Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. As practice owners, dentists have everything on their shoulders. For this reason, some younger dentists refuse to take a vacation. They believe they can’t afford it, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
Every dental practice will face conflict from time to time. It’s a result of both being in business and the realities of human nature. Even teams who get along extremely well experience periodic arguments.
People have been lending money to family members since money was invented. Relatives may lend funds to help start a business, pay for education or alleviate an emergency situation. Unfortunately, in my experience at Levin Group, many dentists have experienced financial setbacks and emotional stress after lending to family members who couldn’t pay them back.
Every patient-practice interaction represents a chance to motivate and educate patients. Unfortunately, many dental offices haven’t written scripts for these conversations, and significant marketing and customer service opportunities are lost as a result.