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Everything Dental Blog March 2018

We Both Thought the Other Was A dentist An insurance executive was sitting next to me at a dental coding lecture. We both thought the other was a dentist until I asked the speaker a question. After the speaker responded to my medical coding inquiry, the insurance executive complimented me ...

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Everything Dental Blog February 2018

Sweat the small stuff I am sick and tired of people saying don’t sweat the small stuff. The small stuff matters. Those little, significant details are why I trust my medical doctor. Those tiny details are what transforms our dinner table during the holidays. Famous brands like Neiman Marcus, The ...

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Everything Dental Blog January 2018

The 80:20 Rule The Pareto Principle was introduced to us by Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, in the 1800’s. Pareto acknowledged a phenomenon within society that he coined the vital few. He noticed a natural division amongst those with money, power and influence (top 20%) in contrast to the “trivial ...

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Everything Dental Blog December 2017

As we approach the New Year I would like to share a few thoughts. 2017 was an exceptional year on many levels but it was also a transformative year. For many, there was a cloud of uncertainty and a lingering sense of urgency. The engines of change were busy at ...

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Everything Dental Blog November 2017

Information Warfare Regardless of your perspective on Fake News, there is a problem deciphering what’s real and what is not in this hostile media environment. This is a global issue and the sentiment is fueled by uncertainty in politics and economics. In the dental community, there is a great deal ...

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Everything Dental Blog October 2017

In the future will cars be more ubiquitous or will there be less of them? There will be a major shift in car manufacturing over the next five to ten years as millennials age. Until we legislate how to regulate driver-less cars, companies like Uber and Lyft will continue to ...

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Everything Dental Blog September 2017

The Perfect Storm In the aftermath of Harvey, Irma and Maria I suspect everyone will expect this blog to be weather-related. I promise that this essay is not about climate change or the death and destruction of raging storms. Instead, my aim is to talk about the convergence of many ...

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Everything Dental Blog August, 2017

Do you work for a living? Do you feel like the work is getting harder? Have you ever asked yourself these questions and overwhelmingly answered “Yes”? Maybe it is because the work load is more demanding today or the business environment has changed. Are the real-time analytics and the urgency ...

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Everything Dental Blog July 2017

It’s all about People, Processes and a little magic called –  MINDSET! Most people believe that you can have the best team in the business if you choose the right people and have great systems. Many consultants use this approach and they have been correct for years. Just a few ...

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Everything Dental Blog June 2017

“We Keep Waiting on the World to Change” – John Mayer For over a decade I have felt the need to share my experiences, both from work and life, with younger adults. It is cathartic for me as I receive a great deal of pleasure mentoring people. Most of the time ...

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Everything Dental Blog May 2017

What matters more – Creativity or analytics? The changes in dentistry and healthcare are creating opportunities and challenges for healthcare givers who market their business. The changes are driven by three variables: movement towards insurance, an industry wide consolidation and the educated dental consumer. In the end, marketers must be focused ...

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Everything Dental Blog April 2017

Everything Dental Blog April 2017 What’s your next move? The landscape is changing and the patients are different too. In years past, dentists struggled with case acceptance, patient flow, productivity, profitability and a healthy work/life balance. Today the demands are much greater and the investment in technology can cripple a ...

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Everything Dental Blog – March 2017

The Abrams Report March, 2017 Is your reality real? Who are you listening to? Over the last few years society has undergone a transformation of sorts. These changes are subtle and in most cases, perpetrated by us. Our access to data and our exposure to various perspectives has eroded. Due ...

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Everything Dental Blog – February 2017

Do You Have A Plan? Individuals and businesses wishing to achieve a goal must have a business plan. Where a company puts its’ focus and resources is very telling and can have a huge impact on goal achievement. External forces and unforeseen distractors are a reality in business but when ...

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