A Lean Dental Office Needs To Adopt The 90% Rule to Be Productive
3 Ways to Save Money by Improving Inventory Management
By Lauren Carlson Let’s face it. Inventory dental inventory management in a dental office can be complicated, frustrating and, above all, time consuming. Instead of providing the best service and treatment to your patients, you (or your office managers or dental assistants) are busy in the supply closet counting gloves, masks, etc. until they’re cross-eyed, […]
[Case Study] River Run Dental Spa accelerates growth with ZenSupplies
For Elizabeth Bueno, the clinical director of a busy, multi-location dental practice, incorporating ZenSupplies into her systems increased efficiency, eliminated stress, and spurred further business growth. After five years utilizing ZenSupplies for ordering and dental inventory management, River Run Dental Spa in Richmond, Virginia has grown from one practice to five, and Bueno herself has […]
#40 Angie Bachman, Design Ergonomics
Angie Bachman, Director of Education at Design Ergonomics, shares her story from Dental Assistant to Supplies Sales Rep and to a role at Design Ergonomics where she helps dental office systems to truly get organized. We cover many things including my favorite topic, a career path for Dental Assistant how practices can create one to […]
ZenSupplies Update. What’s new, what are we building and much more
Many of our friends have been asking “What is going on with Zen?”. Well, we have been very busy and now I’m excited to share with you what’s new, what’s coming in the next few months and what’s the format for ZenOne Podcast.
Live Events Recap for the week of July 20
Dear ZenFamily, Happy Monday to all! We hope everyone had a phenomenal weekend. As we jump into another busy week, we’d like to share a recap of live events and webinars for last week (the week of July 20) as well as some exciting live events that we have planned for the week of July […]
Is it too late to Manufacture things in the US again?
Let me start with a bunch of questions that I still don’t have all the answers to. How is it possible that during a pandemic that we are left with no masks, gowns, respirators? How did we get to the point that we have to rely on another country to get us protection equipment? If […]
Live Events Recap for the Week of June 22
Happy Monday to all! As another busy week begins, I’d like to provide a recap of the live events and webinars we’ve had at Zen this past week as well as some exciting live events that we have planned for the week of June 29! So last week, on Thursday, June 25, we invited Tim Twigg […]
Why Are Systems SO Important?
When we hear the word systems, we instantly think of a machine, or a computer program, where everything MUST be black and white. We think redundancy. Ultimately, we think of the dreaded word…CHANGE. Yup, that’s the dreaded word we hear all too often!! CHANGE. Instantly our minds go to “She isn’t going to like the […]
What to do if you recently joined a buying group?
Recently we’ve been asked about buying groups and how to make your Zen Account work if you recently joined a buying group (Example: Synergy, DSN, DentalWhale, etc)? Let’s review the process together. Step 1: First of all, obtain a list of distributors that the buying group has negotiated prices with. Review distributors on the list […]
Why choose Advanced Setup with Zen Subscription
Lowering overhead on dental supplies is a process. At Zen we approach it based on 3 Phases: Phase 1 is building a reliable ordering process Phase 2 is negotiating better pricing Phase 3 details and measuring supplies on a daily basis and by procedures Every office has its own goal and not all offices […]
Dental Inventory makeover with Ellicott City Smile Center
We recently completed a Dental Inventory Makeover in Baltimore and wanted to share with you what does the process involves. It’s a lot of fun for us and we hope you get excited so one day we meet you in person at your dental practice. Please enjoy! [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBCVE7ZxYA[/embedyt]
Tiger Safarov talks with Dr. Bryan Stimmler on The Better Dentistry Podcast
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2Iw1HYmpc[/embedyt] Warning: uncensored interview A good friend of mine Dr. Bryan Stimmler and I seat down for a casual conversation at Bryan’s home in Brooklyn NY. You can give it a listen or watch full length. We go in different directions, discuss dentistry, everything around dentistry and much more. Hope you enjoy it! Tiger
Zen & Work: New Podcast episode! Tiger Safarov & Dr. Andy Tran interview Dr. Suhail Mohiuddin of Dentologie
We are excited to bring you this new episode from the Zen & Work podcast archives! In this episode, Tiger Safarov, Founder of Zen Supplies, and Dr. Andy Tran (Apex Dental Studio) talk with Dr. Mohiuddin, an owner, and doctor at the Chicago based practice Dentologie. Listen along as they discuss User (ie. patient) Experience, […]
What Zen Setup Option is best for your practice?
