17 ideas for magical morning huddle


What is a morning huddle? Want patients to experience the camaraderie of a unified and cheerful staff? It doesn’t just happen. A little bit of nurturing is necessary to break the ice and generate team spirit—and this is precisely [...]

17 ideas for magical morning huddle2019-10-08T19:47:53-04:00

Orthodontic Practices: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead


5 Things that are WORKING for Orthodontic Practices (and yes, we can handle them for you) Ever feel like technology is moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? Don’t worry—it’s our job to keep upfor you. And today [...]

Orthodontic Practices: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead2019-10-08T19:48:45-04:00

Are you offering Invisalign® First? 


Invisalign’s new product, Invisalign® First, is an alternative to palate expanders for children. It’s a unique product that can be used to correct a number of issues in the positioning of growing teeth. It is designed with children in mind. This [...]

Are you offering Invisalign® First? 2019-10-08T19:53:42-04:00

Should your practice be using emojis?


Using emojis in your medical practice marketing?  You’re probably using them in text messages…You’re seeing them in email subject lines… EMOJIS! Believe it or not, it’s an actual language—and everybody is speaking it these days. Why are we talking about [...]

Should your practice be using emojis?2019-10-08T19:58:14-04:00

Bending over backwards for “referral” sources?


Doing more for referral sources than they do for you? Time for a quick reality check! Part of our job at VCG is to keep it real for our clients. If you were wasting time, money or energy on something—you’d [...]

Bending over backwards for “referral” sources?2019-09-12T08:56:11-04:00

Raise your rates?


Are you valuing what you do? Is it time to raise your rates? We have one particular client—an orthodontic practice—who decided to raise their rates. Approximately $900 per case. (WOW right?) And guess what? This practice immediately saw a BIG JUMP in [...]

Raise your rates?2019-10-08T20:02:56-04:00

Start a practice scholarship


Starting a practice scholarship? It is such a great way to give back. And it doesn’t have to take lots of time or cost you a fortune, either. Some of our practices give a $500 scholarship to one student per year. Some [...]

Start a practice scholarship

7 Reasons Your Practice Should Be Like Chick-fil-A


Carol here—with a lesson from my recent lunch expedition…I could see it right there in front of me: Chick-fil-A. I was in a new location for a meeting. I had never been to this particular Chick-fil-A—but when I saw it, my [...]

7 Reasons Your Practice Should Be Like Chick-fil-A2019-10-08T20:09:03-04:00

Reinvigorate your morning huddle


Ready to reinvigorate your morning huddle? Does your practice do a morning huddle? Or did you stop because it got too long/overwhelming/burdensome? Don’t give up! Morning routines are important. A morning gathering will re-center everybody and put your team on the [...]

Reinvigorate your morning huddle2019-10-08T20:26:36-04:00

Easy Steps to Transfer Trust


Transfer of trust has value We love real-world experiences of amazing patient care…especially when we get to have a positive experience that we aren’t expecting. Even though we are creatives who help medical practices grow, we are also sometimes patients [...]

Easy Steps to Transfer Trust2019-08-23T10:56:11-04:00