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Want to Improve Your Authority-Based Dental Marketing? Think Locally.

October 17, 2016 |

You’ve decided to improve your dental marketing. You’ve really upped the quality of your blog, you’ve seen a huge increase in organic search traffic, and you’re getting readers from all over the country. Yet, somehow, this success in marketing your … Read More

Seven Practical Ways to Improve Your Chairside Manner

October 10, 2016 |

Your chairside manner is essential for attracting patients, helping patients accept treatment, and encouraging patients to refer family and friends to your practice. How can you tell if your chairside manner needs work? Check out the reviews patients have left … Read More

Dental Office in Disarray? Managing Schedules for Better Practice Management

September 26, 2016 |

Sometimes, the best clinicians have the worst-run offices.  They’re so focused on what happens when patients are in the chair in front of them, that they don’t notice what’s going on in the rest of the office. This blind spot … Read More

5 Questions Every Patient Should Ask Before Getting a Dental Implant

August 8, 2016 |

Dear Patient,


Before you consider dental implants, please do your research. Not all implants or implant doctors are created equal. Implants are amazing and can change your life, but be sure you know exactly what you are getting. Here … Read More


July 7, 2016 |

There’s been a lot of exiting going on in recent history. Great Britain’s citizens just voted to sever its membership from the European Union. It’s been indelibly named as Brexit. Great Britain remains intact. Earlier in June 2016, the California … Read More

What Working in a Pedo Office is Really Like

June 30, 2016 |

When I get up to go to work in the morning I feel like FLOTUS on Sesame Street…I’m going to change the world one baby tooth at a time!




Then…I try to get my first child … Read More

What a Good Working Interview Looks Like

June 6, 2016 |

Working interviews are not all bad. There are many benefits if done correctly. What benefits can they provide?



Gives potential employees a chance to see and learn about your office phone and computer systems.

Even if someone has … Read More

Working Interviews Gone Wrong

June 2, 2016 |

Working interviews for dental hygienists are increasing in popularity. However, with the new trend I have been made aware of some very concerning practices.


First, applicants are not being compensated properly. Case in point: Following a formal interview with … Read More

Dental Office, or Dental Wellness Center? Embracing the Future of Dental Practice

May 12, 2016 |

It’s time for the traditional dental office to meet the twenty-first century. In the past, the dentist was a place people went to have teeth cleaned, cavities filled, and dentures made. Oral health was a special kind of health, totally … Read More

Is Returning to School a Good Return on Investment?

May 5, 2016 |

I just got a call from someone asking for my input. She knows of my decades of experience in dental hygiene. Sherri is 57, newly divorced, and has experience as a certified dental assistant. Currently, she is struggling to finish a … Read More