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Why Are You Tracking?

Often dentists identify a behavior they’d like to see improve in their team and they want to track it.  For example, increasing the number of intra-oral photos.  But is it really worth tracking an activity if there’s no end result attached to it? This week’s

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Are You Mad or Are You Motivated?

When you feel your profession is threatened, do you get mad or does it motivate you to change the outcome? Do you depend on your boss (or your team) to provide a place to work?  Or do you continually bring value beyond what is

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[VIDEO] DENTISTS- Don’t forget this

In your day-to-day busyness, it’s hard to see the big picture. It’s hard to forget how your actions affect your team in a POSITIVE way.  Every ‘thank you, today was a great day’ and every time you teach and mentor your team has

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[VIDEO] Is it time to harvest the seeds you’ve planted?

If you were a farmer, would you plant a crop but never harvest it? Of course not! If the crop were truly necessary, not harvesting would defeat the purpose of planting! So why do you (or your team, or your

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How much SRP should your hygienists be doing?

Have you ever wondered just how much Perio Therapy your hygienists should be doing? I talk to dentists all the time that say they KNOW there’s active disease in their patient population but their perio numbers are either very low or they

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[Worksheet] What are your hygienists good at selling?

I was recently asked to be a guest on Dr. Paul Etchison’s popular podcast ‘Dental Practice Heroes’.  Dr. Paul asked me a very interesting question… Is it really in the practice’s and patient’s best interest for my hygienists to spend so

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Are you about to have a blow out?

Have you ever had a flat tire? You know that feeling when you’re going down the road and something just doesn’t feel right and then all of a sudden…blow out! You have to pull off the road and get help.

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What happened to all our patients?

We get this question all the time… ‘We have a strong new patient flow so why aren’t we adding hygiene days?’.   We’ve seen dentists with 40-50 new patients/month and yet they have the same 6-8 days of hygiene each week that

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A TON of content for you

This week, I’m excited to share the podcast interview I did with Dr. Mark Costes recently. Dr. Mark has a HUGE podcast following and he’s an authority for building multiple practices on culture, quality and systems.  In the interview I share

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When should you refer to the Periodontist?

I recently spoke with a well-respected Periodontist and he shared some very specific times when he believes general dentists and hygienists should consider referring. In our experience with dental teams across the US and Canada, it is VERY common for teams

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