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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? ...  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
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...  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
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:                                                                                                                                           ...  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...  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:                                                                                                                                                               ...  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:             ...  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:  ...  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...  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
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...  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....  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:                                                                                                                                                                         ...  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...  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...  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            ...  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
Comprehensive (Patient) Finance with Vicki McManus : Howard Speaks Podcast #10
Howard Farran and Vicki McManus of Productive Dentist talk about why patients fail to refer. Audio Podcast:                                                                                                    Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #10 with Vicki McManus                              ...  Read More
 Patient Experience Is Everything with Dr. John Meis : Howard Speaks Podcast #8
Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. John Meis discuss practice building. Audio Podcast:                                                                                                    Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #8 with Dr. John Meis                                       Video Podcast:     ...  Read More
12 Challenges of CEO of Dental Health Organizations
CEOs of any type of organization have multiple problems that they must deal with during any given week. for the betterment of their organization. The 12 Main Challenges as CEO 1. Embrace those who disagree with you: Some of your employees and other leaders in the organization will...  Read More
5 Reasons CEOs Visit Dentist at Least Twice a Year
CEOs have a lot of responsibilities. They must run a business, oversee operations, manage people, and so much more that goes into . However, many people fail to realize that CEOs are also normal people as well. That means that they must do a lot of the things that other normal people do, including...  Read More

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