What’s next for Medicaid and Medicare when it comes to dental benefits?

Medicare and Medicaid have made great strides during their 50-year existence, but there is still room for improvement, especially when it comes to ...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: Good bosses must face confrontation in their dental practices

Not many people like confrontation, including bosses. But dental practices have staff members, and no doubt confrontations will occur. It's importa...

3 questions to ask a website provider before getting a new dental practice site

How do you find the right website host for developing and maintaining your dental practice website? There are many things to consider, but theses 3...

What’s next for Medicaid and Medicare when it comes to dental benefits?

Medicare and Medicaid have made great strides during their 50-year existence, but there is still room for improvement, especially when it comes to ...

Not your father’s dental practice: 5 best practices for growth and profitability

Dentistry has changed since the last generation. There are five things small practice owners can do to grow their practice and guide themselves tow...

Thinking of selling your dental practice in 5 years or fewer? Here’s what you need to know

There are several things to take into consideration if you're thinking of selling your dental practice within the next five years. Selling can be a...

10 steps to solid fees for your dental practice

There are a few practical steps that dentists can take in order to keep fees reasonable, yet make a profit for their practice.

Reducing the cost of cancellations in your dental practice

Fortunately, there are a number of tested practices and new technologies that can help your practice reduce the number of broken appointments. Alth...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Why is this RDHs extra work discouraged?

This dental hygienist is doing extra work and can't figure out why she's met with resistance from her coworkers. She also wonders why the office is...

How dentists can help preserve the environment

Helping to preserve the environment is something every dental practice should be aware of. There are steps to take to reduce a practice's carbon fo...

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"Growth Hacking" is a marketing technique that uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and businesses and gain exposure. This new and evolving marketing method can be applied to the dental profession, and Dr. Ken Newhouse and his wife, Lisa, are doing just that. Dr. Newhouse is the Official Growth Hacker of the Dental Profession, and founder of Growth Hacker Central, the fastest-growing provider of dentist SEO and dental web marketing strategies, systems, and tools with 2,800+ dentists worldwide. Dr. Newhouse is also a certified LinkedIn expert. Lisa Newhouse is the first woman Growth Hacker in the dental profession, and helped Dr. Ken found Growth Hacker Central. Visit Growth Hacker Central for more information.

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