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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…
Team Togetherness

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…

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…

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…

Forward Thinking for your Dental Practice

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…

Doubts vs. Failures

Did you know that there are many dentists who dream about having a practice one day, but never take the leap into ownership?  Others dream of renovating their practice and making it state of the art, or buying the new, hugely expensive scanners…
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…
Team

Staff Issues

In analyzing practices and chatting with practice owners, the most common subject they bring up is “staff issues”.  Interestingly enough, the “issues” are widely variable from practice to practice.  However, about 75% of the problems…
Successful

Your Most Valuable Practice Asset

Some professionals consider their professional licence their most valuable asset.  Others think that having a location in a prime area is the biggest asset.  Many would answer that their state of the art equipment ranks highest.  There is…

Have you Reached Peak Clutter?

A potential new patient or client walks into your practice and looks around.  What they see can influence their opinion of your professionalism and whether they will become a patient or client of your practice. Will they see a clean, well-organized,…

Failure is a Bruise. Not a Tattoo.

Over our lifetimes, many opportunities to improve and expand present themselves.  New ways of thinking.  Fresh ideas.  And we get excited by some of them, right? Let’s call that the First Thought:  “Hmmm, that sounds like a great…
Make Things Happen

Never Assume Anything!

“I hope she filed that tax return on time.”  “Surely she will remember to lock the back door on the way out.”  “I wonder if he will remember to call that patient who was upset this morning?”  “I’m fairly sure that she will…