Hampton Cove – Our New Office

Our new Pediatric Dentistry office opens in March 2015 to serve our patients in the Hampton Cove area. Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates and Orthodontics (APDA) now has four offices: Huntsville,…

Put It Out There For Free

Recently, I was asked to speak on marketing and social media.  Our large group pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice requires a solid marketing plan to keep the practice healthy.  We…

Sign This

While at the hospital the other day, I was asked once again to sign some paperwork for the hospital before being able to see one of our patients in the…

Data Analysis, or Gambling?

I just got back from a continuing education meeting which happened to be located in Las Vegas. I also watched the movie “21” which is based on the real life…

The Cost Of Braces Is Going Up?

There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of providing braces.  First, and significantly, it is the diagnostic and technical expertise of the orthodontist.  Try doing braces…

In My Book, I stress the importance in having the ability to deal with all the demands of being a dentist in a busy office.  There are so many things to…

Dental Office Stakeout-Lessons in Customer Service

Dental offices would be wise to learn lessons in customer service from other industries. Take “Restaurant Stakeout,” a Food Network TV show, where restauranteur Willie Degel sets up hidden cameras in…

Position Available for Pediatric Dentist

Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates and Orthodontics is looking for a Pediatric Dentist to join our group.  I don’t usually blog post such an announcement, but with the great number of…

10,000 HOURS

Malcolm Gladwell, in his book “Outliers”, puts forward a well researched observation regarding the topic of skill and mastery.  He states that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of concentrated activity…

Social Media, Everyone Is Doing It?

The most recent buzz in dentistry is Social Media. I get all kinds of inquiries from dentists who want to know how to write a blog, how to set up…