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Stop Whining: Fluoride Works

November 7th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’m going to start this by apologizing to anyone I might offend on the topic of fluoride. Although, I can’t imagine a Dental Professional believing anti-fluoride is the way to go, I have heard there are a few. There’s a lot of controversy amongst the general population and this article isn’t [...]

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Are Your Systems Spot On?

November 2nd, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I recall my years in private practice as very hard work. It wasn’t the Dentistry that exhausted me; it was the daily running of the office. Inventory, payroll, quarterly taxes, and Staffing issues were constants in my professional life. I felt there weren’t enough hours in a day to deal with [...]

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Chaos vs. Systems

September 6th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

Recently I got a phone call from a friend asking to speak with me about problems she was having at work. Let me start by saying she’s an outstanding dental assistant, mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. One of those people you meet and in working together, you learn they are [...]

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Are You Invaluable, or Not Valuable?

August 1st, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I recently spent some time with a colleague who asked me to lunch to discuss some problems she was having at work. As I listened to the description of her stressful workplace, I couldn’t help but think there were some very large problems in her corporate dental office setting.

She described [...]

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A Deep, Dark, Mysterious Hole

July 19th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’m always looking for stories in dentistry that bring a smile to our face, make us think about the relationships we have with our patients and/or are just plain ridiculous! Today I bring you all three in a story shared by a friend and colleague that he just couldn’t resist sharing [...]

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Doctor and Nothing Less

July 6th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

When I’m down and dirty in someone’s mouth and my back and neck are aching, I’m reminded of how difficult our work can be…and no one knows except us. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that dentists are often considered ‘second class doctors.’

My former physician worked for a large medical [...]

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Have You Failed To Educate Your Patients?

June 24th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

This has been on my mind off and on for so long, I decided I’d just put it out there. Has the Dental Profession done everything possible to educate patients in the prevention of disease? I don’t think so. I don’t recall receiving any coaching as a child, adolescent or teenager. [...]

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Patients Afford What They Want to Afford

June 9th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I remember a consultant telling me that patients will afford what they truly want to afford. In light of this knowledge, I began presenting treatment based on the questions we asked in our new intake form. The main question we relied on was “If we could give you whatever you want [...]

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Obstacles to Excellent Care

June 6th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I called several of my dental friends (Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants alike), asking them to name obstacles to providing excellent care. The list of Professionals I called work in private practice, corporate dentistry, Indian Healthcare, and government assisted programs. Eight Dental Professionals gave me the following list:

1. Filthy Mouths

I [...]

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I was hired by an office to help them streamline some of their systems that weren’t working well. This type of job requires me to hang around the office watching, listening, and observing the daily function of the office. During one of my days of observation, I was reminded of a [...]

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