The single most important asset your practice has is a high performance teamDEVELOP A STRONGER DENTAL TEAM
It was controlled chaos. Myself and the team were emotionally pretty drained and in a rut. The mantra better practice, better lifereally comes down to balance. If you’re balanced in practice, you’re balanced in life.
Don’t hope for it. Create it.
When your dental practice team is committed to the same vision, values, and ideas of success, productivity and profitability improve. Every aspect of your practice is transformed:
The patient experience improves, making referrals more likely
Time is more efficiently managed, improving profitability
“Problems” naturally become “opportunities”, with a dedicated team effort for achievement
On the other hand, the opposite is true: many practices struggle with inefficiencies, break-room politics, siloed job responsibilities and poor cohesion or lack of vision. Or even the best team can struggle with burnout, overwork, and exhaustion.
As a dentist, you can’t get lucky and find a breakaway team. You have to build it. ACT Dental can show you the way.
Making the Dream Work
If you don’t feel like you’re surrounded by your dream team, it’s time to examine the team – not the dream. Or if your team is working too hard with too little show for it, it’s time to work smarter. The first step is easy. Let’s talk about your practice and how a stronger team can lead to higher potential.
Publicly stating what your practice stands for and values helps you align hiring criteria to deeper concepts, attracting stronger talent (and more invested patients!)
Regular cadences like daily huddles and weekly meetings help everybody stay connected. Structuring meetings ensures they’re not chat (or gossip) sessions and sets expectations.
A successful practice requires the dentist to be more than talented in the operatory – you have to be a people leader. This can mean learning communication and management skills, surrounding yourself with complementary talent, and managing time better.