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Four Ways to Boost Your Internal Marketing Efforts

No matter where we run our business, we have to remain relevant in our communities. I believe in branding — creating some type of image or logo that represents you and your office. Once you have established your brand, you can really start to create an image to share with the public, which will communicate what your mission is and …

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If You’re Feeling the Burn… It’s Time to Check in

For the past three months, I have been to conference after conference. I have had the opportunity to reconnect with many old friends and have had the pleasure of making many new ones. It’s no surprise that these years have been extremely tough for the small business owner, but some of the stories I have heard have left me dumbfounded …

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Three Tips for Establishing Trust in the Workplace

The foundation behind every relationship is based on the principle of trust. Not only am I talking about in personal relationships, but also in our workplaces as well. If people trust you, they believe in you. Even if you make a mistake or act in a negative manner toward them, they won’t hold that action against you because they “know …

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Comments on the Growth of Corporate Dentistry

Lately, I am finding that many of my friends and colleagues are starting to feel the breath of corporate dentistry on their backs. They are beginning to believe that the growth of corporate dentistry and group practices may suffocate their small businesses. Allow me to give another perspective. Let me start by saying that I am a solo practitioner who …

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The Art of Listening to Your Patients

Imagine lying flat on your back with your eyes closed, being surrounded by loud noises, constantly having water and air sprayed in your mouth, and trying to breathe and stay calm although half of your face feels paralyzed and people are cramming in, closer and closer to your face. This is not the picture of serenity most of us would …

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Five Tips for Effective Morning Huddles

Anyone in practice knows how busy our workdays can be and how easily they can get out of control. To keep our days running smoothly, and to make sure we are maximizing our potential production, our team runs a morning meeting every day. Now, most offices I’ve seen are doing some type of morning huddle, but quite often, they end …

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In Sickness and in Health

One of the biggest reasons I became a dentist is because I wanted a career in which I could connect with people and help them with their overall well-being. I never realized the extent of how that would end up impacting my life and how priceless that is to me. I am a fee-for-service, sole practitioner who has been in …