As a competitive cyclist (at least in my mind) and a cycling fan, I watched with interest a documentary about a pro cycling team named Team Skye who set out to get get results with incremental change. Initially, they wanted to show the world that “doping” (use of enhancement drugs to improve performance) was not [...]
Codependency in dental practices are more common than you think, and here's what you can do about it if it is in yours.
Are you tired of making changes in your practice that don't stick? Follow these steps to success!
Dental practices that are at the top constantly look for ways to grow and develop. They don’t sit still! And, in today’s economy, you’ll get left behind if you don’t keep your focus and pay attention. No, it doesn’t mean jumping out and purchasing the latest dental gadgetry. In fact, it’s a different kind of [...]
A recent survey conducted by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence studied the levels of engagement and burnout in over 1,000 U.S. employees according to their engagement-burnout profiles. Researchers divided employees into several groups: “apathetic” — low engagement-low burnout (2.4%) “burned-out” — low engagement-high burnout (1.8%) “moderately engaged-exhausted” — moderate engagement-moderate burnout (35.5% ) “highly engaged-exhausted” — high engagement-high burnout (18.8%) “engaged” — high engagement-low burnout (41.1%) [...]
We dentists chose a hard road. Not only do we “do the dentistry”, we wear perhaps a hundred or so other hats each day. It’s hard keeping it all in focus, all in perspective, all the time. If you’ve practiced long enough, you’ve undoubtedly buried your head in the sand from trying to do it [...]
There’s so much to focus on when running a business – including a dental practice. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day activities, news, events, surprises, challenges, and any other hundreds of things that can happen during the course of a year – or a month! Take a look at these elements of your [...]
The importance of HOW you present necessary treatment to patients is a primary determinant of your success.
Fees increases are critical for a viable, successful business.
In the last article we looked at that new hire, Susan, who’s going to be one of your chairside assistants. To read about how Susan came to be in your office see my previous article. Mistakes in hiring costs doctors thousands of dollars, and most all can be avoided – without having to learn by [...]