What Secrets Are You Keeping from Your Dental Patients?
September 10, 2019
As you read the title of this weeks blog you may wonder, “Debbie, what I mean by secrets?” What I over hear in a dental office happens too often For most of my dental career about 35 yrs now, I STILL hear comments like, “He (“He” is referring to a patient) just got kicked Read More
How Your Office Voicemail Will Reduce Last Minute Cancellations
September 3, 2019
It seems to be pandemic. It’s not just your dental office but dental offices around the world are experience hemorrhaging in their appointment schedule. Years ago, during the economic decline, when our phone rang off the hook with dentists in a panic about the holes in their schedule I created a system and today’s Read More
Reactivate Your Overdue Hygiene Patients
August 27, 2019
Summer in North America is coming to a close. The kids are going back to school and family vacations are over. 2019 is more than half-way over and that means you have less months in 2019 to meet your dental practice goals. What are you doing this month to reactivate your overdue hygiene patients? Read More
THE “LAST” TRANSITION
August 19, 2019
I had an accident at home in late spring, falling and landing awkwardly on my shoulder. I did not break or chip a bone or tear any ligaments, but jammed it so badly I followed up with an orthopedic surgeon for all the right tests and images to be sure. He recommended 6-8 weeks of Read More
Taking A Stand. Stop the Insanity!
August 12, 2019
It’s most likely that you are a dental professional. I want you to know that I am taking a stand for dental professionals. You work too hard. I am taking a stand and want to Stop the INSANITY! WHY DO I CARE? Here’s the thing, I was a dental hygienist, this year marks 35 Read More
A Guide For Dentists: What To Ask Every Online Dental Marketing Agency You Talk To
August 6, 2019
Are you thinking of investing resources in an online dental marketing agency to help with your SEO efforts? Make sure to ask them these questions first. This information is a guide for dentists. Once you read this you will understand what to ask every online dental marketing agency you talk to. Will you explain dental Read More
Be Your Own Leader in Clinical Care with Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS and Jasmin Haley, RDH
July 24, 2019
Debbie sits down with Jasmin Haley (Founder of Beyond the Prophy Podcast) at the Hinman Dental Meeting to discuss leadership and how this applies to providing excellent patient care. Topics we cover: Being an introvert Patients owing their disease Verbiage when talking with our patients Meeting people where they are Her why & journey as Read More
Transition Now – Dentist Retirement Planning
June 25, 2019
I retired from private practice four years ago. I had a successful 40+ year run doing general restorative and cosmetic dentistry. I had associates, and I worked as a solo practitioner. In the end, a couple of young entrepreneurs bought my practice and I worked as an associate for four years before stepping away from Read More
Does Your Dental Hygiene Schedule Include a Black Hole?
June 20, 2019
Holes in the dental appointment schedule are a huge challenge in today’s world of dentistry. How much does one hole in your schedule each day cost your dental practice over the next year? The truth is that is costs your dental practice hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars over a year, if you have just one hole in your schedule. Read More
Dental Practice Transition How Do You Create A Saleable Practice?
June 12, 2019
You cannot have a dental practice transition unless you have a practice that someone else wants to buy. It is critical that you have many factors working in your favor to sell your practice. There are both physical and esthetic attributes, along with sound business metrics and positive staffing considerations. The question when considering a Read More