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Get updates from Four Quadrants Advisory's experts on ways to boost your practice's finances, as well as other new developments in the dental field.

The Anatomy of Tax Surprises and How to Avoid Them

Tax surprises for Dentists and how to avoid them.

7 things dentists can do right now to secure their practice during the coronovirus outbreak

7 things dental practice owners can do right now to secure their business during the coronovirus...

3 WAYS YOUR ACCOUNTANT MAKES TAX DAY EVEN WORSE

Tax uncertainty doesn’t have to be your tax reality. Just like the running of a Dental practice is...

When is a Dental CFO a Necessity for Your Practice?

As your practice grows, that's a good thing - but it can hurt too. When you find you can't handle...

5 Common Ways Dentists Make Cash Flow Mistakes

If you're up at night worrying about your practice's checking account, poor cash flow might be to...

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Sources of High Overhead In A Dental Practice

What comprises high overhead anyway? Are there some common elements to high overhead all dental...

3 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice the Right Way

Here’s a little-known fact: increasing production can actually cause you to make less money. That’s...

Who's Stealing From You?  8 Ways To Protect Yourself

The best ways to prevent fraud in your Dental office may seem counter-intuitive. Instead of...

Don’t Let Tax Surprises Ruin Your Cash Flow

Added attention to your practice's tax situation before year's end will prevent a surprise bill...

How Much Should Dentists Pay Themselves?

When you run your own practice, your compensation can be hard to settle on. But you can probably...

5 Actions Dentists Should Take To Build A Retirement That Supports Their Lifestyle

We take a look at how Dentists can save enough to maintain their current lifestyle.

Your Dental Practice Does Not Need New Patients

Your financial problems won't be solved by producing more if your practice is unhealthy on the...

5 Ways To Turn Your Hygiene Department Into A Pay Raise

We explore 5 ways to boost profits and production from your Hygiene department.

When to Use (and Not Use) a Practice Management Firm

When is the right time to use a practice management firm?

5 Points to Consider BEFORE You Sell Your Dental Practice

Only one in four doctors hired as associates become a partner in the dental practice that hired...

You Don’t Have To Produce More to Earn More. Here’s Why

A Dentist really can save more than they ever thought possible while their lifestyle remains the...

How Dentists Should – And Should Not – Invest

The Stock Market’s performance of late looks a lot like my first and last ride on a roller coaster:...

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Associate

75% of new associates hired in dentistry never become a partner. There are a lot of reasons for...

Here's How Keeping Some Debt Today Can Lead to a Promising Tomorrow

Four Quadrants believes some debt is not only OK, but necessary, to building a healthy practice and...

3 Ways To Deal With 2015 Taxes Now and Not at Tax Time

A $75,000 tax bill at year's end will cripple your finances. Here's how to keep that from happening.

You Probably Need to Hire A Dental CFO. Today.

3 Specific Ways to Lower Your Practice's High Overhead

VIDEO: 3 Questions We Ask Every Prospective Client

Tax uncertainty doesn’t have to be your tax reality. Just like the running of a Dental practice is...

3 Ways To Minimize Your Practice's Growing Overhead

3 Specific Ways to Lower Your Practice's High Overhead

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Taxes In Shape for NEXT Year

Tax Time is no longer a day our clients fear. We customize an actual plan for each of them so they...

5 Items To Consider When Planning Your Dental Practice Transition

One of the biggest trends in dentistry today is the logjam that’s been created from many baby...

How Do You Control Your Practice's Overhead?

If your overhead balloons early in your career, it's likely to stay that way - and the debt that...

The Top 1% Club: Saving for the Perfect Retirement

It's hard to be proactive when you have problems to solve now. But to reach your full potential,...

Producing More Won’t Lead to Your Retirement

Producing more isn’t the only way to achieve your financial goals and build the retirement you’ve...

Growing to Serve You Better

Four Quadrants has grown a lot in the past couple of years. Here's how that helps you.

VIDEO: Dr. Thomas – From Anxiety to the Top 1% Club in a Year

Dr. Ryan Thomas acquired a practice and wasn't prepared for the stress he'd encounter. Now, he's...

