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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” With the holiday season and the end of the year quickly approaching, I find myself reflecting on my journey with MDent Consulting.  I started this consultancy to help...
Feeling the Pinch of Inflation

Feeling the Pinch of Inflation

The current annual inflation rate from August 2021 to August 2022 was 8.3% — a slight improvement over the previous 8.5% rate. And unlike other economic influences, inflation acts like a “tax” on consumers and businesses. What’s the connection to the dental industry?...
Your Dental Practice Should Negotiate Insurance Fees

Your Dental Practice Should Negotiate Insurance Fees

In the medical industry, insurance companies don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, some dentists receive up to 10% more than others for providing the same service. Why? Because of the reimbursement amount the dentist and insurance company agreed to. And...
Qualities of a Good Dental Practice

Qualities of a Good Dental Practice

Ogden Nash once said, “Some tortures are physical. And some are mental. But the one that is both is dental.” Unfortunately, a lot of people would agree. Dentophobia is real — over 75% of adults feel at least somewhat anxious when it’s time to visit the dentist, and of...
7 Tips For Running a Successful Dental Practice

7 Tips For Running a Successful Dental Practice

So you’ve taken the plunge, done your research, signed the papers, and now you own a dental practice. What’s next? Whether you’re just starting your journey — or you’ve been in the business for a while — there are a few key areas you’ll want to pay attention to run...