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Top 10 reasons your staff might quitWith the economy like this, no one’s quitting their job—right? According to Gregory P. Smith, a business growth specialist, that’s the worst assumption any employer can make. “It’s a big, fatal mistake a lot of companies are making right now,” Smith says. “A person may ‘quit’ three to six months before they actually turn in their resignation.”
Double Take: "Eaglesoft is intuitive and easy to use." Eaglesoft Practice Management software has continued to change over the years but two things have remained consistent—the exceptional customer service and the superior level of technology. I have been a Patterson Dental customer since the late 1980s and was the 82nd person to begin using Eaglesoft.
Tech Brief: Applying GXDP-700 in your practiceThe 3-in-1 GXDP-700™ series provides  panoramic, cephalometric and 3D imaging. The system facilitates general surveys, cephalometric analysis, as well as 3D imaging for implants, extractions and root evaluations.
Let dental photography help promote your practice After many years of sharing information with my colleagues I have noticed that the majority of dentists take very few photographs and don’t take time to document their work—even the interesting cases—with photographic records. In today’s economic and business environment, it has become a necessity to adequately promote your business, and I consider photography a very important part of that.
Think like a CEO: Your online marketing checklist When deciding to enter the world of marketing, it’s essential for dentists to start not only with an idea of what they’d personally like to accomplish, but also what experts agree are the most urgent and important marketing strategies. This approach enables dental practices to create a more measured and organized marketing plan based on what works in the real world, rather than simply focusing on what might subjectively feel “important” in the moment.
Seeing is believing One of the major situations we face in performing treatment to the best of our ability is gathering data. Let’s face it, getting as much information together as possible before you start treatment just makes things easier and more predictable.
A new category of adhesive | Scotchbond™ Universal AdhesiveLife just got a little simpler at Dr. Jeff Blank’s practice.
Marketing: Easier than you think According to economists, who know these things, the RECESSION IS OVER! Yet, we still are getting massive feedback from dental practices regarding concerns about:
Benchmark: Motorola's CLS 1110 At some point every dentist has been “in the weeds.” On a day when you least expect the schedule to fall apart, in walks an emergency toothache, the 6-unit anterior all-ceramic crowns are not going to place and hygiene is backed up. No one, dentists included, likes to be kept waiting, and the longer the wait, the greater the frustration.
Redefining the General Dentist Having a focus for the practice doesn’t have to mean going all-in on a specialty such as endodontics or oral surgery. Nor does it mean playing up cosmetics or selling take-home products, but either of those are valid choices if they are the type of dentistry you believe in. General and family practices can really stand out by just embracing the reasons they’re involved with dentistry.
How to: Help teeth remineralize, strengthen Offering affordable treatment plans to patients is especially challenging in t
10 Questions: Warren White, Chief Operating Officer of KOMET USA 01 Can you explain how KOMET USA is unique within the rotary instrument market?
Tech Brief: Applying CEREC SOFTWARE 4.0 in your practiceHailed as the most significant and sophisticated release since the launch of CEREC 3D almost a decade ago, CEREC®  Software 4.0 brings out the full potential of the CEREC AC Acquisition unit and its Bluecam imaging technology. Multitasking: Users can work on multiple restoration designs at the same time. Restorations also can be designed in different modes for greater flexibility.
Diamonds: a clinician's best friend The sterilized, individually packaged single-use instruments boost productivity and reduce operating costs. Cross-contamination and infection control procedures and methods are enhanced during usage, while patients receive high quality care. The label features a red dot that indicates the diamonds have been irradiated.
Crowns to make kids kings Provided in both anterior and posterior multi-size kits so that the practice always has the correct size and shade on hand for all pediatric patients. The professional kit includes 36 anterior crowns in regular or short length. With 20 years of experience, NuSmile has provided more than 2 million  successful pediatric restorations.
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