Your Lifestyle Practice Manifesto – Part 4

We’ve all heard the expression “it takes a village” and it really does.  In business and in life.  Especially in Dentistry.  Now you don’t need an army of people to be successful.  In fact, it’s not the quantity of people on your team, it is absolutely the quality and effectiveness of those people that really matters. I see teams… Read more »

The Importance of Documenting Protocols

Many people reading this Huddle right now are lacking in this every important and usually ignored topic that is a real secret to consistent and effective performance as well as quality training and predictable outcomes. I’m not talking just about a ‘manual’ of rules and policies.  Obvious things like show up on time, plan your… Read more »

Your Lifestyle Practice Manifesto – Part 3

Ultimately, everything we do here together and inside of your office comes down to one aspect that matters most.  Why you wake up, go into the office, sacrifice, grow, learn, develop, practice – it’s about the Patients. I’ve yet to meet a Doctor who didn’t want to help more patients.  That’s the name of the… Read more »

Is Your Doctor Guilty of This? [Part 2]

I’m not being harsh on our Doctors.  Trust me, you all can improve at this.  So, we aren’t just singling them out on this one. When we are working at helping patients, we want to keep their focus on the main thing; which is NOT money, NOT insurance, NOT anything other than a health-based decision…. Read more »

Your Lifestyle Practice Manifesto – Part 2

I’ve been known to issue this challenge to Doctors I’m speaking with… sit down with your team, hand out a piece of paper and ask everyone to write down your Practice Mission, Philosophy, and Purpose.  And have every team member read it aloud. I understand what you might be thinking.  The point, however, is about… Read more »