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On March 13, 2019, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp (a messaging app owned by Facebook) was down around the globe. Users were in a panicked, frustrated state over the outage. There were communication problems, content wasn’t uploading, the ad services were down—it was the biggest outage in Facebook’s history. Originally, there were even rumors that it…

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When working in a dental practice, we spend all day taking care of patients. But if we only worry about our patients’ health, we can put our own health in jeopardy. Some common health problems for dental professionals include neck pain, shoulder problems, back pain, and hand and wrist pain. We must be proactive about…

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Anyone who works in a dental office knows how busy it can be on a day-to-day basis. Between patient care and running the office, it is easy for productivity to slip. Tasks can get forgotten or pursuing practice goals can get pushed down the priority list because of the demands of the day. That is…

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If you are committed to dentistry for the long run, practice ownership may have crossed your mind. This is true for whether you are a dentist or a non-dentist professional living in one of the states that allow non-dentists to own a practice. The idea of practice ownership is an exciting one. You have unlimited…

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We have many opportunities to build trust with patients. We take so much care to build our brands and market the image we want for our practice. We invest in the best tools, clinical training, and team to serve patients well. We know the importance of patient satisfaction to referrals, reviews, and case acceptance. With…

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In January 2019, Facebook made a significant change to Facebook groups. The change caused many Facebook groups to lose hundreds or thousands of members overnight—or at least that is how it appeared at first. Rumors and speculation swirled about what exactly happened. Did Facebook remove inactive members from groups? If so, why? After all, Facebook…

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Have you ever wanted to be a speaker? If so, getting connected in the right speaking circles is important. Dr. Glenn Vo recently talked with Vanessa Emerson of The Dental Speaker Institute in the Nifty Thrifty Dentists Facebook group. Vanessa helps dentists master the art and business of speaking. She helps them build speaking skills,…

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With so many options for improving dental practices and so much on our plates, it can be hard to even know where to start. In The Business of Dentistry Facebook group, Dr. Nathan Ho asked the community of well over 17,000 members to name one thing they learned and implemented that helped their practice significantly.…

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One of the best ways to improve your practice is to connect with the best people, information, and resources available. Years ago, that required expensive and time-consuming travel. Today, you can do that from anywhere around the world by joining the right Facebook communities. Here is what’s going on in our four core Dental Facebook…