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Managing Costs of Dental Supplies and Potential Savings in 2023

02.09.2023, 1:33 PM  |   By Anastasia Sanets

What is the Current State of Infection Prevention and Control for Dentistry?

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA, Mary Govoni & Associates So much has happened around current state of infection prevention and other areas of health care over the course of the last 3 years.   At times the change has been dizzying, confusing and frustrating.   Many dental team members are expressing their sentiments about COVID-19 […]

02.02.2023, 9:13 AM  |   By Mary Govoni
Vendors Spotlight

How to build a successful dental company from an idea? Dr. David Epstein DDS and Jason Epstein on Creating and Developing Wonderful Dental

In this vendor spotlight blog post, Jillian sits down with Dr. David Epstein and Jason Epstein to explore the exciting history behind Wonderful Dental as a successful dental company. From pediatric dentistry to the founding of this family business, this conversation covers a wide range of fascinating topics and highlights the impact of Dr. David’s […]

01.31.2023, 1:57 PM  |   By Anastasia Sanets
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A Lean Dental Office Needs To Adopt The 90% Rule to Be Productive

LEAN methodology in a dental setting involves implementing effective ways to manage the clinic’s operations and increase overall dental office efficiency. This can encompass things such as streamlining scheduling, minimizing waste, and enhancing communication among patients and staff members. One of the main advantages of LEAN methodology is increased dental office productivity. A Lean Dental […]

01.27.2023, 1:23 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Work-life balance – existential crisis or a need for a framework overhaul?

Just like many things in this world, work life balance is a complex subject, perhaps with the wrong term/title that forces people to search for answers in the wrong place. What is balance? According to the Oxford dictionary, it’s a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Meaning Your Work […]

01.23.2023, 9:04 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov
Members Spotlight

Carina Sauceda on Inventory Organizational Techniques at St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics

St. Clair & Massey Orthodontic Partnership is a well-established orthodontic practice that has been serving the community for many years. Recently, the practice has focused on improving its dental inventory organization and implementing ZenSupplies with impressive results. This case study explores the strategies and practices that have been used by this dental practice, and the […]

01.20.2023, 1:53 PM  |   By Anastasia Sanets

The Compliance Divas Podcast: Experts Opinions on Infection Prevention and Control in January 2023

Staying informed and up-to-date on the latest news and developments in the dental industry is essential for us. One way to do this is by listening to the Compliance Divas podcasts that focus on important topics such as dental infection prevention and control. These podcasts provide valuable information and insights on how to maintain a […]

01.20.2023, 1:34 PM  |   By Anastasia Sanets

How Dental Clinics Can Enhance the Customer Experience: Best Practices from ZenSupplies

Providing a consistent and positive patient experience is essential for driving business growth, as satisfied customers are more likely to remain loyal and help your business grow. In addition, the cost of acquiring a new customer is significantly higher than retaining an existing one. That is why, whether you’re a startup or a large DSO, […]

01.17.2023, 11:51 AM  |   By Anastasia Sanets

#50 ZenSupplies Road Map 2023 with Alesia and Delaney

2023 is promising to be an exciting year. Technology is booming and there is so much we can bring to dentistry to help with day to day tasks and stress. From AI to basic tasks automation we are looking at the entire landscape and discussing with our offices what is the path forward. From a […]

01.13.2023, 9:56 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov
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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, […]

12.07.2022, 1:00 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov
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[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 […]

10.18.2022, 9:58 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

#42 Lightwave Dental COO John Demma

Today my guest is John Demma, COO of a very unique DSO, Light Wave Dental Management. We discuss leadership, team culture, and leading through service. John has a unique story, growing up in the family restaurant business, learning important skills early on. As John said during the interview “When it comes to leadership and management, […]

09.30.2022, 11:17 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

#41 Elizabeth Bueno, Clinical Director of River Run Dental. Exciting Story of Growth, Focus and Team work.

Elizabeth starts at 5am everyday at the gym to start moving and prepare for any challenges the day can bring. Then the work starts at 6:30am with one of the 6 locations at River Run dental. Her job role is a Clinical director, but she wears many hats to help achieve the goals. We spend […]

09.22.2022, 7:02 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov
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#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 […]

09.15.2022, 7:53 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Episode #39 Dr. Tom Novak, DDS from 7 ops 2200SF to 12ops 4000SF building, best parenting advice, and 2 simple rules to a happy life

Dr. Tom has incredible story of growing up in Chicago ,having paper routes at 9 years old and growing up in the family of 6. After completing dental school, Tom joined the Navy for 5 years and then spent some time in Seattle making $31,000 a year before landing in Weatherford Texas. He recently expanded […]

09.15.2022, 7:17 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov
Members Spotlight

Episode#38 Santosh Patel on building Complete Specialty Solutions through perseverance and abundance mindset, why specialists burn out, and why AI will be so revolutionary in dentistry

Today I seat down with Santosh Patel, President of Complete Specialty Solutions. We talk about early days and how Santosh had to take PTO days to visit dental conferences and meet people at the Starbucks to save money on fancy dinners.

