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Designing a Welcoming Orthodontics Office
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Designing a Welcoming Orthodontics Office

Consider these tips to make the experience more memorable and inviting for a wider variety of patients.

| 3 days ago
Tuesday Tip: The Dental Insurance Conundrum
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Tuesday Tip: The Dental Insurance Conundrum

'To be in network, or not to be in network …?' Amy Morgan examines dental insurance challenges through a Shakespearean lens.

| 6 days ago
Don’t ‘Crash Your Coffee’ in Your Dental Practice
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Don’t ‘Crash Your Coffee’ in Your Dental Practice

It's time to think about sharpening your focus, to avoid the daily missteps that can sidetrack your practice growth.

| 3 weeks ago
Tuesday Tip: Leadership Lessons From Optimus Prime
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Tuesday Tip: Leadership Lessons From Optimus Prime

Believe it or not, the Autobots can teach you quite a bit about how to run your dental practice.

| 1 month ago
How Do You Find a Good Mentor?
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How Do You Find a Good Mentor?

Dr. Carl Steinberg explores the value of intentionally cultivating dental mentors.

| 1 month ago
5 Ways to Improve Dentist-Lab Relations
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5 Ways to Improve Dentist-Lab Relations

Building a positive relationship with your dental laboratory is essential for efficient treatment for your patients.

| 1 month ago
Spear Talk Highlight – How to Prevent Staff Stress and an Office ‘Coup’
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Spear Talk Highlight – How to Prevent Staff Stress and an Office ‘Coup’

The Spear Online forum gives clinicians a sales-free space to learn from specific cases and anecdotes shared by colleagues.

| 1 month ago
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Whether you recently opened a new dental practice or purchased an existing one with outdated protocols, addressing these checklist items will help with...

| 1 month 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 months 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.

| 2 months 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...

| 2 months 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...

| 2 months ago