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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…

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If you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self, what would you say? Would you talk about mindset? Hard work? Career direction? Because wisdom comes with age, Glenn Vo asked the members of the Nifty Thrifty Dentists Facebook community to share the advice they wish they could give their younger…

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When planned well, bonuses can be a powerful incentive to incentivize team members. But how do you plan them well? That was a question one member of The Business of Dentistry Facebook group posed. Like most discussions in the community, Business of Dentistry members responded to share their experiences, policies, and other useful tips. Here…

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What do you do when a patient complains about their bill? What do you take into account? Do you just demand payment for the services you performed? Do you consider whether the dispute is legitimate, even if the charges were legitimate, too? In The Business of Dentistry Facebook community, a dentist asked the community for…

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Warren Buffett famously said, “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.” If you are a current or future practice leader, learning from other people’s experiences is the best way to lead well. Learning from other people’s mistakes helps you make fewer mistakes yourself. That can help you…

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If you lead or work in a pedo practice and have trouble with marketing, Anissa Holmes recorded a live video in the Nifty Thrifty Dentists Facebook community just for you. One of the strategies Anissa shared to market your pedo practice through Facebook, is to run a social contest. The best part about social contests…