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7 Dental Team Issues Impacting Practice Performance

7 Dental Team Issues Impacting Practice Performance

Spear VP of Growth Strategy, Amy Morgan, discusses the most common reasons for employee performance shortfalls—and what you can do about dental team issues.

| 7 months ago
A New Dental Patient Case Study, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Options
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A New Dental Patient Case Study, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

In the conclusion to this series, Dr. Jim McKee goes through the process of diagnosing, and offering treatment options to a new dental patient with jaw...

| 7 months ago
A New Dental Patient Case Study, Part 1: The Letter

A New Dental Patient Case Study, Part 1: The Letter

In the first of a 2-part series, Dr. Jim McKee shares a letter he received from a new dental patient he was about to see—and breaks down the significance of...

| 7 months ago
To Accept or Not to Accept Dental Insurance Benefits?  3 Questions You Need to Answer First
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To Accept or Not to Accept Dental Insurance Benefits? 3 Questions You Need to Answer First

Spear VP of Practice Growth Strategy, Amy Morgan, outlines the questions every dentist should ask before deciding whether to accept dental insurance benefits.

| 8 months ago
Five Questions to Ask Yourself to Increase Dental Patient Retention
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Five Questions to Ask Yourself to Increase Dental Patient Retention

By looking deeper into your patient base and asking yourself these 5 questions, you can increase dental patient retention and grow your...

| 8 months ago
OSHA Training for Dental Assistants:  Empowering Your Dental Team

OSHA Training for Dental Assistants: Empowering Your Dental Team

OSHA training for dental assistants that focuses on bloodborne pathogens and hazard communication will empower your team to take ownership of workplace...

| 8 months ago
Quick 5-Step Guide to Hiring and Training Dental Team Members

Quick 5-Step Guide to Hiring and Training Dental Team Members

With this 5-step guide, hiring and training dental team members will bring more effective and longer lasting results in this competitive job market.

| 8 months ago
Informed Decision-Making in a Patient’s Buyer’s Journey: The “Bottega Argument”

Informed Decision-Making in a Patient’s Buyer’s Journey: The “Bottega Argument”

Dr. Mitrani shares a strategy for helping to drive informed decision-making in a patient's buyer's journey through what he calls, the 'Bottega Argument.'

| 8 months ago
Protective Eyewear for Dental Patients: What to Use and When to Use it

Protective Eyewear for Dental Patients: What to Use and When to Use it

Dentists who do not provide protective eyewear for dental patients put them at increased risk of injuries. Here is what you need to know about keeping...

| 8 months ago
Download Courses, Study Offline and Empower Your Team with Spear Online Mobile App
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Download Courses, Study Offline and Empower Your Team with Spear Online Mobile App

With the Spear Online mobile app, dentists and their teams can download courses for offline viewing and customize their profile to better track their...

| 8 months ago
Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration:  A Visual Essay
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Finishing the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: A Visual Essay

Dr. Jason Smithson writes about an under-examined part of doing composite restorations—the finishing protocol—and outlines three components of a successful process.

| 8 months ago
Moving? Here's How to Transfer Your Dental License to Another State

Moving? Here's How to Transfer Your Dental License to Another State

In this post, we share how to transfer your dental license to another state. Highly dependent upon your target location, read on for the steps to get...

| 8 months ago