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Running a profitable dental practice where everyone is set up to succeed takes a team effort. When everyone’s skills, experiences, and interests complement each other and the entire team works together, every team member will be supported and set up to succeed. No matter what position, credentials, or experience you have, one of the best…

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When you work in a PPO practice, you face different challenges than FFS practices. Your prices are set by insurance agreements, so raising rates or charging premium rates is not always an option. But that doesn’t mean you can’t increase productivity and profitability. As with most things, PPO practices enjoy benefits in addition to some…

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Independent dental practices with lean teams sometimes struggle with the idea of having to compete against bigger, corporate practices. With lots of funding and other resources, big corporate practices can often cut their prices so low it’s hard to compete. Or, they give away a free T.V or offer low-priced cleanings. On the other hand,…

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As dental professionals, we get a lot of training on how to care for patients. But most of us get little to no training on running a business—a necessary part of working in the dental industry. In fact, it’s one of the most important parts. After all, a practice can’t stay open if it doesn’t…

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Many dental professionals invest a lot of time, money, and effort pursuing a career only to realize the career they chose isn’t one they want to spend their career pursuing. But after spending thousands of dollars in schooling—sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars—they feel obligated to use their degree even if it makes them miserable.…

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How nice would it be to take your dream vacation because your practice is running smoothly and profits are high? And what about spending more time with your family because you can depend on your practice to be productive regardless of whether you’re there? And what about team members who struggle to take time away…

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Having a good team is one of the most important factors when you are building a dental practice. Your practice can’t grow without productivity, and you can’t have productivity without teamwork. After all, how can you find a patient lead, schedule an appointment with them, give them treatment, and follow up with them to continue…

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  Every team member has to start somewhere. Even the most experienced team members you have were, at one point, newbies at a practice where they didn’t know what to do or how to do something. Without proper training, they would never have gotten to where they are now. Think about your own journey. Who…

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A dental assistant has to do a lot of things in a practice. With so many responsibilities, they naturally need to develop a lot of skills, especially with respect to patient care. Depending on the allowable duties in their state—they could seat patients, take x-rays, make temporary crowns, place sealants, ligate archwires, do temporary fillings,…

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Working in a dental practice takes a lot of work. Doctors and team members need to take care of so many things every day. We need to constantly consult with patients, treat patients, attract new patients, control overhead and other expenses, and more. Oftentimes, there’s very little time to work on implementing systems and processes…

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If you’re looking to grow in the dental industry, join and engage with other dental professionals in the leading Dental Facebook Communities. In the communities, you’ll find thousands of dental professionals sharing ideas, advice, opinions, and more. Here are just a few things that have happened recently in the four core Dental Facebook Communities: Nifty…

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Ask any successful person how they did it, and they will almost inevitably mention the influence of a mentor, somebody who made a difference in their career and life for the better. In the Trapped in an OP Facebook group, a member asked the group to name a person who has made a big impact…