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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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Mar 28, 2017, 4:38 PM
If you’re having difficulty getting your patients to schedule appointments for follow-up treatment, it may be because of the way you’re explaining their dental issues and treatment. We’re sure that the language you’re using…
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Mar 14, 2017, 4:34 PM
You may not think that the outside look of your building has much of an impact on the way your patients view you, but this is not the case. In fact, your curb appeal is important because it serves as the first impression for…
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Mar 1, 2017, 4:31 PM
If you’re considering bringing on a dental partner, there are a few things you need to consider first. A dental partnership is a relationship just like any other, so you want to make sure you aren’t jumping into anything too…

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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.…
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Motivating Your Patients to Care for Their Dental Health
If you’re struggling to get your patients motivated to care for their dental hygiene, it may simply be because they haven’t…
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How to Increase Time-of-Service Collections at Your Dental Office
If you’re having a difficult time keeping your dental practice’s outstanding accounts receivables under control, you may want…
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Why Dentists Should Market More Toward Women
Chances are that if you run a patient analysis report or ask your front office staff, you’ll find that women make up the…