Dental Success Insights

Associate Buy Ins

July 25, 2023

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 […]

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Systems: Where do I start?

July 18, 2023

I get questions all the time about how daunting an operations manual looks when trying to start putting one together. Sometimes new clients on DSN see others who have huge manuals or online folders, and they get overwhelmed. However, everyone started at zero; so, here is my quick guide to Systemization. Start with these three […]

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Top Hiring Tips from DSN’s COO

July 11, 2023

We know and have heard from our members that finding excellent team members and having them stay is one of the biggest challenges that dental practice owners face. In the past 11 years, I have hired for every area of the dental office and here are my top tips for finding and hiring a great […]

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Favorable Trends in Recruiting Associates

July 4, 2023

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 […]

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Dental Practice: How to Attract an Associate Dentist

June 27, 2023

I received an email recently from one of my best friends from dental school and he possibly hit the jackpot. He is in a small town, a few hours from a larger metropolitan area, and it is tough to find dentists who want to move there. There are only 5 dentists in town but they […]

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An Unforgettable Weekend

June 20, 2023

I hope you are filled with the same sense of gratitude and inspiration that I am experiencing as I reflect on the recent 10th Annual Dental Success Summit and first ever Smile Outreach International Gala. The Dental Success Summit has always been an exceptional gathering, but this year’s event surpassed all expectations. To witness the energy, […]

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Quantity vs Quality

June 13, 2023

Recently I came across the debate around the subject of quantity versus quality. I was at a dinner with friends and we were discussing whether it is better to go slow and work on quality or move fast and get quantity. Just like any argument, there are strong points with both sides. It could be […]

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The Magic of Manuals

June 6, 2023

When a new piece of equipment or new procedure is introduced into our practice it is essential for us to make the time to create a manual while learning to use or implement: this is delegated to the main user. For instance, when we started using Cerec our clinical assistants started the manual. We delegated […]

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DSN Vendor Compatibility

May 30, 2023

Over the last 4 or 5 years, there has been an explosion of dental office productivity tools to hit the market. Some are focused on one particular specialty, others are multi-faceted and meant to bring as many features under one subscription. To add to the complexity, almost all of these tools integrate into practice management […]

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New Mental Health Benefits with DSN

May 23, 2023

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 […]

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