Dental Intelligence Blog

Your 2020 Dental Practice Recovery Plan

Posted by Scott Livingston on Aug 4, 2020 9:18:07 AM
2020 will be a year for the history books (and it’s not even over yet!) The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the lives of millions of people and ...
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Better Data = Better Dentistry

Posted by Scott Livingston on Jul 13, 2020 4:07:03 PM
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Running a Thriving Practice in Trying Times

Posted by Scott Livingston on Jul 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM
The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental practices is still to be determined. When that story is told, it will likely be measured in ...
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You CAN Get There From Here

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Apr 14, 2020 11:49:41 AM
What do you want from your dental practice? Take a moment and answer that question. Seriously, stop reading for 3-5 minutes and ask yourself, “What ...
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Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Scott Livingston on Apr 6, 2020 11:25:14 AM
Are you feeling like you’ve been hit by Hurricane Corona?
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$2 Trillion Stimulus Package Includes Small Business Assistance

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Mar 25, 2020 4:03:34 PM
On March 27th, 2020, the President and Congress came to an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package. That includes an estimated $350 billion that ...
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Our Slingshot Plan for Post COVID-19 Recovery

Posted by Josey Sewell on Mar 23, 2020 10:59:21 AM
                     
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Tips To Keep Your Dental Practice Busy During Downtime

Posted by Josey Sewell on Mar 18, 2020 1:50:04 PM
A dental office is a lot like a beehive. There is a frenzy of coordinated activity daily that gets patients from check-in to check-out—not to mention ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry, COVID-19

How to Bounce Back Fast: 7 Ways To Manage Your Practice During a Pandemic

Posted by Brandon Jones on Mar 18, 2020 12:22:47 PM
Whether we like it or not, we’re currently in the midst of a major pandemic, one that is causing rapid changes that impact businesses, families, and ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry, COVID-19

Faith>Fear

Posted by Josey Sewell on Mar 17, 2020 3:31:01 PM
For those feeling so overwhelmed that it has become difficult to make decisions or process the chaos, don't panic (even if that feels like your best ...
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Our Response to COVID-19

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Mar 12, 2020 5:27:10 PM
To our Dental Intelligence and LocalMed (di.) communities J. Weston Lunsford, CEO
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Topics: Business of Dentistry, Dentistry, Dental, Practice profitability, COVID-19, Coronavirus

How to Grow Your Hygiene Department

Posted by Scott Livingston on Mar 5, 2020 10:18:38 AM
The heart of any dental practice is its hygiene department. Hygiene is where all the opportunities for growth are found. Production starts with ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry, Hygiene

Introducing a Brighter Morning Huddle

Posted by Cole Parker on Jan 6, 2020 10:26:09 AM
A little over a year ago, we set out on a mission to develop what we envisioned to be the perfect morning huddle. One that would be so smart it could ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry, Morning Huddle

Stop the Bleeding! Using Data to Reduce Cancellations and No-Shows

Posted by Scott Livingston on Dec 13, 2019 9:37:00 AM
Mind the Gap If you’ve ever been to London and have ridden the London Underground, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “Mind the Gap.” This ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Backward Goal Setting: The Guide to Goal Setting for Dental Practices

Posted by Brandon Jones on Dec 11, 2019 1:20:00 PM
You should be setting your goals backward. It’s really not as complicated as it sounds. Backward goal setting is nothing more than starting by ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Breaking Your Four-Minute Mile

Posted by Scott Livingston on Nov 22, 2019 8:45:00 AM
Reaching your dental practice goals can seem almost impossible at times. Obviously we want to succeed, but that's not the only value that comes from ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

The Science of Gratitude

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Nov 12, 2019 11:21:49 AM
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Topics: Weston Talks

3 Stats that Indicate a High-Performing Dental Practice

Posted by Brandon Jones on Oct 31, 2019 12:31:32 PM
Hot take: you should compare yourself to others more often. But not to individuals (or individual dental practices). Those sorts of singular ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Dental Marketing Maintenance: 2 Simple Tasks to Boost Your Online Presence

Posted by Brandon Jones on Oct 25, 2019 12:02:32 PM
Good dental marketing isn’t just about getting peoples’ attention. It’s also about making the choice to give your business a chance as easy as ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Use It or Lose It!

