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When Sepsis Strikes After a Tooth Extraction
When it comes to having one or more teeth extracted, be aware that you could gain something unwanted as a result of the extraction: an infection known as septicemia, which could turn into a very serious infection known as sepsis.While rare after a tooth extracton, sepsis does occur and it’s...  Read More
Yes, There is a ToothFairy
There is a ToothFairy, and it needs our help. The, America’sToothFairy, is dedicated to eliminating children’s preventable suffering from dental disease by providing programs and resources to deliver community-based preventive, educational, and treatment services. Since 2006, the NCOHF...  Read More
State of the Union 4Q14
Fellow Townies,2014 has been a remarkably unremarkable year in many ways. A solid but resoundingly average year. Known challenges still abound - declining insurance reimbursement rates and ever increasing overhead costs. What challenges are folks not aware of and/or intentionally ignoring?Sure, the...  Read More
How Professional Web Design Will Give You an Advantage over Other Dental Practices
Let's be honest, sometimes it’s not easy being a dentist. No matter how skilled a professional you are, you’re going to have to compete with other local dentists for the same pool of potential customers. That means you’ll have to put a good chunk of your hard-won earnings toward...  Read More
BUT IT DOESN’T HURT
You’re sitting next to the patient, waiting for his response. You’ve done it right. Showed your patient all the x-rays with the bone loss. Described the hygienist’s findings of 5 to 6 mm pockets, bleeding, the pus. Providing a pamphlet of periodontal disease and the oral systemic...  Read More
Introducing a New Podcast Created Exclusively for Healthcare Professionals
I just thought I'd share our new podcast. For those of you that aren't familiar with podcasts, think of them like on demand radio.You can listen to the podcasts on your computer or on your iPhone or Android.Be sure to check out this recent article I wrote about .You can view all the podcast show...  Read More
Increase Patient Retention, Generate More High-Quality Referrals and New Patients with Gamification
So what is “Gamification” and how can it increase patient retention, generate more high-quality referrals and new dental patients and improve your case acceptance average? I’ll answer those questions and more in just a moment but first I want to review with you a well-known fact:...  Read More
5 Facts There is CEO in Every New Business Student
Deciding to become a business student is truly a great decision. The fact of the matter is that most of the greatest innovations and industries that we know have come from business people who have relied on the methods of others before them in order to become successful. Sure, there are plenty of...  Read More
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Your Top 4 Key Performance Indicators, Dental Intel with Curtis Marshall : Howard Speaks Podcast #21
Dr. Howard Farran and Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel discuss top secrets that corporate dentistry is hiding from single practitioners.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #21 with Curtis Marshall Video Podcast: ...  Read More
Bleeding Edge Endodontics with Dr. Scott Weed : Howard Speaks Podcast #20
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Scott Weed talk about excellence in endodontics.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #20 with Dr. Scott Weed Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast #20 with Dr. Scott...  Read More
Confidently Clean, How OSHA Training Improves Your Office with Leslie Canham : Howard Speaks Podcast #19
Dr. Howard Farran and Leslie Canham go over OSHA and infection control, protecting your practice, patients and team.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #19 with Leslie Canham Video Podcast: Howard...  Read More
4 Signs You're Overstressed with Jen Butler : Howard Speaks Podcast #18
Dr. Howard Farran and Jen Butler on how to stressLESS.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #18 with Jen Butler Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast #18 with Jen Butler ...  Read More
Pillow Talk: Dental Sleep Medicine with Dr. Kent Smith : Howard Speaks Podcast #17
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Kent Smith talk about sleep medicine.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #17 with Dr. Kent Smith Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast #17 with Dr. Kent Smith ...  Read More
The Highest Margin Procedure in Dentistry with Dr. Dale Miles : Howard Speaks Podcast #16
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Dale Miles discuss cone beam CT and X-ray risks.Audio Podcast:                                    Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #16 with Dr. Dale Miles                        Video Podcast:                                    Howard Speaks Video Podcast #16 with Dr. Dale...  Read More
How Dentist Can Save Time While Using Latest Equipment For Root Canal Therapy
In a dental office, timing is everything. The quicker that a dentist can see to their patient, the more quickly they can get them out of the office and move onto the next person. That being said, it’s important that it doesn’t become a game of musical chairs, and rather that the dentist...  Read More
[DIAGRAM] Core Elements of Effective Communication
Effective communication can sometimes be challenging. As a marketeer, I spend a lot of time and brain energy focused on how best to convey sometimes complex topics or teach intricate concepts. I have found it helpful to think of communication itself as the arrangement of three core elements:...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Face Embezzlement Head On
Face Embezzlement Head On — by Sandy Pardue, Classic Practice Resources Embezzlement is a sad reality and a crime of opportunity. If you are a practice owner, you need to know how to protect your practice. Don’t...  Read More
Comprehensive Mentorship in Interdisciplinary Study Clubs with Dr. Paresh Shah : Howard Speaks Podcast #15
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Paresh Shah discuss the evolution of a comprehensive care dentists: trials, tribulations and successes.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #15 with Dr. Paresh Shah Video Podcast: ...  Read More
Great Dental Websites with Jeff Gladnick : Howard Speaks Podcast #14
Dr. Howard Farran and Jeff Gladnick of Great Dental Websites dive into social media and websites.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #14 with Jeff Gladnick Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast...  Read More
Till Retirement Do Us Part: Transitions, Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions with Jason Wood : Howard Speaks Podcast #13
Dr. Howard Farran and Jason Wood talk about dental practice transitions.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #13 with Jason Wood Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast #13 with Jason Wood ...  Read More
Lightning-Fire Efficiency with Dr. Chris Griffin : Howard Speaks Podcast #12
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Chris Griffin of The Capacity Academy discuss practice management.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #12 with Dr. Chris Griffin Video Podcast: Howard Speaks Video Podcast...  Read More
Incomparable Control through CAD-CAM with Dr. Mike Kelliher : Howard Speaks Podcast #11
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Mike Kelliher talk about the impact of CAD/CAM dentistry in the general practice.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #11 with Dr. Mike Kelliher Video Podcast: Howard Speaks...  Read More
BOOM! BOOM! Shake the 2014 room!
2014 DRIVE FOR SUCCESS CHALLENGE!Ronald F. Arndt, DDS, MBA, MAGD, MCC - The Dental CoachMary Beth Bajornas, CEO, DSS, CMT, VA"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."Procrastinationis the line that divides the 4% from the 96% of the health careprofessionals that reach Economic...  Read More
Consultant Tip: How to Train your Receptionist to Properly Greet Patients
Don't assume that your staff are greeting patients the way they would a guest in their own home. Many times they are not properly acknowledging them and they don't know what to do if they don't know the patient or recall their name. The receptionist is the first person to see the patient as they...  Read More
How LinkedIn can help dental Professionals with industry updates?
Dental professionals need to do whatever they can to stay updated with their industry. This is because it’s certainly a competitive industry to be in, so whatever will greatly benefit them. One outlet that many dentists are coming to find as very useful is LinkedIn. Though LinkedIn may not...  Read More
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