When we started Zen back in 2016 it was a simple onboarding process that included – distributors, navigating Zen and pretty much that’s all. Then we started going to our client’s practices to learn and observe and we realized our offices are busy. Rarely we get someone excited over “Let’s rebuild your dental inventory“, and […]
How a simple spreadsheet can help you control dental inventory!
Hi, everybody. Let’s break this down into the simple steps and figure out a way to use spreadsheets to simply and easily control your dental inventory, submit orders, and pretty much stay within a budget. First, we’re going to start with what we call Operatory Inventory Checklists. So that’s going to be available for […]
[Webinar] How StudioDental took full control of their inventory with Zen
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W1d0kHNAHA[/embedyt] Welcome to another webinar/interview with CEO of Studio Dental Lowell Caulder. We discuss how to match Physical space to their Virtual Space in Zen, How to get entire team compliance, and in case of turn around how to onboard new team members on Zen within minutes. Lowell explains their hiring process, books that […]
Dental Inventory Makeover Webinar
Welcome to our first webinar on Dental Inventory Makeover process. In this 30 minute video we break down the process into 5 major steps: Organizing Physical Space How to Implement Dental Inventory Controls Ordering Process How to Control your Budget How to Negotiate Prices Hope you find it productive and something you can implement right […]
3 Reasons why Free Goods aren’t really FREE!
I’ve been asked this question a lot of times. Every time we onboard and train new dental practice this question comes up “How do I track my free goods?” My concern, they are not FREE!! There is no Santa Claus. There is no Easter Bunny. There is no such thing as FREE DENTAL PRODUCTS! Now […]
Demystifying budget allocations with Jake Conway
Budget is one of the main reasons dental practices sign up with Zen. A single place for all distributors provides a better platform to manage the budget. Therefore that’s one of the questions we ask and the answer can be anywhere from 2.8-12%. To be honest, when I hear anything more than 7% I tend […]
Howdy Y’all, Let’s Get Organized!
It is often said that the best way to learn a new language is immersion. Simply stated, it’s the concept that being present and surrounded by the speakers of that language with active context accelerates the learning process. Even greater than formal, structured education, immersion allows the learner to strip away all of the hypotheticals. […]
Bringing Zen to Bellmead
We traveled a long way and our first stop in Texas did not disappoint! We were blown away by the systems put in place at Acre Wood Dental. They got ORGANIZED! After embracing Zen, this office dropped their supply overhead from 10% in October to 5% in December! (And they are doing it again in […]
October 2018 Update
Dear Zen Family, Welcome to our Monthly Update! We really had a lot on our mind and on our plate and honestly we couldn’t wait to share with you. Please grab a seat and let’s go through all of this together. Software Update: New ZenOut is going live tonight. New and easier design eliminated unnecessary […]
What does it take to go from a Private Practice to 26 locations DSO
Happy Wednesday everybody! I would like to start a tradition and dedicate Wednesday to being a DSO day. As I travel around the country and meet with fascinating dentists I always wonder what makes one person grow and expand? What pushes someone to go outside of the comfort zone and disregard traditional wisdom? What are the personality traits of dentists who are expanding to two, three, five, or 26 locations? So let’s dive into this.
The Myth of the 5% Dental Supplies Budget
After two years of closely watching 130 practices across the United States waste money on dental supplies, we decided to study the problem and shed some light on the issue. We have seen a waste anywhere from 14% all the way down to 3.8%. Therefore the question is, is it even possible to have 5% […]
Building a winning TEAM incentive program (aka Bonus Structure)
Why incentive program is important? In the last 6-8 months I visited a lot of practices across the country and it’s always surprising to me that doctors have same if not bigger expectations to their team members as if they own a dental practice software. I understand the perfectionism and being type A, however, please […]
Ready, Set, Get Your Dental Supplies Organized with Tip Out Bins
We are happy to announce our newest updates at Zen. On Monday September 4th, the update with several new features became available to you, through your Zen accounts. We always strive to improve our products and services; we listen, we ask questions, we take notes, and we change. Through our many meetings and conversations with […]
What is the most difficult aspect of implementing inventory system for Dentists?
We are fortunate to have clients that are patient, provide critical feedback and stay by our side while we are building worlds greatest dental software. In only 8 months we grew to 50 active clients and 44 that are in the onboarding stage, so in no time we believe we will cross that significant mark […]
5 Simple Steps for Taking Back Control of Your Inventory
If you’re anything like the practices we serve, gaining full control of your inventory is easier said than done. A lot easier. The reality is, the dental industry and standard processes in place don’t make managing inventory a simple task for most practices. But with the right approach, it can be. Since the beginning of […]
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