Dr. John Flucke

Things I didn't learn in dental school - but wish I had

As crazy as this may sound, I always wanted to be a dentist. At the age of three, I declared my intentions to my family and then worked toward that goal.I never wanted to be a policeman, a fireman or anything else (OK ... maybe for a few days I wanted to be James Bond, but that had more to do with the girls and gadgets than anything else).

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.

Compiling digital data in the dental practice: Seeing is believing

Being the kind of practitioner we all desire to be requires a serious commitment.

Emerging trends in practice management software solutions for dental practices

Dentists know any successful practice management solution is going to be a digital one.

6 must-read articles for personal and professional success in 2015

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a great time for reflection, introspection, and planning.

Unveiling the BIOLASE Epic X Diode Laser

We have seen some tremendous advances in our beloved profession of dentistry in the last 25 years or so. As computing power has increased, research and development in many areas of dentistry has allowed us opportunities to perform procedures that would have had G.V. Black as happy as a hungry shark in a swimming pool full of tuna.

Congress passes Section 179 extension ... what that means to you and your dental practice

I consider myself to be a pretty decent dentist, but I’ve never considered myself to be the kind of guy who could tell his CPA, “Don’t worry about filing for me this year. I’ve got this.” I mean, we all have our core competencies, but mine lie more in the area of linear thought, sketching schematics, programming, clinical testing, and that sort of mundane stuff.

Dr. John Flucke's 10 dental practice predictions for 2015

Each year, Dr. John Flucke shares his predictions for emerging and continuing dental industry trends in the coming year. Here are his predictions for 2015.

Dr. Flucke's top 5 test drives of 2014

There are lots of things I love about my job at Dental Products Report. I get to meet incredibly bright and driven people, I get to travel to meetings that allow me to see the latest and greatest in our great profession, and I get to test and experiment with the products and gear that will be available to my readers in the next year or two.

The top 10 most-read articles of 2014

Every year, Dental Products Report compiles lists of the most viewed and most downloaded articles, products, e-books, webinars and how-to guides on dentalproductsreport.com. Here are the 10 most-viewed articles of 2014.