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You’ll be shocked at what most dental offices are not doing consistently within their offices!
Water.  It’s an expected part of every dental office visit. Yet, surveys show that up to two-thirds of dental offices are not shocking their dental water lines regularly. And of those that do, up to 80% are not doing it correctly! This year the CDC & OSHA updated regulations for keeping waterlines...  Read More
1182 HIPAA compliance with Dan Gospe of dmi Networking, Inc : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dan Gospe is the COO of dmi Networking, a company specializing in dental technology and HIPAA compliance. Dan’s introduction to HIPAA began 15 years ago when he managed the trauma registry at his local hospital, where he found himself navigating the corridors to find a key to the shredding bin.  ...  Read More
Alleviate Patient Back Strain in Dental Chairs
It’s estimated that over 80% of Americans will suffer from an episode of lower back pain during their lifetime. For many dental professionals, providing comfort to patients with chronic back pain can be challenging. The simple fact is that dental chairs are designed for ergonomic benefit for the...  Read More
1181 Samantha Cheetham, CEO and Managing Director at SDI Limited : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Samantha Cheetham is SDI’s CEO and has been with the company for the past 17 years, mainly in sales and marketing.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1181 - Samantha Cheetham AUDIO - DUwHF #1181 - Samantha Cheetham Samantha started as a sales rep for SDI in Australia, then became a regional manager for the...  Read More
1180 Dr. Don C. Chiappetti DDS of the Scottsdale Smile Center : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Doctor Chiappetti is a native of Scottsdale and received his B.A. degree from the University of Arizona in 1980.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1180 - Don Chiappetti AUDIO - DUwHF #1180 - Don Chiappetti He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Southern California in 1988...  Read More
Ep. 32 "When Two Insurance Geeks Get Together" with Colleen Huff, FAADOM
Mar 25, 2019 Colleen Huff is our guest today and joins me to dish about dental insurance. She’s another insurance geek and has a good amount of tips to pass on in this episode. Listen in as we talk about your office and insurance: how to do it correctly and pitfalls to potentially avoid....  Read More
Dental embezzlement confessions are never what they seem
3X to 5X No, I am not talking about loupes. It's something else. I have confronted and fired a surprising number of dishonest employees; both in person or by video. Most employees immediately and vigorously deny the allegations - then leave in a hurry. A few have made verbal threats at the dentist...  Read More
Dusting Off My Dental Chops
Hey Townies, So, after spending ~3 years in the behavioral health field I'm excited to be back in the dental industry.  Feels good. Please LMK if there are any particular topics you'd be interested in discussing here - practice valuations, transitions, partnerships, associateships, JV structures,...  Read More
Pursuing a career in dentistry is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I believe every dental student needs to understand that they’ve selected an excellent profession for themselves. Given my love for dentistry, I find it an extremely fulfilling career. However, my journey hasn’t always...  Read More
Balancing a Thriving Dental Career and a New Podcast Venture with Dr. Kevin Fryer, DDS
Shaun Keating sits down with our guest this week Dr. Kevin Fryer, DDS and chat about his latest project, “The Clinical Hacks Podcast”, and goes in-depth on what inspired this group of Dentists to come together and start a podcast focused primarily on clinical content.  Dr. Fryer talks about his...  Read More
1179 Joe Fogg, CEO & Founder of onDiem : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Joe Fogg was an entrepreneur from a young age and has always been drawn to working with like-minded people.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1179 - Joe Fogg AUDIO - DUwHF #1179 - Joe Fogg Joe spent 16 years working for start-up companies, as a senior executive he created and implemented go to market...  Read More
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and this is a perfect time to think about how you can better serve your patients’ oral healthcare needs. Oral cancer screenings by dental professionals will reduce the incidences of oral cancer diagnosed each year. The rise in oral cancer is up, higher than...  Read More
Patient and Insurance Refunds - Are you doing it right?
