Dental Success Insights

Dental Practice: Profit First in 2022

January 4, 2022

Profitability System Since we just ended 2021, maybe you’ve looked at your profitability and thought, “Hmm, that’s not what I wanted.” Or maybe you thought, “Where the Fu@! Is my profit?!?!” Dental practice profit is based on a variety of factors, as you well know. Inside DSN, this is a HOT topic, especially when everyone […]

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Take Control of Your Future

December 28, 2021

4 Futures Challenge The new year is often a time for reflection on our lives and evaluating areas where we may be falling short. Taking control of your future starts with reflection of the past. How is your physical health? How are the relationships with your family and friends? How is your mental well being? […]

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Habits of a Dental Blackbelt

December 21, 2021

Blackbelt Practices In working with thousands of practices over the past decade we have seen themes arise within the most successful practices. Those practices running efficiently, profitably, and systematically we call “Blackbelt Practices”. In a presentation I gave to our Transformation 45 Course attendees I shared the Master Blackbelt Checklist. This includes the systems and […]

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Dental Practice: What Gets Measured Gets Managed

December 14, 2021

Measuring and Managing The RIGHT Things We’ve always heard the phrase: What gets measured gets managed. This quote is often attributed to management theorist Peter Drucker, although he admitted he never said it or created it. However, the point is still applicable–If we are to improve, we must measure, make incremental adjustments, and try again. […]

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The Efficient Hiring System!

December 7, 2021

Hiring Resources As we go into 2022 job openings remain high in every industry and, listening to our members, we know it’s a struggle to fill open positions in every area of the dental practice. Creating a successful hiring system isn’t a challenge unique to the dental industry. Based on a study by the US […]

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$85,000 Dental Sterilization Center!?

November 30, 2021

Dental Sterilization: Create Efficiencies First of all, why can’t we just call it a sterilization area? Did the big companies emphasize the word “center” and add colorful light bulbs in order to justify the crazy prices they charge for these unnecessarily decorative pieces of cabinetry that no patient should see anyways? We’ve all heard, “You […]

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Comfort in the Whirlwind?

November 23, 2021

Strategic Priorities Recently we had a Mastermind where the uber-smart Dr. Summer Kassmel spoke on how she prioritizes the CEO time she gets when she’s not seeing patients. She’s been a role model for many doctors, myself included, because of her focus during this time. One of the most poignant comments she made during her […]

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Is Fate Writing Your Story?

November 16, 2021

Are you taking control of your circumstances? “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain I wanted to be a dentist from the time that I was 15 years old. It was always the plan. Fast forward a few […]

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Start Up Tips: Dental Practice Edition

November 9, 2021

Dental Start Up / Office Renovation How do we build a break room that’s comfortable, but not obnoxiously large? A common consideration when opening a dental start up or completing an office renovation is the office break room. Truthfully, this is an area of opportunity to save money on construction costs. With careful planning you […]

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Dental Office: 1% Gains

November 2, 2021

Achieving Great Things So I’m a fan of cycling, and I ride my bike at least a few times a week. So far this year, I’ve ridden a few thousand miles and completed a few gravel races, one being a 200 mile-16 hour race in hills of Kansas, a 300-mile (28 hour) race in Nebraska, […]

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