Is Your Team Flying Blind Under Your Leadership?

Bosses often tout the importance of everyone “singing from the same choir book” or a variation of that theme. The point, they stress, is that everyone needs to communicate constantly so that team efforts are being directed efficiently and productively toward the same goals.Why is it then that many

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A Profitable Hygiene System: Not an Undervalued Practice Resource: Part 2

By Hugh Doherty DDS CFP, Karen Davis RDH, Kim Miller RDH Dental offices have an ethical obligation to provide the best care for their patients. All too often, dental practices cling to old beliefs such as, “Our hygiene department is a loss leader.” Experienced hygienists with excellent

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A Profitable Hygiene System: Not an Undervalued Practice Resource: Part 1

By Hugh Doherty DDS CFP, Karen Davis RDH; Kim Miller RDH What does it take to create a clinically successful, productive, and profitable hygiene system within a dental practice? Over the past years, research and technology in periodontics has created exciting changes in the responsibilities of

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8 Things BOSSES Can Say That Make A Team Happy

It doesn't take a big raise or lavish gifts to make your TEAM happy. Instead, doctors who are hopefully the BOSS, and who foster a culture of inclusion and openness with their employees will reap the benefits resulting from an engaged and happy workforce. One of the simplest ways for doctors to ensure the

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Phrases You Can Use to Motivate Your TEAM

Showing TEAM members how important they are to you and your practice isn’t hard. In fact, it takes mere seconds of your time — and can boost morale and performance.

Recognize hard work and motivate your TEAM by regularly using these phrases in your conversations with them:

1. “That was

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CHANGING The Dental World As WE Know IT!!

We Are witnessing some big worldwide CHANGES — great shifts of power. It means that we’re also witnessing the greatest shift in thinking. Some of you may remain in old habits and perhaps feel panicked. Some may resist the CHANGE, or stay in denial. Perhaps the following bullet points on change,

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Top 10 Business Tips

1. Listen more than you talk. If you don’t, you’ll ruin your chance to be truly helpful to your customers. 2. Don’t leave voicemails longer than 30 seconds long.Any longer and you’re invading someone’s schedule and wasting their time (and yours). 3. Treating employees like people, not

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7 Ways To Improve Dentist Patient Communication

1.Don’t do all the talking — Ask your patients how they are, if they’re having any problems and listen carefully to what they say. 2. Begin with an outline — Start your discussion with the big picture and work your way into more detail, asking your patient if they have any questions along the

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The Six Secrets to a Fulfilling Life

1.In life it doesn’t matter how many times you stumble and fall down. What really counts is how many you stumble and get back up. 2.Live each day as if it’s your last. It just might be. 3.Set Goals you can stay passionate about. Passion is power. 4.In order to receive, you have to

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