"I have noticed an increase in the number of cases involving theft of patient and insurance refunds over the last 2 years." Bill Hiltz Here are are a few suggestions to help when processing refunds:   Secure your merchant terminal so employees cannot issue a refund to a credit or debit card...  Read More
Are you stuck in a tunnel?
One thing that drives me nuts as a business evaluator, entrepreneur and investor....those who only look at past performance as indicators of upcoming performance. I look for OPPORTUNITY, with the future in mind.  It’s how I invest and have averaged double the market for almost a decade.  It’s how...  Read More
1178 Orthodontist Evan G. Rubensteen DMD, MS of Miami Beach Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Evan Rubensteen grew up in South Florida, graduating from MAST Academy in Key Biscayne. After high school, Dr. Rubensteen attended NYU for college, double majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies while serving multiple terms as class president.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1178 - Evan...  Read More
Does patient neck strain in the dental chair have you considering a dental neck pillow? The issue of patient neck discomfort is common with articulating dental chairs. This is because proper head-positioning requires setting the occlusal plane at 15-20 degrees. This backward tilt can leave the arch...  Read More
#16 • Fraud Prevention and your Practice Management Software
"Welcome, I hope that the tips and advice provided here are a benefit to you and your practice. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me for assistance" - Bill Hiltz   This post outlines a few of the things that you should do to protect your practice. Let’s start with the basics. First,...  Read More
1177 Dr. Todd Bovenizer DDS, MS, Board Certified Orthodontist at Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Todd Bovenizer is a board-certified orthodontist and the founder of Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics. He graduated from Virginia Tech with his Bachelor’s in Biology and from West Virginia with his Master’s in Orthodontics and Doctor of Dental Surgery.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1177 - Todd Bovenizer ...  Read More
1176 Jonathan Cook DMD on building your dental practice from $500K to $5M : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Jonathan Cook is a cosmetic dentist who owns two successful practices in Fort Lauderdale Florida.  He graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 with honors and won awards in Prosthodontics, Implantology and was inducted as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor...  Read More
Laughing gas thief targets dental office in South San Francisco
Surveillance video shows the thief in action as he breaks into the building's storage room and unscrews the nitrous oxide tanks. Do you really need more reasons to have security cameras in your practice?   I strongly recommend you install cameras, just sure to follow the law and any applicable...  Read More
Utilizing Digital Technology to fabricate High Quality Restorations with Steve Tapie and Dean Tassey
  Our guest host Bob Brandon sits down with Steve Tapie Implant Manager and Dean Tassey CAD/CAM Manager, both from Keating Dental Arts. They discuss and pinpoint some Digital Tips and Techniques that Keating Dental Arts is utilizing to fabricate High-Quality Restorations.  They talk about the surge...  Read More
1175 Robert A. Tripke DMD, Periodontal Training for the General Dentist : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Robert Tripke’s educational programs have influenced thousands of general dental practices by enhancing the quality of care and dramatically altering the economic status of those practices. VIDEO - DUwHF #1175 - Robert Tripke AUDIO - DUwHF #1175 - Robert Tripke Robert A. Tripke, DMD,...  Read More
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Tips to Moving Your Career Along as a Dental Hygienist
You need to learn to do a lot of things to qualify as a professional dental hygienist. Though most people often focus on the technical side of assisting dentists, assessing oral health, cleaning teeth, and x-rays, there is more to being a professional dental hygienist. Recent research has revealed...  Read More
The final transition each of us as a dentist and dental practice owner, if we are lucky enough to have a long and successful career, is the sale of our dental practice and retirement.     As a dental practice owner what most of us do not realize is that each transition we go through influences our...  Read More
1174 A guide to creating personal and financial freedom by Dr. Albert Ace Goerig : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ace Goerig graduated from Case Western Reserve University Dental School in 1971 and was their distinguished alumnus in 2014. After graduating he entered the Army and retired a colonel in 1991. Dr. Goerig has been in private practice for 28 years in Olympia, Washington.  VIDEO - DUwHF #1174 -...  Read More
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