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The Future of Dentistry is Very Bright!

Recently I had two experiences that cause me to believe that the future of the dental profession is very bright. Let me explain. In August I was invited to speak at a conference in Provo, UT hosted by Dr. Gordon Christensen on the campus of BYU. The conference was a two-day event with a panel […]

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Are you ‘All In’?

Pardon my enthusiasm………………but DENTISTRY ROCKS!!! Despite the reality of a weak economy, increasing third-party intrusion, and the challenges of controlling overhead, this is indeed an awesome time to be in the dental profession. Here are some reasons why dentistry rocks today. Think about it. There are very few occupations where you have the opportunity to […]

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Abundance or Scarcity…What is Your Choice?

“Behind ever successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”  – Peter Drucker As I meet with Dentists throughout the country at Conferences, Seminars and CE Events I notice that the dental profession is dividing into the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. The Dentists that fall into the haves column are thriving today, despite the challenges. […]

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Life Changing Dentistry

I recently returned from a speaking assignment at the ACE (Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics) Mastermind Conference held at a wonderful resort in the Florida Keys. The meeting was absolutely fantastic and I’d strongly recommend readers of this blog to get involved with this awesome group of people (http://www.acesthetics.com/). One of the byproducts of this meeting […]

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Oh….The Places You Will Go

Having just returned from the 2012 ADA Annual Session in San Francisco, I am reminded how important it is to embrace lifelong learning. This meeting was absolutely wonderful from so many perspectives. The conference included some of the best speakers in dentistry presenting new content on how to take even better care of your patients. […]

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Preparing for Medical Emergencies

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Catharine Goodson for the Thriving Dentist Show on the topic of how to prepare for medical emergencies in the dental office. This is a critically important topic. Here’s a link to this excellent interview: In the interview, Dr. Goodson shares her personal experiences with the medical emergency […]

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Get Some Passion about Whitening!

If you have been a regular reader of this blog you know that I am a huge advocate of whitening! I LOVE whitening because it is such a wonderful ‘Gateway Service’ to help patients take a greater interest in their teeth. My hygienists, Kelli and MaryEllen tell me that they often notice that patients brush […]

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More Great New Patients

New patients are the lifeblood of a successful dental practice. Today, often the difference between a struggling practice and a thriving practice is the number of new patients the office attracts. The solution is to develop a comprehensive marketing plan that includes internal, external and digital marketing activities. I recently gathered some of the brightest […]

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It’s All About the Company You Keep!

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) Conference. This conference happened to be right in my backyard in Scottsdale, AZ and I shared the podium with my great friend, Fred Joyal. The invitation came about over a year ago when Fred called me and asked […]

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The Importance of Confidence!

If you have been a regular reader of this blog you know that I have deep respect for Dr. Frank Spear. He is an amazing educator and has the unique ability to take a complex subject and distill it into very understandable parts. To do so takes intense skill and understanding of the subject matter. […]

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