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Cliff’s Notes for April 15, 2012

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail: cliff.marsh@henryschein.com

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The reason we do what we do, is so that we can to do what we want to do, when we want to do it!

It’s a tongue twister, but working as a team and making informed decisions, will get us there.

 

 

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

This Week’s Feature on the Cliff’s Notes Channel

“OptraDam Anatomically Shaped Rubber Dam”

By Ivoclar Vivadent

http://www.youtube.com/cliffmarsh100

 

In This Week’s Issue

  • The Dentrix Dentist Blog – Dentrix Mobile & Team Smile!
  • Employees & the Social Network & The Hiring Solution!
  • The Henry Schein Outlet Store – Reconditioned – Demo’s & Overstock!
  • Product Review – Impression Cartridge Transfer Connectors!
  • Commentary for Sunday, April 15, 2012 – Tapping your Sleeping Assets!

 

Dentrix Mobile: by Dr. Bill Busch……………………………………………………………………………………………

I first heard Dr. Busch (Dr. Bill as he likes to be called) speak at the Henry Schein 2010 National Meeting in Washington DC. He is a co-founder of Team Smile, an organization that works with professional sports teams and Henry Schein Cares to provide free dentistry to under privileged children. Please view the video at the end of this section and log onto their website.

The Dentrix Dentist Blog:

I recently upgraded my phone to the 4G Droid Razor.  I thought that I would not see much of an improvement in speed.  Boy was I wrong.  This is smokin fast, not as fast a G5 for Dentrix though; just kidding they are about the same.  Combine the 4G service with the Dentrix Mobile Solution available free from Dentrix when your on a service contract. Dentrix Mobile.

The Dentrix mobile is optimized for the i-pad and the Motorola Xoom (I use the Xoom).  I bought a car attachment for the Xoom and I have it right next to me if I need to check my schedule, call a patient, add a note to the patient’s appointment, check the patient’s prescriptions etc.  Using the tablet is nicer because you can see the whole appointment book and it is easier to see.
The way to save money if you have Verizon or any of the other carriers is to sign up for the wireless Hotspot that most all 4G phones offer.  It is a service that costs me $20/month extra on my phone bill but once I get in the car with my phone; my tablet connects to it automatically so they share the web connection.  This way you don’t have to pay a monthly fee for your phone and your tablet.  You can connect up to 5 devices to it anytime you’re out.  So I guess you could share with your family when you’re on vacation and so forth.
If you want to hear an informative broadcast on what 4G really is listen to this NPR broadcast: Log onto What does 4G really mean anyway?

For more information, Log onto Dr. Busch’s blog site:

http://thedentrixdentist.blogspot.com/2011/01/welcome-to-dr-bill-buschs-blog.html

2012 archive for April 7, 2012

Please Log onto – Team Smile: http://teamsmile.org/

TeamSmile is the nation’s premier advocacy group that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children in our communities. By partnering with professional sports organizations, we create an experience that develops bonds between children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities, and the athletes that solidify the message that oral health care is vitally important to long-term health. Through this experience, children receive free oral health education, screening, treatment, and are taught that the mouth and body are linked for overall health.

1:33Watch  

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Henry Schein and Team Smile

5th annual Henry Schein Team Smile event in Fresno California. Over 240 children received free dentistry thanks to volunteer dentists and their teams. 

 

Employees and the Social Network! ……………………………………………………………………………………….

Several lawmakers have drafted legislation to ban the practice by employers of asking current and prospective employees for access to their social media accounts claiming it is an unlawful invasion of privacy. It also violates Facebook’s terms of use and, as I regularly tell audiences, can potentially expose the employer to unanticipated legal liability depending on the protected characteristic information contained on the sites.
The best advice? Accessing a current or prospective employee’s social media site by a decision maker is a bad idea. It might have limited applications in instances when an employer is alerted to a potential issue, but beyond that, the dangers and risks far outweigh any potential benefits. 
To learn more about how best to avoid employee claims, log onto: www.employeerelationssolutions.net/blog or contact:

Matthew R. Grabell, Esq. CEO Employee Relations Solutions @ 201-488-6438 or e-mail mgrabell@employeerelationssolutions.net.

“Tell him Cliff sent you!”

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Henry Schein Dental Hiring Solution – Overview

 

The Henry Schein Outlet Store………………………………………………………………………………………………

Did you ever wonder what happens to un-wanted products that find their way back to Henry Schein? The Outlet Center offers a reliable source for Overstocked, Demo Model and Reconditioned Dental and Medical Equipment at incredible savings. The inventory and quantities are very fluid so it pays to check back often.

 

Special of the Week

  WATERLASE C100 LASER W/CTC & FREE ILASE
Biolase Technology
Overstock (2812488XN)
$15,995.00
 Dental Handpieces  Dental Small Equipment  Dental Equipment
Dental Laboratory Equipment Dental Burs Endodontic Files and Reamers
Sterilizers Medical Equipment  

Product Categories

OVERSTOCKED: New Products that are in the manufacturer’s original sealed package
SAVINGS UP TO 35%
DEMO MODEL: Open-box products that have had no clinical use
SAVINGS FROM 35% TO 50%
RECONDITIONED: Products in excellent condition, restored to the manufacturer’s specification
SAVINGS UP TO 80%

All products include comprehensive warranties backed by Henry Schein

Log onto: http://www.henryschein.com/us-en/sites/outletcenter/

 

Product Review – Impression Cartridge Transfer Connectors………………………………………………

 Impression Cartridge Transfer Connectors Cut leftover VPS material waste, costs by 33%.
Everyone has those two-thirds empty impression material cartridges that they do not know what to do with — not enough to make a new impression but too wasteful to throw out. Don’t throw them away!Use Impression Cartridge Transfer Connectors to transfer good unused material from three to four partial tubes and refill one tube. One connector can transfer an entire batch of cartridges at a time. For use with high-performance (rounded flange) automix cartridges.Five reusable plastic connectors per pack #681-3783 – $24.99 (if you have a Cliff’s Notes discount plan, the price will be greatly reduced)

 

The Root of It “Commentary for Sunday April 15, 2012…………………………………………………………

Tapping Your Hidden Asset!

I recently had a conversation with one of my clients about the problems they are having in growing the practice. As I often do, I want to share some of the questions and an obvious solution that most dentists don’t fully understand.

The question was a common one, why is it so much more difficult to grow the practice now than it was 10 years ago? Well, the first answer is always the same, “the economy”. The second answer is also the same, “the economy”. The third answer is also the same, “I don’t know”!

Maybe the answer is right in front of you? Maybe it’s your staff? Maybe you’re not utilizing leadership skills or “leading by example”. Maybe it’s time to start to start looking at your staff as being part of the solution and not the problem.

Leadership is all about getting people to follow your protocol with enthusiasm. You need to motivate and incentivize. It’s not about clinical abilities, your staff creates the “patient experience” and that is something you can’t do. If the patient feels comfortable they trust your skills.

To discuss staff problems can be difficult because it involves taking a good look at yourself and your staff from the outside. For a more detailed and confidential discussion please feel free to contact me at any time @ 201-321-7494 or e-mail cliff.marsh@henryschein.com.

Making the call is the hardest part…..

Note: April 17th is tax day. If you have to pay, you probably did something wrong.

Today is Sunday, April 15th. Take time to enjoy your family and the day. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life!

Cliff Marsh

Henry Schein Dental

P.O. Box 663 / 45 Rt. 46 East, Suite 605

Pine Brook, NJ 07058

Cell: 201-321-7494

Fax: 201-262-2210

cliff.marsh@henryschein.com

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