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Howard Speaks: In baseball and HR, three strikes and you’re out.
In baseball and HR, three strikes and you’re out.  In baseball and HR, three strikes and you’re out. So, if you fire someone and they’re surprised, you need to reexamine your ability to manage and lead your team. Sometimes no matter how many times you tell someone they’re not performing and...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Getting to Yes by Tracking No
Getting to Yes by Tracking No Getting to Yes by Tracking No means you better know your overhead and break even point for the day. The average net income for:  Dental Specialists ($320,990) General Practitioners ($197,190) Dentists who owned their own practices ($244,980) Dentists who were...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Does your dental team celebrate as much as your family?
Does your dental team celebrate?  Does your dental team celebrate as much as your family? Do they spend more time discussing problems than celebrating victories? The whole team is greater than the sum of each team member. There’s no such thing as a self-made dentist. You’re only gonna reach your...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Is a bird in your hand really worth two in the bush?
Is a bird in your hand worth two in the bush? Is a bird in your hand really worth two in the bush? Is it really better to hold onto something you already have than risk it all for a double? Did capitalism die? Why didn’t you keep your fast-food job instead of spending years and student loans for...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Transparency vs Opaque
Transparency vs Opaque I was wondering why successful dental leaders are transparent and not opaque until it became clear to me that if your not it’s clearly offensive. Does your dental office team know the daily breakeven point? Do they know the office overhead? Do they get to see the accounting...  Read More
10 things you can do to reduce the chance of embezzkement by 80% or more.
Welcome Hi! I'm Bill Hiltz; founder of  and the creator of Dental FraudBusters! In this course I am going to show you how to reduce your chances of being embezzled by 80% or more by doing 10 simple things. Courses begin Sep 22, Registration is free If you've been struggling with trying to be a...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentistry could learn a lot from Sanford I. Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup.
Dentistry could learn a lot from Sanford I. Weill Dentistry could learn a lot from Sanford I. Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup who tried to join the Air Force until his application was denied by a dentist after examining his teeth. His major break on Wall Street came with a mundane job doing g...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Let’s get back to the pre-pandemic mindset.
Let’s get back to the pre-pandemic mindset Let’s get back to the pre-pandemic mindset. If you’re double vaccinated you know this pandemic is over. Let’s get back to fight mode in building a championship dental office. What do champion dentists do more of that their colleagues don’t? If you go to...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentists could hit a Hank Aaron sized grand slam
Dentists could hit a Hank Aaron sized grand slam Dentists could hit a Hank Aaron sized grand slam if they could just learn and implement any of the major business lessons that Denny’s have used in over 1,702 locations since Harold Butler and Richard Jezak founded the first Denny’s in 1953 in...  Read More
Howard Speaks: How do you manage people?
Howard Speaks: How do you manage people? Howard Speaks: How do you manage people? First you need to stop doing it backwards. If you get the wrong person you spend all your time managing that person, you get poor results, and then you look like a bad manager. Get the right person who is already...  Read More
Building Online Quizzes To Grow Your Practice
For many businesses, learning how to get new clients or patients without face to face interactions became a necessary skill during 2020. Insert internet marketing. Internet marketing is a crowded space, especially in dental marketing, , and other health practice marketing. One way to stand out is...  Read More
Ten of the Top Dental Inventory Management Software Programs Reviewed
Managing inventory at a dental office can mean the difference between blowing the budget and staying on budget. Waste, expired products, lack of product, or delayed product can all stall the progress of a busy dental clinic. Every dental office needs an inventory control system, and some offices...  Read More
In an effort to help California Townies stay up-to-date and informed regarding current Cali-COVID updates, let us help you connect with an  important announcement from ), regarding Healthcare Professionals and Vaccination Requirements.  Please read the announcement below.   On July 26, 2021, the...  Read More
With so many updates and changes for the new COVID back-to-work dental office protocols, it’s hard to keep up!  This is an important read for all Michigan Dental Practice Owners:  Did you know that the  that will be a required mandate through at least October 2021.   (per MI OSHA Law: , 1974 PA...  Read More
Howard Speaks: What is the best use of my dental office profit dollars?
What is the best use of my dental office profit dollars? What is the best use of my dental office profit? Only 60 of the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 were still listed in 2017. Over 50% of the S&P 500 has disappeared since 2000. Economist Joseph Schumpeter called this creative destruction in...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentists could learn a lot from Pizza Hut
Dentists could learn a lot from Pizza Hut. Founded in 1958 by two brothers Frank and Dan Carney who borrowed $600 from their mom. They named it Pizza Hut because their sign only had room for eight letters, whereas dentistry has nine.  Dentists could learn a lot from Pizza Hut I want to personal...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentists could learn a lot from Sonic Drive-In
Dentists could learn a lot from Sonic Drive-In delivering service with the speed of sound. Founded in 1959 in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Troy Smith based on a new technology speaker box allowing you to stay in your car to order with your food deleted by a carhop. Dentists could learn a lot from Sonic...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentists Could Learn From White Castle
Dentist could learn a lot from White Castle, the first fast food restaurant in the U.S. which opened in 1921 at 110 West 1st Street in Wichita, Kansas. McDonald's didn’t start until 1940 and KFC was 1952. Founded by fry cook Walter Anderson and real estate agent Billy Ingram, they started selling...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Does your bookkeeper sit next to you?
Does your bookkeeper sit next to you? Does your bookkeeper sit next to you?  Does your bookkeeper sit next to you providing statistical analysis like NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pioneered back in the day with coach Rick Carlisle sitting next to Roland Beech–like I’ve done with Lorie...  Read More
Howard Speaks: How to buy a dental office with no money down.
How to buy a dental office with no money down Back in the day, owners carried risk, but sellers had skin in the game. We didn’t have 3rd-party banks financing $1M+ dental practices to broke kids fresh out of dental school, getting their poor parents to co-sign, where if their kid couldn’t do the...  Read More
Howard Speaks: How to start your new dental office from scratch with no money down.
How to start your new dental office from scratch How to buy a dental office with no money down. Back in the day, owners carried risk, but sellers had skin in the game. We didn’t have 3rd-party banks financing $1M+ dental practices to broke kids fresh out of dental school, getting their poor...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Doc, I practiced through the 2008 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
2020 you’re no 2008 Doc, I practiced through the 2008 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. I met the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession when investors withdrew a record $196 billion from their money market accounts. 2020, you're no 2008. I’ve been contacting my friends at Henry Schein and...  Read More
1640 Santosh Patel of Complete Specialty Solutions on the Benefits of Having an In-House Specialist : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Santosh Patel, President and Co-Founder of Complete Specialty Solutions, is committed to driving collaboration between general dentists and specialists by providing a turnkey in-house specialty solution. With over 15 years of large-scale operations experience in both the medical and dental...  Read More
1639 Dr. John A. Wilde's Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
After eight years of higher education, paying 100% of costs himself, Dr. John A. Wilde spent two years in the Army Dental Corp before beginning a practice from scratch in Keokuk, Iowa. By age thirty, he was debt-free, owning outright his new country home and the practice he’d designed and had...  Read More
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