Dental Success Insights

Systems: Where do I start?

August 15, 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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Creating Certainty for Associates

August 8, 2023

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 […]

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Dental Practice: The Right Endodontic File System for You

August 1, 2023

As the saying goes “It’s a pretty sorry carpenter that blames his tools for a failed result”.But, the opposite is also true. If we have a great result, it is not because of the “tools” that were used. Sure, great tools make getting that great result easier but great tools in the hands of an […]

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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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