Dr. John Flucke

Dr. Flucke talks about "how digital dentistry works"

With all of the advancements in the field of imaging for the dental practice, now is a great time for any dentist to sit down with his or her team and look at how the practice is using imaging and what upgrades might need to be made.

The best dental products for your bucks

Money tends not to grow on trees, and given the current state of the economy – not to mention issues specific to the dental industry – buying new equipment is rarely a frivolous endeavor. Doctors have to weigh the pros and cons of their needs and wants against their available funds before making purchases – no matter the size.

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.