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- We are IgniteDDS - Helping dentists become better leaders, entrepreneurs, and clinicians through community and continuing education.

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Are you burdened with a tremendous amount of debt and don't know how to move forward as a practice owner?

 

You want to own your own dental practice, but it seems too daunting and intimidating to even try.

 

Sound familiar?

 

We know you didn't learn much about running a business in dental school.  We're dentists, too.

 

To build the office you want, you need to understand core business components and strategies to create a profitable practice.

 

That’s why we created IgniteDDS.  We are dentists and we understand how you feel.  We’ve experienced the steps you need to take for the fastest track to profitable ownership. 

 

We build leadership, business, and clinical mentorship and education programs that take you through different learning criteria,

both in-person and virtually. 

 

Together we rise.

Avoiding pitfalls in your next dental office lease negotiation

By Kevin Henry | July 20, 2021

By Dan Gleissner, CARR More than 80% of healthcare practices lease their office space. The location and impression their office makes on patients is a huge determining factor in patient referrals and return visits, especially in a competitive market. Additionally, the cost of rent is typically a dental practice’s second-highest expense after payroll. For these reasons, it…

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Dental memes: The 10 best we’ve seen so far this year

By Kevin Henry | July 4, 2021

When it comes to dental patients and their relationship with their dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, or anyone at the front associated with dental insurance, there are plenty of times where a picture (and a few words along with it) can say 1,000 words. With that in mind, we decided to find the 10 best…

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Finding the right specialist partners for your dental practice

By Kevin Henry | June 26, 2021

By Dr. Bill Simon With research, development, and expansion of technology comes a broader scope of services, a deeper understanding of how to provide those services and improved outcomes. The standard of care elevates and, more than ever, dentists are faced with decisions on where to draw the line on what treatment they are comfortable…

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Lit leadership lessons: How dental professionals can honor boundaries

By Kevin Henry | June 21, 2021

Dr. Amisha Singh discusses why setting boundaries is so important for dental professionals and how it can improve health.

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When experience and inexperience converge in the dental practice

By David Rice | June 13, 2021

By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA ‘Tis the season for dental school graduations, from both baccalaureate and postgraduate programs. Many new dentists will be entering the workforce once their state regulating body grants their licensure in order to practice dentistry. There are things that we all learn in…

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Broken: Women in the dental industry and their relationships with other women

By David Rice | May 30, 2021

Dr. Maggie Augustyn discusses how her relationship with other women in the dental industry has been challenging and how she has dealt with the ups and downs.

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WHERE CAN WE PUT DOCUMENTS IN FUSE?

WHERE CAN WE PUT DOCUMENTS IN FUSE?

In Fuse, any document that is completed, scanned, or uploaded from patient engagement programs such as RevenueWell will be stored in the document center. The document center can be accessed from the patient overview screen by entering the patient’s name in the search bar and in the lower right corner of the patient overview window is the document center.

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WHAT ARE SMARTDOCS AND HOW SHOULD THEY BE USED

WHAT ARE SMARTDOCS AND HOW SHOULD THEY BE USED

SmartDoc is a document storage area that allows you to add, create, and save documents in Eaglesoft. Think of SmartDoc as an electronic filing cabinet. In an actual filing cabinet, we use folders. Within SmartDoc, the folders are called document groups. 

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5 COMMON OVERSIGHTS WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTICE PLANNING

5 COMMON OVERSIGHTS WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTICE PLANNING

Designing or remodeling your office takes a lot of up-front planning and there’s certainly no shortage of advice to follow … but just as important are those things you may not think about. Here are five considerations to add to your list.

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3 QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S COMPETITIVE DENTAL JOB MARKET

3 QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S COMPETITIVE DENTAL JOB MARKET

Before you even schedule a one on one interview, schedule a 15-20 minute phone screening. This is a critical step on the process to making sure a candidate is committed. 

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Learn How to Build a Pandemic-Proof Practice

Invest in a new growth strategy that can survive any extraordinary situation with our help. We offer Fast-Trak events where we prepare a virtual event dedicated to helping your business cope in this pandemic. We want you to know that you are not alone in this fight, and if history serves us, great obstacles present great opportunities. The key? Great strategy.

What you do from this moment forward will determine if and how fast and effectively your practice recovers. Make no mistake and join us at this event.

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Dental students are anxious to graduate and join the dental profession. They will read anything that they can get their hands on if it concerns the future, like addressing business issues. Fortunately, Dental Entrepreneur's Business Beyond the Classroom can cater to all dental students and those practicing ten years or less. We give your company its best opportunity to deliver its message before practice patterns are set in new dentists' minds.