Yearly Archives: 2011

Don’t “friend” your patients on Facebook!

I went to a local dental meeting last night, and one of my dentist friends said to me, “Dude, you have some balls posting what you post on Facebook!”  My initial thought was that he was referring to my outspoken … Continue reading

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Wasted Days & Sleepless Nights (Sleep Apnea) – a C.E. Review

I’ve known my friend, Dr. Kent Smith for a long time.  And, I’ve come to the conclusion that he is a Dental Jedi Master.  Before he was a dentist, he was an accountant.  So, he also knows how to “run … Continue reading

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Danger in the Dental Office – Part 2

Back in February, I blogged about Danger at the Front Desk.  And, I’m sure that many who read it likely thought, “that could never happen in my office.”  And, I hope it never does happen.  But, the reality is that … Continue reading

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Should You Register the “.XXX” (Porno) Domain?

.XXX Marks The DDS Spot I recently got an email from a certain website design company that caters to heath care practitioners.  It rhymes with “Sage Fun.”  I’m sure the email is well-intended, albeit self-serving (nothing wrong with that, really).  … Continue reading

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Google-proof Your Website

Caffeine, Places, Farmer, +1, and Pandas* – Oh my! *The code names of some of the recent Google algorithm projects (This is going to be a long one.  But, I promise it will be worth it!  Strap in!) If you’ve … Continue reading

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From High to Low in a Single Day

Today was a great day.  And, then it wasn’t. First it was great! I had one patient scheduled for the morning – to deliver six porcelain veneers.  This patient has been with me for a number of years.  And, she … Continue reading

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How to save a FORTUNE on medical insurance – with simple math.

Deductibles, deductibles, deductibles. My entire family is insured for about $250 / month.  How do we do it?  EASY.  High deductible.  $5,000 individual deductible.  $10,000 family deductible.  “Egads,” you say??  Stay with me… 2 + 2 really IS 4! What … Continue reading

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Isolite Saves the Day

This is just a quick “what happened this week” post. Earlier this week, I had a patient who is in a wheelchair.  His neck had been broken in a chiropractor’s office.  Ironically, he is a retired chiropractor.  Really nice guy. … Continue reading

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Cluttered Office – Cluttered Mind?

Honestly, I don’t know the real purpose of this blog post. But, I’ve come across some photos that I just HAD to play with.  Perhaps it’s a self-congratulatory exercise.  Or maybe there is some lesson we can glean from this.  … Continue reading

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Another Delta Dental State Bites the Dust!

Last April I ranted… I mean blogged… about the 15% cut in fees by the state of Washington’s Delta Dental plan.  In it I said Washington was the beach head of this war.  I predicted that other states would follow … Continue reading

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