Is your practice as efficient as it could be?
It is no secret that the fast food industry has been growing over the past decade. The industry is worth approximately $198.9 billion in the United States. By 2020, this figure is forecast to exceed $223 billion!
Last week, the Hu-Friedy family suffered a tremendous loss when our friend, 52-year teammate, and Master Instrument Maker, Neville Hammond, passed away.
In 2017, our first blog post started off with the headline Don’t read the new Hu-Friedy Blog!
Have you reviewed your 401K performance this year? Have you taken the time to go through all of your credit cards to see which ones have the highest interest rate and should be eliminated? Have you sworn off ever shopping at IKEA because you dread the process of clearing your head so you can fully immerse yourself in the instructions for how to put that 19-piece bench together? Just reading those statements probably made your palms start to sweat a bit, right?
It's National Dental Hygiene Month in the United States. Each year, October marks the start of autumn weather, the return of sweaters, and awareness of oral health and the dental hygiene career. Every day, dental hygienists work tirelessly on behalf of patients.
If you've ever watched the reality television show Dirty Jobs, you've probably concluded that dirty jobs are fun to watch or learn about, but not to do. However, these so-called "dirty jobs" play vital roles in society, keeping a world on the move going. When you think about it, especially on a microscopic level, instrument reprocessing is a dirty job, too, with countless microbes and organic debris being removed from the surfaces of instruments.
Back to school sales are everywhere, football is gearing up, and nights are a little bit cooler – sure signs that summer is winding down. As we wrap up beach and barbeque season, nearly 40 million Americans are planning their Labor Day weekend getaways. They are planning their drives, reviewing routes online, and looking up traffic and weather. Road trippers do this because while the aim is the vacation destination, it would be silly – chaotic, even – to set off on their adventure without some planning and exploring what lies ahead.
Dental professionals have a lot on their plates these days. There is a tremendous amount to think about, such as practice profitability, technology investments, team efficiency, new patient acquisition and continuing education — just to name a few. With all of this to balance, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at specific processes that happen every day to determine if there are better, faster and safer ways to do things.