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We know you didn’t get where you are by having delusions of adequacy. Pursuing a career and a life—as a dental professional, we know- you know what it takes to dedicate yourself to excellence.

With Ignite, you now have a partner who will help you find success, every step.

My Students At “Voices Of Dentistry”

The Voices of Dentistry Summit held in Nashville this past weekend was the beginning of something very special for the young dentist. It is an organic, grass roots, take my profession back, movement that in my opinion will grow to be the largest “relevant” live event in dentistry.

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Pizza By the Slice…Or the Whole Pie

Whether you prefer NY or Chicago style, one thing’s for sure. There are people who prefer a slice at a time and their are people with whole pie appetites. What I’d like to suggest to you is this. Your patients…they like pizza too. And just like every other “Can’t wait to burn my mouth” pizza lover, some need you to serve them a tooth at a time…and others…others want you to deliver their entire treatment plan all at once. What matters most is understanding WHO wants what…and when.

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The Right Partnership

In a sea of dental vendors, who do you choose? Learn here what makes a dental vendor “enlightened” and understand which companies are there to help you grow…

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The #1 New Dentist Obstacle… Pizza by the Slice or the Whole Pie

How many times have you delivered a great treatment plan to a patient only to have the patient and/or a team member look at you like you’re: 
Clearly not as good as the owner dentist
Out of your mind
Trying to scam them
In this episode, Dr. David Rice, founder of igniteDDS and Mr. Jonathan Miller, Executive Fortune Management Coach, show you how to deliver your treatment plan pizza by the slice or the whole pie. AKA, how to win the patient and the team, without pi#*ing off the owner doc.

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The Right Partnership

In a sea of dental vendors, who do you choose? Learn here what makes a dental vendor “enlightened” and understand which companies are there to help you grow…

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Top 15 Tips To Crush Dental School

We have compiled the Top 15 proven tips and tricks that will help crushing your dental school interviews. We know these worked because we are speaking from personal experiences and the perspective of a former predental student. You will not only learn how to dress professionally, but also other very important areas you might not be aware of. Ultimately, we want you to succeed and we believe you can do it! Click here to download the ebook now!

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Get Motivated, Be Dedicated, Stay Involved

Applying for dental school can be…. is a very stressful process. Of course your goal is to have the most competitive DAT score, GPA and excellent academic ranking. In light of all those factors, one must keep in mind the importance of maintaining your extracurriculars up to date.

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The Dental School Game Plan

How do you plan on achieving your dream of becoming a dentist? It no longer is an easy task. With almost 14,000 applicants to the 65 dental schools in the United States your grades will no longer solely set you apart. Much more goes into your application now-your extracurricular activities, leadership positions, DAT scores, and the very important personal statement. Because only 15% of applicants are called for an interview you need to use every opportunity you can put get yourself ahead of the pack and this book will help you do just that.

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The Benefits of Interdisciplinary CE

I recently attended AAOMS’s Dental Implant Conference, an interdisciplinary conference that presents a holistic approach to dental implant treatment plans. Find out more about the benefits of interdisciplinary conferences in the article.

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Let’s Caucus!

I attended the AAOMS District III caucus last weekend in Atlanta and had a great time taking part in our political process. Learn more about how you can ensure your voice gets heard in organizations like AAOMS, ASDA, the ADA, and more!

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How does low cost thinking destroy your practice?

If I told you how many times I hear “I can’t”…”Not where I live”…”I’m just an associate what can I do” in a week, you wouldn’t believe me. Maybe you’ve heard these things too…Maybe you’ve even spoken them. If you have and you’re living and practicing exactly as you’d like, don’t waste your time on this article. If you want better, there’s ONE major principle you NEED to understand right now…

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The Importance of Personal Rules

It was May, 2016 and I found myself with an unfamiliar span of free time. I had just graduated from dental school, but my residency program wouldn’t start for another six weeks. For the first time in four years, I had a substantial amount of time to do whatever I pleased. Many of my peers traveled, or used the time to shift focus from dentistry to another aspect of life. I chose to make the most of those weeks by working to gain perspective that could influence my career.

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Generate Your Success

Change your perspective to communicate effectively with younger generations. Dr. Rice explains how in this @GrowingDentist podcast.

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Fitness Friday Week 3: Virtual Gyms!

This week. Amisha and I tested out the diet and fitness combo of Paleo and Virtual Gyms. You heard me, virtual gyms or home gyms are on the rise. I will let you know that I am biased, I have found the virtual gyms / trainers are the totally best option for me!

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Dissecting media in medicine

The internet can be a powerful tool, but also a dangerous one given the breadth and depth of false information. Despite its intelligence, Google can’t replace a four-year medical degree.

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Student budget-friendly activities

In school, exams and academic commitments are plenty and free time is limited. With deadlines always looming, it is difficult for us high-achieving individuals to make time for ourselves and simply relax. I have compiled a list of activities to spark some inspiration for your next weekend or day off.

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“We Are in the Business of Making Friends.”

The last time Erinne and I were in the same city, she brought along a quote which resonated with her. When I heard it, I knew exactly why. Although it may not be the official slogan of IgniteDDS, it captures perfectly why we do what we do.

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Why NOT to Cut The Dental Umbilical Cord

Retraction. There are many instances it makes our lives simpler. There are many strategies for success. That said, as a young dentist, it’s all too tempting after the daily clinic beatings in dental school to cut the dental umbilical cord from one’s armamentarium. Before you do, experience has taught me this…great habits deliver great results.
Great result deliver great success. So before you cut that cord, here’s a simple 5 step process to CRUSH your Restorative Success.

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