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Benefits of a Small-Town vs. Big-Town Practice

The following article was written by our Founder, Mary Fisher-Day, exclusively for Dental Entrepreneur Magazine and appears in the Fall, 2016 issue and the online edition Here.  There’s plenty to be said of the benefits of living and practicing in a big city or Metropolitan area. Proximity to upscale dining, Cultural Activities and Shopping Malls …

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Is your surface disinfectant safe and are you using it right?

Surface disinfectant: Hands down this is the least understood area in a dental office. Understand the proper steps to use from ventilation to PPE, each area contains risky outcomes. The labels change often and include vital information, such as the exposure time to kill viruses and bacteria. A recent survey showed that when clinicians were …

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Could Early Morning Dance Parties Boost Productivity?

I recently learned of a dental practice that has two minute dance parties, prior to their morning huddle everyday. The team loves it. Imagine the positive energy this brings to the practice! What do you think? Would this work for your practice? Check out the article below. Early Morning Dance Parties Boosting Productivity -Mary Mary …

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Dental Office Overhead

The following overhead numbers are typical of a well managed Dental Practice: • Staff Salaries (including benefits and government required Payroll expenses) = 24-28% • Clinical Supplies = 6% • Lab Fees (all) = 7-8% • Rent or Lease payment = 4% • Equipment Leasing/Purchases = 2-3% • Office Supplies (includes postage and electronic billing …

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Does Your Incentive Plan Inspire Your Team?

With the slowdown in the economy, yearly pay raises may be difficult to give.  However, a bonus program can be a great way to motivate current employees and even acquire new ones (when needed). When you include an incentive bonus in your total compensation package, it shifts employee mentality to that of ownership. They become motivated to …

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A Note From Mary

When you think you can’t afford to hire a practice management coach or consultant is when you need one most. If your practice is in need of a consultant/coach, find one that will work with you on payments. Our clients see their investment repaid many times over and in a very short period of time. …

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Top Mistakes Made By Dental Practice Owners

What are the top mistakes made my dental practice owners? 1- Under estimating the value of team communication   * Morning meetings or huddles are the most important communication of the day. This 10 to 15 minute meeting will set the tone for the day. The Doctor or Scheduling Coordinator should facilitate   Review the schedule …

Image of a smiling team member: The front desk is the face of your dental practice

The Face of Your Practice

Front Desk Team Members Whenever one thinks about the way a doctor’s office should be run, they should compare it to the parts of a body. If the doctors and medical staff are the hands, and the billing coordinator is the brain, then the front desk is undoubtedly the face. The front desk position is a vital aspect of any …

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Dental Negligence – Are you covering your tracks?

Written notification of Periodontal Disease is essential for every Dental Hygiene Program. Make sure your entire team understands that informed refusal is just as important as informed consent. The main function of informed consent is to protect the patient’s right to self-determination of whether or not to accept the treatment proposed. The dentist and hygienist …