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What Can Be Done When a Patient Suffers from Dental Anxiety and Needs to Undergo Extensive Treatment?
Though it might be a stretch to say that most people enjoy visiting the dentist, the majority of patients are ambivalent toward dental examinations. While some aspects of regular check-ups and cleanings can be uncomfortable, most people put up with the procedures in favor of maintaining their oral...  Read More
Categories: dental anxiety
Gum Care Tips to Help Fend Off Dangerous Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease (gum disease) describes a condition when gums or gingiva tissue becomes unhealthy. There are many factors contributing to this infection, and studies show more than 75 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease. The problem is most people do not think gum disease...  Read More
Categories: cure periodontitis
10 Ways Dentists Can Be More Social on Google+
Is Google+ Necessary for a Dental Practice?First things first, we’re talking about dentists using the social component of their Google+ Local page – after establishing their clear, consistent, verified, & properly categorized +Local listing – which is necessary for every...  Read More
50 Years of Dentistry with Dr. Guy Moorman : Howard Speaks Podcast #60
Dr. Guy Moorman started dental school at Emory University in 1965 and has been going strong ever since. After 50 years of dentistry and a love for root canals, Dr. Moorman has advice for the new dentist who is about to do their first molar endo.Stream Audio Here:                                    ...  Read More
11 Reasons Dentists Need a Mobile-Friendly Website NOW
How Does Your Dental Practice Website Look on a Mobile Phone or Tablet?If you're like most dentists - most small businesses really - then your mobile web presence sucks.No sugar-coating it and no need for alarming stats that don't necessarily correlate with the dental industry or poll dental...  Read More
"R.I.S.E. to Success" with Judy Kay Mausolf : Howard Speaks Podcast #59
Judy Kay Mausolf’s Ta-Dah Philosophy is about harnessing the power of passion, joy and celebration to bridge the gap between potential and performance. The philosophy embraces positive principles, practical practices, and proven pearls of wisdom to produce the results you desire!Stream Audio Here: ...  Read More
Four Ways to Shut Down Gossip Amongst Dental Staff
Though workplace gossip may seem innocent enough, sometimes sharing information can be damaging to the image and respectability of dental staff and the practice as a whole. Sometimes dental office gossip and negativity can also find its way into meetings or exchanges with patients. It could come in...  Read More
Categories: staff training
The Original Zuckerberg with Dr. Ed Zuckerberg : HSP 058
Edward J. Zuckerberg, D.D.S.,F.A.G.D. is a 1978 Graduate of NYU College of Dentistry. He owned his own practice in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 1981-2013 and has always been an early adopter of technology, introducing his first PC in the office in 1986 and completely fully networking his home based office...  Read More
How Digital X-rays Protect Your Implant Patients?
Digital X-rays are used as an alternative to traditional X-rays to view the teeth and jaw bone. Digital X-rays contain less radiation than the traditional X-ray, and are thusly considered safer to use, especially for patients with dental implants. What are digital X-rays?Digital X-rays are very...  Read More
Categories: Digital X-rays
Why Your Website Needs A Landing Page
Your Landing PageNeil SandersonMost people think of a website as an entity in its self, this is not the case. Ais a series of pages of which you need to think about landing pages.What is a landing page? Well the description is in the name really, it’s where people land when they first come to...  Read More
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
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
Categories: Insurance coverage
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
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
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
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
Categories: dental front office
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