Snap-On Smile: An Exciting Tx Option

November 15, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  no Comment

Last weekend I had the honor of presenting the Keynote Speech at the DenMat Destination Education Event in Las Vegas. The panel of speaker’s at this event was incredible, so I decided to stay for the entire 2 ½ days and learn from some real ‘Masters’! I’m thrilled I did.

 

One of the speakers was Dr. Marc Liechtung, the inventor of Snap-On Smile. It is truly a rare opportunity to meet someone who has invented something that has improved so many people’s lives. Prior to meeting Dr. Liechtung I must confess that I didn’t know much about Snap-On Smile. The story of how Dr. Liechtung created Snap-On Smile is a wonderful story that deserves retelling!

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The iPad in Your Practice

November 03, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  4 Comments

While we have a collection of some very impressive technology in our dental practice, perhaps one the most useful pieces of technology only cost $499. It’s, the iPad! This wonderful tool is amazing as a display device to show patients the digital photos we take as part of every new patient exam.

 

Earlier this year I was participating in a retreat with Dr. Frank Spear, who is one of the most talented, passionate, and effective teachers I have ever met. He has an amazing way of taking very complicated subjects and simplifying them in an understandable way. Truly a gift. If you have never taken a course given by Frank, run, don’t walk and take one now! Here’s his link www.speareducation.com. At the retreat, I was having lunch with Frank and I asked him if he had any advice for my clients about how to increase case acceptance. Without hesitation, Frank said two things;

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Seven Recommendations for an Ideal Practice

November 01, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  3 Comments

Most of you know that Steve Jobs has had a significant influence on my life. I am currently reading his biography written by Walter Isaacson and thoroughly enjoying it. Certainly Steve Jobs was a complicated man with some flaws (like all of us), yet his innovative and creative spirit was truly remarkable. If you have not yet read the blog post I wrote after he resigned in August, click here to read it. Within this blog post is the written transcript of his Stanford Commencement Address along with the video of that address. My friend, Linda Miles, said that watching this video was the best 15 minutes she spent in front of a computer screen this year!

 

In the address, Steve made the following statement:

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Do More Whitening!

October 27, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  2 Comments

 

News FLASH……….People want whiter teeth!

 

A recent survey in USA Today asked the following question; “What would you like to change about your smile?” 85% of the people surveyed said they wanted whiter teeth.  While most dental offices provide whitening services, very few offices are anywhere near their whitening potential. The information in this blog post will provide three specific solutions to increase your whitening.

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The Kodak Study

October 25, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  1 Comments

Over 25 years ago, I was introduced to a study commissioned by the Eastman Kodak Company. This study is worth revisiting today given the rising office overhead costs in dentistry today. One of the reasons why overhead is increasing is that your fees have not kept up with the rising costs of providing the care. There are many variables involved in setting your fees and only you can determine an appropriate fee schedule, but here is something to think about.  (more…)

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