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Ready, Fire, Aim: It’s OK to Fail
(Craig Presti – Dental Economics)
Author Graig Presti reminds dentists of the benefits of failure and why it’s okay to try new ideas, even if you don’t have every detail perfectly planned. The natural course of events for dentists is to be meticulous in diagnosing, treating and following up on the health of patients. When those same perfectionist habits carry over into the business side the dental practice, Presti points out that “you’re no longer able to create forward movement or be productive.”
Estimated read time: 4 min.
Embezzlement in the Dental Practice
(Wendy Askins – DentalTown Magazine)
Estimated read time: 7 min
Doctors, It’s Time to Push Back on PPO’s
(Bill Rossi – The Profitable Dentist Magazine)
Estimated read time: 6 min
Why I Can’t Own My Own Practice
(Earl Douglas – Dental Entrepreneur)
Estimated read time: 8 min
Your Dental Practice is Like a Bookstore…
(Chris Salierno – DentistryIQ)
Author Chris Salierno draws a comparison between dental offices and bookstores, who (with the sole exception of Barnes and Noble) have been decimated by the commoditization of the industry. While not a perfect analogy, bookstores don’t have the same rigid requirements for new market entrants that dentists do, the overall point is a good one and worth thinking about. Chris asks how you are going to differentiate yourself from other practices, and the large consolidated practices that can offer more competitive pricing. This article advocates understanding what motivates YOUR patients. Solid advice.
Estimated read time: 3 min