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Tips for negotiating service provider contracts
Sometimes dentists need assistance from outside vendors for certain services, whether it be waste hauling, marketing, website development or other types of service contracts. When using these service providers, it is important for dentists to analyze the contracts closely during the negotiation process to make sure they know exactly what they are signing up for.  Read more >>
Learn what's truly important to your dental team
CDA Update staff spoke with Gary Zelesky, who has been presenting motivational messages to audiences for 30 years. For the last 15 years, he has been speaking to dentistry audiences around the world, from England to Australia. Zelesky is known for including energy and humor in his presentations and will be leading four lectures at CDA Presents. CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim is expected to attract more than 25,000 attendees April 30-May 2, and one of the biggest draws is the unique lineup for lectures and workshops.  Read more >>
Generational divides in the dental practice
Oftentimes, a dentist will have a particular staff member or patient they just can’t seem to connect with. A certain task or treatment isn’t accepted and it can cause frustration with the dentist. While in some cases this may be a result of being confrontational and having difficulty with acceptance, it can also happen because of a generational gap.  Read more >>
CDA Foundation accepting Dugoni award applications
The CDA Foundation offers financial support for oral health programs and dental education statewide. In this way, funding reaches local communities where it’s needed most. Numerous grants and scholarships are available throughout the year with various deadlines and submission periods. Currently, the CDA Foundation is accepting applications for its Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award.  Read more >>
Dentist ranked No. 1 job in the country
Being a dentist is a coveted gig around the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, which ranked it the No. 1 job of 2015. Dentist jumped up two spots from 2014, when U.S. News ranked it the third best job in the nation. And for the second year in a row, dentist ranked No. 1 overall on the “Best Health Care Jobs” list.  Read more >>
One of the best marketing sources is your own patient base. Be proactive in asking for patient testimonials and referrals. Be certain to obtain signed authorization to do so.
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