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What Secrets Are You Keeping from Your Dental Patients?
As you read the title of this weeks blog you may wonder, “Debbie, what I mean by secrets?”What I over hear in a dental office happens too oftenFor most of my dental career about 35 yrs now,  I STILL hear comments like, “He (“He” is referring to a patient) just got kicked out of his house! He is...  Read More
Be Your Own Leader in Clinical Care with Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS and Jasmin Haley, RDH
Debbie sits down with Jasmin Haley (Founder of Beyond the Prophy Podcast) at the Hinman Dental Meeting to discuss leadership and how this applies to providing excellent patient care.Topics we cover:    Being an introvert        Patients owing their disease        Verbiage when talking with our...  Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing...  Read More
Overcoming Overwhelm In The Dental Office
Do you feel like you have too much to do and so little time to do it?If you said YES, to this question, you are not alone.I am hearing dental professionals around the world say they feel overwhelmed and they say they can’t complete it all!I decided to attack this complaint head-on. I am on a...  Read More
Fluoride: What to Use and When!
Last week I wrote about the “F” word. Yes, I decided to give this word a negative connotation because so many people; dental professionals and the public, are against the use of fluoride. Who are we to tell our patients they can’t use something that we know may reverse a type of disease they have...  Read More
4 Tips For Maintaining Great Hygiene
Introduction:When we think of hygiene, we think of some of the most basic aspects of self-care. Yet it’s astonishing to see how many of these simple tasks are overlooked on a daily basis. This can be a result of simple forgetfulness, but these common aspects of personal hygiene are absolutely...  Read More
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Caries Risk: Fluoride Risk and Benefits
This is about the “F” word. I say the “F” word because there is so much controversy around the use of fluoride. Very few dental materials have created this strong of a controversy. Much of this controversy is about fluoridated water.This blog will talk about caries risk: Fluoride risk and benefits....  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
How to Manage Stress for the Exams: 4 Practical Tips to Overcome Anxiety
How to Manage Stress for the Exams: 4 Practical Tips to Overcome Anxiety! You are about to take one of the biggest exams of your life. ?? Even after spending all those semesters in dental hygiene school, you may be unsure about your ability to pass the Dental Hygiene Boards.  As the founder of ,...  Read More
Dental Consultant in Oregon | Converting Leads into Patients
Marketing is an essential part of attracting new business. Strong print and internet marketing materials can help introduce your practice to potential new patients. Glowing reviews and testimonials tell people that you have a trustworthy team and offer quality care. However, even the best marketing...  Read More
Happiness is Not an Option
Most dental and medical professionals begin their career with a very noble intention to serve others.Doctors, dentists, hygienists, nurses, etc., want to make a difference in the health care industry and help people live a healthy life.Once you graduate dental school and begin work in the real...  Read More
Dental Coaching | A Thief In Your Dental Office. What Will You Do? Are You In Compliance?
Last fall, a small local doctor’s office was robbed. During the lunch hour, while staff members were in the back office, a thief walked into the doctor’s copy room and stole a laptop containing protected health information (PHI). Eight months and $20,000 later, the good doctor narrowly avoided a...  Read More
Dental Consultant in Newport Beach | Big Picture
You and your team are personally involved in your business daily. This can make it difficult to evaluate the areas of opportunity that are available to you. Even the most well-trained team can have instances of inefficiency or miscommunication, leading to breakdowns in patient care and impacting...  Read More
Oregon Dental Consultant | Do You Find It Difficult to Talk About Increasing Fees?
INCREASING FEES IN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE can be a tricky subject. Patients don’t like to pay more, especially if they’ve been around for a long time and they’re used to the old rates, but it can’t always be avoided. So, what’s the best way to go about raising your fees so that it won’t cause any...  Read More
HAS YOUR DENTAL CHAIR SEEN BETTER DAYS?
At MediPosture, we understand the success of your dental practice directly correlates to patient perception. Older or high-use dental chairs suffering from flattened, stained or torn upholstery can leave a negative impression. Worried about upholstery repair cost or chair down-time? Approach the...  Read More
How Dentists can Improve Loyalty
Our Guest Blog Written By: Dr. Nabil MockbilThere have been many cases when patients who need certain expensive cosmetic or restorative dental procedures, cringe at the exorbitant cost and often forgo the expensive treatment completely.It would seem that dentists are quick to recommend costly...  Read More
How Do You Deliver Your Practice Culture to Your Patients?
A CRUCIAL ELEMENT of every successful dental practice is your culture.     What type of patients do you want to serve?    How do you want your patients to feel when they are in your office?One of the first tasks we have our clients complete is to write down the type of culture they want for their...  Read More
AMP Up Your Implant Profits in 2019!
There is a lot out in the world of dentistry for the General Dental to take advantage of.Most dentists in 2019, want to AMP up their production by placing more implants. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Peter Vanstrom, to talk about how you can AMP up your implant profits in 2019!Keep reading...  Read More
How to Grow an In-House Membership Program
Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, talked to Jordon Comstock, founder and CEO of Boomcloud about their membership program.Dental Practice Solutions niche is teaching hygienists how to talk to patients about necessary treatment and Boomcloud is a great adjunct to helping patients pay for the dental...  Read More
Dental Consulting | Are You Setting the Right Goals?
No matter how effective you are at vision casting, dreams require hard work and strategic planning to become a reality. Highly successful business owners know the benefits of setting realistic and measurable goals. Rethink the way you are setting goals for your business. Your ambitious plans will...  Read More
3 Ways to Increase Production by 100K in the Next Twelve Months
Insurance reimbursement is not more but less, and insurance companies are getting very particular about what you submit as a narrative and what codes you can and can’t use.On a positive note, our clients this year, 2018, are seeing bigger production numbers than seen in the past five plus years.Why...  Read More
Dental Coach | Are Dental Professionals Aliens?
Do your dental patients see you as an alien?Do we alienate our patients by the words we use when we speak to them about treatment needs?In this blog I will discuss a simplified way to evaluate patients for gum disease.Are you probing your dental patients or are you probing aliens?Doesn’t it really...  Read More
Dental Consulting | Dental Hygiene Patients: Keep the Back Door Closed
We hear this question all the time, “Can you help me get more new patients to my office?The answer is, “Doctor, do you realize that you have 1,560 patients and 300 of these patients have not returned to your office in the last eighteen months?”How to keep the back door closed when new dental...  Read More
Dental Consultant | The End of Year is Near. How to Get Dental Hygiene Patients to Return Now.
The end of the year is near. In today’s blog you will read how to get your dental hygiene patients to return now.Summer is coming to an end. The kids are going back to school. Parents are busy with work, back-to-school shopping and it seem there is not time to visit the dental officeMany of your...  Read More
Dental Practice Consultant | Use it or Lose it!
It’s hard to believe but the end of 2018 is near.This is the best time of year to contact your patients about their unscheduled dental treatment and/or dental hygiene appointment.Your message to your patients’ needs to say, “Use it, or lose it!” Why now?I am certain if you work in the front office...  Read More
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