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Creating Value: Becoming a True Provider Part 1
With a Starting Price of just $13,270, the 2015 Smart "ForTwo" is theCheapestpricedcar in America! So, why doesn't everyone drive one?Because it's not always about price...Your patients are consumers. Consumers look for ways to extract value from the world. You are a business owner. Your job is...  Read More
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
Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry
Whether you’re looking for straighter teeth, a whiter smile, to fix chipped or broken teeth, or to replace missing teeth, tools and technology in cosmetic dentistry today are offering patients the chance to see some pretty – and quickly!Read below for an overview of some recent...  Read More
Who Likes To Sharpen Instruments?
Coarse or Fine Grit Instrument Sharpening – Which To Use?Whenever I ask a group “who likes to sharpen instruments?” no oneraises a hand. I doubt that surprises you.When I then ask “who likesto scale and root plane with sharp instruments?” all hands go up.Ifully agree...  Read More
Dental Practice Management: Communication, Influence, Leadership
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it" --Dwight EisenhowerAccording to Webster’s Dictionary, communication is "A process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or...  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
Performance Appraisal Does Not Mean a Raise in Salary
When was the last time you sat down with each of your team members individually, acknowledged them for what they are doing right, communicated the areas of their performance that need improvement, and helped them develop a plan to exceed your expectations and become an ?Every time I lead a...  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...  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
How To Build A Team That Will Help Build Your Practice
Team BuildingToo many practices struggle to reach their goals because they just don't have the right team to get the job done.When you started the practice, you may have hired to “fill the openings”. Along the way, you made additions or changes because you were short handed or needed to...  Read More
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
Exceed Patient Expectations And Reduce Your Divorce Rate
It’s sad to say but most people actually come into a dental office expecting the doctor to be running late in getting to them. They expect problems with their bill. They expect difficulty in getting appointments convenient to their schedule.What if you decided, “In my office,...  Read More
Dental Instrument Sharpening
How To Achieve The All Important 15 Degree Bevel in Dental Instrument SharpeningMostdental professionals who are experienced in hand sharpening scalers andcurettes advocate a 15 degree bevel - the angle between the face of theinstrument and the sharpened side the instrument. What’s important...  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
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
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
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
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