Amy Smith Consulting, LLC, is a dental management consulting business based in Central Florida. Amy and her team provide their clients with comprehensive dental practice management consulting services, including finance, HR, teams, systems, leadership and practice transitions.
Thank you to demainanalytics for putting together this 57 Top Tips Definitive Guide for dental practices. I am No. 37!
57 Dental Practice Management Tips : The Definitive Guide Dental practice management is more than just being a great dentist! Check out these 57 dental management ideas from top dental practice consultants.
My good friend and colleague, Kay Huff, needs our support. Kay is well-known in the dental community and she is always the one who is offering support to those in need. Kay and her family lost their home when already-swollen reservoirs sent an ‘uncontrolled release’ of Harveys’s floodwaters into the nearby neighborhoods of Beaumont, Texas. If you can help, please go to the Go Fund Me page set up for Kay and her family. Thank you.
Click here to support Kay Huff EMERGENCY FUND organized by Elizabeth Toler Kay Huff and her family need your support. Kay Huff is well know in the dental community and she is always the one who is offering support to those in need. Kay and her family lost their home when the already-swollen reservoirs sent an ‘uncontrolled release’ of Harveys’s floodwaters into the nea...
Thanks to DentistryIQ for the opportunity to answer this week's question about 'toxic' co-workers in their popular Thursday Troubleshooter column.
Looking forward to getting together with friends and colleagues at our next ADMC Meeting in Atlanta - our 30th Anniversary!
Friends and colleagues, until further notice, please update my email address to [email protected]. I have been unable to send or receive emails from my [email protected] address since February. I you have attempted to contact me and I have not responded, my sincere apologies. Thanks, Amy
Thanks to my colleague Terri Bradley for an update on this important topic.
Medicare Announcement: Part D Prescriber Enrollment Delayed to January 2019 Maria Tatman, CPC As many of you may recall in early 2014 many dental providers were surprised by CMS’s final rule requiring dentists/physicians who pres
Thanks to Dentistry IQ for the opportunity to answer this RDH's question. Have you ever found yourself in the same situation?
Thursday Troubleshooter: How can RDH avoid uncomfortable conversations, such as politics? Some dental patients insist on sharing their political views with the dental staff, or religious views, or ... You get the picture. How do dental professionals tackle uncomfortable topics?
Very proud to have been elected as Secretary for this outstanding group of professionals - members of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Anxious to get to work and help keep this organization growing and thriving.
Having a wonderful time, and learning a lot, at the annual meeting of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants in Denver. It is great spending time with my friends and colleagues, from left, Virginia Moore, Debbie Castagna and Susan Gunn, three of the smartest, most successful (and funniest) dental consultants I know.
Thanks to those who attended our recent Northeast Regional ADMC Meeting, held in Bridgewater, MA. It was a great day of sharing and learning. Mark your calendars now for our next two meetings: March 10 and Sept 8, 2017, location TBD.
Thanks to all those who attended our recent Northeast Regional Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC) meeting, held in Bridgewater, MA on August 19th. Co-hosted by myself and my colleague, Jan Keller, our next meetings are set for March 10 and September 8, 2017, location TBD. Mark your calendars now, and we hope to see all NE ADMC'ers there.
Dental practices beware: this new MA law will impact your hiring procedures as of Summer 2018.
Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview A law taking effect in 2018 requires employers to offer a compensation figure upfront in an effort to end the wage gap between men and women.
Doctor, do you have trouble getting your team to do as you ask at times? Read my latest newsletter for tips on the surprising reasons why, and what you can do to solve this problem once and for all.
The Hidden & Expensive Perils of Untrained Staff - Tip of the Month - Amy Smith Dental... “Why can’t I get my team to work together and do as I ask?” By ...
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Thank you, Dental Warranty, for publishing my article on how to deal with staff members who ask for a raise.
My employees want a raise. Help! One of the most common issues to face is the often-contentious issue of raises and bonuses. “Should I?” you may ask, and if so, when? In this article we’ll look at raises, and cover the equally problematic topic of bonuses in a future post.
Important information if you are a Schein/Dentrix G5 user.
Dental Practice Software Provider Settles FTC Charges It Misled Customers About Encryption of... For Release January 5, 2016 Tags: Health Care Dentistry Health Professional Services Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Protection Privacy and Security Consumer Privacy Data Security Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. (“Schein”), the provider of leading office management software for dental p…
Thank you, Dental Practice Management and Kevin Henry, for publishing my article on when to give bonuses in a dental office.
4 simple steps to follow to decide whether or not to give a bonus in the dental practice. As the holidays approach and the calendar year comes to a close, one word begins entering conversation: bonuses. Bonuses should be awarded for work that goes above and beyond the norm. They should
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My team is expecting a bonus... In my experience, doctors often use bonuses as an emotional crutch, or as a substitute for team building. Instead of spending time working on their business, and mentoring their team, they use a bonus as a way of trying to 'bribe' more work out of their employees. While this may have a positive shor…
If you or someone you now is thinking about a practice transition in the next 5 years, I highly recommend you attend this seminar with my colleague, Jean Fallago, JD, LLM, Almonte Fallago Group.
www.amysmith.biz Transition Strategies for Buyers and Sellers, with Jean Fallago
It's that time of year. If your team members are asking for annual raises, please read our October Tip of the Month before you act.
My staff wants a raise. Help! What should I do? - Tip of the Month - Amy Smith Dental Management... As the holidays approach, now is the time many of my clients start asking about raises and holiday...
Is CE for your team a priority for your dental practice?
You’ve got your CE planned for the year, but what about your team? - Tip of the Month - Amy... Finding and retaining a top dental team requires a huge investment in both time and resources, but...
Thanks to DentistryIQ for the opportunity to answer this week's Thursday Troubleshooter column.
Thursday Troubleshooter: Dental office manager hired as 'bad guy'? This dental office manager has the tough job of letting six staff members know their hours will be cut. Did the dentist promise the staff more than the practice can afford?
Thanks, Jean. Great info from our "Ask Jean" monthly feature.
Part 2: "Drivers" vs. "Cruisers": The Search for Fulfillment as a Dental Practice Owner - Ask... If you can’t wait to get back to the office Monday morning, if you continue to enjoy man...
Thanks once again to Jean Fallago for this insightful information.
Part 1: "Drivers" vs. "Cruisers": The Search for Fulfillment as a Dental Practice Owner - Ask... Doctors are natural born achievers, very goal-oriented people. Pursuing these goals gives meaning ...
August Tip of the Month: Are you prepared if HIPAA comes knocking? http://conta.cc/1TTLnN3
Plan Like A Pro: Calendar Tips for 2016 - Tip of the Month - Amy Smith Dental Management Consulting It's mid-year and although we are all seeking as much summer fun as possible, now is also the time...
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