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Two Ways to Become a Standout Dentist
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Two Ways to Become a Standout Dentist

The majority of patients believe that most dentists are good—and they're right. Dentistry as a whole has demonstrated consistently high standards. Most...

| 6 years ago
The 'Smart Practice' Solution
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The 'Smart Practice' Solution

You can always spot the dentists who have truly internalized a modern approach to dentistry. They're the ones who use technology in an integrated way...

| 6 years ago
A Competitive Advantage for Dentists
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A Competitive Advantage for Dentists

Think about all the things that are withdrawn from your account automatically each month: your cell phone payment, cable and Internet service, and so...

| 6 years ago
Two Words That Always Capture Attention
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Two Words That Always Capture Attention

There is a reason that advertisers have for generations been using the phrase 'new and improved.' It's a natural human instinct to be drawn toward things that...

| 6 years ago
Using Clinical Photos on an iPad to Communicate Findings With Patients
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Using Clinical Photos on an iPad to Communicate Findings With Patients

As the cliché goes, pictures are worth a thousand words. Over the years clinicians have incorporated various visual aids in patient communication. Visual...

| 6 years ago
Where to Find the 'Right Patients'
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Where to Find the 'Right Patients'

Just about every dentist eventually reaches the point in his or her career when it is time to 'go deeper to go higher.' In the early stages of a practice's development,...

| 6 years ago
Setting Fees Based on Your Expertise
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Setting Fees Based on Your Expertise

A high-tech, high-volume power plant suffers a breakdown that grinds everything to a halt. All the engineers and maintenance people on the team do everything...

| 6 years ago
The Great Mindset Shift
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The Great Mindset Shift

Every dentist who goes from average to exceptional reaches a point in their training where they undergo a fundamental shift in thinking. When this mindset...

| 6 years ago
If You're Happy and You Know it, Show Your Patients
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If You're Happy and You Know it, Show Your Patients

A while ago my sister Nadia needed some restorative dental work and I arranged for her to see one of our faculty leaders, Dr. Gary DeWood, whom many of...

| 6 years ago
The Two Realities of Patient Care
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The Two Realities of Patient Care

Imagine a medical doctor who diagnoses a patient with a life-altering (although not life-threatening) condition. It is a condition he has seen many times....

| 6 years ago
What's the Right Word?
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What's the Right Word?

A while ago I posted an article about how it is important to use the right language with patients if you want to evoke the right responses. The words...

| 6 years ago
The Problem With Being a Really Good Dentist
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The Problem With Being a Really Good Dentist

You get a new patient in the chair (always an exciting time) and you provide a comprehensive examination and diagnosis to the best of your abilities—skills you...

| 6 years ago