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About: mfisherday

Bio: For more than thirty years I have had the honor of serving the dental industry. With years of experience in both Clinical and Managerial areas of dental practices, I have a great understanding of the dynamics required to help a Staff become a TEAM. In addition, I know the business of dentistry. I know what works and what doesn't. I am passionate about Coaching Dental Teams to success. I am the Author of "The Dental Business; a Blueprint for Success", have authored articles for multiple publications and blogs and has been the featured guest on several Dental Podcasts.

Posts by mfisherday:

Twelve easy and inexpensive ways to market your practice from the inside-out

Posted on: 13 Jul 2013

Marketing from the inside-out is the most effective and inexpensive way to get new patients. Patient referrals are key. The key to keeping the patients you have and have them refer their friends, family and co-workers is letting them know you appreciate them. Below is a list of the 12 things you can do TODAY to market your practice at little or no expense. Thank your patients for coming in and tell them it was good to see them. This is will go very far when a patient is trying to decide between you and another dentist. Your patient waiting… Read More »

Morning Huddles: The Key to a Productive and Profitable Day

Posted on: 05 Jun 2013

Morning huddles are as important to a dental team as sideline huddles are to a football team. If you want your team to be on the same page you must communicate. The most important communication of the day, if done correctly, is your morning huddle. There are several things you should accomplish in a 10 to 15 minute huddle. A Doctor or Scheduling coordinator should facilitate. Have all providers and assistants review their schedule prior to the huddle. Any questions or concerns they have about a patient or the schedule can be addressed at this time. Hygienists and Assistants should… Read More »

Do You Really Need a Dental Practice Valuation?

Posted on: 05 Jun 2013

Do you really need a dental practice valuation? Yes, and for the same reasons you have disability and life insurance…to protect your family. In the event of Practice owner’s death, the practice value decreases an average of 5% per week and 50% of practices go unsold when the owner dies unexpectedly. A thorough practice valuation will take 3 to 5 weeks to complete. Most family members have no idea what a practice is worth, where to find the documents necessary to have it properly appraised or who to call for help. When grieving the loss of a loved one, an… Read More »

Your Dental Practice … What’s Around the Corner?

Posted on: 07 May 2013

If you’re planning to sell your dental practice in five years or less, here’s what you should know! Do update office décor (if it hasn’t been done in the last five years). Don’t add on to your office unless you have less than three treatment rooms. Do discuss your plans with your accountant. Don’t tell anyone outside of your most trusted family and business advisors. Do update your technology. Don’t move the practice, unless the facility is in bad condition. Do have a comprehensive practice valuation performed by someone who is experienced and well known in the dental industry. Don’t… Read More »

Treatment plan acceptance during tough economic times.

Posted on: 22 Apr 2013

The past ten years have been tough for the dental industry. It is difficult enough to motivate patients to have treatment during good economic time and much more so in a tougher times. While the economy may seem to be on the mend, people are still afraid to spend money. You and your staff will need to educate patients and give them a sense of urgency to motivate them to have the treatment they require. You may have heard this before, but I believe it bears repeating, simply because it works: when you sit down in front of your patient… Read More »

Welcome to our Blog!

Posted on: 21 Mar 2013

We at the Dental Business are proud to welcome you to our blog! On this page we will post interesting and informative articles that will help dentists make wise business decisions from graduation through to retirement. Subjects will include buying your first practice, management issues while in practice, planning to transition out of dentistry, retirement, and selling your practice. From this page you can also get connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Thanks for stopping by. Our first article will debut shortly! We welcome ideas for future blog posts. Do you have an interesting or compelling story that… Read More »

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