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December is a busy time for everyone in our industry. On top of the holiday parties and the frenzy of Christmas shopping, both dentists and patients scramble to get their outstanding insurance claims through before year-end. These busy times can put your lab and its staff to the test, and more than likely, it will put your lab’s management systems to the test. Accounting details, production management, HR management and most importantly, customer service, can all be strained during high-volume times. Read More
Let’s face it, advances in technology greatly affect our day-to-day lives. Whether we like to admit it or not, digital technology plays a major role in how we stay connected with our friends and family (put your hand up if you have a Facebook account), how we get our news (via our smartphones instead of a newspaper), how we do our banking (the days of needing to go to a bank to cash a check are behind us), and most notably, it has changed the way we do business. So it should come as no surprise, that as we have entered into this new digital age, advances in technology are also changing the way dental labs, like yours, do business. Read More
How many clients have you lost this month? Running a small lab can be hard. You have orders to fulfill, finished products to deliver and clients to manage. While the bulk of your time is spent focused on your craft—ensuring that every step of production is completed both artfully and in a timely manner—it is also important to make sure you are nurturing your client relationships. Use our 6 relationship building tactics that actually work and ensure you never lose another client again. Read More
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Webinar 4: How To Stay Top-of-Mind With Your Clients
Thursday, October 15
10 am PST | 1:00 pm EST
With Dena Lanier, President & Owner of The Lab 2000 Inc. CDL. and President-Elect of NADL, we will talk about how to establish habits that will solidify your relationship with clients that will lead to remarkable results to your bottom line.
It happens in every business – you deliver and a customer doesn’t pay. Whatever the reason, delinquent payments disrupt the cash flow of your business. For smaller laboratories, regular income is especially important due to the limited amount of cash flow to pay overhead and materials.
Here are some simple rules to make sure you get paid:
5 Ways Dentists can Ensure Safe Dental Restorations for Patients
Tallahassee, Fla. – In a 2009 American Dental Association member survey, nearly 65 percent of dentists responded that they believe dental technicians and laboratories are regulated in their state. This is not the case. In fact, only four states in the U.S. require either certification or continuing education for creating devices that are in some cases permanently placed in patents’ mouths. In addition, dental laboratories in more than 40 states in the U.S. remain unregulated, and foreign imports may not be held to the same level of scrutiny.
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Quick Books provides small business owners with the data you and your accountant need for tax purposes. This is a necessary part of business ownership. But do you also use the information to help you make better business decisions, uncover opportunities and plug the profit leaks that cost money each year? You should.