Learning Self-Assessment for Dental Practice Growth

I see a lot of clients who think I will come in and clean up their practice in one fell swoop. The truth is, as a credentialed coach, my job is not to reorganize and refine a practice, but to guide my clients in doing it themselves. A successful dental practice depends on employee growth [...]

Learning Self-Assessment for Dental Practice Growth

I see a lot of clients who think I will come in and clean up their practice in one fell swoop. The truth is, as a credentialed coach, my job is not to reorganize and refine a practice, but to guide my clients in doing it themselves. A successful dental practice depends on employee growth [...]

Personal Growth Essential to Dental Practice Growth

Far too often, I meet dentists who assume that their personal lives have little to do with their professional development. This could not be farther from the truth! In fact, I believe that personal and professional growth are so closely related that you cannot have one without the other. Unfortunately, our stress-filled culture often places [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:18+00:00 January 27th, 2015|communication, dental coaching, dentist mentor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Dentist Mentor Explains: Let It Go

If you are like me, you could happily live your life without ever hearing another rendition of “Let It Go.” Yes, the ballad from Frozen was catchy – even powerful – when we heard it a year ago. Now it has lost its novelty, yet as this year’s batch of stuffed Olaf toys hits the [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:19+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|coaching for dentists, communication, dentist mentor|Comments Off on A Dentist Mentor Explains: Let It Go

Quiz: How Well Do You Read Body Language?

No matter how advanced your clinical skills, if you do not know how to communicate effectively with your patients, your practice will suffer. Cultivating good communication skills is essential if you want to boost patient compliance, stimulate business growth, and achieve your dental practice goals. Remember, good communication is not simply about your ability to articulate [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:19+00:00 November 25th, 2014|communication, dental coaching|Comments Off on Quiz: How Well Do You Read Body Language?

Lessons to Be Learned from the Titanic

Along with the holidays, the end of the year brings the next crop of Oscar contenders. It remains to be seen whether this year’s award will go to a big budget flick like Interstellar or a sleeper indie film like Boyhood. As I was perusing the movie listings at my local theatre the other day, [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 November 18th, 2014|coaching for dentists, communication, dentist leadership|Comments Off on Lessons to Be Learned from the Titanic

The #1 Skill You Need for Practice Success

Whether you are just out of dental school, or you are a seasoned veteran with years of professional experience, you may be laboring under one of the biggest myths of dentistry. In my work as a dentist business coach, I see many clients who are working tirelessly to build their practices, yet they are not [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 November 13th, 2014|coaching for dentists, communication, professional coaching|Comments Off on The #1 Skill You Need for Practice Success

6 True Halloween Frights (and How to Ward Them Off)

What is it about Halloween that is so exciting to us? Perhaps it is because we wholeheartedly embrace the things that frighten us. We let shivers run down our spines as we contemplate ghosts, vampires and other things that go bump in the night. Or maybe it is because the frights of Halloween distract us [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 October 30th, 2014|coaching for dentists, communication, dental practice management|Comments Off on 6 True Halloween Frights (and How to Ward Them Off)

7 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Dentist

Like a dental practice consultant, as a dental coach, I am dedicated to helping my patients be the best they can be. When I work with a dentist, I want him or her to be a truly unforgettable practitioner. I want patients to walk away from their appointments, thinking, “Wow! I have never had such [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:21+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|communication, dental coaching, practice management|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Dentist

Learning to Understand Your Patients’ Needs

Your first goal is to protect and enhance your patients’ health. However, you want to do so in a way that is in keeping with his or her needs. As a dental coach, I’m not just talking about health needs, although these are certainly important. I’m also talking about emotional needs, aesthetic goals, financial concerns, [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:22+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|communication, dental coaching, practice management|Comments Off on Learning to Understand Your Patients’ Needs