strong support team outside of the office?

    March 13, 2023
    How much better might your business be doing today had you benefited from more advice along the way? Surround yourself with advisors who specialize in their fields—just as you...
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    Pearls for Your Practice: Stevenson Dental Solutions Composite 7-Instrument Master Set

    Learn why these are Joshua Austin's go-to instruments for almost any direct composite procedure.
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    Are your vendors overpaid?

    March 13, 2023
    It's easy to roll with vendor rate increases without noticing, but taking the time to track rates could save your practice a lot of money in the long run.
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    Human Resources

    The talent life cycle: Attract and retain a diverse workforce

    Embedding DEI into practice operations greatly benefits your employees and patients.The time is now!
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    Managing challenging employees: Why your usual approach isn’t working

    March 3, 2023
    How do you inspire your employees to change? There are ways to communicate that motivate—and others that do the opposite. Learn about the CPR approach and why it could change ...