Leadership for Your Team – Time for a Winning Streak!

Football season is once again in full swing! I hope you’re taking advantage of some much needed downtime, relaxing with a friend and a beer or two as you watch your favorite teams. However, even as you chill out on the couch, take some time to reflect on what you can learn from football. After [...]

Marketing 101: What You Should Be Doing Now

Dentists are at a major disadvantage when it comes to marketing. We did not learn marketing in school. We own a private, small business that requires marketing, to be successful. We must split our time between seeing patients, managing the practice, continuing our education, spending time with family, and marketing to acquire new patients. We [...]

5 Ways that Dentists Can Build a Great Practice Team

As you well know, clinical competency is not enough for a successful dental practice. For a truly outstanding business, you should offer comfortable amenities, a good chairside manner, and good communication skills. Of course, a friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable office team is also essential. The ability to assemble and develop a great office team is [...]

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, [...]

Take the Quiz: Busting the Myths of Dentistry

As dentists, we spend a lot of time reeducating our patients. They are inundated with myths about dental health, and convincing patients they are wrong can be a real challenge. Take the old fluoride myth, for instance. How many times have you had to persuade anxious parents that a fluoride treatment will actually benefit their [...]

Personal Growth a Must for Practice Success

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 growth and professional growth are so closely related that you cannot have one without the other. Unfortunately, our stress-filled culture often [...]

Assembling the Dream Team

As you already know, your skills as a dentist are only one component of your successful dental practice. The clinical skills, interpersonal relationships, and dedication of your team are also extremely important. In fact, since patients with healthy teeth will spend more time with your hygienists and administrative staff, a friendly, knowledgeable team is [...]

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Dental Consulting, Coaching, and Letting Challenges Shape You

Don’t you wish it could be smooth sailing all the time? I do! Wouldn’t it be great if every patient was compliant, every team member carried out responsibilities correctly, and every interaction with your spouse was filled with love and laughter? What a pleasure that would be! However, while these things might be good in [...]

Good Patient Relationships Contribute to Dental Practice Growth

For most of my clients, dental practice growth is one of their first priorities. However, they don’t realize that one of the top marketing strategies is literally sitting in their offices. Learning how to treat existing patients well is one of the top skills that a dentist should learn. First and foremost, it is important [...]