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Critical Thinking with Difficult Patients

We have all been there a time or two with that difficult patient! They seem compliant, you have done everything that you can think of from a clinical treatment standpoint, yet they still appear unhealthy due to the amount of

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Have you won the battle but lost the war?

I recently had a really cool conversation with a Dentist we’ve coached over the years. It started as a coding question but what he shared is an excellent example of strong leadership that we can all learn from.  Watch this brief video

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1 – 3 mm probe readings NOT always healthy

Very often I hear dental professionals refer to periodontal readings of 1,2 & 3 millimeters as healthy.  As you think with me on this, you will realize that that is not always a true statement.  Watch this 2-minute video and

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Are you ready to lead your team?

I love working with high level thinking dentists and team members; it’s always exciting!   What excites me the most is when a team embraces change.  While the goal is to always elevate patient care and successful treatment outcomes, some teams

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Are you treating the WHOLE body?

I just returned from my first AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health) convention in Salt Lake City, UT. To say that it was anything short of amazing, informative and even emotional at times, would be an understatement. Today’s medical

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[VIDEO TIP] Dentists-LEAD your hygienists to fill your schedule

Nearly every dentist we’ve ever worked with has asked ‘How do I motivate my hygienists to tee-up more treatment for me-BEFORE I come in for the exam?’  This is really a leadership conversation and in this short video I will give you the

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Is your team asleep at the wheel when it comes to clinical notes?

Is your team asleep at the wheel when it comes to clinical notes? A lack of clear and detailed clinical notes, made in an efficient manner, can make or break your practice in so many ways. When a dentist is charged with malpractice,

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Fun and For Real-Rachel talks with Howard Farran-Return on Hygiene

It was my pleasure and honor to be featured recently on Howard Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored podcast.  One thing I love is that Howard gets his guests to Get Real. And that’s just what we did.  Besides being a ton of fun to listen

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High Impact Communication

Patient communication is always a topic of interest! Using high impact words and phrases can make a big difference in a patients’ ability to understand why following through with diagnosed treatment is in their best interest. During a recent workshop,

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Doctor-here’s proof you DON’T have to do it

One reason some Dentists don’t reach out to coaches for help is because they are afraid THEY will have to do all the work. You’re already busy and can’t imagine adding more to your plate and at the same time,

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