The Kid Whisperer

What does Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, have to do with dental visits? Keep reading to find out! There’s a good reason we don’t bring parents back into the room during their child’s treatment. Most kids do better without them. Parents often feed into their child’s anxieties and are not a calming presence in the room. I know there are … Read More

The Same Page

This may be one of the most important blogs I’ve ever written. I hope you read it and share it with your team. If your entire office isn’t on the same page with this, your office will NEVER be what you want it to be. Let’s begin with this question. Doctors, do your teams fully support YOUR practice vision? If … Read More

Don’t add more new patients until you fix THIS problem.

Doctors and office managers often contact me and ask for the best ideas to attract new patients. Their motivation is simple; those offices need to increase their production. Sure, I could spout off innovative ways to bring in patients, but I don’t do that, at least not at first. When I get asked that question, my first response is, “What … Read More

You do WHAT?

Last week, my husband and I spent hours and hours spreading mulch and cleaning up our front yard. For two people who work in dentistry, we do a decent job with the weeds. Our yard is huge though and it’s hard for us to find time to get to it. After receiving 12 bruises on my legs from the wheelbarrow, … Read More

The Importance of NOW

One big part of working the front desk is to fill the schedule. Let me be a little more specific. I am always looking ahead at our schedule to get a feel for how busy it is a month out or so. The schedule changes on an hourly basis, but keeping my eye on the future is something I do … Read More