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- Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · May 2013
Like most of you, I did not have any kind of formal management training. Instead, my route to figuring out how to do it right was fraught with twists and turns, leaving my early-career staff members confused and unhappy. At one point back then, I tried mimicking my boss since everyone responded quickly...
- Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · Apr 2013
Just about every online news story enables readers to add comments at the end of the coverage. It's really wonderful to have this means of voicing our opinions and reactions to things that go on around us. It enhances our desire to belong, feel connected and—most importantly—help one another....
- Judy Fishman · Industry News · Feb 2013
With standing ovations for the last two presentations—by Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD and Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD—it was clear that the mood among attendees of the 2013 V21 Meeting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was upbeat and keenly focused on everything digital.
- Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · Feb 2013
> LMT's home is Newtown, Connecticut. Several of us live here, too. When I heard David Wheeler, the father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim, Ben, speak last month, I felt his words needed to most urgently be broadcast across our United States. He said: "My wife and I have spent the last month...
- November 2012
- Judy Fishman · The Way I See It · Nov 2012
> Since everyone's been expressing concern about what will happen to our field when thousands of Boomers retire, we've been taking a hard look at the new generation of dental technology leaders to get a handle on what will become of our community. As you can tell from this month's cover feature--40...
- October 2012
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Oct 2012
It would be downright silly to suggest anyone actually likes taxes so it’s no surprise that a coalition of 400 medical device manufacturers voiced its opposition to the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices slated to go into effect January 1, 2013.
- August 2012
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Jun 2012
How about a round of applause for one- to three-person laboratory owners? With almost another decade to go before many of these operators feel "the calling" to retire, they are still very much engaged in the here and now and are clearly living the well-disciplined, well-balanced life. Bravo. The results...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Aug 2012
We hear that things "out there" could be a lot better: many laboratories are hurting, business is spotty, dentists are slow and, worst of all, we see that price competition has gotten downright ugly. Times are tough. It seems like this is "pay-attention-and-think-as-clearly-as-you-can time": time...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Sep 2012
During the "boom" years of the late 1990s-2008, lab fees made significant gains; in a number of cases, they caught up with or even exceeded the Consumer Price Index. It's not like the lab community has ever measured its fees against cost of living increases but, for the sake of observation, when LMT...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Feb 2012
Many of LMT's articles stem from things we experience here. When the editorial team cooked up the theme for this month's issue, for example, you might say we were all "steamed up." We, too, have business problems that need to be solved. In fact, the last quarter of 2011 was a whopper that tested...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Mar 2012
Instead of merely staying the course, laboratory owners are more engaged than ever in finding new ways to, as Steve Jobs coined it: "Think Different." Better yet, you are doing it—which is exactly what needs to happen! I'm freshly back from LAB DAY Chicago thoroughly impressed with the level of...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Apr 2012
For me, one of the greatest highs of our LAB DAY shows is returning home afterwards, brim-full of new ideas, juiced with the energy and creative strategies I pick up from you—our participants and clinicians—when I hear your presentations or we meet on the show floor. One thing I noticed...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · May 2012
Every now and then, LMT has the opportunity to shine a light on those who go the extra mile to bring sunshine into someone else's life. In this issue, we get to do it three times. Click the links below to read about Technicians on a Mission—three groups of people in different sections of our country—who...
Featuring Terry Fohey, CDT
- March 2012
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Feb 2011
There's nothing more reassuring or energizing than being able to keep abreast of our market's fluctuations and know where you stand.
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Apr 2011
Like me, I'm sure you have become painfully aware of how dependent we now are on engineering expertise. It's not just for streamlining our company operations; it permeates all facets of our lives...
From the Series: Publisher's PageJudy Fishman · The Way I See It · Mar 2010
It wasn't the first time dentists registered at LAB DAY®. But it struck me—this time—that these guys know dental technology is the place to be. The way I expressed it when I addressed the Cal-Lab Meeting two days before our show is that "we're a cottage industry looking out our window...