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4 Essential Dental KPIs for Success

Today I will be listing out 4 Dental KPIs that must be measured for dentists. Keep in mind that none of these Dental KPIs are available through your dental practice management software. Typically practice management software tells you “what happened” as opposed to “what’s happening”. My friend Weston Lunsford, the CEO of Dental Intel also […]

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How to Add Adult Orthodontics to Your General Practice

In my Life Smiles practice, we use aligners as well as Six-Month-Smiles, and it has made a nice impact on our practice and fits our practice very well. We also have a wonderful orthodontist who we refer to for kids for complicated cases. Historically all of orthodontics, both for adults and kids, have been done […]

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Should I Have a Dental Office Manager?

How necessary is a dental office manager to your practice? A quote that I really believe is that “We can do anything, but we can’t do everything.” While it’s not impossible to do anything, if we simply try to do everything by ourselves, we won’t get anything done right. Lorie Streeter, the senior Vice President […]

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Things to Know Before Selling a Dental Practice

Buying or selling a dental practice is one of those once or twice in a lifetime events, and it’s crucial to get this right. Today I’ll be writing about some important things to consider before you buy or sell a dental practice. My friend Matt Porter has been a long-time partner at a firm called […]

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Understanding Different Personalities Through a DISC Personality Test

Have you ever had a moment in your life where you were trying to make a connection with somebody, but it just doesn’t happen? Are there also times when you feel like it’s so easy to connect with certain people than others? This might be because of varying traits, such as your age, gender, interests, […]

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How to Fill Your Hygiene Schedule

No one needs an introduction to what happened in March 2020. Because of the global pandemic dental practices, all cross Canada as well as the U.S were closed for about 2 to 3 months. Usually, in a dental practice, when a patient comes in, we tend to book them in for their next appointment 6 […]

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The Dental Marketing Plan Used by Gary Takacs at Life Smiles

Today we’re going to get very detailed, or as they like to say ‘in the weeds’ of our dental marketing plan here at my practice Life Smiles. We have a digital marketing plan with Ekwa Marketing, which consistently attracts 65 plus new patients to our practice every month. We’re a two-doctor dental practice, so if […]

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How to Pay Off Your Dental School Loans

Today I wanted to write about something that will come in very useful for our younger readers, especially if you’re bogged down with dental student loans. While even the most senior of my colleagues remember the time when they had student loans to repay, loans have now taken up a more pronounced role in the […]

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7 Specific Tips to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Google

Master Search Engine Optimization on Google, and there is no limit to the quality, new patients that you can attract to your practice! Why does Google matter so much? Consider the following: More than 90% of consumers use Google to search for local services providers. Google controls upwards of 90% of the SEO market. More […]

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4 Tips to Convert Potential New Patient Calls to Appointments

What is a conversion rate? Conversion rate is a term that we like to use for calls converted to appointments.  Sadly, in many dental offices, the dentist has no idea of what is going on. They think that marketing is not working.  What the doctor often does not know is that he/she is getting plenty […]

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