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Alive and Well with Dr. Bell

Let me ask you a question regarding past financial investments in your team and/or practice. Have you EVER increased your original investment by 18 TIMES in just ONE YEAR? Well if your answer is not only NO but that seems

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What should you ask when interviewing a hygienist?

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at the annual session of the American Association of Dental Office Managers-AADOM.  This is the 4th year we’ve been an exhibitor at the conference and we love meeting so many

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[Video Book Review] Are you doing TOO many things?

I know you’ve felt it at one time or another. I have too. It’s…overwhelm. And when you feel overwhelmed it can be hard to make any progress at all with the task at hand. I talk with hygienists all the

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What will your patients think?

If you’re like just about EVERY dental professional I’ve ever met, you’ve asked yourself this question when you’ve been faced with telling a long standing patient they have active periodontal disease. It’s so common…especially when you’re working on taking your

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Mid-career crisis

Today, I turn 45. I’m so grateful that I’m happy and healthy to celebrate another year! I pray I’m fortunate enough for this to be mid-life for me. That means I will get to see my kids grow and have

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Quick Video Tip – Are you building?

What was the last book you read?  Were you able to apply the principles in the book to taking your business or career to the next level?  Over the next few months we will be recommending business books as well

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Is there a problem with your probing technique?

I was on-site doing a private workshop for a new client recently and one of the hygienists (practicing for over 20 years) had a huge mindset shift on how to use the periodontal probe. It wasn’t easy for her as the concepts

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Are You Using the ‘F’ Word?

Isn’t it frustrating when you’ve just seated a recall patient and the first words out of their mouth are, “I only want a cleaning today”?  You explain they haven’t had x-rays or an exam for 18 months and they still

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Practicing Ultrasonic Techniques to Improve your Clinical Game

Here are a few quick tips to help you get recommitted to some of the fundamentals of ultrasonic instrumentation. Insert selection is incredibly important. Several manufacturers offer slim style inserts as well as standard inserts. Slim style (commonly known by

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Your Diabetic patients need your help

I’m sure you remember back in July when the TV show ‘The View’ had financial expert Regina Lewis speak on industries with growing job markets.  She included dental hygiene in the segment and stated that dental hygienists do not need

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