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Robert Elsenpeter
Robert Elsenpeter is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Dental Products Report and Dental Lab Products. He is also the author of 18 technology books, including the award-winning Green IT: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line. As such, he’s particularly interested in the technological side of dentistry.
Why dental practices need annual practice management software training

There was a time when the purchase of a new piece of software came with a user’s manual the size of a phone book. Now, both phone books and instruction manuals are all but extinct. Instruction duties have been transferred to trainers, online classrooms and tutorials. Unfortunately many dentists don’t take advantage of training opportunities, which is a big mistake.

All in this together: How your dental lab can prosper in 2015 [VIDEO]

Every year, the president of the United States delivers his State of the Union Address.

30 easy ways to save money with products you already have

On the 1980s TV show “MacGyver,” the eponymous protagonist was a secret agent who used cunning, skill and whatever was lying around to get out of impossible situations and achieve the mission.

The 10 worst ways dentists try to save money
The 10 worst ways dentists try to save money
Benjamin Franklin famously opined, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And while that chestnut of wisdom is certainly true as a guiding philosophy for success in life, it can be taken too literally. What may seem like smart cost savings measures can take a more deleterious toll on the doctor’s practice than doing it the right way in the first place.
Bringing the dental lab in-house

The relationship is well established: When a dentist needs restorations crafted, the work is outsourced to a dental lab. In most instances, the case leaves the dentist’s office for work across town – or maybe even across the country – coming back a few days or weeks later for final placement with the patient.