Much like an individual’s personality, the culture of a practice or business ends up defining the workplace, shaping its values and guiding day-to-day decision-making.

Many dentists resign themselves to the idea that no matter what, work is exhausting, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. But this doesn’t have to be true.

When dentists come together to share information and address real-time challenges and solutions, there is always progress for all parties involved.

No matter how smoothly your practice may be running, remember that chaos always lurks just below the surface.  A good way to be proactive regarding change is to seek out answers to challenges before they arise.

MEMBER CONTENT - As they search for ways to compete more effectively, many dentsits are discovering the concept of differentiation.

MEMBER CONTENT - Using the following strategies in this article will assist you to a comprehensive marketing program into your practice.

MEMBER CONTENT - Interpersonal skills can be mastered by most dental staff members.

MEMBER CONTENT - How do some of the most successful CEOs in the country think?

MEMBER CONTENT - Interpersonal skills can be mastered by most dental staff members.

MEMBER CONTENT - Dentists must learn to think and function as CEOs because they have a high level of investment in the practice.

MEMBER CONTENT - We are entering a new era in dental business education that focuses on the transformative power of structured, peer-level information sharing.

If you’ve ever played an instrument or even participated in sports, chances are that your teacher or coach repeated the saying “practice makes perfect” to you more than once or twice. Well, you may not have wanted to hear it at the time but it’s good advice. Actually, it applies to everything that you want to do well.

In today’s current dental economy, dentists are becoming increasingly frustrated by decreases in reimbursements. Are you starting to feel the pinch? If you are, you’re not alone.

So you think you know everything there is to know about dentistry, right? Then why are you frustrated, lost, and downright stressed-out when it comes to your practice? I’ll tell you why. Because dental schools don’t teach much about the business of dentistry.

You didn’t attend dental school to become a supervisor. But as the practice owner, you bear the responsibility for managing a team. Unfortunately, that sometimes involves tackling tough situations that you just can’t afford to shy away from.

Think about your life and the level of complexity that you face daily. What can you eliminate physically, emotionally or mentally that will make your life easier? What can you streamline or remove from your life that will give you more “space” and mental clarity?

When you were a kid, this was probably the first question that you heard when got home from school or sat down at the table for dinner. But even though you probably don’t hear it as often (if at all) it’s still something that you should consider.

When you want to know more about something what do you do? Today most of us settle down at our computers, grab our tablets, or reach for our phones and have the answer within seconds. But what happens when you have a real issue that requires the type of advice or knowledge that a search engine can’t provide?

Are you tired? Sluggish? Fatigued? If so, you’re not alone. If you could look into a typical American workplace at any point during the day, it’s a safe bet that you would see people who are practically sleepwalking through their day.

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