Toothlife: A hygienists dream to build her own studio

As a pre-law student and tennis player, Irene Iancu never planned to go into dentistry. Getting hurt on the tennis court, combined with other life changes, lead her to the field of dental hygiene....
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Accountability and Self-Worth

As a consultant, my phone rings daily with this one request, “Can you help me hold my team accountable?” My internal reaction is “NO!”  What I say is, “Absolutely, tell me more.” Accountability, much like...

The Gift of Vulnerability

Annette, the interim CEO of a mid-sized marketing company, was struggling to find the best way to deliver a speech to her employees in which she’d have to reveal some bad news about their...

3 ½ Biggest Mistakes Most Practices Make With Their Marketing

You’re doing all the right things to grow your practice. You’re investing in ongoing training, utilizing state of the art equipment and keeping up with your marketing. There is, however, a right way and wrong...

Dental Office Design Competition: A Conversation With DR. Sarah...

The patient experience is a critical, yet highly complex consideration in the building and success of a practice. Comfort is important, but things like convenience, interaction with staff, and so many other elements come...
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Feeling Hog-tied by Fees In the Dental Industry

We are going to jump right into a topic that we all love to hate in the dental industry – insurance reimbursements. While most of my posts address the emotional side of leadership, there...
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Building Your Board

I love summertime in dentistry. It’s a great time to relax, take a break from routine, and evaluate how well your year is going. For the entrepreneur in all of us, I give you...

The [Dental] Happiness Experiment

Let's talk about frustration.  On a daily basis, we face situations that cause stress. We solve complicated three-dimensional problems created by challenging oral environments. Moisture, inflammation, forces, bacteria, acid.... all these things create health...
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Mind Your [Dental] Message

Grab a cup of joe because today is going to be fast and furious. I get so fired up when dental practices outsource their messaging to third party advertisers. If you know me or...

Showing Dental Patients Your Human Side Is The Key

Since being included in the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk, many people have been contacting me wanting to know my secrets to engagement on social media. Interestingly, I always reveal...

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