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Posted on Friday May 01, 2020

Have you been on Zoom lately? Last year Zoom was averaging about 10 million participants per day. Now they are getting 200 million participants per day. There was a survey recently about telemedicine that asked if people would use telemedicine for any reason to access the healthcare system.  Two-thirds said “yes.” We now have a … Continue reading COVID’S Big Impact on Dentistry: Teledentistry

Posted on Friday March 27, 2020

St. Louis and New Orleans, two cities with fairly comparable populations, have a huge disparity in the number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus Cases, March 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. Central Time: St. Louis (population 319,000) 69 cases. New Orleans (population 391,000) 997 cases. These statistics are for the respective cities only, not the surrounding areas. Similar … Continue reading Reopening the Office: A Tale of Two Cities

Posted on Thursday January 09, 2020

Are you interested in reducing overhead?   Increasing production?   Increasing the value of your practice? Click this link to my recent article on LinkedIn.  

Posted on Monday December 09, 2019

The year 2020 is not only a new year but a new decade.  Here are three ways to increase profitability in your dental practice. Commit to larger cases.  Demographic trends portend more older patients with increasing dental needs.  There is also a growing market for orthodontics—for both children and adults.  A restorative dentist told me recently that he has … Continue reading 2020 Foresight: Three Ways to Increase Profitability

Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

The corporate dentistry asteroid has hit the earth.  The skies are darkening.  Solo dental practices are declining at a rate of 7% per year.  Independent solo practices may not become extinct—they are always a few contrarians who soldier on—but they are becoming an endangered species.  The 7% rate of decline may not be fixed; it … Continue reading The Rise of Corporate Dentistry—and the Demise of the Solo Practice