We’ve heard all through our lives we need to plan for the future – whether that is setting aside money in a 401(k), having a succession plan in place, or even something as simple as keeping backups of your data in case something goes terribly wrong. The more we plan for the future, the easier it is when that time comes. And your practice management software shouldn’t be something you neglect to plan for.
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Everyone who knows me, knows that I’m a planner. I need to have all the details for everything planned out in advance so there are minimal chances of something going wrong. So it’s no surprise to anyone in our office that I have already started my New Year’s resolution list. While it’s not yet complete, it looks something like this today:
- Take a trip.
- Save as much money as I can this year.
- Learn. In any way. Something about my job, myself, others. Just learn.
- Spend more time with friends.
- Attend a costume party. Either one that I host or just attend. And go all out.
- Say thank you more often.
new year's resolutions
By Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca
I once attended a lecture of the Northern California Angle Society of Orthodontists given by the former President of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Raymond M. Sugiyama. Dr. Sugiyama presented beautifully treated cases 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years in retention demonstrating perfect stability of excellent orthodontic results. After hearing this lecture, I decided to send out 10-year retainer check postcards to my patients asking, "Have you been wearing your retainer? Your orthodontist cares."
Ann Marie Gorczyca
With the holidays coming up, we know how important it is to get a deal on the items we shop for. This is just as true for your office as it is for your home. The Section 179 Deduction makes this even easier by allowing you to write off the full amount of qualifying purchases made in 2012 (up to $139,000) and take advantage of a 50% bonus depreciation on any amount above the deduction limit.
The cloud isn’t new, but many are just learning to understand how powerful it can be for offices. Read the facts about myths you may have been hearing about the cloud.
Myth 1: The cloud is a fad.
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