Dental Success Insights

$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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Hiring The Next Generation

November 2, 2021

Understanding Younger Generations I was talking with a friend the other day, and we were discussing ‘Millenials’ and ‘Gen Z’. My friend is much older, and we were trying to discover why there’s always a disconnect. Ok, boomer, let’s dig in deeper on that subject. We all think we just “don’t understand” these “kids”. (I […]

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The Hiring Shortage: UGH-Another Team Member Just Quit…

November 2, 2021

How do you reduce employee turnover? So a few weeks ago this happened just down the street from my wife’s family, and it just so happened to grab national attention.     It came to be understood that management was not listening to the concerns of the General Manager at the restaurant level. The kitchen […]

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Dental Practice: Partnership Tracks Deconstructed

November 2, 2021

Partnership Qualifications Partnership. One of the biggest decisions you’ll be confronted with as a business owner is whether to bring on a partner and how to properly select and structure the partnership once a decision has been made. If you are an owning doc, are you wanting to bring on your associate as a partner […]

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The 6 Steps of Effective Leadership

November 2, 2021

Mastering Effective Leadership “A person’s success in life can be measured by the number of difficult conversations he or she is willing to have” -Tim Farris This is one of my favorite quotes and one that we live by in the Dental Success Mastermind Group. Mastering difficult conversations is vital for becoming a great leader, […]

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Where’s your mind at?

November 2, 2021

Thinking Fast and Slow One of the most interesting people you will ever read about is an Israeli Psychologist named Daniel Khaneman.  He’s interesting because although he’s a psychologist, he was commissioned into the Israeli Army, where he was quickly assigned the task of helping decide where candidates would be best served.  He helped to […]

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