Dental practice

Communication for a Win – Win

  We all know that communication is important. Let us look at few scenarios that may help to improve your Dental practice, your production, and maybe your overall satisfaction with life. Let’s begin with communicating with Millennials, most likely you have a few working for you, and you have them as patients. There is some…

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How to Be a Better Listener

What do the Pope, the Dalai Lama, and Paul Sacco, PhD. all have in common? They are all great listeners. We all have it in us to be good listeners. I happen to think that most dentists are good listeners, when they are focused on their patients. I believe it carries over in other areas…

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Decision Making

You made a decision to become a dentist (or specialist), so you took the necessary action, to become one. That is an example of advanced decision making. You want apples, so you go to the store to buy some. You make decisions all day long. You make them, in advance of what you want. The…

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More of This; Less of That

Turning the page of the calendar to a New Year can bring about a feeling of excited anticipation for what may come, or sometimes a feeling of dread, because we didn’t reach our expectations for what just passed. Our natural tendency is to want more.  More time, more money, more fun, and maybe more love.…

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NOW IS THE TIME

The end of the year is a busy time for you. Getting the procrastinating patients in, since they have met their deductible for the year, and they can’t put off the work any longer. You’ve got year end reports and information to get to your accountant. Family and friends are filling the last available time…

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Miscellaneous Part 3 of 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series of miscellaneous information for growing your Dental Practice, improving yourself, and plain ole information. Here is part 3, of information, that if you take it to heart, you’ll improve your life. Are you a nice person? Do you bully your team? Okay, so most people that aren’t nice…

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Miscellaneous part 2 of 3

This is the second post in a three part series for the dentist/specialist. There is enough business to go around, you don’t need to “bad mouth” any colleague or how they run their practice, in order to have a successful, producing practice, that you love. I’m going to take a long way around this, to…

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Miscellaneous Part 1 of 3

This post will be the first part of a three part series of miscellaneous information that will assist you moving your dental practice forward. As you will see by my first point, at Dentistry It’s Personal (DIP), we’re all about the dentist/specialist, yet this information can be applied to most businesses and people. *There are…

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The Benefits of Letting Go of Your Fear

Fear can take on the look of reason. “It is unrealistic to think that by working less you can make more money.” “If you don’t train adequately, you’ll injure yourself, and never be able to finish a marathon.” Looking up the definition, fear as a noun is; an unpleasant belief that . . . as…

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Continuing Education

If you are similar to most professionals, once you finished your last exam, last board, you didn’t want to see another book or technical material for a long time. Yet, you knew that once you began practicing, you were/are required to participate  in regular continuing education. “People should think things out fresh and not just…

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