The Future of Dentistry, and What it Means for You As a Patient

the future of dentistry

Historical evidence suggests that dentistry has been part of human civilization for approximately 9,000 years. Suffice to say that dental science has come a long way over time. Current techniques and technologies would have seemed like the stuff of science fiction 10 or 20 years ago yet, as dentistry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, exciting technological advances are on the cusp of widespread use. Dental lasers have been in use since the 1990s but are a more common …

Why Won’t My Team Change

why wont my staff change

Human beings have a tendency to resist change, whether it is in their personal life or business. This resistance occurs even if the pending change could yield an opportunity that could lead to a greater sense of accomplishment and more overall satisfaction. Why, though, do people resist change? Because of a fear of the unknown. How will change affect their relationships? What about their economic status or job or just their daily routine? The prospect of change and the uncertainty …

Change Management

change management

It is inevitable that as humans, we tend to resist change. It is in our nature; it should be expected. Even when change is going to lead us to growth and development, we naturally resist change. In the world of dentistry, change is growing at a faster rate than ever before; booming practices, technological advancements, government regulations, outsourcing certain functions of the business, to non-dentist ownership and staff needs. So many changes that it will make your head spin, yet …

Is Leadership Important in Business

leadership in business

Are you a leader? This may be a tough question to answer. After all, as a society, we have defined leadership in a way other than it was meant to be defined as if it were only attainable for certain people with natural born leadership traits. To admit you are a leader may associate a person with being cocky or arrogant. That certainly is not the case, especially in business. Often, some of the best leaders are those who truly …

What Does It Cost Your Team By Not Training?

what does it cost your team by not training

From the minute you walk through the door at a dental practice, it’s go, go, go! Dental practices have a high rate of turnover because of the personal dynamics of team members. When you hire new team members, how do you train them, or do you even train them at all? Some practices may have a nicely organized training manual to train new hires but how can an ever-evolving practice keep up with all the new duties, systems, and procedures …

Is There a Better Way to Deliver Bad News to a Patient?

is there a better way to deliver bad news

Delivering bad news is sometimes as difficult as hearing it. As a dentist, you probably encounter these type of situations on a daily basis, and wonder, will it ever get any easier? When delivering bad news, the truth is that you simply cannot care more about the problem than the patient does. As a dentist, your job is to determine the problem, present the patient’s options, discuss the pros and cons of each option, and answer their questions. Ultimately, it …