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Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources & Michael Arias of The Dental Marketer discuss issues facing the dental practice owner of today. This podcast show features the movers and shakers of the dental industry as well as opinion leaders. Enjoy the fun, laid-back vibe as things get real. Sandy is an energetic lecturer and consultant in the area of dental practice management. She is Director of Consulting with Classic Practice Resources and has over 36 years of “hands-on” experience.
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Mar 27, 2024

Have you ever wondered how to properly compensate your team, especially during training sessions and lunch meetings? This enlightening episode explores just that. Michael and Sandy navigate the often-overlooked aspects of employee payment, emphasizing the importance of understanding labor regulations and treating staff equitably. Learn from the friendly banter as they share personal insights – both from an employer's perspective and from a viewpoint of ethical responsibility.

Discover how setting clear terms during hiring can result in beneficial outcomes for both parties involved. The duo also brings to light situations where employers are obliged to cover training expenses and underlines the necessity for transparent communication surrounding matters of monetary compensation for additional training.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The importance of compliance with labor regulations
  • Strategies for negotiating lower rates for different tasks
  • Setting clear terms during the hiring process
  • Obligation of employers to cover training expenses
  • The importance of transparent communication regarding compensation


Don't miss this must-listen episode that unravels the nuances of staff compensation and inspires with valuable insights and real-world examples.

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Mar 20, 2024

Is your dental practice is not showing up in search results the way you want? This episode of Dental Drill Bits dives deep into the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and its impact on your practice's online visibility. In conversation with our expert guest, Ali from Docsites, we address the importance of local SEO and elucidate how optimizing your web presence can organically elevate your position on search engine results pages.

Ali covers common misconceptions about SEO and illuminates the potency of a coherent content strategy, mobile optimization, and the effective use of keywords in reeling in prospective patients. We shed light on common pitfalls to look out for, as well as the importance of persevering in your SEO initiatives. Above all, we warn against the fixation on rankings - reminding listeners that it's the consistent quality of your SEO work, not quick fixes or hacks, that truly matters in the long run.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The role and relevance of SEO in improving your dental practice's online visibility
  • Insights into local SEO and how to optimize your website to rank higher organically
  • Unmasking common SEO misconceptions
  • The importance of content strategy and mobile optimization in SEO
  • Effective use of keywords to attract and captivate potential patients
  • Tips to avoid common SEO mistakes
  • The significance of perseverance in your SEO initiatives
  • The need to prioritize consistent, quality SEO work over quick fixes or obsession over rankings


Ready to elevate your dental practice? Tune into this episode of Dental Drill Bits for a comprehensive dive into SEO that could transform your online presence.

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Mar 13, 2024

How can you take control over your schedule and make sure it's not running YOU? This episode peels back the layers to reveal the make-or-break role a scheduler plays in any thriving dental practice. Sandy passionately articulates how setting precise production goals and having a clear understanding of individual procedure timings can make all the difference. Michael and Sandy navigate the conversation to highlight the immense value of seamless team communication and overall organization in keeping a well-maintained, high-functioning schedule. Their shared experiences unfold in a treasure trove of tips and tricks to evade common scheduling pitfalls – inaccurate procedure timings or the blow of missed appointments. By the time this episode ends, you will find yourself contemplating your existing scheduling processes and getting excited about the prospect of changes that could revolutionize your dental practice.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The ins and outs of effective scheduling in a dental practice
  • The role of setting production goals and understanding procedure timings
  • Strategies to avoid common scheduling inefficiencies
  • The importance of good communication and organization in maintaining a streamlined schedule
  • Ways to empower your team to take on proactive measures like patient follow-ups and pre-scheduling
  • The potential impact of having a designated schedulers in your practice


Don't let your practice run out of time! Tune in to this episode to learn how to take control of your schedule and rise to new levels of productivity and patient satisfaction.

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Mar 6, 2024

Are you crumbling under constant patient cancellations and under-utilized hygienists? If so, this episode is a must-listen. Michael and Sandy go into deep dialogue discussing the art of managing the oh-so precious time of hygienists during those inevitable patient drop-offs. The duo shares their insights on the crucial role of effective communication within a dental practice, with an emphasis on the mighty bearings of the front office in ensuring a bustling schedule, despite the rollercoaster of patient availability.

In this enlightening conversation, Sandy underscores the cardinal importance of forging clear-cut agreements with the hygienists about their pay during the slack periods. They dive into the labyrinth of scheduling and patient management, providing actionable steps towards mastering these often-overlooked aspects of running a dental practice. Most importantly, this episode serves as a poignant call to arms, urging dental practices to give employee well-being the attention and respect it deserves. They conclude by stressing the urgency of a proactive approach in dentistry, a surefire way to trim down on missed opportunities and turbocharge your practice's efficiency.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The importance of maintaining a hygienist's schedule during patient cancellations
  • How proper communication in a dental practice plays a crucial role
  • Effective methods to deal with broken appointment issues
  • The significance of establishing clear-cut agreements with hygienists regarding their pay during downtime periods
  • Ways to navigate the complexities of patient scheduling and management
  • The importance of prioritizing employee well-being in a dental practice
  • How proactive measures can reduce missed opportunities and drastically improve practice efficiency


Don’t miss out on this power-packed episode if you wish to skyrocket your practice's efficiency and maximize your hygienist's time!

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