Wise-up Wednesday from Zane Benefits: Why health benefits are important to you and your dental staff

Health benefits are important to you and your dental staff. But why? This article discusses the true value of health benefits.

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: Saying “yes” when the answer is “no”

Do not automatically assume patients will not visit your office if you do not accept their insurance. Train front office team members to engate pat...

The ultimate whitening for patient giveaways

Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, recommends a whitening product for patient giveaways that's fast, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive.

Wise-up Wednesday from Zane Benefits: Why health benefits are important to you and your dental staff

Health benefits are important to you and your dental staff. But why? This article discusses the true value of health benefits.

How to set your practice goals for the New Year (and get past your excuses)

A new year is upon us, and it's a perfect time to set some new goals for your dental practice for a more successful 2015. But you have to make your...

Closing in on retirement? A lighthearted look at 'The Best Places for Dentists to Retire'

This list does not take itself too seriously, but it offers some serious places to consider when it's time for dentists to take that step into reti...

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.

Smile Drive campaign targets pediatric products during February

Throughout February during National Children’s Dental Health Month, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation will mobilize ...

New online portal MyOfficeSuite takes 'customer-focused' to new levels

Broadview Networks has created a system for all members of the office, not just the office administrators, to use efficiently and easily. It c...

4 tips for making your office ‘Greener’ in 2015

It's easier than you may realize to make your dental practice environmentally friendly. These four simple steps will help you get started, and make...

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        With a passion for writing and the insight she has gained through years of observation and analysis, Amy LaVange educates dental and health care practices on techniques for enhancing office efficiency, increasing patient loyalty, and improving practice marketing. She currently manages communications and written content for Solutionreach, the cloud-based platform previously known as Smile Reminder, that enables health-care professionals to engage and communicate with 100% of their patients. Amy spends her free time with her two children, loving and laughing about their adventures.

The Evolution of Dental Marketing ... Growth Hacking Your Dental Practice


"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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