The Tax Implications of Starting a Dental Practice Transition

Your retirement won't just affect the amount of free time you have. There are important tax factors...

The 3 Pieces to Your Perfect Financial Plan

When you graduated dental school, you weren't prepared to be a business owner. Fortunately for you,...

What Happens to Your Practice When You Sell?

You don't have to worry about losing your legacy. Protect it, with a custom transition process.

When Growing Your Dental Practice is a Bad Thing

Growth isn't always the best thing for your dental practice. Only when you're ready for it.

How Dentists Should – And Shouldn’t – Invest

Aggressive investing won't get your retirement savings - or your dental practice - where you want...

Fee-only vs. Commission Investing: Which is Best?

Most people use investment advisors who get paid with commission. But is that really the way a...

It’s Not Too Late to Save for Your Retirement

It's never too late to save for your retirement. But you may have a lot of catching up to do.

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Symptoms of a Sick Dental Practice

Even if your practice is producing, you may have symptoms of an underlying sickness. Check out our...

How Your Practice Can Survive a Few Slow Months

If you know what's coming before it happens, your practice can easily make it through a seasonal...

How Much Do You Need to Save for Your Retirement This Year?

You know you want to start saving for retirement as early as possible. But how much should go into...

Reducing the Risks of a Partnership Failing: Part 2

You've found the perfect partner for your dental practice. But what happens when it's time for you...

Reducing the Risks of a Partnership Failing: Part 1

Most dental partnerships fail. The key to making sure yours doesn't is planning, and an equitable...

3 Things Every Dentist Needs to Keep Work Manageable

Too many dentists spend more and more time on running the business and less and less in the chair....

Do You Have a Reactive Accountant?

If your accountant isn't working proactively to help your practice grow sustainably, your...

When Should I Pay Off My Debt?

Debt isn't a lot of fun to have, but there are certain times when it's better to hold than to pay...

How To Be Sure You Avoid Tax Surprises

A $75,000 tax bill at year's end will cripple your finances. Here's how to keep that from happening.

3 Corporate Structures Explained - and the One That's Right for Your Practice

To make sure your dental practice is financially sound, it's crucial to structure it properly as a...

3 Things Every Dentist Should Ask Before Buying New Equipment

That new piece of equipment seems great - but is it the right time for your practice to invest?

Five Mistakes in Dental Hygiene That Could Be Costing You Thousands

Mistakes in your hygiene team could massively damage your practice. Take these five steps to make...

The Top 10 Tips for a Successful Dental Practice Start-Up

Starting a new practice is hard, especially if your business experience is limited. Here are ten...

Create a Patient Referral Program

To get the kind of patients in your practice you want, leverage the patients you already have.

A Lesson in Leverage for Dentists

Don't let your emotions push you into making a bad financial decision.

Analyzing the Investment in Dental Software

When deciding whether or not to make an improvement to your practice, there's more than just cost...

Renegotiating Dental Insurance Contracts

It's never too late to make your insurance contracts as beneficial to your practice as possible....

Can Dental Lab Fees Lower Overhead and Increase Profits?

It doesn't have to cost your practice money to give your patients the best lab work possible.

Embezzlement Strikes 3 out of 5 Dentists - & It Can Happen To Any Dentist

Embezzlement is more common than you think - and it's usually spotted by accident. Learn to take...

3 Reasons Sole Prop Dentists Can't Save

For sole prop dentists, saving can be very hard. But it's not impossible. Find out how you can...

The Insurance-Free Dental Practice - Is it Fantasy or Reality?

Don't let affordability issues keep you from being able to help your patients.

Telephone Skills in Dentistry: What You Don't Say Means More

The way you interact with others is critical to build business. When you use the telephone, are you...

How to Adapt to Changing Trends in Dental Practice Accounting

When things change, it doesn't pay to try to stay the course. Adapt as dentistry changes, and your...

9 Ways Dentists Can Stop Fraud Today

Fraud is more prevalent in dentistry than most dentists realize. If you think you're a victim,...

The Future of Dental Accounting is in the Cloud

Keeping your books in the cloud allows for easier accessibility for you and your accountant, and...