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Overdue Dental Accounts & How to Maximize Practice Collections [Sample Collection Letter Template + Phone Script]
While many dental patients have some form of dental insurance, many do not. It’s common for dental practices to offer payment plans to patients who need them. While it’s beneficial to offer patients some flexibility in how they pay, the result may be a collection of past-due invoices. As you know,...  Read More
#28 - Star Wars Kisses and Cavities
Throughout the Star Wars saga there are many kisses (some are good and some are awkward), but do kisses of any kind actually cause cavities? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the role kisses play in cavities, what type of bacteria cause cavities, and the best ways to reduce tooth...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#27 - Darth Vader and Nitrous Oxide
Darth Vader was a Sith Lord and the most feared man in the galaxy, but sometimes the biggest and baddest patients are the most fearful. Was that the case with Darth Vader? Could he have benefited from nitrous oxide during his dental appointments? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the...  Read More
Categories: Anesthesia, Hygiene
Howard Speaks: What is the best way for a dentist to lower their lab bill?
Dental Lab Bills There are a few ways a dentist can lower their lab bill:         Shop around for the best prices and negotiate with different dental laboratories.             Use digital dentistry and milling machines, which can be more cost-effective than traditional lab work.          ...  Read More
Howard Speaks: What is the best way to find a new dentist?
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#26 - Supreme Leader Snoke's Smile
Supreme Leader Snoke was in charge of the First Order, but is he ready to take charge of his oral health and improve his smile? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss ways Snoke could get the smile he may have always wanted.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental professional, or...  Read More
A Solution for Chronic Absenteeism
A Solution for Chronic Absenteeism . You get a text message from a staff member that says they can’t come to work today, now what do you? . In this episode Sandy talks to us about the proper steps we need to take with handling staff members who seem to be absent or miss a lot of work days for...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Dentists need to figure out their demand destruction from pricing
Dentists need to figure out their demand destruction from pricing. Is it better to have a higher total case price by adding up each individual tooth and gum procedure in a full mouth rehabilitation? Or… is it better to set one price for the total case that is lower in price? At what price does...  Read More
Instantly Rebook Cancelled Appointments
Don’t you wish filling those empty appointments in your schedule could be as easy as filling in teeth?    Kancld is a cutting-edge platform that empowers you to efficiently fill your empty appointments - even the last-minute ones!    Join Darren Kaberna founder of AMP this Monday for a live...  Read More
Production Focused vs Patient Focused
Production Focused vs Patient Focused You may have heard this or possibly, some of you listening, may even think this way:  “we don’t have a production goal because we are patient focused”. Knowing your income and taking care of patients are two different things. In this episode Sandy gives...  Read More
#25 - Boba Fett & Acidic Foods and Drinks
Boba Fett was a legendary bounty hunter who became the Daimyo of Mos Espa, but in between he spent some time in a sarlacc pit soaking in acid. Acidic foods and drinks can cause permanent tooth damage, and on this episode the Star Wars School of Dentistry will talk about what tooth erosion is, which...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
Eliminate dental no-shows forever
You heard that right. No more empty chairs!  Eliminate dental no-shows forever and save up to an average of $30,000 per year on canceled appointments with Kancld. I’m hosting a live walkthrough of it on Monday, January 9th - you can register here:      Read More
Ask Sandy Anything!
In this episode we dive into our Facebook group: Dental Gumbo and answer questions you have asked Sandy in the recent weeks. Sandy answers and discusses these 3 main questions:          How early to confirm appointments?                How do you deal with assistants or hygienists not showing...  Read More
#24 - Which Star Wars Character Would Make the Best Hygienist?
There are many Star Wars characters who have the necessary characteristics to be a successful dental hygienist, but which characters would make the best hygienist? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the most common traits of successful hygienists and which Star Wars characters should...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP: Productive Downtime
Categories: Hygiene
#23 - Han Solo and Student Loan Debt
Han Solo went from orphan to smuggler to Rebel Alliance hero, and in between he became indebted to Jabba the Hutt. Dental school debt is something most dentists have to deal with, so what parallels can be drawn between dental students and Han Solo? And what lessons can be learned from General Solo?...  Read More
The 10 Key Elements for 2023
Lately in the last week or two people are thinking ahead and what they’ll do differently in 2023. And we love it! In this episode Sandy gives us 10 key principles we MUST upgrade or improve within our practice! They are:          Low retention rate.               Too many broken appointments....  Read More
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