Optimize Inventory, Maximize Profit

Let’s get real about inventory control. Think about it like your kitchen pantry. You wouldn’t want to buy so much pasta that it expires before you can use it, right? Same goes for our dental supplies. It’s all about finding that sweet spot where we have just what we need without overstocking and watching precious dollars go down the drain.

Carve out some time each week just to peek at what you’ve got and what you need. It’s like making a grocery list before hitting the store. And, don’t forget the power of a good deal: keeping an eye out for the best prices can make a big difference in our budgets.

Try making your team part of the process. When everyone knows what’s going on with inventory, it’s easier to keep things tight and right. Plus, using clear bins and a simple whiteboard can work wonders for keeping everyone on the same page.

Let’s not get tempted by those bulk deals too often. Buying more doesn’t always mean saving more, especially if we end up not using it. Lean and mean is the way to go, focusing on what you truly need to keep our practices running smoothly and patients smiling brightly.

If you want more inventory control tips, check out a snippet from “Lady Leaders: Inventory Control” on Dental Success Network:

The concept of inventory control might seem daunting. But, this is your moment to redefine what’s possible, not just for your business, but for your growth as a visionary leader.

To your success,
The Dental Success Network Team

Want to view the entire “Lady Leaders: Inventory Control” webinar? Join DSN today to gain access to this and more courses as well as DSN’s exclusive Workplace where you can talk with other dentists to learn how they control their inventory.

If you’re looking for a place to start working on your inventory control, then look no further than The Dental Supply Ordering and Fee Analysis Manual! You can order this manual on its own or together with The Ultimate Bundle which includes all the manuals and 2 free months of DSN and Front Office Academy.

Certainty in Recruiting Associates

If you’re going to build a successful group practice, you’re going to be recruiting a lot of associates. You probably know what you’re looking for in a quality candidate, but do you know what they’re looking for in a practice to join? Here are five points of certainty you must solve on the recruiting trail:

If you are interested in using an exclusive discount between Polaris and Dental Success Network, apply to DSN today!

Implementation of Effective Ortho Techniques

With her consulting experience, DSN Orthodontics faculty Dr. Amanda Wilson is attuned to giving the best tips and tricks for Ortho treatments. If you want a taste of her tips, check out the clip below:

Join Dr. Amanda Wilson, DDS, MDS on January 18, 2024, at 7 PM EST for a FREE webinar on “Advanced Aligner Tips, Tricks and Pearls.”

Discover effective strategies, including:
  • Optimizing clear aligners
  • Minimizing revisions
  • Enhancing tracking accuracy
  • Mastering orthodontic systems for primary care dentists
If you loved the tips in the video above and want to see the full video, join DSN today!

Setting Expectations for Associate Partners

If you’re committed to building a successful group practice, you’re probably going to allow for associates to become partners at some level. But, are their expectations truly aligned with your expectations? What about the aspect of “control” of the business? And, what about distributions as income versus reinvestment int the growth of the business? Our friend Perrin DesPortes at Polaris has been working on a series about exactly that topic! Check out the video below: 

If you are interested in using an exclusive discount between Polaris and Dental Success Network, apply to DSN today!


To your success,
The Dental Success Network Team

Getting Associates a Vested Interest in Your Practice

Our friends at Polaris have some great tips for you around attracting and bringing on a new associate. Check out the info below.

Building a successful group practice means creating stability among associates, and stability is often best achieved through ownership. Aside from a traditional buy-in scenario, there are two types of “earn-in” methodologies. Here’s a closer look at Restricted Stock Units:

If you are interested in using an exclusive discount between Polaris and Dental Success Network, apply to DSN today!


To your success,
The Dental Success Network Team

Creating Certainty for Associates

Our friends at Polaris have some great tips for you around attracting and bringing on a new associate. Check out the info below. 

Building a successful group practice means creating stability among associates, and stability is often best achieved through ownership.  Aside from a traditional buy-in scenario, there are two types of “earn-in” methodologies.  Here’s a closer look at Profits Interest Units:

Are you interested in building or scaling a group practice or DSO and tired of learning by trial and error? Click below to learn more about an event held by Perrin DesPortes, Co-Founder of Polaris Healthcare Partners, where he will break down the depth of information that will be shared at the DSI/Polaris co-hosted event, “Scaling from Clinician to CEO” on October 11-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Associate Buy Ins

Our friends at Polaris have some great tips to share with you!

Building a successful group practice means creating stability among associates, and stability is often best achieved through ownership.  There are a number of factors involved with allowing an associate to buy-in to your business in terms of structure, expectations, dollar investment, control and distributable income.  Here’s a closer look at each one:

Are you interested in building or scaling a group practice or DSO and tired of learning by trial and error? Click HERE to learn more about an event held by Perrin DesPortes, Co-Founder of Polaris Healthcare Partners, where he will break down the depth of information that will be shared at the DSI/Polaris co-hosted event, “Scaling from Clinician to CEO” on October 11-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Favorable Trends in Recruiting Associates

Our friends at Polaris have some great tips to share with you!

If you’re going to build a successful group practice, you’re going to have to recruit a number of associates to join you. Fortunately (for you), there are a number of compelling data points that indicate that you may be at the right place at the right time to create success. Here are several to consider:

Want more tips like these? Catch up with Polaris Co-Founder, Perrin DesPortes, on Workplace at Dental Success Network!

New Mental Health Benefits with DSN

According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dentists have higher rates of anxiety, depression and stress compared to the general population. Additionally, a 2019 survey conducted by the American Dental Association found that 79% of dentists reported experiencing burnout at some point in their career.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and DSN recognizes the importance of mental health support for dental professionals. Because of this,we are proud to announce that Dental Success Network, in partnership with Mango Voice, is now offering Talkspace to all members. 

Talkspace is a leading provider of online therapy and counseling services and DSN members now have access to its full service suite including: therapy and counseling, psychiatry, Talkspace Self Guided, meditation practices, journaling exercises, and so much more.

DSN members will have access to licensed therapists and mental health professionals through Talkspace’s platform, which offers therapy and counseling services via messaging, video calls and audio messaging in light of the mental health challenges faced by dentists. These same services average $450 per month when paid out of pocket, depending on the plan.

As a DSN member, you and your family now have access to online therapy at no cost
. This includes unlimited messaging, as well as the option to use one 30-minute live video session (via chat, audio, or video) with your Talkspace therapist each month. 

We are thrilled to partner with Talkspace to provide our members with access to mental health support. Dentists face unique mental health challenges, and it’s important you have access to high-quality care and support. We believe that this partnership will make a real difference in the lives of our members.

Join DSN today to get access to Talkspace as well as the many other resources DSN provides including our exclusive dentist only community, 100+ hours of CE, exclusive vendor discounts and more. 

Building Your Own Recruiting Deck

Our friends at Polaris have some great tips to share with you!

If you are going to build a successful group practice, you’re going to be recruiting a lot of associates; and, if you are going to be recruiting a lot of associates, you are going to be competing against highly trained, professional recruiters. How do you intend to “present” the merits of your business in hopes of having the best candidates choose your business over that of your competitor? Here’s an example:

Want more tips like these? Catch up with Polaris Co-Founder, Perrin DesPortes, on Workplace at Dental Success Network!

P.S. Reminder, DSN members now get access to Talkspace! Get more info here.