Archive for Winter 2015

Embracing Change

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments by

What’s Holding You and Your Patients Back? For over forty years, the Dr. Dick Barnes Group and Arrowhead Dental Laboratory have made it our goal to help dentists become better and more productive. During that time, I have come to understand a truth that is at the heart of why change can be so difficult. […]

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The Guy Next Door

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments by

Everyone Can Have a Beautiful, Functional Smile. After seeing my picture on the cover of this magazine, you might assume that I’m some kind of celebrity, rock star, or uber-wealthy Wall Street businessman. After all, who else is featured on the cover of a cosmetic dentistry magazine with a killer smile except for the rich […]

Cover Story, Winter 2015 Read more

Sleeping Giant

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments by

Awaken the Production Potential of Sleep Dentistry. People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have a longing to sleep just like the giant does in the above photo. However, this luxury isn’t an option for many OSA sufferers unless medical intervention is taken. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) from dental providers may offer relief, […]

Perspective, Winter 2015 Read more

Create an Uncommon Practice

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Five Messages for New Patients. A couple of years ago, the University of Arkansas (UARK) Razorbacks adopted the motto, “We Are Uncommon.” The head football coach, Bret Bielema, introduced the phrase at his 2012 introductory press conference. When speaking about his football recruits, Bielema said, “We recruit men that are held to higher standards. I […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Internet Marketing, Part 3: How Video Can Drive Patient Engagement. During the summer of 2014, the Internet was inundated with what Money magazine author Ethan Wolff-Mann called, “the online equivalent of the largest chain letter ever”—the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you logged on to Facebook or YouTube or even just watched the network news, […]

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More Than Practice

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Go from “Practicing” to Providing the Right Solution. Shawn and I became friends when we were children and we had the good fortune of staying friends into adulthood. When I was in dental school, Shawn mentioned that someday he would like me to look at some problems he was having with his teeth. The operative […]

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Q & A on The Social Six

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Considerations When Working on Teeth 6 through 11. Ray LeGendre, part of Arrowhead’s technical support team, recently talked with Aesthetic Dentistry about cases involving the Social Six—why they merit extra consideration and some things doctors should keep in mind when working on these prominent teeth. Here’s what Ray said: AD: What are the Social Six […]

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Goodbye Gremlins

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

How to Overcome the Past and Get the Practice You Want. As a new dentist, I learned everything I could about building and growing my practice, including meeting key individuals who mentored me along the way. At the time, one particularly influential person in my life was an endodontist. He told me I could do […]

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Den”Tricks”

Nov 23, 2015 1 Comment

Five Dentrix Tips to Transform Your Practice. For more than 20 years, I have worked in the front office of a dental practice. During that time, I’ve watched the ebbs and flows of the industry and have witnessed many changes. Today, technology offers more options than ever for the organization and management of dental practices. […]

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Dentrix Videos

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

  Den”Tricks” Video Screencasts DenTrick No. 1 – The New Patient or Emergency Caller DenTrick Bonus No. 1 – Setting Up Custom Colors DenTrick No. 2 – Cancellation Caller DenTrick No. 3 – Adding the New Patient Interview to Dentrix DenTrick No. 4 – Organizing the Finances DenTrick Bonus No. 2 – Block Scheduling Template

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