Category Archives: Communication

More Ways to Reduce Staff Conflict in Your Practice

While staff conflict will never completely go away, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce it in your practice—and it all comes down to offering team members the proper guidance. If team members don’t have clear direction from you, the practice CEO, chances are they won’t really know what they’re responsible for and …[Read More…]


How Staff Conflict Can Actually Benefit Your Practice

If you’re dealing with staff conflict in your practice right now, it probably doesn’t seem like anything positive can come out of it. Your team members are cranky, production is suffering and patients are running for the door and to the practice down the street—it’s not exactly a recipe for success. But if you deal …[Read More…]


4 Tips for a More Successful Dental Practice

Sure, if you’re going to be a successful dentist with a profitable practice, you’re going to need a plan. A practice vision, mission and daily production goals are all important pieces, and holding daily and monthly meetings will get your team involved and help keep you on track. That’s a great start, but it doesn’t …[Read More…]


3 Questions to Ask When Building a “Team of CEOs”

If you’re ready to build a team of CEOs who take ownership of their systems and who do their part to help move your practice forward, you have to train them to think like leaders – and that means asking tough questions. Here are three questions to ask your CEOs that will make them feel …[Read More…]


3 Ways A Weak Team Can Cost You Patients

If your team is struggling, no matter the reason, there’s a pretty good chance your patients will notice—and it could be enough to send them looking for a new dental home. Here are three ways a weak team might cost you patients and what to do about it. 1. Customer service suffers. Patients want to …[Read More…]


Want to Create Stronger Patient Connections? Look to your Team

While it’s important for you to spend time building relationships with your patients, it’s also important for your team members to do the same. Even if patients feel connected to you as the dentist, they might still look for a new dental home if just one of the team members makes them uncomfortable for any …[Read More…]


5 Ways to Educate Fearful Patients

Getting anxious patients to accept treatment can be challenging. If they’ve had a bad experience in the past or heard disturbing stories from family members, they might find it difficult to put trust in you and your team members—and that means they don’t get the care they need. Educating patients is one way to earn …[Read More…]


3 Types of Patients Who Hurt Your Practice

Problem team members aren’t the only ones who bring your practice down. There are certain types of patients who cause your practice more harm than good, and in some cases it might even be better to part ways with them, just like you would with an employee who has a horrible attitude and consistently poor …[Read More…]


The Benefits of Hybrid Scheduling

There are many factors that contribute to sluggish production numbers, from low patient retention to ineffective case presentations. Relying on pre-appointing to fill in the schedule is another common practice that likely kept a good number of dentists from reaching their production goals in 2016. While many offices still pre-appoint patients six months out, 2017 …[Read More…]


Why It’s Important to Follow Up with Emergency Patients

You’ve just finished treating an emergency patient who’s agreed to schedule a comprehensive exam for the following week. While that’s great news, remember your work doesn’t end there. It’s important to follow up with every emergency patient once they leave your practice (even if they didn’t schedule an appointment). Ask them how they’re feeling and …[Read More…]