43 Rules: Rule No. 3 -- Set a minimum of 10 goals
July 28, 2016 -- In his recent book, 43 Rules to Increase Practice Production, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares recommendations for achieving greater practice success in the new, more challenging dental economy. In the third excerpt, he urges setting a minimum of 10 goals for the practice.
Turning first-day jitters into practice success
July 28, 2016 -- What was your first day as a new dentist like? If it was anything like Dr. Jason Watts' first day, it wasn't quite what he expected. However, it did serve to remind him that not only was this the day he'd worked so hard to get to, he was also prepared.
3 principles to avoid the pitfalls in practice ownership
July 26, 2016 -- The single scariest day of Dr. Cory Mugleston's professional life was when he purchased his first practice. While he readily admits he made some mistakes along the way, he also has expanded to six offices. Here he offers three principles to help you avoid his mistakes.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production
July 25, 2016 -- Since the dental economy has become more challenging, a number of dentists have been perplexed to see that, despite a high acceptance rate, their production remains too low. If you're experiencing similar disappointment, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some tips for increasing production.
The reason you should keep your junk mail
July 20, 2016 -- If you are like most people, marketing mail you receive at your office and your house ends up immediately in the recycling bin. However, there's a better way to look at that mail, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. Curious? Read on.
6 tips for when a team member is sick
July 19, 2016 -- When your phone rings at 6 a.m., it's generally not good. What do you do when the call is from a key team member who is sick and won't be in the office that day? As Dr. Lisa Knowles writes, having a plan in place is crucial. She offers six ideas for how to handle these situations.
Dos and don'ts for team building: Avoid cookie-cutter team training
July 18, 2016 -- Each dental practice is unique, with many variables involved -- from the practice owner's vision to patient demographics. For this reason, the best team members should be trained to meet the specific needs of your practice and patients, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Obviously, the quality of the training has everything to do with your success as a business.
Offering feedback helps your team and practice grow
July 18, 2016 -- Your team members crave feedback. Without feedback from you, the practice CEO, they don't have the direction they need to excel in their roles and ultimately help move the practice toward true success and profitability, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie.
3 reasons why a little stress can be healthy
July 15, 2016 -- A little stress can sharpen your mind and generate health benefits, writes stress management expert Jen Butler. While too much, of course, is not healthy for you or those around you, she offers three reasons why a touch of stress can be healthy.
Second Opinion: Ga. must correct dental care disparities
July 13, 2016 -- While almost 1.5 million Georgia children qualify for public dental benefits, less than 10% of licensed dentists in that state accept public insurance for children, according to Nicoleta Serban, PhD, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this Second Opinion, she advocates for action to ensure these children receive the care they need.