How Do You Find Good Team Members?

Productive Practice Mindset

Dr. Nate Lester graduated school in 2005 and wanted to move back to rural Wyoming where he grew up. His dad was a cattle rancher, and now he lives and works on the cattle ranch. He has 50 head of cows (I am assuming that they are still attached to their bodies – but I was afraid to ask), and …

Do You Feel Stuck?

Productive Practice Mindset

At our last Diamond Coaching Members Retreat, we spent A LOT of time going over this one key: In fact, I had our team cut-up the 10 minute video where Dr. John talks about this and lays out the plan to help one practice make this shift. This video is a part of our exclusive membership The Double Your Production …

What is the #1 Thing Patients Want?

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With all the changes that are happening in dentistry… the corporations sucking up family own dental practices left and right, the ever changing (and not in our favor) insurance decisions that are affecting not only patient care but our bottom lines, and ever squeezing tight grip on our patients wallet…. if you are not figuring out how to give patients …

Understanding the 2017 Perio Code 4346

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Understanding and applying the new 2017 gingivitis code 4346. I have received many questions about this new code, When is it appropriate to use it? What will insurance cover? What are the limitations we have when billing with this code? All important questions, that I will cover in this video blog. What I find interesting about this code is that …

Explode Your Team Case Acceptance

Case Acceptance

​There have been some exciting new developments regarding CAMBRA, caries management by risk assessment. This is something that we are teaching many of our hygiene providers to utilize in the course of hygiene appointments. ​Some exciting new changes for 2014 is that there are now codes from the ADA and CDT that can be added to the patient record and …

Exciting New CDT Codes for 2014

Office Management

​There have been some exciting new developments regarding CAMBRA, caries management by risk assessment. This is something that we are teaching many of our hygiene providers to utilize in the course of hygiene appointments. ​Some exciting new changes for 2014 is that there are now codes from the ADA and CDT that can be added to the patient record and …

BAD headlines, BAD news for dentistry

Productive Practice Mindset

“Court orders dentist to pay $85,000 to employee fired for safety complaint.” “Fears for more than 11,000 dental patients who could have been exposed to HIV and Hepatitis due to poor cleaning and sterilization” “Dentist accused of being a menace to the public health faces 17 OSHA violations and a revocation of his license.” When it comes to headlines like …

Explode Your Implant Case Acceptance

Case Acceptance, Case Acceptance

Did you know that 65% of all production completed in the Restorative Department in a dental practice is referred from hygiene? This is why my first question is always… “Is your hygiene team trained in case presentation skills?” followed by, “How do you create the environment in which patients say ‘yes’?” The old paradigm for Case Presentation was to educate, …