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Simple tips for happy gums

Taking care of your gums is an important part of proper oral hygiene. Healthy gums protect your teeth from decay and bone loss around your teeth. Learn the right way to floss Flossing daily is a way to clear the hard-to-reach areas in-between your teeth of food debris and bacteria. Follow these easy steps to […]

Elements of a good practice website

A dental practice’s website should not be looked at as an afterthought. From banking to shopping to booking airline tickets, your patients are accustomed to getting things done online and they expect to communicate with their dentist in the same way. Here are some tips for having a website that your patients will value. Clear […]

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. […]

Building a strong culture in your dental practice

Weak office culture can hinder productivity and can even be sensed by patients. One of the top causes of a weak culture is a divide between leaders and their staff. Leveraging gratitude and appreciation is an easy-to-implement approach for establishing a strong cohesive team. Appreciation is important Feeling that your efforts are appreciated is a […]

Hiring an office manager

Finding an office manager who fits your culture can make a big difference to the success of your practice. Here are some simple tips to help make that happen. It goes without saying that you won’t hire an office manager who doesn’t possess the relevant skill set and work experience to do the job but […]