This episode focuses on spending habits and lessons learned from past recessions. Sameer Bhasin is CareCredit’s VP of Alliances and has worked with dental offices for over 20 years. He shared that cosmetic surgery was the first division of CareCredit to rebound after the lockdown. So is it easier … [Read more...] about EP 87: Why Do People Spend on Pets Rather Than Teeth?
Brad James and I dished about the landscape of dentistry and then considered it from the patient and employer points of view. He’s the Director of Partner Development for Kleer, a membership plan software solution. We go into a few statistics (of course) about patient behavior with and without … [Read more...] about Patients, Employers and Membership Mojo
Where did all these Medicare Advantage plans come from? They’re great for seniors to be able to afford more dental care but they’re taking a lot of offices by surprise. I asked my friend Dilaine to break it down for you (and for me!) We throw around a lot of words like opt-in, enrolled and … [Read more...] about EP 83: Dilaine Gloege Teaches Me About Dental Medicare Advantage Plans
Returning guest Dayna Johnson talks to us about what she’s seeing in patient accounts. Some of the most common mistakes can cause big headaches when it’s time to bring on a new dentist or time to make a sale. Find out which reports she runs daily, weekly, and monthly - and why. If you love numbers … [Read more...] about EP 82: Financial Ledgers and You: Love Story or Work in Progress?
Dr. Gina Dorfman joins me to discuss her perspectives on patient behavior, group interviews, and not managing like a witch. Could you be a micromanager and not even know it? I was one - I’ll admit it. We then talk about how patients are usually ready to commit when they contact you. I think you’ll … [Read more...] about EP 80: Micromanagers and Dental Witches with Dr. Gina Dorfman
Rita returns to the podcast with a bold question: are we letting our own preconceived notions of social media affect how we reach out to patients? I can say that it does for me and I have to remind myself of what my audience wants from me, not the other way around. She shares a recent experience … [Read more...] about Episode 79: Bursting Social Media Bubbles with Rita Zamora
Dive into Episode 77 for the first part of this series. In this session, I share how I managed my time and duties. Tracking all the deadlines, review dates, renewal dates and the other stuff that pops up can be exhausting. Feel free to use my downloadable calendar as a guide and make it your own! … [Read more...] about EP 78: Manager’s Guilt Part 2: Handling It All
This feeling just doesn’t affect new managers. Even experienced team leaders feel that they “should have known more” about a rule or a system. The job is hard and requires not only multi-tasking but still keeping track of many other items. In this two-part topic I’ll go over how a new manager could … [Read more...] about EP 77: Manager’s Guilt Part 1: What Is It and How to Handle It
One of my favorite people to keep an eye on is Dr. Bryan Laskin. He’s the founder of OperaDDS, Toothapps, Upgrade Your Practice and more apps and services designed to make our lives easier. In dentistry we see a lot of change with materials and equipment but not nearly the same in the administrative … [Read more...] about Putting Patients First with Innovator Dr. Bryan Laskin
I asked Dr. Suzanne Ebert to share the horror stories and what she’s seen go wrong when dentists buy and sell practices. My listeners need to know the dark side, not just the rah rah moments. Dr. Ebert is with ADA Practice Transitions™ and has facilitated agreements with strange requirements (take … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Unexpected Parts of Practice Sales