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Featured Podcast of the Month – Safe Effective Communication

Check out our featured podcast for August! This month, we’ll take a listen to Safe Effective Communication featuring Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Bryan Laskin. Click on the link and enjoy!

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Batting Lessons for Success – Dr. Jessica Stroud

  • August 8, 2016
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My four-year-old son played baseball this summer.  He only swung a bat for the first time at his first baseball practice. Needless to say, he had to learn the basics and had the attention span that one would expect out of a four year old.  But when the games got started, I was reminded of some very basic concepts of success. Sometimes people become successful through sheer luck; however, don’t count on this – it’s a rarity at best. The…

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5 Ways to Become a More Proactive Leader – Dr. Pamela Marzban

  • July 15, 2016
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Let’s face it…owning a business has many challenges.  Through the years, I have found that attaining the right skills to be a strong leader is top of that list.  How you carry yourself in your office will be mirrored by your team and will ultimately become the image of your practice.  This idea may be a hard to accept for some of us…but nonetheless, it is true. I believe at the core if every good leader is a common trait…

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Never Settling – Angela Cotey

  • September 10, 2014
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Dentistry has so many opportunities with the best part being you really have a lot of choices and can chose your own destiny.  When I graduated dental school from Marquette University, I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew there were endless possibilites for me to explore. I had the amazing opportunity to join the US Navy during dental school.  I got to travel the world and take care of the outstanding individuals who serve our…

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Top 6 Things You’re Currently Doing You Need to Stop

  • August 5, 2014
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Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist Ellen Glasgow wrote, “The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.” This makes me wonder, if dentists find themselves in so many daily ruts, why do they keep digging? What’s the cause behind the compulsory attitude and behaviors commonly repeated by dentists that kills their practices, makes them unhappy, and prevents them from living their best life? The answer is easy, albeit a complex issue: Stress.

There are thoughts and behaviors dental professionals have that perpetuate their stress cycle. Identifying these habits and putting a direct stop to them can prevent you from having a long and stressful career. Here are the top 6 things you’re currently doing you need to stop before you dig your own grave.

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Land Your Dream Job: Tips for Success from an Owner Dentist – Cari Callaway-Nelson

It may have been a few years since I went on my first job interview after graduating from dental school, but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I felt so nervous and inadequate, thinking about the fact that I just graduated and this doctor I’m interviewing with has nearly forty years of experience. How can I possibly convince him that I know what I’m doing? Now I am the practice owner, and the shoe is on the…

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Asking the Powerful Question – Heather Penny

There is a movement amongst our society for women to ‘lean in’, for girls to accept and love their bodies, for gender equity in higher leadership, and for increased leadership development targeting women.  Certainly within this past decade, there has been a heightening of awareness where communities, groups, and individuals are intentionally shifting to address the question,  “How do we do a better job empowering our girls and women in areas of professional development and leadership equity?”  Furthermore, we are…

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Digital Marketing – Not So Scary

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the AAWD’s Empower You Web Cast: Social Media for Dentists: Game-Changing Tips for Your Dental Office’s Digital Footprint.  I was one of about 25 participants in this interactive and informative webinar presented by Brad Newman of Dentainment.  Brad provided some really great information about different social networks, how to empower your team as advocates, and the real, measurable benefits to focusing on digital marketing. Digital marketing.  That sounds so scary, doesn’t…

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To Hashtag or Not to Hashtag? That is the #question

Remember when the only time you would ever press shift+3 was when you would shorthand the word “number”?  Those were the days.  Nowadays, that four-lined symbol resembling a tic-tac-toe board (#) translates to hashtag: a social media phenomenon that helps users search and sort topics.  I am sure you have seen this trend in action at some point [lest we forget the #YOLO craze!] but are you completely familiar with how it works and its immense advantages?  Let’s walk through…

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Upcoming Events

The Lucy Hobbs Project 5th Annual Celebration and Reunion April 27th & 28th

April 27, 2017

The Lucy Hobbs Project is happy to announce that the 2017 Annual Celebration will take place on April 27th and 28th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel! Remember this event is open to anyone in dentistry – male/female, dentists, staff, educators, students, reps, etc. To register: www.regmadeeasy.com/benco/the-lucy-hobbs-project/2017/ Registration closes at 3PM today.

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