The 4 Keys to Building a Scaling Framework for Your Dental Practice

Cultivating the skill set you need to be a good businessperson can feel like diving into deep water without a lifeguard. When dental schools only teach us clinical skills, we’re left to tread water on our own. One of the things that makes me feel more professionally fulfilled is when I can help other dentists take their practice from a …

The 4 Types of Dental Practices: Which One is Yours?

I want to share a story with you. In the early 2000’s, I owned a dental practice and I was doing the traditional practice management thing. We made good money. But I found myself overwhelmed. The money only came when I was working so I felt like I needed to be always working. I was stretched to the max, stressed, …

Create a Fulfilling Dental Practice with This One Secret

Connection is more important than ever. We live in this amazingly high-tech world where we can connect with someone across the world from the device we carry around in our pockets. However, this can be at the risk of disconnecting from the person sitting opposite us at the dinner table. It’s so important for us, when we find ourselves in …

Mastering the Inner Game of Business

It’s time to get back to the basics. There are a million different hacks, tips, and tricks that you can use to accelerate the growth of your business, your revenue, and your success. Many business owners can easily to fall into a trap of hunting down that magic silver bullet that will make success fall into your lap. There’s this …

Fight Your Fears and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Feeling fear is a natural instinct. It’s what helps keep us safe in the world. Sometimes fear can have very practical applications. For example, a fear of spiders, at its base likely stems from the fact that spiders are venomous. While fear can help keep you safe, it can also be the thing that holds you back. While a fear …

Determine Risk and Increase the Valuation of Your Dental Practice

Valuing a business in Australia isn’t a science so much as an art. Without the purchase history that businesses in countries like the United States can use as a benchmark, us Aussies need to do some math to figure out what our businesses are worth on today’s market. If you are thinking about selling your business now, in three years, …

Walk Away From the Rat Race: The 3 Secrets to Reinvent Yourself

As a group, we humans hate to admit that we were wrong. It can often be easy to identify when someone else is throwing good money after bad, but hard with ourselves. As medical professionals, we can be especially prone to this dark spot because we are highly educated and intelligent. Unfortunately, the skills that make us good dentists are …

Transformational Thinking for the New Year: How to Create Real Change for Your Practice

I’ve always believed the key to success in life (and in business) is to try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday. Success is a constantly evolving target as we continue to grow and change and our hopes and goals continue to grow and change. But the trick to it is to make these small daily …

What Demographic Shifts in Australia Mean For Dentists

The world is changing – and so is Australia. There are three key factors influencing demographics in Australia. First, we are seeing a massive population boom. In 2006, we hit 20 million across the country and today we are more than 25 million. We’ve increased our population by more than a quarter in just over a decade. And we see …

Creating a Profitable, Exitable Dental Practice

Any dentist who owns a business can benefit from taking the steps to create a profitable, exitable dental practice. Whether you would like to sell your practice within the next year, next 10 years, or pass it down to your children, creating an exitable business pushes a dental practice into a valuable asset with intrinsic worth.   Taking these steps …