AMI

Am I a Good Staff Member?

Bosses of the world, please pay attention as this is a seriously important question to every one of your staff.  You hire them, put them on the job and hope for the best.  Each one of them can make or break the success of your practice, and the brightest ones are aware of this and

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Efficiency

3 Important Tools to Increase Efficiency

Most practice owners say they are concerned with how to increase the efficiency and production of their practices.  Actually, most business people of any kind want the same thing.  So what is so mysterious or tricky about having a totally efficient practice? Let’s answer that first and then it will open the door as to

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Dealing with People

Emotions Running Wild?

Patients and clients experience a lot of different emotions when it comes to your services, right?  Some come in like lions and go out purring with contentment.  Some come in like tigers and go out like tigers.  The staff of your practice are pretty much confronted with a total cross-section of humanity and not all

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How to Increase Your Profitability

As a practice owner, are you interested in increasing the profitability of your practice? If yes, you are in good company with almost all practitioners. After 7 years of post-secondary education, on-going continuing educational courses, a major investment into starting or buying your practice, and a lot of sweat equity, you really DO deserve to

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When Everyone is NOT on the same page

Let’s say you own a practice and have an idea that you want to implement.  And it is a GREAT idea!  You call a staff meeting to present it and get everyone excited about it.  But, only some of them bought in and others didn’t.  Worse yet, what happens after the meeting? Answer:  You may

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How to Be a Superstar

Bosses and staff are a team (or should be) and can make a huge difference in your patients’ lives.  However, not everyone is a “born” superstar.  What are the qualities that would help you be one and become indispensable? Superstar Traits The person (boss or staff) really enjoys being at work and being of service

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Team Togetherness

Togetherness is not a word you would use to describe some of the teams we have run into in some practices over the years.  And yet, as a practice owner, it’s probably high on your “perfect practice” wish list that you have a team that gets along and bonds well. Factually, whether you have two

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Video Marketing Strategy

Video Marketing has crept into our lives and taken over as one of the prime methods of attracting people to your practice.  It has become especially important in your social media strategy for reaching potential new patients.  This is a trend that we can’t ignore as a valid avenue to make yourself known.  Per a

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5 Seriously Good Hiring Questions

The interview and hiring process can be very disturbing, annoying, aggravating, frustrating … pick your favourite word.  The complaints are often that there are no good candidates applying.  While that may be true, it may just be that you are not putting out the right messages to attract seriously good people. For 30 years we’ve

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Forward Thinking for your Dental Practice

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Do you sometimes feel frustrated with the present set of circumstances in your dental practice?  You come in every day and it’s the same old story of coping through the day, and getting the heck out of there at end of day to eat a late, cold

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Contacting Overdue Patients

It isn’t that past clientele don’t like you (necessarily), but sometimes patients or clients just sort of drop out of sight.  No specific reason given.  Your staff call them once or twice but may feel rebuffed or pushed off and it can be awkward.  The person doesn’t really give a reason for not being willing

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Service

You Get What You Pay For

Many patients and clients these days are constantly looking for bargains and how to get stuff cheap.  They are even getting into bartering in your practice which traditionally never happened for healthcare professions in Canada.  But times are changing and demographics are changing too, and we are seeing this trend for some patients and clients

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