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Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Next Office Lease Negotiation

By Stephen Strecker and Ryan Nolan
From the Fall 2015 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

Most dental practices in Colorado lease their office space. The location and impression that their office makes on patients is a huge determining factor in patient referrals and return visits, especially in a competitive marketplace. Additionally, the cost of rent is typically a practice’s second-highest fixed expense after payroll. For these reasons, it is imperative that dentists achieve the best possible lease terms on an ideal location for the office to maximize the practice’s productivity and profitability during the next office lease or renewal negotiation.

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A Colorado Story

By James H. Pearce, Jr., D.D.S.
From the Fall 2015 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

The year was 1901 when a young dentist from Massachusetts, with a recent diploma in hand, arrived in Colorado Springs to begin his career in dentistry. His name was Dr. Frederick S. McKay and he would become one of the most celebrated and honored dentists in history—receiving awards, citations and honorary degrees from professional and scientific organizations and universities from coast to coast.

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Want to Support Other Dentists? Become a Dentist Practice Monitor!

October 1, 2015

If you have at least 5 years of experience in the practice of dentistry and are interested in sharing your expertise with a colleague, you could be a practice monitor. The dentist practice monitor role makes it possible to protect the public and at the same time provide support for dentists who are making changes in their practices and in their lives.

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I Am One in Four

From the Fall 2015 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

I am tired—lethally fatigued. I can’t breathe. I have no memory of what it feels like to wake rested. I am acutely aware of my constant headaches, frequent stomach irregularity, chronic neck pain, and lack of energy but the worst of it, and my most prominent symptom, is my mind will not shut up. My mind refuses to give me any rest, and is always occupied with undesirable thoughts related to shame and fear. Fear is the worst. But sometimes when I am able to sleep, there is a dream of self-inflicted death that holds a very deep allure that does not frighten me. I am absolutely overwhelmed.

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Can You Identify the Red Flags for Fraud in a Dental Office?

September 29, 2015

Preventing fraud in a dental office should be a top priority. If it were to happen, do you know what's in store for you, your practice and your staff if the case is brought to trial? Opportunity Strikes Again! is a free mock trial and seminar Oct. 10 at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) that will show you just that and teach you the red flags to look out for if fraud is happening in your practice.

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