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Frank Preuss

Recent Posts by Frank Preuss:

To Lead Is Not to Manage: How to Be a Great CEO for Your Dental Practice

A common mistake owners of small businesses often make is trying to serve in all leadership and management roles at once! A dental practice is like most small businesses in this way. As the owner of a dental practice, you play the role of both CEO/leader and manager/implementer. In this post, we’ll address the important differences between being a CEO and being a manager AND why you shouldn’t wear both hats.
Topics: Practice Management

Ecological and Biological Dentistry—What They Are and How They Can Benefit Your Dental Practice

Paying attention to overall health and the environment is more than a trend—it’s a worthy cause! More and more dentists are adding Eco- and Bio-Dentistry to their portfolios. In this post, we’ll look at these two ways to practice dentistry with a conscience and appeal to patients who want to be healthier and “greener.”
Topics: Innovation

Know Your Numbers: How KPIs Benefit Your Dental Practice

You have goals for your dental practice, such as more patients, higher daily production or fewer missed appointments. In order to reach these goals, you need to clearly understand your practice’s strengths and weaknesses. In this post, we’ll introduce a useful technique for gathering the kinds of information that can help you evaluate your practice and set new goals for better performance: using “Key Performance Indicators.”
Topics: Practice Management

Laser Dentistry: The Latest in Quality Dental Care without Fear

Dental lasers have enjoyed an increasing popularity in recent years. The ADA has even issued an official statement on their use. But how can lasers help you grow your dental practice and provide quality dental care? In this post, we’ll consider the uses and benefits of dental lasers and explain how adding laser technology to your dental practice can boost your business.

 

Topics: Innovation

And the Award Goes To …: Learning Best Practices from Award-Winning Dental Practices

In this post, we’ll look at some concrete examples of great dental practice management. If you’re hoping to improve patient retention and attract new patients, looking at your overall practice management is a good place to start. Are you getting the most from your staff? Is your dental equipment up to date? Perhaps it’s time to update your practice design? Have a look at these award winning practices for inspiration!
Topics: Practice Management

Oral Cancer: A Key Issue for your Dental Practice

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the next year, and only 57% of those diagnosed will live 5 years after diagnosis. The good news: your dental practice is well placed to have a positive impact on your patients’ lives when it comes to this threat to their health. This post will address some important aspects of your role as dentist in the fight against oral cancer. Prevent cancer by educating patients, conduct oral cancer screening to catch symptoms early, and provide gentle dental care to patients who have been diagnosed and are facing treatment.
Topics: Innovation

Go Team Dental! Finding Great Dental Team Members for Your Practice

A successful dental practice is built on an effective dental team! They are the face of your practice and essential for providing the best quality dental care to patients. In today’s post, I’ll offer some suggestions for improving your dental HR strategy and building and maintaining the best dental practice team possible.
Topics: Practice Management

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss: Recent Innovations in Dental Surgery Products and Techniques

Gathering new knowledge and techniques and staying abreast of the latest news and technology in dental surgery is not always easy. In this article, we’ve consolidated some recent news about dental innovations you might have missed that can improve your patients’ experience.
Topics: Innovation

Broaden your portfolio, Tip 3: Phobia Treatment

Somewhere between 5% and 8% of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear. To give your dental practice a competitive edge, consider offering services specifically geared toward fearful patients. As we’ve discussed in another article on this blog, patients have a wide range of dental phobias. You know how important dental care is to overall health. This article will give you some suggestions for specific “no fear dentistry” services you can offer to help patients overcome their fears and get the dental care they need.
Topics: Innovation

5 Changes that Will Improve Your Dental Practice Management

2016 is here and full of opportunities for improving your dental practice! Start the year off right by reviewing your practice management and making sure this is the best year yet for your practice. This article will give you some practice management tips that are easy to implement.
Topics: Practice Management