What happens when the dream finally comes true? Enduring years and years of careful planning and hard work to become a dentist and small business owner, you finish school, pass the boards, and feel ready to conquer the world. Eager to provide quality care and help patients, you create your dream practice. You build it, so the patients will come. Right? Finding yourself in the school of hard knocks and learning by trial and error, you quickly realize that you do not have a clue about running a business! No one warned you it would be like this! Written by a dentist, 100 Things I HATE/Love About Dentistry is the culmination of years in private practice and utilizes real life situations to provide the answers to questions you never knew to ask. Dr. Samuel cleverly uses sarcasm and humor to deliver pearls of wisdom that benefit any small business owner!.
Dr. David Willis combines his experience as a practicing dentist, educator, MBA, and certified financial planner in this breakthrough text about managing a dental business. Rather than a checklist of steps for success, Business Basics for Dentists describes business, economic, marketing, and management principles and explains how to apply them to the dental practice. Dental students and new practitioners will learn how to use the core strategic and operational business philosophies to develop an effective dental practice. He provides the essential elements of a business course--management principles, economics, business finance, and financial analysis--without bogged down in too much detail. These are then related specifically to various aspects of running and managing a dental practice, including office communications, billing, inventory, and marketing the practice. All aspects of practice transition are approached: career opportunities, buying a practice, starting a new practice, multi-practitioner arrangements, practice valuation, and planning and developing a practice. Last, Willis included personal financial planning to ensure that the dentist is also planning for his own finances and retirement beyond the bounds of the practice.
While there is encouragement for ethical conduct within the dental profession, there is still relatively little assistance available to dentists and dental students for judging what conduct is ethically best in concrete situations. For many years David Ozar's Dental Ethics at Chairside has served as an invaluable resource for tens of thousands of dentists and dentistry students, and this third edition of the gold standard in the field is thoroughly revised an updated. In addition to exploring ongoing and critical issues such as the patient-professional relationship, patients with compromised capacity, confidentiality, justice and health care systems, and dentistry as a business, this third edition addresses emerging ethical issues related to conflicts of interest, dental professionalism, advertising and social media, the serious indebtedness of graduating dental students, bad outcomes and bad work, the explosion of aesthetic dentistry, acquiring new skills and new technology, the impact of the market on the professional-patient relationship, and many others. The book includes fourteen entertaining cases and commentary about dilemmas in dentistry, as well as online resources for further research and study.
The dental profession and professional ethics
Professional ethics, professionalism, and patient trust
The questions of professional ethics
The relationship between patient and professional case
The central practice values of dental practice
Ethical decision-making and conflicting obligations
Patients with compromised capacity
Bad outcomes and bad work
Managing an ethical dental practice
Society's health care resources and access to oral health care
Caring for patients v. third-party payers and other bureaucracies
The wrong message and why it matters
The obligations of dentistry's professional organizations
Self-formation and dentistry's future: professionalism or commercialism.
"Dr. Etchison is not your average dentist. A visionary leader, he combines marketing and business knowledge, clinical excellence, and leadership to create a thriving growing practice. And he wants to share this special knowledge with you. It's time to set off on a quest to implement systems that take your practice to the next level inspire your team to greatness and help you become the visionary leader who can transform your practice and your life."--Back cover
Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management. Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations
Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes in the field, with new and updated material on business size and structure, building a brand, client development, social networking and Internet marketing, finances, purchasing, technology and software programs, and other key areas. Complete with more than 75 sample forms and letters, this Fifth Edition is a one-stop resource for all aspects of establishing and running an interior design business--from choosing a location and managing day-to-day operations to growing a business and putting it up for sale. All of the techniques and procedures in the book are rooted in real-world experience and are used daily in successful design firms throughout the United States. Filled with valuable information for solo practices and small firms as well as larger businesses, this book is an indispensable resource for seasoned professionals as well as interior designers who are at the start of their career.
This issue of Dental Clinics of North America focuses on The Journey to Excellence in Esthetic Dentistry and is edited by Drs. Yair Whiteman and David Wagner. Articles will include: Becoming an Expert in Minimally-Invasive Esthetic Dentistry: The Road Map; Building your Brand in Esthetic Dentistry: Developing your Style, Reputation, and Marketing; Photography: The Complete Guide and Workflow for Esthetic Dentistry; Dentist-Ceramist Communication: Building an Effective Esthetic Treatment Team; Training your Eye to Understand SHAPE--the Ultimate Determiner of Esthetic Dentistry Success; Implementing Digital Dentistry into your Esthetic Dental Practice; Review of the Latest Adhesive Materials and Techniques for Esthetic Dentistry in the Minimally-Invasive Age; Review of the Latest Restorative Materials and Techniques for Esthetic Dentistry in the Minimally-Invasive Age; Orthodontic-Restorative Multidisciplinary Cases: A Communication Guide; and more!
Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
A large percentage of skilled dental professionals lack the tools and comfort level required to market themselves and their dental implant practices effectively As a consequence, these dental professionals miss several opportunities to help patients and grow their business. Even those who recognize the need for marketing often don't have the experience or training to do so effectively. Marketing Implant Dentistry meets this need by giving dentists the tools to better market and promote their practices and to gain case acceptance.Marketing Implant Dentistry presents proven approaches for
Visual aids and verbal skills
Patient education seminars
Partnering with physicians for dental implants
Marketing full-arch implant dentistry in your practice
Implant marketing for the surgical specialist
Internationally recognized "millionaire-maker," Dan Kennedy, invites readers to quickly learn to recognize, understand, and market to today's brand-conscious, affluent consumer-an elite, consumer market that compromises 28% of the U.S. population and is currently in their peak earning and spending years.
Proven retirement investing advice designed to meet the specific needs of physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and other professionals In No One Loves Your Money Like You Do, financial guru Dr. James B. Jackson guides professionals through the challenge of retirement financial preparedness. Unlike the typical audience for retirement planning guides, these professionals have the luxury of a healthy income and a decent-sized nest egg, but they have large, illiquid assets (in the form of their practice) and complex partnership agreements to navigate. Jackson distills his decades of experience as a CFP (previous to which he was a practicing dentist) into practical, friendly advice for anyone who needs a hand in planning their retirement. Jim Jackson (Charleston, SC) is a Certified Financial Planner, who in the late 1980s founded Jackson Financial Co, Inc., a financial planning and registered investment advisory firm. As a partner in the newly formed JBJ Investment Partners, LLC, he continues to advise clients on investments and retirement planning, overseeing and managing assets for clients from coast to coast.
Key strategies to a successful dental practice / by Allen M. Schiff
The eight biggest practice management mistakes that dentists make / by Kevin C. Henry
How to build a profitable practice from the ground up / by Roger P. Levin
Overview of dental partnerships / by Patrick J. Wood
How do you forge a relationship with a bank? / by Larry W. Gibson
Secrets of negotiating a great office lease : what the landlord does not want you to know / by Steven D. Caudill
Protect your assets with internal controls / by Elaine A. Pesavento
Ethics and state law / by Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick
What does your future hold : vision statements to policy and procedure manuals / by Sunny N. Stewart, and Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick
How to start a solo practice / by Lilia Larin
Forensic hiring : put applicants under the microscope and solve "the mystery of the revolving door" / by Janice Keller
Utilizing the dental team : state laws, investing in team training / by Tija Hunter
Technology in dentistry / by Paul Feuerstein
Path to paperless / by Dayna Johnson
Successful online strategies / by Brad Newman
Dental benefits : will you or won't you? patient billing and dental benefit company relations / by Sheri B. Doniger
Dental coding / by Patti DiGangi
Dentistry as a niche business / by Jean Furuyama
Dentistry working with manufacturers and industry / by Michael McCarthy
Practice transitions / by Sarah K. Lynch.
Join Dr. Justin Short (The Lifestyle Practice) and Dr. David Maloley (The Relentless Dentist) as they seek answers to big questions from some of Dentistry's Titans. In a quest to discover what separates top performers from the average dental practitioner, Dr. Short and Dr. Maloley interview the biggest and best in the industry. Learn the best business advice Dr. Bill Blatchford (Blatchford Solutions) ever received; Howard Farran's (Dentaltown) morning routine and Dr. Bruce Baird's (Granbury Dental Center, Productive Dentist Academy, Compassionate Finance) insights on the traits and skills most important to running an uncommon practice. Each of the 39 interviews is jam packed with the secrets to success from real dentists. Titans of Dentistry will teach you how the top performers think and act differently so you can too.
A bold, useful, uncomplicated guide to mastering the three keys of business success In this practical book, Dr. Howard Farran shows that running a business isn't all that complicated--if, you're focusing on the right three areas: *People: maximizing the potential of employees, customers, and yourself. *Time: mastering the efficiency that helps a business turn the biggest profit possible. *Money: learning to love the numbers that function as the business's scorecard. With simplicity, good humor, and plenty of stories Dr. Farran reveals the actions that can lead anyone to bigger profits, happier people, and a more fulfilling life.
"Written by practicing emergency physician and founder of The White Coat Investor, Guide for Students is specifically targeted at medical and dental students and addresses their specific financial concerns.Many professional students feel guilty about living on student loans while simultaneously worrying that they may never be able to pay them off. This book will lift the burden of guilt while providing insight into the financial consequences of the major decisions you will face during school and residency training. Assuming no prior knowledge of personal finance and investing, the book is filled with straight talk and clear explanations. Let Dr. Dahle be the financial mentor you didn't even know you needed." -- Amazon.com