Management

How you often react (and how you should react) when you're fired from the dental practice“Your job is being eliminated!” Those are words you never dream you’ll hear … but this is reality and you are really hearing, “You’re fired.” Your first thoughts are of shock. Why are they eliminating my job? I don’t get it. I work hard, get here on time, play nice with the other girls, and MY job is the one being eliminated? Are they joking? We all know that the “slacker” should be canned … and that’s not me!
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Waiting too long to achieve successI recently spoke with a new client who is doing extremely well. He wants to continue striving for greater success because he has no idea how long the growth will endure. This isn’t a pessimistic point of view but a realistic, strategic perspective. In the business world, the philosophy of accomplished CEOs is “strike while the iron is hot.” This dentist knows that everything changes, and that the best plan is for him to take advantage of a good situation while it lasts.
4 reasons patients don’t go forward with treatmentYour case acceptance rates are abysmal, and you have no idea why. You and your team members talk with your patients about the importance of going forward with treatment, yet most never do—even when you think they’re ready to schedule. members talk with your patients about the importance of going forward with treatment, yet most never do—even when you think they’re ready to schedule.
Data for dentists: How hard facts can help you grow your practiceDo you want your dental practice to grow? For a dental practice, growth comes from new patients. If you want to see growth, you must understand how new patients find your practice, what makes them schedule appointments and how you can ensure new patients show up for those appointments. You may think you understand the processes that take a new patient from spotting an ad to showing up in one of your chairs, but unless you have hard data to back up your assumptions, you may be wasting marketing dollars and losing potential patients.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Relying on your accountant for your vision and goalsNote: Based on his extensive experience with dentists over the past 30 years, Dr. Roger P. Levin has authored a new book entitled The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make. Levin has authored a new book entitled The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make. His
10 traits of chronically unhappy people who are as toxic as the plagueWe all have bad days, but chronic unhappiness is toxic ... not only to those around you but to yourself especially.
Sticky situations: The right and wrong ways to motivate the dental teamPride Institute. It is the latest in a string of "Sticky Situations" submitted by the experts atEditor's Note: The following "Sticky Situation" was submitted by Amy Morgan, CEO of the Pride Institute.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Ignoring dentistry's best modelsBased on his extensive experience with dentists over the past 30 years, Dr. Roger P. Levin has authored a new book entitled The 31 Biggest Mistakes Dentists Make.
5 reasons to upgrade your technology to the cloudWe live in a world surrounded by technology and, more often than not, it has made our work and personal lives more efficient and organized. work and personal lives more efficient and organized.
What value-added services can do for your practice and patientsWhile I love many things about living near the Rocky Mountains, the service department at my new Lexus dealer is not one of them. For my last service appointment, I pulled in, got out of the car, and looked around. No one was waiting on me.