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New Tax Filing Deadlines!

February 13, 2017 by

Are you in charge of payroll for your office?  If so, you have a new filing deadline for 2017!  Forms W-2 and most Form 1099-MISC are due to the IRS by Jan. 31, 2017 (same date they are due to the taxpayer).  Meaning, you no longer have until Feb. 28 or Mar. 31 if filing […]

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Dental Tax Trends: Are You Fully Using Your Retirement Plan?

February 7, 2017 by

Do you know the maximum amount you can put into your retirement plan this year?  Most dentists and team members are not fully funding their retirement plan each year—leaving tax deductions and asset growth on the table. The ideal plan varies depending upon length of time you or your Doctor have had employees, how many […]

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The Three R’s Strategy

January 23, 2017 by

Over the past 35 of my business life, I’ve seen many different approaches to team-building. In our own business we refined the process to a very simple philosophy, which I call the Three R’s, which are Retrain, Repurpose or Replace. We have over 250 team members at 1-800-DENTIST, and many different skill sets and levels […]

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The Myth of “My Patients Have No Money”

January 17, 2017 by

Here is an important thing to understand about your patients who say they “just don’t have the money” for the dental work they need… Most of your patients really do have enough money to cover their dental health needs. They just choose to spend it on other things. We have to recognize that our patients […]

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That’s a Wrap! 2016 Year-End Review

January 10, 2017 by

Happy New Year, dental family! I hope you had an incredible holiday season spent with family and friends and filled with gratitude and love. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!  At DentalPost, we had a fantastic year! Thank you for your continued support. I credit all of our success to you, […]

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How to Manage Conflict Effectively

January 3, 2017 by

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” –William James Conflict can arise for many reasons: different points of view, our communication approaches differ (e.g., some people are very direct, others want to first consider others’ feelings and perspectives, […]

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Ready or Not, Here Comes 2017!

December 26, 2016 by

It’s almost time! January will be here in the proverbial “blink of an eye!” Ready? In preparation for your success, please consider the following: 1. Have you established your work calendar for the coming new year? Doing so not only enables you to calculate a daily production goal but empowers your hygiene staff to pre-appoint your continuing […]

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Country Music Awards, Punta Cana and the Not So Ugly Truth

December 20, 2016 by

A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful invitation to attend the Country Music Awards in Nashville. Unfortunately, it was the same day I was supposed to fly to Punta Cana for my annual girl’s trip. I had a decision to make. As I was trying to decide what to do, I remembered it was […]

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Can You Move a Patient’s Appointment?

December 13, 2016 by

Yes! With the right training, communication, and follow-through, there is absolutely no reason that patients cannot be moved to help make the schedule the best it can be.  In fact, when done correctly, I actually encourage it.  Before you start moving patients to maximize your schedule, there are a few things that you need to […]

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