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The 3 Most Critical Checklists to Use in the Dental Practice
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The 3 Most Critical Checklists to Use in the Dental Practice

Whether you recently opened a new dental practice or purchased an existing one with outdated protocols, addressing these checklist items will help with...

| 6 days ago
I Became a Dentist to Get Rich!
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I Became a Dentist to Get Rich!

It doesn't always work out like planned. But when you decide to become a dentist, you can discover true riches beyond increasing your practice revenues.

| 2 weeks ago
Finding Mentors for Life
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Finding Mentors for Life

U.S. Army dentist Dr. Andy Janiga shares how his personal mentors and networking through Spear Study Club shaped his confidence in dentistry.

| 4 weeks ago
Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 
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Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, dentists facing serious personal or workplace stress should consider how 'real' their struggles are and seek...

| 1 month ago
My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 1 month ago
Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?
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Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?

Surgical specialist Dr. Douglas Smail makes recommendations to address the 'lagging measures' that can significantly hinder practice growth.

| 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...

| 1 month ago
7 Tips for Being an A-List Specialist
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7 Tips for Being an A-List Specialist

Dental specialists can increase the quantity and quality of their referrals by following these simple tips.

| 2 months ago
Why Is 'Intention' My Favorite Word?
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Why Is 'Intention' My Favorite Word?

Learn about the G.R.O.W. method for intentionally setting and achieving your practice growth goals.

| 4 months ago
Are Your Dental Patients 'Hearing' You?
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Are Your Dental Patients 'Hearing' You?

If you're seeing a lot of your patients walk away without accepting treatment, it may be time to rethink your communication approaches.

| 4 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?

| 5 months ago
PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice
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PPO - The Ideal Equation for a Successful Dental Practice

For some, the idea of a 'PPO' practice may seem too intimidating to approach - but what if those three letters mean more than you think they do?

| 5 months ago