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    The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not delegating to team members

    The following is an excerpt from Dr. Roger P. Levin's upcoming book "The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make."

    Based on his extensive experience with dentists in the past 30 years, Dr. Roger P. Levin has authored a new book entitled The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make. His premise is simple. As he says in the introduction, “We can learn from our mistakes. But isn’t it better to learn from other people’s mistakes?”

    Following is an excerpt from the forthcoming book.

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    Mistake #13: Not delegating to team members

    How many non-clinical activities do you delegate to staff? Some, most, or nearly all? Your answer should be “nearly all.” That’s what successful practice leaders do. They spend 98 percent of their day on patient care. Everything else is delegated to appropriate staff members.

    These doctors focus almost exclusively on what they excel at, which is dentistry. They produce anywhere from $8 to $12 million in additional revenue every 20 years in their career.

    At Levin Group, we call these doctors “Level IV Leaders.”

    Unfortunately, most doctors don’t get to this level. They get stuck, spending the majority of their careers as Level III Leaders. This is the level where doctors try to do too much themselves and won’t let go of administrative activities. Sometimes, it’s because they feel they are the only ones who can do a certain task the right way. Instead of treating patients and producing income, the doctor is wasting his or her time on nonclinical activities.

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    Dr. Roger P. Levin
    Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third-generation general dentist and the chairman and chief executive officer of Levin Group, Inc., the largest ...

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