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It’s Never Too Late

Nov 15, 2017 No Comments by

Making the Dream of Dental School a Reality. My exposure to dentistry began when I extracted one of my younger sister’s loose primary teeth when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I literally tied a string around her tooth, tied the other end to the doorknob, and slammed the door. It worked! The […]

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Cheering You On

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Why Mentors Are Critical to Success. The statistics don’t lie. If you want your dental practice to flourish, you need to utilize some type of mentorship. A 2014 study conducted by The UPS Store showed that 70 percent of small businesses that succeeded for at least five years or longer had received some type of […]

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Going Forward

Jul 10, 2016 No Comments by

Creating Opportunities for Success. Creating opportunity is taking action, which results in positive outcomes. Opportunities can be created by adopting behaviors that lead to being hired or promoted, or opening new doors for success. Regardless, the intended outcome is success. What it is not is fortuity—a lucky chance. Positive outcomes are not a coincidence. When […]

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A Dentist’s Spouse

Feb 24, 2016 1 Comment

Supporting Your Partner in a Two-Career Family. I am not a dentist, but I’m married to one. My wife, Michelle Cannon-Hubbard, D.D.S., and I have been married for nearly three years. Michelle has been in practice for more than seven years. She worked in the public health sector for several years before finding a great […]

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Sleeping Giant

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

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, […]

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The Curious Question

Sep 05, 2015 No Comments

HELP PATIENTS FIND LIFE-CHANGING DENTISTRY. Curiosity may be dangerous to cats, but it can be a lifesaver for the dentist/patient relationship. Simply put, curiosity can inspire questions that have the potential to transform your practice from an ordinary one into an extraordinary one. In the 37-plus years that I have been going to the dentist, […]

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Out of Site, Out of Mind: Internet Marketing Tips, Part I

Jun 01, 2015 No Comments

THE DANGERS OF NEGLECTING YOUR WEBSITE. This article is the first installment of a multi-part series on the topic of online marketing. Look for additional articles designed to help with your online marketing efforts in future issues. Approximately 80 percent of all people will research information about a product or service before purchasing it. And […]

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On the Same Page: Improving Communication with Your Dental Lab

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR DENTAL LAB. Every human relationship depends upon open, honest communication in order to thrive. The relationships between dental labs and dentists are no different. In order to achieve the best results for your patients’ cases, an open line of communication with your dental lab is of the utmost importance. Recently, the […]

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The Dental Headache

May 20, 2014 No Comments

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DENTISTS AND PATIENTS ALIKE. If you asked physicians to name one of the most common afflictions from which Americans suffer, chances are they will say “headaches.” Chronic headaches are an overwhelming problem in the United States, with an average of 40 percent of Americans reporting chronic headache pain on a daily basis.1,2 While […]

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Walk The Talk

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

GAINING FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF DENTAL PROCEDURES HELPS YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR PATIENTS. As a medical educator, my father always said, “Practice what you preach.” Throughout my dental career, I have chosen to live by this philosophy, or as I like to say, ‘walk the talk.’ What exactly is ‘walk the talk?’ Essentially, I don’t just […]

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