Avoiding Hiring Pitfalls – Part 1 : Save yourself headaches and thousands of dollars

You’ve just hired Susan as your chairside assistant. You’re not exactly thrilled with your choice, but with the dwindling pool of potential dental assistants, you’ve done the best you could to find someone you feel you could work with. She’s had some experience at other dental offices, she said, and she feels pretty capable of [...]

By | 2018-11-25T16:10:50+00:00 November 25th, 2018|business coaching, coaching, coaching for dentists, dental coaching, dental practice management, dentist leadership, practice management|Comments Off on Avoiding Hiring Pitfalls – Part 1 : Save yourself headaches and thousands of dollars

Retaining that New Patient for the Long Term

You’ve wowed your new patient, helped them feel special and unique, and listened expertly to them. You co-developed a treatment plan which they have already completed or are in the process of doing so. You’ve welcomed them back to your office at their recare appointment each time, and they’ve completed initial necessary treatment – but [...]

By | 2018-10-29T14:50:17+00:00 October 29th, 2018|business coaching, case acceptance, coaching, coaching for dentists, dental coaching, dental marketing, dental practice management, new patients, practice management|Comments Off on Retaining that New Patient for the Long Term

Team Meetings: Do they really need to be bummers?

Over 30 years of practice and 17 years of coaching dentists and their teams, I rarely hear how much both the doctor and the team enjoy team meetings. After all, most team meetings turn out to be “complaint sessions”, leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, so why would anyone want to do them? [...]

By | 2018-01-17T05:55:04+00:00 January 15th, 2018|coaching for dentists, dental practice management, dentist leadership, practice management|Comments Off on Team Meetings: Do they really need to be bummers?

Dental Consulting, Coaching, and the Winter Doldrums

Sometimes, January can seem endless, and it's just about to start!  The excitement of the holidays nearly over, the Christmas bills are starting to come in, and you are not due for another vacation until the summer. To make matters worse, it’s not just you. Your team and patients are also deep in the January [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]