• What is the Lifetime Value of a Dental Patient?

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Feb 20, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Dr. Aldridge discusses the average lifetime cost of a patient.
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  • Deciphering Caries and Cancer Risk Factors

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Feb 16, 2018, 08:00 AM
    We’ve all heard this question at some point in our careers: “Doc, why does my spouse who never flosses or brushes as much as I do have no cavities, and I floss daily, do all the right things and yet always seem to need dental work?”
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  • Use Dental Meetings to Combat the “February Patient Slowdown”

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI FICD, FADI
    • Feb 7, 2018, 09:19 AM
    The first February event is what I’ve termed the “February Patient Slowdown.”
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  • To Open or Close? That is the Question.

    • by Larry Stanleigh, DDS, BSc, MSc, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Jan 30, 2018, 09:00 AM
    Were you open for business between the Christmas and New Year holidays?
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  • Make a 2018 Resolution for Both Yourself and Your Practice

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Jan 26, 2018, 09:00 AM
    New Year’s Eve causes each of us to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the uncharted waters of the next.
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  • Early Retirement From Dentistry: A Distant Wish or an Achievable Goal?

    • by Zeynep Barkat, DMD, FAGD
    • Jan 19, 2018, 09:00 AM
    We love our field and work hard. We ought to apply that same fervor to investments that will ultimately fund the last chapter of our lives.
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  • What Does the Appearance of Your Office Convey About the Cleanliness and Organization of Your Business?

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Jan 12, 2018, 09:00 AM
    We should always strive to create a positive first impression so every patient is comfortable and believes that they are in a state-of-the-art dental office.
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  • The AGD Fellowship Examination

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Dec 18, 2017, 08:00 AM
    They told me about the Fellowship program, that it had been in place for many years and had gained recognition worldwide as a prestigious demonstration of a continued commitment to advancing ourselves as general dentists.
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  • Five Fun Ideas on How to Give Back

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF 
    • Dec 13, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Giving back to society is what I consider food for the soul. If you want to give back but are not sure where to start, here are some options we've done at our office and truly enjoyed.
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  • Praise For Our Patients Who Travel Far For Their Dental Home

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Dec 11, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Since we live in a world where we prefer everything to be within easy reach or to be delivered to us directly, how far would any of us travel for our dental care?
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  • Patient Communication Ideas for the Modern Era

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Dec 4, 2017, 09:00 AM
    These days it’s the little things that truly separate an average dental practice from a great one. All patients like the idea of a meticulous dentist performing pain-free, minimally invasive dentistry with skill and precision.
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  • Exercise and the Brain

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Nov 27, 2017, 08:00 AM
    We accept that our physical health can have ups and downs. Sometimes we’re healthy and robust, and sometimes we come down with an acute problem that requires us to stop and look after ourselves.
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  • The Struggles of Cold and Flu Season in the Dental Practice

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Nov 20, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Along with pumpkins, leaf peeping, ciders and all things wonderfully fall, comes another seasonal norm — the flu.
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  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Is a Pumpkin Spice Latte Good for Your Teeth?

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF
    • Oct 30, 2017, 08:00 AM
    With the coming of fall, we also see the arrival of pumpkin spice flavored everything.
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  • Dental Fee Guides

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Oct 20, 2017, 08:00 AM
    In 1998, the Alberta Dental Association did something that had not happened before in Canada: They eliminated the Fee Guide, creating a free and open market for dental fees.
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  • Of Solar Eclipses and Vacations

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Sep 29, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Many years ago, I decided to take a three-week (in a row) holiday. I had heard from many sources that revealed that those in high-stress jobs, after only one week away, the stress levels are reduced but not eliminated, that after two weeks you are only starting to “let go,” but it is the third week that true emotional and mental rest starts to be felt.
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  • It’s Not ‘Just a Cleaning’

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Sep 22, 2017, 08:00 AM
    One of the largest obstacles the profession of dentistry faces is public perception. Have you seen the memes floating around out there?
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  • Pep Talks in Dentistry: Taking Cues from Sports Coaches

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Sep 15, 2017, 09:10 AM
    But what happens when that motivation dwindles? How do you walk into your practice fully pumped to do your best knowing it’s going to be a tough day?
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  • A Story of Team Triumph

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF
    • Aug 28, 2017, 08:30 AM
    My patient care coordinator came running, saying, “Dr. Marzban, there is a man collapsed outside. Our hygienist thinks he is having a heart attack, and we need your help.”
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  • Recipes for Success in Cooking and Dentistry

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Aug 21, 2017, 08:30 AM
    I work with precision all day at the office doing dentistry that calls for accuracy that can make or break a restoration or clinical situation. Reducing “the tooth by a little” obviously doesn’t fly.
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