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Dec 8, 2017, 12:48 PM
We have worked with hundreds of dentists to help them improve their practices. In all of our experience, there are a few important issues that we’ve seen many dentists overlook, much to the detriment of their dental…
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Nov 8, 2017, 11:20 PM
Most dentists don’t realize that their hygiene departments have the power to either make or break their dental practices. In fact, the hygiene departments in most dental practices are under-producing.
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Oct 20, 2017, 8:12 PM
If you are a non-Medicaid dental provider, you can now collect copays for your dental patients who have dual coverage. Up until now, state law has provided two conflicting statements in regards to whether the copay of a…
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Sep 29, 2017, 7:21 AM
If your dental practice is entirely depending upon you to keep running smoothly and efficiently, it may not be as healthy as you’d think. If you’re the only one who can keep the place running, what happens if you become ill…
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Sep 11, 2017, 8:38 PM
In order to keep your dental practice running smoothly and successfully, it’s important that you’re continuously bringing in new patients and increasing your online presence. To do this, you need to boost your practice…
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Aug 25, 2017, 4:12 PM
When you think about marketing your dental practice, you may immediately think of postcards, mailers, websites, and signage. These are all great ways to get your business out there, but a blog page can also be quite…
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Aug 17, 2017, 5:43 PM
We have often been asked if giving to charity can help benefit a dental practice, and the answer is yes. While the very definition of charity is to give help or assistance without anything in return, there are ways that your…
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Jul 31, 2017, 4:42 PM
Making the decision to purchase an existing dental practice is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make as a professional dentist. It’s of the utmost importance that you’ve thoroughly researched and analyzed this…
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Jul 22, 2017, 5:26 AM
The way your front office staff answers the phone is often the first impression of your dental practice that a new patient will get. This is technically a form of marketing your practice. If the receptionist sounds bored,…
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Jun 29, 2017, 4:22 PM
The easiest way to lose your patients is to ignore them. We know it sounds simple to just say, “listen to your patients,” but active listening takes practice and focus. Ringing phones, or computer work may distract you or…
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Jun 12, 2017, 9:30 PM
Coding errors can cause trouble for your dental practice in many different ways. For example, coding errors can result in problems as small as denied or delayed payment, or as large as fines, losing your dental license, or…
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May 22, 2017, 4:51 PM
When we’re assisting dentists who are preparing to sell a practice, we hear many questions. Many of the questions are very similar, so we’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding practice sales.…
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May 12, 2017, 4:48 PM
Here at CTC National, we know that it can be tough to hire new people. You want to make sure that a new hire is motivated, reliable, and friendly. It’s important to ask the right questions to ensure a good fit, however, it’s…
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Apr 26, 2017, 4:44 PM
Whether you’re building a dental practice from scratch, purchasing an existing practice, or thinking about opening a second office, you should be aware of the importance of location. Just doing a bit of research beforehand…
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Apr 14, 2017, 4:41 PM
Many dentists are noticing problems with dental staff gossiping and spreading rumors, about one another and even about patients. This problem is much more common in dental offices where the staff feels left out of the loop…

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The Most Important Parts of Your Dental Website
In the age of the internet, your dental website is more important than ever. Odds are good that your patients or prospective…
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The Differences Between a Manager and a Leader
Here at CTC National, we are often asked how to successfully grow a dental practice. One of the simplest questions to ask…
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Tips for Responding to Negative Reviews of Your Dental Practice
Around 85% of dental patients will do online research before they schedule a dental appointment. This means that your online…
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Asking Patients for Referrals
Many dentists find it awkward to ask their patients for referrals. They feel like it makes them seem pushy and tactless.…