How to Choose the Right Dental Practice Management Consultant

A dental practice management consultant can help you vastly improve the day to day operations of your practice. While a dental business coach assists with matters such as your business plan and long-term and short-term goal setting, a dental practice management consultant creates systems and processes to boost efficiency and profitability. Yet not all consultants are right for every practice. Here’s how to choose the one that is right for you. What Dental Practice Management Consultants Do Your dental practice management consultant will take a hard look at your daily operations and identify the areas that are not working as ...
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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dental Business Coach

Even Olympic athletes have coaches, so why wouldn’t you want one to help take your dental business to the next level? A dental business coach can help you map out future goals, solidify your branding and marketing, provide a new perspective, challenge you to reach new heights, and hold you accountable for moving forward. Yet not all business coaches are the same. To make the most of your investment, you need a coach who is experienced and reliable, and who truly gets your vision. Here are 3 questions to ask before hiring a dental business coach. What Does Business Coaching ...
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5 Reasons to Hire a Dental Business Coach in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, it is a smart idea to perform a quick annual review both personally and professionally. What goals did you have for the year? Did you meet them? What were your biggest successes and challenges? What one thing did you mean to do this year that you never quite got around to? It is equally important to look to the future, to set new goals and make new plans for the coming year. When it comes to running your dental business, one of the best ways to do this is to sit down with a ...
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Podcast: Dr. Howard Farran From Dentaltown On How to Succeed As a Dentist

Kevin: Welcome. This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin. You’re listening to Ascent Dental Solutions with a focus on development, training, education and knowledge. Before we begin with our special guest, Dr. Howard Farran, I just like to give special thanks to Mr. Doug Foresta and his company, Stand Out and Be Heard. Without his expertise, we would not be able to provide this podcast. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast. I can’t tell you how excited I am that Howard is taking the time from his incredibly busy schedule. If you don’t know who Dr. Farran is, he not only is ...
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What is Corporate Dentistry – and is it Right for You?

At one time, virtually all dentists were in private practice. When you needed a dental procedure, you went to an office owned and run by one or a few dentists. If you were a dentist, you graduated from dental school and either opened your own practice or joined someone else’s. Today, though, corporate dentistry is changing the game. While private practice remains a popular and viable option, more and more dentists are choosing to go the corporate route. So what exactly is corporate dentistry, and is right for you? Understanding Corporate Dentistry Corporate dentistry refers to large dental service organizations ...
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Podcast: How Dentists Can Add Laser Services to Increase Their Revenue with Eric Diffley

Kevin:       This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin. You’re listening to Ascent-Dental-Solutions and this is Ascent Radio. Ascent Dental Solutions has a focus on knowledge, education, development and training. Before we begin today’s podcast, I want to give special thanks to Mr. Doug Foresta and his company, Stand Out and Be Heard. Without his time and expertise, this podcast would not be available. Today, we have another guest and his names is Eric Diffley. I have met Eric, and in full disclosure, he’s been associated with the company Cynosure which is considered the premier, and perhaps, one of the largest and best ...
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Podcast: Digital Marketing For Dentists with Kellen Kautzman

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin:       Welcome. This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin. You’re listening to Ascent Dental Solutions and it’s brought to you by Ascent Radio. My special thanks are always to Mr. Doug Foresta and his company, Stand Out and Be Heard. Without his expertise, the over 80 podcasts that we’ve produce would not be possible. I’d also like to give a plug to Short Circuit Media and the ...
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MSO vs Private Practice: The Pros and Cons

Corporate dentistry is divided into two main organizational structures. A DSO, or dental service organization, is dentist owned, while an MSO, or managed service organization, is an equity-backed corporation. Either way, though, for the dentist considering joining the world of corporate dentistry, both types of organizations look and feel similar. Here are the pros and cons of joining an MSO versus a private practice. MSO An MSO carries quite a few benefits for dentists who don’t see themselves as business types. Here are just a few pros: 100% of time spent on dentistry:MSOs handle all of the “business duties” associated ...
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Podcast: Quality Assurance and Quality Assessment In Your Dental Practice

Tonight’s podcast is one of many podcasts based on the business of dentistry. There’s always been a theme, as we approach our 75th podcast, in how do we relate the clinical aspects along with the business aspects of medicine and dentistry. I had mentioned in a previous podcast the importance of training, continuing education, knowledge, role playing. But one of the things that we had talked about in previous podcast were the use of audio and video in the office, not just for surveillance, not just to protect us from break-ins, but to use so team members can be trained ...
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Podcast: An Effective and Innovative Way to Train Your Dental Staff

This is Ascent Radio. You’re listening to Dr. Kevin Coughlin, owner and producer of Ascent-Dental-Solutions. I welcome you to this evening’s podcast. But before we begin, I want to give special thanks to Mr. Doug Foresta and his company, Stand Out and Be Heard. Without his expertise and knowledge, this podcast would not be possible. So I want to say thank you to Mr. Foresta and his company, Stand Out and Be Heard. Ascent Dental Solutions, provided by Ascent Radio, is focused on knowledge, development, training and education. Tonight’s topic is how do we make our organization better? All health ...
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