Posted by Tyler Johnson on Oct 21, 2019 10:50:30 AM
Using di.'s Patient Finder to Find the Right Patients, Right Now In the “Obviously!” department, a reminder that it’s now October, which means ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

How to Increase Dental Production Per Visit

Posted by Brandon Jones on Oct 16, 2019 1:41:54 PM
When your trying to increase your profitability, one of the most important things you can measure in your dental practice is production. Production ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

How to Increase Dental Practice Profitability

Posted by Brandon Jones on Oct 11, 2019 12:35:38 PM
If you were to ask a thousand dental practice owners what they need to increase practice profitability, odds are that 999 of them would come back ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Why Metrics Matter To A Dental Practice

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Oct 8, 2019 11:08:07 AM
As dentists and practice owners scramble to keep up with an influx of high-tech hardware and software solutions, it’s important to reflect on how all ...
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Your Practice Is Now On Your Smartphone!

Posted by Scott Livingston on Oct 2, 2019 11:36:00 AM
*Originally published in July 2017
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Josey Sewell Joins Dental Intelligence

Posted by Scott Livingston on Sep 30, 2019 4:38:22 PM
We’re thrilled to announce that Josey Sewell will be joining Dental Intelligence in October 2019 as Vice President of Education. Josey brings ...
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Scheduling For Success: Getting Patients Back to Your Dental Practice

Posted by Scott Livingston on Sep 5, 2019 10:36:18 AM
There's no argument that diagnosing, presenting and then treating elective/restorative treatment is one of the most important aspects of a dental ...
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Neighborhood Smiles: Dental Intel Creates Easy Access to Vital Data

Posted by Scott Livingston on Aug 28, 2019 12:46:50 PM
In Kelly Bellinger’s world, there’s the “before” and “after” she got Dental Intelligence.
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Never Lose A Patient Again!

Posted by Scott Livingston on Aug 20, 2019 1:30:31 PM
Every dental practice spends significant time and effort in managing patients––and sometimes that process can be frustrating. Cancelled appointments, ...
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Dental Intelligence Tops Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Dental Companies

Posted by Brandon Jones on Aug 16, 2019 1:11:29 PM
Inc. just released their annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States–the Inc. 5000–and we're happy to announce that ...
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Topics: Intelligent Features

Why Your Phone is the Key to Making Dental Patients Happier and Healthier

Posted by Cole Parker on Aug 14, 2019 9:47:42 AM
Your phone isn’t just the first point of contact for new and potential patients. It’s the primary method for interacting with your clients at nearly ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

News: Dental Intel Acquires LocalMed

Posted by Scott Livingston on Aug 7, 2019 4:38:09 PM
Dental Intelligence is pleased to announce the acquisition of LocalMed, the leader in real-time, online dental appointment scheduling. LocalMed ...
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Topics: Intelligent Features

Dental Intelligence: We Exist to Help You Succeed

Posted by Scott Livingston on Aug 6, 2019 2:58:55 PM
Dental Intelligence exists to help dentists and dental practices succeed. Most dentists don’t choose to become dentists because they want to run a ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

How to Optimize Phone Calls to Grow Your Dental Practice

Posted by Cole Parker on Aug 1, 2019 4:02:17 PM
It comes as no surprise that a phone call is often the first interaction your practice will have with a prospective patient. How you handle these ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Success Accelerants: Finding the Momentum to Win

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Jul 31, 2019 4:15:35 PM
One of my absolute passions in life is mountain biking. I could seriously spend time everyday biking the beautiful mountains of Utah where I and my ...
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Topics: Weston Talks

The Numbers that Matter Most to Your Dental Practice

Posted by Curtis Marshall on Jul 30, 2019 12:09:03 PM
While it can be argued that statistics can be used in any way to fit any scenario, when it comes to the financial health and profitability of your ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

"Only A Few Degrees" - 6 Steps to Successful Goal Setting for Today's Dental Practice

Posted by Weston Lunsford on Jul 26, 2019 1:17:00 PM
In business, as in life, small changes today—only a few degrees—have the potential to create drastic changes in the future. That’s not just some ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

3 Dental Metrics Your Practice Needs to be Measuring

Posted by Curtis Marshall on Jul 22, 2019 3:16:00 PM
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Topics: Business of Dentistry

Smart Cars and Smart Dentists

Posted by Curtis Marshall on Jul 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM
History was made by an Audi SQ5 that drove itself from the west coast to the east coast. Delphi, who created the intelligence, has shown that it is ...
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Follow-Ups: Your Dental Practice's Superpower!

Posted by Scott Livingston on Jun 27, 2019 1:44:00 PM
From the Dental Intelligence mailbox:
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Check Out Your New Collections Dashboard!

Posted by Scott Livingston on Jun 5, 2019 1:53:00 PM
 
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Topics: Intelligent Features

The Morning Huddle - Making Your Team A Team!

Posted by Scott Livingston on Mar 1, 2019 3:08:00 PM
We’ve heard lots of great stories about how dental practices are using the Daily and Weekly Review to measure performance – thank you for sharing! ...
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Topics: Business of Dentistry