Archive for November, 2019

Making your website a great user experience

In a world where people expect to be able to do everything online, optimizing your practice’s website for a great user experience is a good way to delight your patients and help differentiate your practice from the competition. Here are a few simple things you can do. Make your website easy to find Most internet […]

If you need to let a member of staff go

A downside to running your own practice is that sometimes you’re forced to let one of your team members go. Here are some tips to make this challenging aspect of owning a business a little easier. Document everything in advance As soon as a team member enters your practice’s disciplinary protocol, begin to document every […]

Texting best practices

Struggling to reduce no-shows at your dental practice? Maybe you need to send reminder messages through text. Texting is cheap, easy and it is many patients’ preferred method of contact. Take advantage of the smartphone craze Did you know that the average American checks their phone every twelve minutes? While this might not be good […]

How does local anesthetic work?

One of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry is the use of local anesthetic to keep patients comfortable and treatment painless. If you’re curious about how it works, here’s a short explanation of the science behind local anesthetic and how it keeps dental procedures and oral surgery safe and pain-free. Blocking the signal from nerve […]

5 tips for a successful dental partnership

Co-owning a dental practice is a popular way to have your own business without taking on the full brunt of financial responsibility. Along with sharing expenses, there are other benefits to co-owning a practice: It’s easier to take time off. Your partner can manage the practice and cover some of your patients while you’re away. […]

Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!

Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]