- Want to maximize your retirement savings?
- Need funds for new equipment, technology, or an office renovation?
- Want to get those debt burdens off your back?
- Having a hard time making ends meet?
If you answer yes to any of these, then, like many dentists, you need a higher net income. Easier said than done, right?!? Actually, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Let’s answer this question using the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method, it all comes down to the numbers.
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HOW TO HEAR THESE WORDS FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES…
There is a serious conundrum in every dentist’s work life: 99% of your training was clinical dentistry when in reality you spend more than 50% of your time focused on interacting with employees and patients. There was no training for that, was there? Such topics as, “How to Develop Productive and Efficient Employees” wasn’t on your curriculum, I bet? Even if ... Continue Reading →
First coined by the philosopher Aristotle, the phrase “a whole is greater than a sum of its parts” still has a lot of relevance in this day in age. This is the basis behind the idea of teamwork. If the full dental team isn’t working in synergy your practice isn’t going to be as effective, efficient or run as smoothly as it could, or should, be.
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Many practice owners feel like they need to be SUPERDENTIST by day, and the business-minded Clark Kent by night to make sure both of their roles as a dentist and business owner are taken care of. This doesn’t have to be the case. A dental practice that is “organizationally-organized” can alleviate the stress on the practice owner and let them focus on being a dentist.
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“The garbage can or the to-read tub?” This was a regular question I asked my dentist-husband about his proliferating dental journals, articles, and newsletters. Of course, he always had the best intention of reading them all, so 9 out of 10 went to the “TO-READ” PILE. Many times our bedroom was lined layers high with multicolored plastic tubs full of the “to-read” pile. Not to mention the piles at his practice.
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It’s Monday morning and your team is gathered for the Morning Huddle. Each goes through their reports and all agree that the schedule looks perfect! Your front desk has met their scheduling goal, as have all providers. There are no openings in the schedule and everyone is ready to roll. Your team is even up for a team high-five today! You are off and running. But what happens? ... Continue Reading →
In my last post, I discussed five reasons why it is important to monitor your practice’s vital signs for trends, trouble, and “touchdowns.” At the end of that post, I promised to outline five more reasons you and your team should be taking at least one hour per month of your precious productive time, and using it to review the “vital signs” of your dental practice.
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