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dental management consultant

Amazon Sues 1,114 Individual Reviewers For Hire

October 26, 2015

To make sure that the services offered were legit, Amazon dispatched investigators to buy reviews. This led to the rather surreal situation where sellers would explain their strategies for evading detection by Amazon to a representative of Amazon. Source: Amazon Sues 1,114 Individual Reviewers For Hire – Consumerist This is different. Most of the time […]

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Connected Inside Dental Technology

October 20, 2015

I was interviewed by Pam Johnson for the linked article in IDT Magazine. We discuss online lab communication and interoperability, or more accurately the absence of interoperability in dentistry. In our personal and business lives, we have come to expect fast, reliable connectivity that seamlessly allows us to bank online; remotely control our smart homes […]

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Very Large Dental Practices Seeing Significant Growth in Market Share

August 31, 2015

From the ADA Health Policy Institute: Key Messages From 2002 to 2012, market share increased for dental firms with 20 employees or more, while dental firms with fewer than five employees experienced a decline in market share. During the same period, very large dental firms – those with 500 employees or more – also saw […]

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The selfish truth about word of mouth (why referrals don’t happen)

April 13, 2015

A must read from Seth Godin: Of course you will be eagerly and often referring your friends and neighbors to your dentist, insurance broker, lawn mowing guy and that book you just read. Actually, not so much. via Seth’s Blog. He lists six reasons people are reluctant to refer, even if they really like the […]

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Google+ and Search

April 6, 2015

My Inscriptions article is now available online: What happens when you Google your name? What should show up is a box to the right of the organic results that lists your name, phone number, address with a link for directions and office hours topped by an attractive photo. You may also have some users reviews […]

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Dental Call Tracking with Patient Pursuit

March 9, 2015

The life blood of any dental practice is the telephone. Virtually every new patient and every appointment for new treatment starts with a phone call. We all know that so we must all practice great phone techniques, right?  –  Wrong! Research from Patient Pursuit found that the most consistent, detrimental error that dental practices make […]

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Google Doesn’t Rank Dentists 

March 6, 2015

It Ranks Websites!

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Synergyspecialists

February 27, 2015

I like this concept. Itinerant specialist who come to your office. There is not a large techno component except that technology allows for easier scheduling billing etc. Synergy Specialists was founded by a group of board certified specialists in 2013 who imagined a more cohesive and profitable way to provide your patients with complex dental services. Synergy […]

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What Dental Webmasters Need to Know

February 26, 2015

…know what Internet users want – speed and ease. Ensure your website loads quickly and keep pages as close to the homepage as possible. Don’t make the users have to click more than three or four times to get to their desired destination. It’s also important to avoid publishing duplicate content.This includes copying content from […]

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Dentrix | Problem Solved

February 21, 2015

Another new online feature from Dentrix. One of the reasons I am such a fan of high tech digital dentistry is the data that can be used to manage a practice more effectively. However most dentists do not really use the data effectively. The linked site gives you some quick and easy answers with additional […]

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TNT Rocks

February 12, 2015

Check out the new updated Emmott on Technology Website: My friends at TNT Dental did all the work. They are easy to work with and very creative. There is an updated section for meeting planners with all my new topics including HIPAA and Google. As well as links for dentists looking for some one on […]

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Get Paged on Your Wrist

February 4, 2015

Doctor Meow – Receive pages directly on your wrist Add privacy to your messages Do not waste time checking boards and post-it notes Remove the noise from your intercom system via DoctorMeow. Doctor Meow is a new service that pushes office pages directly to a Pebble watch on your wrist. No sticky notes, no running […]

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Trust and the Internet

January 13, 2015

Very interesting article by former consumer reporter John Stossel. I trust these ratings much more than any certificate of approval from the Department of Business Regulation. via Trust – John Stossel – Page 2. He makes several very important points that have a direct impact on dentistry. First, as a consumer affairs reporter he found […]

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The Digital Divide

January 6, 2015

Technology haves and have nots, some thoughts from Jack Abrams: Technology has created a divide among the committed and uncommitted (the progressive and unprogressive) dental professional. Offices that lack technology and haven’t invested, may find themselves at the point of no return. The cost of catching up may be too great and may never be […]

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Dentrix Tip Referring Procedures

December 4, 2014

In my experience very few offices use the referral options in Dentrix very well. While you can edit each procedure individually and add the referral to each one, this process can be simplified by using the Treatment Planner to add a referral to a group of procedures at once. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Referring Several […]

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Thriving Dentist Podcast Show

December 3, 2014

One of the best resources in dentistry is “The Thriving Dentist” with Gary Takacs Thriving Dentist Podcast Show | Takacs Learning Center. I will be on this week talking with Gary about Paperless Records. My show is scheduled for broadcast today December 3. If you have never heard Gary or listened to one of his […]

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Do Nothing Leadership

November 25, 2014

More wisdom from Seth Godin: But even if the storm passes, your employees remember. They remember the standard you’ve set and the way things are around here. Every time we give someone the employee of the month parking space for perfect compliance, or fire someone for creating a culture of disrespect, we send a message. […]

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Profitability Coaching

August 29, 2014

  On of the best sessions at the recent Henry Schein Technology summit in Utah was on the Dentrix coaching program presented by Tammy McHood. Coaching is a remarkable program that virtually every Dentrix office needs to consider. In case you missed it, here is what I wrote about coaching earlier this year. From Dentrix: […]

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PPO Analyzer for Dentrix

August 22, 2014

From DPR: There are four main components to The PPO Analyzer. PPO Production Summary – This will give you production by fee schedule and compare it to your UCR fee schedule and give you a net difference. This is your bottom line PPO write-off. PPO Patient Demographics – This will give you total number of patients […]

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A Reading List of Books About Technology’s Impact on People

May 22, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from September 2013: “You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.” – Charlie Jones Here are three books that offer an insightful and a highly optimistic look into the future. Abundance: The Future […]

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