Dennis King, CDT/TE
Owner, King Dental Arts Studio
2/14: Dean, just to let you know, we have received cases from 3 new Drs. from the meeting in TN on the 11th and 2 more Drs. referred from existing accounts. 5 new this month. I’m here tonight trying to pull out a decent month with all the new work.Your council in the phone meeting made me really think about trying to grow and fight attrition. Staying still is going backwards. This has given me much hope.
Thanks so much
Owner, ServDent Ceramics
12/13:I would like to welcome our new members. So far it has been an excellent resource for me and an opportunity to better understand some of the dynamics in our profession. I think Dean is setting a table we will all enjoy sitting down to, both doctors and techs.
A while back we had a webinar featuring Dr. Hornbrook, which was very helpful to me in many ways. In addition to the info on bonding, a doctor who had been following him since his days with PAC Live gave us a call. He somehow was aware of the webinar and was looking for a new lab. He is currently sending his work to Ca. Price is certainly an issue and I think he wanted to work with a lab closer to home. I’ve visited the doctor’s previous lab and I know the quality of their work. Not a problem for us to match or exceed( I thought confidently:) ) so I drove to the new doctor’s office, met with him and we received our first case a few days ago. Thanks Dr. Dean and “don’t call me Dr.”—David Hornbrook.
My best to all. Enjoy the ride.
Mike Dominguez, CDT/TE
Owner, Kymata Dental Studio
9/13: After communicating with fellow Opt-In members via group emails, conference calls, and webinars, it was great to get a chance to meet them in person at the Bego facility for Dental Wings training. What is important about Opt-In is not just the camaraderie and connectedness, but what that connectedness and unity can accomplish when we are in sync. Together, small labs have a voice, and with Opt-In we have a big voice.
The training was world-class. Vince Munoz was able to teach the DWOS system to our group in an effective and entertaining way. Bego with Lou Azzara and his great team made us feel at home in their top-notch facility, and Steve Touchie from Dental Wings provided red carpet treatment.
This session was important to me because we were independent small-lab owners learning as a group. We all take what we learned back home with us and use it in our labs. The important thing for all of us is that we, as part of a co-op, are able to continue to learn as a group through Opt-In. We all will be using the scanner a little differently from each other, and when we share with each other how we use this technology we all grow together. Still independent lab owners in every way, we each become resources for the group.