team building

The difference between employees and team members
The difference between employees and team membersCreating a team culture starts with the leader.
How one hour a week can turn your practice from good to great
How one hour a week can turn your practice from good to greatHow four staff meetings a month can improve every part of your practice.
Practice management: A balancing act between being a doctor and business owner
Practice management: A balancing act between being a doctor and business ownerDPR Spoke to Dr. Jason Goodchild, DMD, about how to provide excellent patient care and run a successful practice.
A goal by any other name is a BAM
A goal by any other name is a BAMWhat goals are set in your dental office? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Any? This is one of the first questions we ask and 90% of the time the answer is crickets. ‘We know we should’ or ‘We’ve talked about it’ or ‘We just try to schedule/collect as much as we can everyday’ are the typical responses. As we discuss the schedule with the clinical team, we hear things like ‘We are twiddling our thumbs one day and don’t have time for a bathroom break the next’. I would like to break down the necessity of goals and define the mindset needed when discussing goals.
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not providing adequate team training
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not providing adequate team trainingAside from on-the-fly training and “shadowing” during working hours, few dentists make a strong commitment to providing training to help administrative team members perform better, says Dr. Roger Levin.
6 easy steps to making sure your new hire becomes a great hire
6 easy steps to making sure your new hire becomes a great hireFinding and retaining top teams is one of the most difficult challenges any dental practice owner faces.
What dental assistants told us they were thankful for
What dental assistants told us they were thankful forWe asked a simple question: What's the nicest thing a dentist has ever done for a dental assistant? Here's what they told us.
The top 10 mistakes dental practices make
The top 10 mistakes dental practices makeWe take a look at the 10 biggest practice management mistakes that most dental practices make, as well as how those mistakes can be eliminated.
5 steps to developing your team
5 steps to developing your teamYou can’t run your clinic alone. Whether you are a large center or a small clinic, you likely will need to manage both professional and support staff. You may need other dentists, specialists, hygienists, office managers and front desk personnel to be part of the team. This staff may come with a wide range of educational backgrounds and, depending on the individual positions, may require varying levels of supervision.