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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis
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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis

How do you decide when to comply with the patient's request to extract a tooth, and when does it make more sense to either refer them to an oral surgeon...

| 1 month ago
Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings
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Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings

Spear Online features three new team meeting modules designed to help your practice team shape the comforting, nurturing patient experience that leads...

| 3 months ago
Don't Use the 'F' Word in Your Hygiene Exams and Other Tips for Success
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Don't Use the 'F' Word in Your Hygiene Exams and Other Tips for Success

Are you taking steps to make hygiene appointments as smooth as possible for both you and the patient?

| 7 months ago
Is Your Dental Office Team Disengaged?
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Is Your Dental Office Team Disengaged?

Is your staff burning out and disengaged? Here are some quick tips to fix that ASAP.

| 8 months ago
The Pros and Cons of Open Book Management
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The Pros and Cons of Open Book Management

It is essential to keep your staff educated and engaged with your vision, values and strategies - including your financial details and goals.

| 10 months ago
No More 'Just a Cleaning, Please'
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No More 'Just a Cleaning, Please'

Learn how the 'continuing care' mindset can enhance your patients' hygiene experience and elevate your practice to a more successful and profitable level.

| 10 months ago
Compensation Models That Truly Motivate
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Compensation Models That Truly Motivate

What do you need to take into consideration when determining compensation strategies for your dental team?

| 11 months ago
7 Reasons For Performance Shortfall in the Dental Practice
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7 Reasons For Performance Shortfall in the Dental Practice

Is someone on your team not fully meeting your expectations? Here are 7 potential reasons they're not performing their...

| 11 months ago
How Hygienists Can Quickly Connect With Patients
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How Hygienists Can Quickly Connect With Patients

How can dental hygienists make patients feel comfortable and welcome from the very beginning? Guest author Shelley Brown, R.D.H., B.S.D.H., offers some extremely simple tips.

| 1 year ago
Five Characteristics of a Profitable Dental Hygiene Department
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Five Characteristics of a Profitable Dental Hygiene Department

The most profitable dental hygiene departments have five characteristics in common. Here is a breakdown of each and how you can implement them in your...

| 2 years ago
INFOGRAPHIC: How to Revolutionize Your Dental Practice in 6 Weeks
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Revolutionize Your Dental Practice in 6 Weeks

Team meetings can help get your dental practice team on the same page, but how do you affect true change? We have the answer.

| 3 years ago
New Spear Online Course: “Establishing Value for your Treatment Plan with New or Existing Patients”
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New Spear Online Course: “Establishing Value for your Treatment Plan with New or Existing Patients”

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how even long-time patients may need more information on the value of treatment because of the related fees.

| 3 years ago