Dental Success Insights

Dental Practice: It’s Just Anesthesia, Right?

October 4, 2022

We All Do It It’s a throw away. We all achieve it multiple times a day. It’s almost a no-brainer. And yet, it can bring your day and your productivity to a standstill. In the realm of increased productivity, we pay it almost no attention at all. It’s not new and exciting. We’ve probably been […]

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Playing the Credit Card Game

September 27, 2022

Gaming the Points If you’re anything like me, you love to get a good deal. Since almost every expense these days is on credit cards, my love for “deals” also extends to credit cards and gaming their points. For the past few years, I’ve had my go-to mix of Chase Ink for many expenses and […]

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Stressed out? Try this…

September 20, 2022

You are Not Alone! Being a dentist is hard. Flat out. Being a dentist and owning your practice? Let’s increase the stressors of day to day life x10!Having worked with dentists and practice owners over the last decade, I have watched as the little tasks, simple projects, and daily obligations (personally and professionally) pile up […]

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Internal Marketing is the Best ROI

September 14, 2022

Improving Your Practice A recent survey of dentists showed some surprising results in terms of capacity in dental offices across the country. While some were “over-capacity,” sadly, only 38% of respondents thought they were at 100% of capacity; 13% felt they were at 90-99%; and, 25% felt they were above 80% of capacity. If you […]

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The Disservice to Your Patients

September 13, 2022

What is Leadership? Leadership is a buzzword that we hear far too often when we are talking about the attributes we want to see or develop in ourselves, our families, and our employees. It seems to be the holy grail of human behavior but most of us haven’t ever been instructed in “Leadership” in any […]

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We Screwed Up. You Don’t Have To.

September 6, 2022

The Problems Extreme ownership is about admitting when you screw up. Maybe there’s a better 4-letter word for when it happens and costs tons of money. Admittedly, I’ve made hundreds of mistakes in my practices over the past decade. When this happens it’s good to reflect and figure out where things went wrong. Some examples […]

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SEO Experiment Update

August 30, 2022

Our Progress If you remember my last tactical Tuesday post, my goal was to try and come up in the keyword ranking for “Dentist in San Diego” just by creating a landing page with the same url slug and linking it directly to my Google Business page. It’s still pretty early in the process and […]

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Dental Practice: Cost Per Procedure

August 23, 2022

Anger Every few months after a negative interaction with an insurance company, sometimes I get angry and state, “Let’s drop that insurance company!” to my front desk coordinator. Have you ever been in the same spot?!While this anger is real, the outcome of that anger is usually a pretty random answer that may or may […]

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Dental Practice: RCT: Efficient Obturation

August 16, 2022

What’s the Hard Part? Sometimes instrumentation of a root canal system isn’t the hard part, it’s the obturation. So, you’ve accomplished a near miracle instrumenting a premolar with a deep bifurcation (it always seems to be a premolar). But, now you have to figure out how to obturate the canal system. How do you get […]

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Dental Office: Should I Buy My Building?

August 9, 2022

The Best or Worst Decision? Recently, we had a question on DSN about whether or not a dentist should buy their own building or move and build a new building. Thinking of spending a few million on real estate, this person said, “I feel like it could be the best or worst decision I could […]

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