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An All-American Dental Lab with Shaun Keating, CDT : Howard Speaks Podcast #57
Shaun Keating has been doing dental lab work since Junior High when his brother was a senior at USC dental school. This inspired him to become a lab technician and eventually found the award winning dental laboratory, Keating Dental Arts. What's unique about Shaun is his willingness to get on and...  Read More
Make A Choice, Make A Change, Make A Difference.
Discover how to deeply connect with your patients in minutes. This article originally appeared as a guest post by Bonnie Hixson on the Dental Hygiene Boost blog. To find out more how you can boost your dental practice production and patient care by focusing on your hygiene department visit It has...  Read More
Root Canal Treatment - An Effective Means of Saving Infected Teeth
When the nerve portion of a tooth becomes damaged or infected, or the pulp of the tooth is damaged, a root canal is an effective means of saving infected teeth. Damage can occur to the tooth when it becomes badly decayed as well. Although a root canal sounds like a daunting procedure, it is...  Read More
Twelve Things to Keep in Mind When Dentists Talk with Insurance Companies
Dental insurance coverage can cause confusion to underprepared patients. Patients need to develop an understanding of their insurance to get the most out of it, and not be surprised by large, uncovered fees. Researching one’s dental insurance can give patients not only a deeper level of...  Read More
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Five Diets Dentists and Hygienists Not Only Recommend, But Follow Themselves
It seems like almost every week a new diet craze comes across the radar claiming dramatic results and this trend for happier and healthier lives through diet has a lot of people falling for fads that just do not deliver. Certainly, the things you eat directly impact your body and your oral health....  Read More
Root Planing & Scaling – Delivery of Antimicrobial Agents
Is Delivery of Antimicrobial Agents During Root Planing and Scaling Effective?The controlled release of antimicrobial agents can be used as anadjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of periodontaldisease.These agents are placed in periodontal pockets and result in a highconcentration...  Read More
Navigating Commercial RE with Tanner Milne : Howard Speaks Podcast #56
When Tanner Milne realized that there was no commercial real estate broker in the Phoenix valley who specialized in helping dentists, he created Menlo Group CRE. Since then he has brokered over 1000 real estate transactions for dentists and advises them on leases, renewals, purchases, and new...  Read More
Straight Teeth Health and Appearance
Having straight teeth doesn't automatically mean that your mouth is healthy, but if you care for your teeth as well as make sure they look good, odds are you have a healthy smile that is also attractive. Learn what you need to do so your teeth not only look good, but feel great as well. This...  Read More
The Business Anarchist's Guide to The Business of Dentistry - Walt’s Lessons For Dentists To Excel In Business
I’m a huge Disney fan. If I could travel back in time to meet Walt, I’d do it. The vision he laid has been so powerful that it’s transformed the business of entertainment. It’s even transformed the business of business. Disney, as a business, does almost everything right,...  Read More
Get Serious About Your Dental Practice Systems
Since you are the owner of a business, I encourage you to occasionally step outside of your role as the top producer and dentist and into the role as a CEO. I urge you to view your business form a vantage point of “outside and slightly elevated” and to employ the concept of Ruthless...  Read More
How To Write A Blog For Your Practice Website
Dental BlogFor your WebsiteNeil SandersonHere’s a blog about how to write a dental blog, which I think is quiteamusing, but blogging is now essential for your Google Rankings, it can literally be the main reason why you appear on the first page or not.So what do you need to do to write a...  Read More
A German Master Dental Technician, Uwe Mohr : Howard Speaks Podcast #55
Uwe Mohr, MDT Zahntechnikermeister of Smart Ceramics Dental Art Studio, is a German master dental technician with over 40 years of experience serving dentists worldwide.  Listen as he shares his global perspective on dental labs, materials, technician education, and more.  Uwe has nearly 10,000...  Read More
Stop Passing the Buck, Start Passing the Baton
This article originally appeared on At the heart of any good business is great communication. Never is that statement truer than in the dental practice, and it is especially true for front office team members and the hygiene department. Effective communication between these two essential parts of...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Sure-Fire Ways to Grow Your Practice
There is a strong leader and a solid ethical team. Patients are thanked for referring others to the practice. They are organized and have real-world systems that give predictability to their schedule. Duties are divided and staff know what they are responsible for. All members of...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Appropriate Terminology for Technical Staff
Classic Practice Resources, Inc.Appropriate Terminology(Author, Unknown)In order to help our patients feel more comfortable, the following terminology guide has been developed. Keep a copy of this and review it occasionally to refresh yourself.Especially for the Technical Staff ...  Read More
Creating A (REAL) Viral Growth Machine for Your Practice
The Step-by-Step Formula for Creating A (REAL) Viral Growth Model for Your PracticeThis post is my firstin a series that I've put together in order to show you the step-by-stepprocess for creating a viral growth model for your practice. QUICK NOTE:The following information applies to both Dental...  Read More
Five Signs You May Need a Root Canal
Some dental problems are asymptomatic until they reach the most severe stages. This means you need to be extra vigilant in detecting any subtle symptoms. Root canal infection, in particular, is a killer dental problem that can lead to serious complications. If you’re suspicious that you might...  Read More
8 Things To Consider Before Dentists Make Retirement Plans
Most professionals have stable income because they have invested in higher education and certifications to practice their profession. However, dentists are quite different because they aren’t exactly paid per hour and don’t work nine to five. Most dentists have their own clinics where...  Read More
8 Tips For Front Office Managers At Dental Practice
Some dentists find it hard to view the dental practice as a business instead of a service. This may be because they see the need to help people rather than focusing totally on making a lucrative income. That may be a wonderful paradigm, but with that kind of attitude, you may find it difficult to...  Read More
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Dental Hygiene Education – Are You Involved?
Teaching Prevention – Dental Hygiene EducationI recently read about a dental education program in Oregon wheresixth-graders learn about dental care. Students are visited while inschool for hands-on instruction in proper dental hygiene.The program is complete with a video presentation...  Read More
Consultant Tip: 53 Ways to Create Exceptional Customer Service
53 Tips to Create Exceptional Customer Service Track referrals to your office and acknowledge those that refer. If you state guidelines allow a patient referral program implement one. Wow Letters to patients from staff members Communicate to patients via email. Send them practice updates...  Read More
The Birth of the Kona Adapter with Mark Frias, RDH : Howard Speaks Podcast #54
Mark Frias, RDH, works at a busy office. When he first saw the Isolite system, he realized how valuable it would be to have hands-free suction as a hygienist. He bought an Isolite system himself in hopes that his employer would buy one for every operatory. When the owner refused, Mark took...  Read More
Why Does Your Practice Need Mobile Marketing?
Mobile marketing is something that is so common these days that it’s extremely difficult to avoid, because it’s everywhere. We are all so intrigued by our mobile devices because we can do almost anything on them, and the prevalence of these devices has skyrocketed in the consumer...  Read More
Categories: digital marketing
Become a "CE Junkie" with Dr. John Nosti : Howard Speaks Podcast #53
How did Dr. John Nosti, director of Clinical Mastery Series, get to where he is now? In this episode he tells new grads that if they want to accelerate their learning curve they need to become "CE junkies." Should a new grad buy a CAD/CAM, CBCT, and laser? What is Clinical Mastery Series and...  Read More
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