Do's and don'ts for improvements: Make improvements important

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

March 2, 2020 -- Continual improvement only takes place when there is some level of focus. Try to find three things that you will improve in your practice in the next 30 days. They can be little things or big things, but continual improvement is one of the major keys to long-term success.


Include an agenda item on improving the practice during your monthly staff meeting. Every month you should focus on identifying one, two or three key improvements that will help the practice improve production or performance.


Don't forget to make sure your treatment rooms look good. Each staff member should sit in each chair every three to six months and just look around. What do you see? How do you feel? Is there anything that needs to be changed, painted, or improved? Sometimes something as simple as a new artwork will give a treatment room a fresh appearance.

Roger P. Levin, DDS, is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm, and one of the most sought-after speakers in dentistry. Dr. Levin has authored 65 books and more than 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing. You can sign up for the Levin Group Tip of the Day.

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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