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Everything Dental Blog – August 2015

What’s the Confusion? Dental professionals need clarity on how we define the various types of dental practices that exist today. To understand and do business with a myriad of practices, we must recognize the specificity and management orientation of these entities. The delivery of dental care varies according to geography, ...

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Everything Dental Blog – July 2015

Happy Summer!   Have You Ever Uttered these Words? “I need a vacation!” “There isn’t enough time in the day”. “I need to be more efficient and execute better”. “I’d like to add a second hygienist or bring on an associate” “I can’t fit all these procedures and protocols into ...

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Everything Dental Blog – June 2015

Competitive Disadvantage I often talk about Fads, Trends and Movements because they are great indicators of what’s happening in our world. Fads are popular but do not necessarily catch on. Trends are noteworthy when they withstand the test of time but not all trends, even popular ones, become a movement. ...

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Everything Dental Blog – May 2015

The Dental Business Institute has taken practice management and business education to new heights within the dental space. According to the attending dentists the experience was transformative and each experienced personal development and business insight unimaginable prior to attendance. The institute was developed to provide progressive dentists with the tools ...

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Jack Abrams Everything Dental Blog – April 2015 (Part 3 of a 3 part series)

Terms That Are Vital To Your Financial Health In this issue: Section 179, Be Mobile Friendly, Electronic Health Records and Dental Dashboards Be Mobile Friendly   Can you view and navigate your web site from a smart phone? Do you get your Dentrix appointment schedule on your phone? Are you ...

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Jack Abrams, The Abrams Report – April 2015

Terms That Are Vital To Your Financial Health (2nd in a 3 part series) In this issue: The Millennials and Same Day Dentistry Millennials (1982 – 2004) Do you know how these dental patients think and view the world?   There was a wonderful story in Barron’s Magazine a few ...

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Everything Dental Blog April 2015 (3 Part series)

Terms That Are Vital To Your Financial Health (1st in a 3 part series) In this issue: EBIDTA, Smart Equipment, Predictable Intelligence and Sleep Medicine EBITDA – A financial formula that you should be familiar with, especially if you are a 50+ year old dentist in private practice. Bankers, business ...

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Everything Dental Blog – Op-ed March 2015

No One’s Exempt While consolidation has changed the dental landscape forever, many entrepreneurs, dentists and organizations are benefiting from this contraction. Additionally, the immense pressure to perform has triggered a period of reinvention throughout the dental community. Today, firms are using real time data on demand to capture their business ...

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Everything Dental Blog – February 2015

Interview with Wendy Briggs (Team Training Institute) EDB: Wendy, what are the biggest trends or movements challenging independent dentists and their businesses? TTI: We see a few major changes that are causing stress to dentists around the country. The infiltration of insurance at a higher level, in all areas of ...

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Everything Dental Blog – January 2015

Happy New Year! CONSOLIDATION In this issue of The Everything Dental Blog we will explore the consolidation of the dental marketplace. We will attempt to predict the impact of 20% consolidation in the ownership of independent dental offices. Currently, regional dental groups and corporate dental service organizations (DSO’S) are buying ...

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