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Excerpt From 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry-A Cluttered Desk

An Excerpt From 100 Things I HATE/LOVE About Dentistry- A Cluttered Desk I absolutely cannot stand a cluttered desk. The truth is, a cluttered desk makes me feel extremely nervous and unsettled...I do not like disorder. Then why, you may ask, is my desk at this very moment in complete...

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Excerpt From 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry- Running The Business

Excerpt From 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry- Running the Business Running the Business… Let the church say, Amen. Dentists are skilled clinicians with great hands, artistically crafting the most beautiful anatomic design in an itty-bitty, teenie-weenie tooth. We take great joy in...

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How To Have Productive Morning Meetings

How to Have Productive Morning Meetings: The importance of the morning huddle is paramount! It sets the tone for the entire day. To ensure that the office environment is harmonious, patients are seen on time and patients have an exceptional experience, a quick few minutes of planning is...

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Excerpt From 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry

An Excerpt From- 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry Practicing Dentistry “How can you hate practicing dentistry? This is what you do, it’s your profession.” I hear you ask. Let me clarify the statement, I don’t hate practicing dentistry…I hate practicing dentistry in conjunction...

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Handling Patient Stops: Why Patients Say No To Treatment and How You Can Get a Yes!

Handling Patient Stops: Why Patients Say No To Treatment and How You Can Get a Yes! First and foremost, what is a patient stop? A patient stop is simply all the reasons patients give you for saying no. Examples are costs, not understanding purposed treatment, what family members/friends...

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How to Properly Answer Your Phone: The True Reason Patients Aren't Scheduling!

How to Properly Answer Your Office Phone: The True Reason Patients Aren’t Scheduling! So, I do a workshop for dental office personnel called “Telephone Bootcamp.” This stemmed from my office protocol of training my new hires. Before anyone is allowed to answer the phone in my office, they...

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There's A System For That!

There’s A System For That… In our ever changing and evolving digitized world, there is literally an App (application) for everything. I surmise that the same is true for dentistry. When I set up my first dental practice, I was determined to run it like a large scale out and out REAL...

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Want to Start a New Dental Practice?

“If It Is Both Terrifying And Amazing, Then You Should Definitely Pursue It!” Does the thought of pursuing your dream paralyze you with fear? Well, that’s pretty dramatic. But, does rationalization and thoroughly thinking things through keep you stagnant? I’m all for thinking things...

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Streamline Your Business to Focus on What's Important!

Streamline Your Business to Focus on What’s Important! Are you spending too much time focusing on too many little things? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the minute details of running your business? Now, many of you that read this blog and follow me are dentists or in the medical field;...

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You Get What You Think You Deserve

Welcome to the Efficiency Institute and my very first blog here! Now, I’ve authored a book and articles and published scientific research. I even blogged on dental procedures for patients, but not for my coaching business. Naturally, I have pondered and pondered on what pearls to disseminate...

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