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    Savvy lingo: The power of simple, relatable speech in dentistry

    Simple, consistent communication in dentistry can be the difference between retaining and losing patients, scheduling or delaying treatment.
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    How to properly terminate an employee

    Is it time to let someone go? That's a hard thing to do in any circumstance. But to make it easier on yourself in the long run, maintain proper documentation before and after ...
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    How in-depth analytics help dentists achieve long-term goals

    Dr. Joshua Austin talks with Dr. Alon Preiskel, a prosthodontist and businessman who says using in-depth analytics empowers dental practices to reach their goals and ultimately...
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    The dental trifecta, revisited

    An IDSO can be a friend if you partner with them or a very strong foe if they partner with your referral sources or competitors. Here’s what you need to know about the power of...
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    Using financial statement analysis to maximize your profits

    It’s not enough to just look at your financial statements—you need to be able to interpret what the data is telling you. These analysis methods can help you identify issues early...

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    Practice Building 101: You actually are the “I” in team

    July 18, 2023
    Being the "I" in team means being the one who sets an example and models the practice mission statement. A cohesive team should acknowledge your efforts and work well together...
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    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Strata-G Matrix System by Garrison

    Dr. Joshua Austin calls Garrison’s new matrix system, the Strata-G, "a massive upgrade." Here's how it works and why he's so excited about it.
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    Change your mindset, change your growth trajectory

    July 14, 2023
    The year is half over. If you’re on track to meet your goals for the year, congratulations! If you’re not, it’s not too late. A lot can be done in six months to get you back on...
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    The continued evolution of dental implant surgical guides with material innovations

    While navigational surgery, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence continue to drive innovations, surgical guides are the mainstay of predictable implant surgery and prosthodont...
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    The trouble with associates

    July 12, 2023
    Do you feel like you have to manage both your employees and your associate? Here are a few scenarios of things that commonly go wrong in the associate relationship, and what to...
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    Pearls for Your Practice: Munchies Maintain by EOCA

    Learn how Munchies Maintain can help prevent relapse on patients for whom you have just finished orthodontics.
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    A new era in confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements

    New nondisparagement laws prevent employers from blocking employee discussion, whether with other employees, online, or anywhere else. Here's what you need to know to be compliant...
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    Pearls for Your Practice: Advantage Arrest SDF Gel by Elevate Oral Care

    Great products get even better when they become more convenient.
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    4 steps to successfully launch a new service

    There are many ways to increase practice production, and adding a new service is an excellent option. Unfortunately, many practices get it wrong.
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    The economic impact of no-shows on dental practices

    The idea that "production lost today is production lost forever" inspired dental students to look into the financial impact of no-shows at their clinic. What does that mean for...
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    How could a recession affect dental practice values?

    After weathering COVID, the Great Resignation, and inflation, it's likely we'll soon be faced with a recession. How could this affect your practice value?
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    Do you need a financial transformation for your retirement planning?

    July 5, 2023
    Is there a way to stop worrying and transform your financial future? This dentist explains how you can transition to a retirement of financial freedom.
    Figure 2: The dentist has the final say relative to treatment plans and eventual treatment. However, educated staff members can also provide excellent education concerning potential treatment options and counsel patients about their needed treatment.
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    Is your malpractice risk high?

    Providing informed consent both educates patients and protects you from potential lawsuits. Dr. Gordon Christensen offers an informed consent protocol that you can use in your...
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    A plan to help solo dentists keep up with the DSOs

    June 26, 2023
    Don't let the growth of DSOs discourage you from building up your practice. Solo practitioners can be stronger than ever following a few simple ideas.