Make the Investment

When I speak to doctors in transition, I remind them of the importance of keeping their office “current.” For some, that’s as easy as having their landlord repaint as part of their lease renewal agreement or upgrading the furniture in their perhaps, dated reception area. For others, however, it might require a significant financial investment to add computer work stations, digital radiographic...
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Building Value

My family has long had a love affair with Honey Baked hams. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter… pretty much any holiday or large family gathering provided the excuse necessary to purchase the wonderful delicacy. Recently I dropped by the store to pick up two bottles of their delightful Hickory Honey Mustard. Even without the ham, it makes just about any sandwich taste better. Armed with a...
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Pictures on the Wall. . .

I love art. I’m not sure exactly when in life it became important to me, but it is. The walls of my study are covered with it, and each piece tells a story. Some reflect photos of special moments in family history, some are gifts from friends, and some are purchases made to commemorate meaningful life events. Having immersed myself into a world of science throughout life, I find that art...
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Three Tips for the Successful Practitioner

If you’ve been following my recent blogs, you knew I couldn’t help but write this one with three tips for the successful practitioner. 1. Maintain the status quo. It’s quite common for the successful dentist enjoying peak productivity to slow down and refer out procedures he or she no longer wishes to provide. What’s critically important to recognize, however, is that a...
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Three Tips for the Mid-level Practitioner

If you read last month’s blog (Three Tips for the New Practitioner), you know I was asked by my good friend Timothy Brown, CEO of the ROI Corporation (Toronto, Canada) to share those comments. He didn’t stop there, however, and asked for three tips for the mid-level practitioner. Here they are: 1. Begin each day with a team huddle. Confession: It took me several years in practice to...
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Three Tips for the New Practitioner

A good friend of mine, Timothy Brown, CEO of the ROI Corporation (Toronto, Canada) recently asked me what three tips I’d share with someone just starting a practice, someone who’s growing a practice, and someone with a practice in peak productivity. Beginning this month is the first of my three answers. 1. Calculate your “break-even” point. If you don’t know how...
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