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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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Why This Young Dentist Went With a DSO

By Dr. Hannah Crowell | February 6, 2023

By: Hannah Crowell Dental students are not encouraged to pursue a career with a DSO (dental support organization). In fact, they are most actively discouraged to sign with one. You’ll hear things like, To be fair – these statements could more accurately be said about dental schools. My Story Never have I felt so burnt…

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Ranking the States with the Best and Worst Dental Health 2023

By Kevin Henry | February 3, 2023

Starting children off right with good oral health habits (including proper brushing and flossing) can help ensure they have the best chance of a lifetime of excellent dental health. So which states are doing the best job of helping their children get their lives off on the right foot when it comes to proper oral…

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Communicating in Difficult Situations: Part 2

By Savanah Craig | February 2, 2023

By: Savanah Craig Communicating with patients can be more challenging than doing dentistry at times I’ve noticed that some types of patient encounters happen more often than not. While I don’t believe that you can win over every single patient, I think in certain circumstances we can help to redirect some of these patients’ concerns…

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Are Implants the Only Option?

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | February 1, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D

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4 Reasons to Consider a Dental Residency Program

By Sable Muntean | January 30, 2023

By: Sable Muntean It can be tempting to jump right into the workforce after graduating from dental school but finding aresidency can be a hugely rewarding experience for new dentists — and those positions are oftenpaid. You can work through an AEGD program, which is typically clinically based, or you can choose a GPR program,…

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Nevada

By Natalie Kaweckyj | January 29, 2023

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Nevada to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental…

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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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Sable Muntean

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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Beyond the Classroom

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.