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Welcome to the Dental Office blog. On this site we will share information on how we conquer the real-world challenges that we each face in our pursuit of running high-quality, successful, profitable and harmonious dental offices.

The Dental Blog invites you to share your knowledge, successes, failures and crazy stories with fellow dental professionals. Sharing our combined knowledge, we can each create our own unique dream practices.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Teach an Old Dog a New Trick or Two

Are you still treatment planning like your first year in practice? I hope not if you have been in the profession for a while. Learning does not end with our graduation from dental school. Great dentists continue to expand their skills.

Keeping excited about your office and work can be a lot easier if you are still a student of the art of dentistry.

The profession is expanding at an amazing pace. Keeping up with the new alternatives and treatments takes time but is worth the extra effort.

Learning for the sake of expanding your skills is exciting!

Dr. Corey Gold
President - Advanced Continuing Education Systems

Monday, January 9, 2017

Keep Politics OUT of your Office!

Keep Politics OUT of your Office!

The best advice I can give you on talking about politics in your office is DON’T!

This rule applies to all the members of the dental office including the dentist (owner).

You will often offend individuals who have different political leanings and make them feel uncomfortable in your office. Uncomfortable people = ex-customers.

You will often offend other staff members who disagree with your opinions. Many times, the offended staff member will not mention to you they are uncomfortable with your voicing your political beliefs and will just quietly be agitated at you. This agitation will lead to disharmony in the office and often acts of passive aggressive behaviors.

Even when you think the patient or the staff member you are speaking to agree with your political beliefs, your conversation may be overheard by others who are near you.

The bottom line is that making customers and staff feel uncomfortable is a bad idea. Have strong political opinions but keep them OUT of the office!

Dr. Corey Gold
President – Advanced Continuing Education Systems