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Iron-Out Your Dental Practice Communications

Iron-Out Your Dental Practice Communications

The Start Line June 26th, 2005, I was about to compete in my first IRONMAN: 2.4-mile swim, cycling 112 miles, finishing with a full marathon, 26.2 miles. I signed up to compete in the Coeur d’Alene, ID Ironman one year in advance.  At that moment, mental training began and physical soon followed.  I joined a … Read more

Was there something I could have done?

Was there something I could have done?

By ADMC Member Debi Carr Was there something I could have done differently? I heard that question again this week. In fact, I have heard this question repeatedly over the last several years. I have heard this question in cases from hardware failures to ransomware attacks. At some point, usually the doctor, but sometimes the … Read more

The Building Blocks of the Best Dental Websites

The Building Blocks of the Best Dental Websites

By ADMC Member Dan Delmain Are you worried your practice’s website is holding you back? If your website hasn’t been updated in ages or you’re not ranking on the first page of Google results, you may be right. Modern websites are faster, look better, and help communicate your practice’s services, values, and personality. They also … Read more

Top Life Stressors & Quick Coping Solutions

Top Life Stressors & Quick Coping Solutions

By ADMC Member Jen Butler Stress, like life, happens. A stress-free life is certainly a worthy goal, but not a very realistic one. The trick is to avoid stress whenever possible. That can be as simple as planning for contingencies in your morning commute, so if there’s a traffic snarl you either know a back … Read more

Coaching vs. Feedback: 5 Steps to Effective Coaching

Coaching vs. Feedback: 5 Steps to Effective Coaching

By ADMC Member Jen Butler I have had the great fortune of working with incredible business leaders, in both corporate America and small businesses, throughout my career. Over the last few years, there has been an increasing trend for leaders to observe their direct reports and openly, honestly, directly and, almost brutally, provide feedback under … Read more

Overcoming Fear and Staying Positive in a Dental Practice

Overcoming Fear and Staying Positive in a Dental Practice

By ADMC Member Jen Butler Staying Positive Fear interferes with productivity and innovation in the workplace. In dentistry, fear arises in various common situations, such as the first time a dentist performs a big procedure, deals with a difficult client, faces tension on the team, or worries about finances. Fear in a dentist causes a … Read more

3 Ways to Tackle & Achieve Personal Growth

3 Ways to Tackle & Achieve Personal Growth

By ADMC Member Jen Butler When we talk about growth in terms of achieving goals and becoming the people we want to be, it sounds very liberating. Trouble is, sometimes the goal of growth can create stress and pressure because we’re not sure how to proceed, or how to measure success. When Larry E. Greiner … Read more

Automation, It’s Everywhere

Automation, It’s Everywhere

By ADMC Member Shirley Feuerstein Welcome to the future of the dental practice? Automation, it is everywhere. Today’s technology is so advanced that a dentist can now produce a beautiful crown in one day, show a patient the before and after pictures of what their smile could look like, be completely paperless and are able to … Read more