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Everything Dental Blog: August 2018

Cost of Ownership: How do you measure a good purchase? When most dentists are asked what kind of car they drive and how it was purchased or leased, they report that they lease one or more of their vehicles. For a moderate monthly lease payment, (full size or luxury vehicle ...

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Everything Dental Blog July 2018

These topics represent change or movements in our once cottage industry. All of them are having a profound impact on our industry norms. The consolidation is creating massive change and disruption. However, with greater transparancy, multi-specialty and multi-discipline doctor collaboration and digital medical records, we will undoubtably improve healthcare outcomes. ...

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Everything Dental Blog June 2018

The Magic Sauce (Analytics – Cost Containment – Accountability – Training and an Inspired Team) I just attended a wonderful conference on emerging DSO’S (Dental Support/Service Organizations). It was the most interesting event I have attended in years. The focus of the conference was timely, on target and it resonated ...

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Everything Dental Blog May 2018

Anyone can be entrepreneurial Anyone can be entrepreneurial but entrepreneurs tend to be repeat offenders. These extraordinary people are driven to accomplish their dreams and goals. The idea of potential failure doesn’t faze them. They are optimistic, confident and they do their homework. These people hate to fail, but they ...

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Everything Dental Blog May 2018

Risk, Reward and Entrepreneur’s After working with hundreds of clients over the past twenty-five years, I can recognize an entrepreneur from a mile away. Earlier in my career, it never occurred to me that some clients represented a greater opportunity than others. Yes, I knew a big office would buy ...

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Everything Dental Blog – Special Edition – April 2018

Dental Practice Classifications and Landscape – 2018 Private Practice – 57% (Solo practices with a maximum of two dentists operating simultaneously) Public Practice – 10% (spurred on by the expansion of community health centers, Medicaid, CHP (child health plus) and other federal and state subsidies. Institutional – 5% DSO/MSO and ...

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Everything Dental Blog April 2018

You Are Responsible for The Drama We all complain. It doesn’t matter if you’re the owner, manager or an employee, there is always something that we just don’t like to do or don’t understand why we must do it. It’s ironic that most of us are resistant to change but ...

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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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