Active Leadership

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments by

The Secret to a More Productive Practice. Dentists often ask me, “What is the secret to a more productive practice?” This question reminds me of the poem, “The Secret of the Sea,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). Longfellow wrote: “Wouldst thou,”—so the helmsman answered, “Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery!” The above-referenced stanza is about experience and knowledge, but also about leadership. […]

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Internal Revenue

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments by

Providing In-House Solutions for Edentulous Patients. Taking an edentulous patient from start to finish in fewer dental appointments allows dentists to position themselves as providers who can fulfill their patients’ surgical and restorative needs. With the proper training, dental providers can provide extraction, grafting, and implant placement during one appointment at one location. This allows […]

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Mastering Implants

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments by

Five Katas That Take Dentists from Beginners to Experts. Today, patients are more aware of implants than ever before. With the availability of online information, and with social networking making communication easier, patients have access to more education about various dental modalities. Many dental practices have noticed that patients across various demographics are asking about […]

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Take Command: Charting a New Course

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Celebrating 40 Years at the 2016 Arrowhead World Symposium! Are you in command of your dental practice? Do you feel like the captain of your practice, steering your crew towards success? Or are you drifting along without any specific port or course plotted? The 2016 Arrowhead World Symposium, held in Park City, UT, over two […]

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Tools of the Trade

Nov 16, 2016 No Comments

Increase Precision and Productivity with Surgical Guides. My career in the dental industry started when I worked as a dental assistant for about five years. As a dental assistant, I specialized in implants—I did all the implant surgeries with the dentist. So when I took a job with Arrowhead Dental Lab, it was a natural […]

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The New Dynamic Duo

Nov 16, 2016 No Comments

Total Team Training Launches With Two New Experts! For the past 20 years, many dentists have recognized Tawana Coleman as the expert behind Arrowhead Dental Lab’s Total Team Training (TTT) seminar. During that time, Tawana led hundreds of seminars around the country and traveled extensively to provide in-office coaching to dental practices across North America […]

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Don’t Wait for Someday

Nov 15, 2016 No Comments

After 33 Years, Melissa Gets the Smile of her Dreams. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had dental problems. I grew up in southern Alberta, Canada—where my dad was self-employed—as the fourth of six children. With so many kids at home, my siblings and I rarely had the opportunity to visit a dentist. […]

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Active Leadership

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

Tips for Effective Leadership in Your Practice. Recently, I conducted a seminar on leadership for six dental practices. During an exercise, we created a flowchart, diagramming the process of the new patient experience—how they are greeted, how are they brought back, what the examination includes (the diagnostic appointment), how treatment is presented, and finally, how […]

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The Pull of Effective Online Marketing Campaigns

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

In the past, traditional marketing was about pushing a message out to as many people as possible and hopefully convincing even a small number of them to take the next step—maybe calling a practice or visiting a website—and, if you were incredibly lucky, getting them to make an actual appointment. Today, online marketing changes how […]

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Visions for Leadership

Jul 13, 2016 No Comments

Lessons from My Years in Practice. In July 2016, the Dr. Dick Barnes Group and Arrowhead Dental Laboratory is hosting a 40th Anniversary World Symposium in the scenic mountains of Park City, Utah. During the seminar, dentists from around the world will spend two days learning from many of dentistry’s most influential thought leaders about […]

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Trading Places Part II

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

The Dentist as Patient and the Patient as Dentist. Dr. Ashley Blattner, D.D.S. Our situation was unique because we started case-planning before I met the patient (Dr. Michael B. Beeler) in person! Like myself, the patient is a dentist who had legitimate concerns about his dentition and genuinely wanted to improve his smile. After talking […]

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