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 …

The 5 Marketing Shortcuts You Need to Know to Avoid Business Potholes

Being a great dentist is important. As medical practitioners, we should all strive to offer the best care we possibly can to our patients. However, as practice owners, we know that the ability to attract and retain patients is a fundamental business skill that every practice owner needs to know. Just as clinical skills are necessary to be a successful dentist, …

Courage and Gratitude in Dentistry

Dentistry, just like with any other business, requires courage. Whether it’s the first time you fill a patient’s cavity or the first practice you open, it requires a step into the unknown. In this blog post I discuss a few things to consider if you are feeling stuck or unhappy with your career. My Guest Dr David Maloley  asks the …

The Only Three Secrets You Need to Know to Win Patients

I was recently thinking about a moment before I published my book, RETENTION! How to Plug the #1 Profit Leak in Your Dental Practice. I wrote it to help fellow dentists understand how to create an ever-expanding list of happy, satisfied patients. I gave the manuscript to a friend of mine to read. He came back and said to me, …

What New Dentists Should Do Now to Retire Later

We are undergoing a lot of turbulence. There’s a lot of upheaval in the dental profession and healthcare overall. It’s being consolidated. There’s lots of big money that has found medicine and dentistry. They can source capital and just come on like gangbusters and consolidate practices, add marketing, expand hours, and then hire young dentists that are laden with debt …

6 Copywriting Secrets Dentists Can Use to Supercharge Their Content Marketing

Content marketing has been a big topic of conversation since social media really hit the scene. As dentists, we know that we should be creating content to reach new patients and establish our expertise, but it can often be confusing. How do we know when it’s working? Content marketing often cannot be measured in terms of Key Performance Indicator’s or …

5 Keys to Making the Gear Change from Self-Employed to Business Owner

Something I hear brought up a lot in the dental world lately is the idea of creating a “true business”. I’m all for that. Let’s dive in… The Three Kinds of Dental Practices I really see three kinds of practices that come across my path. The first is a start-up practice still in its infancy. The dentist may be working …

6 Financial Mistakes Dentists Make (And How to Fix Them)

We’re rounding up on the end of the financial year here in Australia, which means that businesses across the country are turning their attention to taxes. When we think about our dental practices as a vehicle for wealth creation, it’s important to ensure that you have all your ducks in a row. If you don’t have a comprehensive financial plan …

How to Build a Scalable Lifestyle Business Worth 3 Million Dollars

As a successful businessowner, you’re likely asking “How do I get a scalable business worth $3 million?” A lifestyle business is built around the skillset of a founder; it’s a business that’s operating well. And it’s a business generating enough money for you to have all the things you and your family need; as well as providing you with the …