The Three Rest Stops on the Road to a More Valuable Practice

  If you own a dental practice, you probably have a similar dream to me. You want your dental practice to be successful – to the point where it can function without your constant input so you can go on vacation, spend some time with the family, and maybe even retire early one day. However, often I find that the …

Identify And Manage Risk In Your Dental Practice Now to Protect the Future

  Identifying and managing risk is something every business should do at least once every six months. Identifying risks is a moving goalpost that changes as the marketplace changes, patient health demographics change, new regulations pass, and new competition moves in down the street. Carving out some time twice a year to sit down and target the top five or …

Personal Brands for Dentists: 5 Questions and Answers

  A personal brand can do amazing things for a dentist. It can help attract and retain patients and it can bring amazing new opportunities to your door. It helps establish you as an authority in your field in your community. Here are five questions and answers regarding personal branding for dentists. Question 1: What is a personal brand? Tom …

The Two Keys to Offering Better Customer Service Than 99% of other Companies

  In dentistry, it’s all about the relationship. A dental practice needs to sit on a strong bedrock of trust between each patient and the dentist. I’ve talked about this before, but dentistry is a very intimate experience. Your patients are letting your put your fingers in their mouth, sometimes just minutes after meeting you for the first time. It …

Advice on Building a World-Class Team

  To transition from dentist to business owner, we need to be backed by a team. But with teams comes complexity. There are different personalities, desires, and preferences that all need to come together toward a singular goal: the success of the dental practice. Creating the perfect team is often a trial and error situation. For many business owners, it …

How to Create Time in the Life of a Busy Entrepreneur

  In this world, there are two currencies: money and time. Money can grow near infinitely. Time, on the other hand, is the only resource that isn’t renewable. It cannot be replenished. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The purpose of this blog is to create a business and a life you love! But often, the life piece of the equation …

How to Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

    The only way we can become the best versions of ourselves – whether that’s dentist, businessperson, husband, wife, friend – is to take care of our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, as a whole, dentists are prone to depression and have a suicide rate twice as high as the general population. That means it’s even more important for …

3 Proven Psychology Techniques Dentists Can Use to Retain Patients

Psychology is the study of behaviour. It helps inform us of why we make the choices we make. When we have a little insight into psychology, it can help us set up situations that are beneficial to our patients and to our bottom line. In short, it can be a game changer. As clinicians, we can all appreciate hard science. And …

Are You Running on the Treadmill of Burnout?

  Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day.  While it’s true on the face of it, a little deeper down, everyone has different responsibilities that whittle that time down. If you ever look around at everyone else and wonder how they get it all done or if it feels like you’re struggling to finish the bare minimum, it …

Investing as a Pillar of Wealth: How to Get Your Money to Work for You

A significant part of my business vision for the Savvy Dentist is to help dentists create intergenerational wealth for their family. As dentists, we are often very driven and ambitious. We went into the career because we wanted a stable, high earning job that allows us to help people. However, a high salary does not necessarily translate into a stable …