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Listen Up Ladies: Your Mind Could be Playing Tricks on You

March 28, 2017 by

I believe there are many topics that are taboo in dentistry. In my 23 years as a dental hygienist, I have worked alongside mostly women. I have experienced many different situations and office cultures. I have seen teams that work seamlessly together like a pair of Spanx pulling it together high and tight. I have […]

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Study Success: 6 Tips for Dental Students

March 21, 2017 by

The dental hygiene board exams are fast approaching and the myriad theories surrounding the concept of successful study almost require a study session of their own. The following 6 tips will help you effectively prepare for your dental exams, while still leaving you time to floss! So switch out of panic (or procrastination) mode, find […]

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How to Correct or Reprimand Staff: Four Easy Steps

March 13, 2017 by

At any given time one or more of your staff are likely doing something that you would not be too happy about if discovered. It’s the nature of the beast. That’s why it is so important to have written policy and a formal protocol for correcting or reprimanding employees. You want to document bad behavior […]

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Are you looking for a job or looking for a fit?

March 7, 2017 by

Cultural fit is a buzzword for hiring we often hear. Phrases like, hire beyond skills; make sure your core values align. You’ve heard this song and dance I’m sure. It’s not just a trend though. It is here to stay! According to an article from Forbes and Roundpegg, 89% of hiring failures are due to […]

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How Long Should You Keep Trying to Reactivate Patients?

February 27, 2017 by

I’m asked this question a lot by the dental office managers and owners that I meet and my answer may surprise you. First, let me emphasize how important it is to make sure that all your patients leave your office with their next appointment scheduled. This is more than a preference—it should be your office […]

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Engaging in Difficult Conversations

February 21, 2017 by

We have all had to engage in conversations from time to time that we would label ‘difficult’. These are the conversations where we anticipate that there will be disagreement or hurt feelings and we feel anxious or nervous about the conversation even before it takes place. There are a few steps that we can take […]

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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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