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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.

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People Pleasing: Characteristics of Being a People Pleaser

By Sharon Dolak | December 6, 2022

By: Sharon Dolak People Pleasing is not about being kind. It is about someone trying hard to make others feel better, driven by deep-seated insecurity to be needed and receive approval. Society thinks it is a good thing to please others, but people pleasing has a dark side when we do it to our own…

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Confronting Denial is No Small Task

By Sharon Dolak | December 5, 2022

By: Sharon Dolak Denial is a coping response that gives us time to adjust during shocking, distressful situations and avoid anxiety. We refuse to see the truth because we are trying to protect ourselves from a painful, overwhelming situation. Some things, many things are simply hard to accept all at once and we need time…

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The Difficulty With Treatment Planning

By Savanah Craig | December 1, 2022

By: Savanah Craig Treatment planning is one of the most difficult parts of my job as a new dentist. Often, I am meeting a patient for the first time and trying to access the problems that need to be addressed and learn about their desires all in an hour-long appointment. Patients’ wants and desires are…

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What is Toxic Positivity and How to Avoid It

By Sharon Dolak | November 28, 2022

By: Sharon Dolak Do you notice that as soon as you walk into the office you are ON? Like someone pushed a button in your head that said, “OK, you are to have no emotions, no needs and you are to be positive, energetic, smile, and bright ALL DAY LONG.” In a normal healthy life,…

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Ameloblastoma: Case Study

By Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD | November 23, 2022

By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD Have you ever had a patient with ameloblastoma? Here is a case study of my experience with it.

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Tax Return Preparation for Dental Professionals

By Bruce Bryen | November 21, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen As a dentist, when you are ready to file your first substantial tax return, it is best to find a dental CPA who can prepare the personal tax return but can also be the first advisor that you use for your future in the dental profession. As a young dentist, it’s probable…

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What is the best way to engage patients in Fuse?

What is the best way to engage patients in Fuse?

Patient engagement is critical in today’s digital world. Calling patients to confirm appointments takes time and removes team members from a variety of essential practice duties. For example, RevenueWell offers a whole suite of products that a practice can utilize to improve communication with patients and engage them in the practice.

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What are best practices for end of year (EOY) processing with Eaglesoft?Y IN FUSE?

What are best practices for end of year (EOY) processing with Eaglesoft?Y IN FUSE?

Communicating with patients in a variety of ways is an important step in reducing failed or no-show appointments and cancellations, as well as keeping both the restorative and hygiene schedules filled. It has been estimated that 40-60% of the restorative schedule comes from the hygiene schedule. If neither are booked, or booked and then have a high number of cancellations or failures, both the practice and patients suffer.

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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.