You went to dental school to develop your clinical skills. So how do you learn the best practices for running a business? We have you covered with a roster of experts specializing in maximizing your production. Here are our top 10 practice management articles of 2018, based on traffic at dentistrytoday.com.
Emily Letran, DDS, MS
The next time you’re facing a difficult situation and dealing with the unknown, take a moment to practice five high-performance habits: clarity, energy, productivity, courage, and influence.
Keith W. Gruebele
Obvious expenses include leases, equipment, and staffing, but don’t forget about the not so obvious ones like self-employment taxes, repairs and maintenance, and retirement.
Robert M. Pick, DDS, MS
Getting away from the office and together with your team can lead to a more motivated staff and greater productivity, which means increased revenue for you.
Paul Etchison, DDS
If you don’t feel like your practice is a great place to work, it’s time to sit down with the person who sets the tone and makes everyone feel appreciated—you.
Fern White, BDSc
When the demands of your day begin piling up, take a moment to breathe, reframe your perspective, and change your state of mind.
While the economy goes up and down and insurance carriers micromanage their coverage, membership plans ensure steady, reliable revenue.
Simply providing the best care is no guarantee for success. You also have to be great boss, a financial wiz, a shrewd marketer, and more. And ramping up these skills isn’t as hard as it looks.
Your ability to communicate and interact with your staff and your patients will have a significant impact on your practice’s success, and a lot depends on your personality type.
One bad review can negate a dozen good ones. But you can take steps to neutralize these unhappy patients and make a positive impression on everyone else.
For a full picture of your practice’s financial practices, you need to know where the money comes from and where it goes.