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    Practice Production, Prioritized: Why you should start big cases within 7–10 days

    Scheduling is one of the most powerful factors in increasing practice production. Give big cases priority for increased follow-through.
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    Health-care consolidation: A harbinger of things to come for dentistry

    When it comes to consolidation, the medical industry provides an excellent model of things to come in the dental industry.
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    I have it—you want it! Knockout Trays, Paladex, Freestyle Pro Handpiece

    Dr. Howard Glazer reviews promising new products or materials to hit the dental industry. In this installment, learn more about Knockout Trays, Paladex, and the Freestyle Pro ...
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    Women in dentistry, our time is now

    "When I travel around the country and speak with students in dental schools, I look out at rooms full of women." Dentistry had been a male-dominated profession, but today, women...
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    AI in dentistry: Leading the revolution

    June 26, 2023
    Artificial intelligence has a wide range of applications in health care. One big advantage is that AI can improve patients’ trust in dental providers and their diagnoses and treatment...

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    DE Advisory Board profile: Dr. Joshua Austin

    Together with our publishing team, board members work to improve DE and make it an essential resource for dentists and the dental industry. This month's featured member is Joshua...
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    If you join a DSO, how do you know you’re getting a good deal?

    June 26, 2023
    Thinking of joining a DSO? As you decide what a good deal looks like for you, consider these three ideas.
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    The tools you need for financial success

    The tools to help you create and keep wealth are offered at the DE Principles of Practice Management conference, "The secrets of successful dentists for creating wealth," this...
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    Street-smart PPO plays

    June 22, 2023
    Many dentists feel the pressures that belonging to dental insurance plans often bring. Looking at PPOs through this adviser’s lens may help you make better choices for your practice...
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    Feeling burned out? Try these career rejuvenation ideas

    Dr. Gordon Christensen has some suggestions for a reader whose enthusiasm for dentistry is waning. If you’re feeling the same way, these ideas could help you, too.
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    7 tips for successful patient financial conversations

    There are lots of things that can go right (and wrong) during a financial conversation with dental patients. Preparation is critical. Here are seven tips to help you make the ...

    A unique course, and the keys to a successful partnership

    In Dr. Joshua Austin's latest interview, learn what makes The Protocol a unique course offering and how its founders maintain a successful small partnership.
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    Pearls for Your Practice: Q-Finishers by Komet USA

    Q-Finishers are finishing burs that combine steps of finishing so you can save steps, costs, and time, all while getting a better surface texture for resin composite restorations...
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    How group dentistry can help you manage through high inflation

    June 15, 2023
    Can you imagine practicing dentistry without feeling the burden of inflation? A group practice partnership can offer three strong benefits for you, your practice, and your patients...
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    Focus on high touch; leverage high tech

    June 15, 2023
    Dental practices are in the business of providing care, and care is not something that can be automated. How can you leverage high tech so you can still deliver care that’s high...
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    Breaking the enamel ceiling: Lessons from women in dentistry

    June 15, 2023
    When Julie Charlestein first became a dental CEO, she faced a number of obstacles to carve her own path. She has since seen a significant gender shift she hopes can serve as a...
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    Autonomy in DSO versus IDSO partnerships

    The value of dental practices continues to increase, as does consolidation of practices with IDSOs and DSOs. Here are some ways an IDSO can help your practice while allowing you...
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    3 steps to successful "invisible" smile makeovers

    June 15, 2023
    Cosmetic dentists must create the “perfect smile” for patients—without anyone being able to tell that it’s not original. These three steps can help make your smile makeover cases...
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    What is an orofacial pain dentist?

    Orofacial pain specialists can help dentists solve the mystery of unexplained facial pain. They can provide relief to patients who might otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated...
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    Understanding the life cycle of your dental practice

    June 13, 2023
    Owning your own dental practice means knowing its life cycle, then planning appropriately for each stage. If you're in the early stages, here is some helpful guidance.
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    Associates: Salary and productivity, partnerships, and retirement planning

    William P. Prescott, JD, EMBA, shares his advice on associate situations involving salaries based on productivity, consideration of partnerships, and planning for retirement.
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    The 4 pillars of dental ergonomics: A simplified approach to work efficiently and painlessly

    No one wants to cut their career short due to injury. But it's well-known how hard dentistry is on the body. Follow these ergonomic tips to stay healthy.
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    The talent life cycle, Part 2: Compensation, and development of employees

    As part of their DEI practices, employers must ensure that compensation practices are equitable and satisfying, and regularly evaluate employees for growth potential.
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    Pearls for Your Practice: Practice Intelligence by Pearl AI

    Practice Intelligence works on practice data to give you insights into your patients’ dental needs and ways to work efficiently and increase profitability. Learn more.
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    Dental practice accounting: What the income statement reveals about your dental practice

    Everyone in business relies on their income statement. It's a snapshot in time to help you know immediately the incoming and outgoing money.
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    Planning the best exit for your practice and future

    June 8, 2023
    Planning your exit strategy now and keeping it up to date will ensure you move on under the best possible circumstances.
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    From understaffed to overstaffed and overjoyed

    June 5, 2023
    No one likes to come to work when it’s not fun or fulfilling. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This dentist shares tips on how to make your practice one where team members ...

    Increase in oral dysplasia and oral cancer rates due to COVID-19 alcohol-related consumption

    June 5, 2023
    The authors look at recent studies showing an increase in oral cancer rates due to rising alcohol consumption stemming from pandemic-related anxiety and stress.