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.
Everything in your practice is connected ... Continue Reading →
In my last blog post I talked about how important it is to care for your dental practice as you care for your patients. I specifically discussed the value of strategically scheduled Comprehensive and Periodic Exams for your practice.
Continuing this analogy, it is equally important to monitor your practice’s vital signs for trends, trouble, and “touchdowns.” This is similar to the way you monitor the vital signs of a patient ... Continue Reading →
“Sandy, I need help! My front desk person had to leave suddenly due to a personal situation, and may not return. We are all struggling without her! I have deposits hitting my bank and have no idea to whom they belong. I can’t access my own practice’s website, email, or Facebook account. We can’t even attach x-rays to our e-claims! Can you help me?” This type ... Continue Reading →
In business school, the mantra they pounded into my head was, “exceed your customers’ (patients’) expectations every single time.” It seems obvious and a no-brainer, but it is much easier said than done. Why? Because your patient’s expectations have drastically changed and will continue to change. Today’s dental patients are very different from patients even five or ten ... Continue Reading →
In my 35 years in dentistry I have heard this phrase over and over again. Most dentists didn’t get into the profession because they wanted to run a business; they did it so they could be DENTISTS! Unfortunately, the business side of running a dental practice often ends up being so overwhelming they aren’t able to enjoy their true passion of dentistry.
For many dentists, this dilemma leads to contemplating ... Continue Reading →