08.15.2022, 11:58 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Episode #37 Dr. Benjamin Johnson, leadership during COVID times, navigating employees retention, daily routine for peak performance, and how to build a special family

Welcome back to ZenOne podcast. Today I’m visiting one of my favorite offices in Waco Texas, Acre Wood Dental and the team, Dr. Ben Johnson, Allison, Meghan and Dan Johnson. We discuss projects Dr. Johnson completed during COVID, managing during tough times, culture and leadership.

08.15.2022, 11:45 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov
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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.

08.02.2022, 4:58 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Dental Inventory Management in a private, startup dental practice [Guest Post]

As a new practice from scratch, there was no question that we needed to have dental office inventory software. I had worked as an associate at multiple offices, of which none utilized a system that was proven efficient. There were unused, expired products, random lists of supplies needed, ordering from one supplier, never price comparing, […]

04.01.2022, 6:00 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov
Dental Tech Vendors Spotlight

Guest Post: Don’t Be Scared of Letting Your Patients Book Dental Appointments Online – It’s a Win-Win for You and Your Patients.

We love it when our friends in the industry share something interesting with our members. Today, our friend Dr. Gina Dorfman, CEO of Yapi Dental and a successful dentist, shares with us the myths about scheduling appointments online. Let’s get right into it: Online dental platform appointment scheduling is growing in popularity with dental patients. […]

02.03.2022, 11:03 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Okay….Now What?

The bad news is that our industry has been and will be fundamentally and permanently changed because of the pandemic. A lot of the changes affecting processes, procedures and protocols (especially as they relate to PPE’s) will probably remain. One guarantee therefore, is that things will not be going back to “the way they were”.  […]

12.22.2020, 11:28 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Update on COVID-19 and Dentistry

Dental practices have faced numerous challenges this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and those challenges continue.   As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, dental practices are facing additional hardships.  Supplies of PPE, especially respirators, continue to be difficult to find.  Dentistry now faces shortages of disinfectant wipes and gloves.  And […]

11.25.2020, 9:19 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

2020 the year of Patience and Priority

Those that navigate through 2020 and keep their head above the water deserve huge respect. It’s been a year of really testing everyone’s patience and in order to have some sense of stability, we all had to shift and rebalance our priorities. For most, it was rediscovering family time, for some it was learning a […]

11.11.2020, 11:48 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Changes in Dentistry-What does the future hold?

WHEW! Have you taken some time to really think about all that has changed over the last 6 months?  What a whirlwind!  Every position in the office has been affected by this.  Some have lower exposure risk, and some have very high exposure risks.  But one thing remains consistent:  The unspoken fear of what the […]

09.16.2020, 10:44 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

How to Have a Positive Work Environment

Who likes to get up in the morning and DREAD going into the office? How many of us work for fun? (Being honest, MOST of us have to work)! So, how can we make this a great place to be? How can we make our teams feel secure, appreciated, and that each and every one […]

08.12.2020, 5:27 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Grassroots Entrepreneurship is the Only Way Forward POST-COVID

Many are concerned with what’s next? When do we get back to normal? What is the new normal? While all of these things are important, I truly believe that the new normal is the renaissance of entrepreneurship in the dental space. Every person who is in the operatory or the front desk has an IDEA! […]

08.06.2020, 10:21 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Live Events Recap for the Week of July 27

Dear ZenFamily, Happy Monday and happy August to all! 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 27) as well as some exciting live events that we have planned for the week of August 3. So here goes! […]

08.03.2020, 10:42 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov
Let's Get Organized

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 […]

07.27.2020, 4:26 PM  |   By Tiger Safarov

When is change the right step forward?

Since we started Zen in 2016 I knew that the only way to grow and build the right solution is to say “Yes” to everything. The ability to say YES, perhaps at the expense of thinking through, is a strength and I try to lead my incredible team with this in mind.  We said yes […]

07.20.2020, 11:28 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov

Tips for Hiring

Are you struggling to keep up? YOU are not alone.  There are more dentists than not having a hard time staffing for the surge of patients, especially hygiene. In this blog let’s discuss some tips on how we can get GREAT team members in the door.  Let’s start with the ad. What does your ad […]

07.13.2020, 11:49 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov
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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 […]

07.08.2020, 9:49 AM  |   By Tiger Safarov