Posts Tagged ‘dental practice management’

How to Improve Consistency in Your Practice

How to Improve Consistency in Your Practice

  If there’s one thing that controls the direction of your dental practice, it’s consistency. If you and your team do consistently well, you’ll build an amazing practice. If you do consistently poor or are inconsistent, you’ll never reach your practice’s full potential. Building more positive consistency into your practice doesn’t need to be difficult…

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7 Strategies for Growing Your Dental Practice

7 Strategies for Growing Your Dental Practice

One of the most satisfying parts of working with dentists is helping them grow. Dentists often come to me overworked, stressed, and overwhelmed. They work too many hours for too little money and feel stuck. The idea of growing a dental practice when you’re stuck in that situation might seem crazy. But there’s hope. The…

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The Importance of Making Real Connections With Erin Doffoney RDH

The importance of making real connections

This week on the podcast, I interviewed Erin Doffoney – a rock star dental hygienist based out of Atlanta. We talked about how your dental team can make better connections with your patients and team members. Erin’s passion is to bring skill, comfort and care through dental hygiene. Her goal is to focus on patients…

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How to Start Building the Life You Dreamed of When You Entered Dental School

When we entered dental school, we dreamed of brightening smiles, serving our communities, supporting our families, and enjoying a flexible lifestyle. When we come out of dental school, however, most of us are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and if we build or buy a dental practice, we add hundreds of thousands of dollars more to our debt burden. 

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The Real Reason Your Dental Practice is Stagnant

For most dental practices that hit a wall, the real reason is they’re just like everyone else. They’ve built an efficient practice that doesn’t stand out from the competition. Although that’s a great foundation upon which to build a thriving practice, it doesn’t give your patients a reason to go out of their way to make you their dentist. They won’t leave with a WOW! experience. They won’t tell their friends and family about your practice. And they won’t become raving fans.

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Mastering the Patient Handoff with Julie Varney

In this episode we discuss where dentists should start, the core problem that dentists face with getting patients to accept treatment and why so many dentists are struggling to grow. We talk a bit about the importance the dental team, and their role in increasing conversions, the exact steps of the patient hand off and how dentists and their teams can structure the sequencing of steps in New Patient and Hygiene appointments to maximize treatment acceptance.

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Three Things Every Dentist Needs from Others to Grow Their Practice

One of the first things you’ll learn after making the decision to grow your dental practice is you’ll never scale your practice if you try to do everything yourself. If you want to grow, you’ll need help. Internally, this means finding the right team to transform your practice, so you won’t have to do everything yourself. Internal team members can take tasks off your hands and help you document and implement systems to help your practice run without you.

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3 Simple Shifts to Combat the Top Causes of Stress for Dentists

Building a successful dental practice can be stressful. Three of the top causes of stress for most dentists are heavy financial burdens (such as student loans), rising overhead (such as rent, salary commitments, and material costs), and operational stressors (such as needing to do everything yourself). Those other stressors can cause any dentist to burn out, unless they address them very intentionally. Here are three simple shifts you can make in your practice to combat these burdens, reduce your chances of burnout, and position you to make more money while working less.

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Why Building an Irresistible Culture is the Secret to Building a Successful Dental Practice

For years, we’ve been told that trying harder, working longer, and doing everything better than others is a surefire plan for success. While they likely had good intentions, they were spreading a myth. In fact, that’s a surefire plan to burnout and shrinking profits over the long term. The reality is, building a unique culture for your practice will make you much more successful than trying harder, working longer, or obsessing with being the best at everything you do. Follow these two steps to take control of your culture and keep it top-of-mind as you build your dental practice. 

 

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