7 Ways Dentists Can Give Themselves A Raise

As a practice owner, you should balance your professional life with your practice’s profitability. You must explore the importance of maintaining a clear vision to get the most out of your career. But in navigating the current confusing landscape, you need valuable insights on taking your practice to the next level.

Doc, are you looking for some mental models that enhance your practice profitability? I hope you know you deserve to take home money and enjoy more time outside the office.

In this episode, I discuss why you should ignore most of the advice from people who haven’t been in your shoes as a practice owner and challenge traditional thinking to get the most out of your career.

If you want to find professional activities that give you energy and compensate you well, tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

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Key Quotes:

  • “The amount of energy that it takes to be a highly productive dentist aside from the business is immense.”
  • “We need systems that simplify our business and mental models that free up our minds to be creative and resourceful.”
  • “Many things traditionally would’ve been done inside of the practice that now can be done outside of the practice. And some things have always been done by people outside of the practice that maybe you need to get off your plate.”
  • “Never compromise on vision because if you do, you might get a short-term upgrade in pay and cash flow, but it won’t have the longevity because it’s not organic to you.”
  • “The more you become of value, the more money you take in in terms of cash flow.”
  • “The way that you can minimize your costs without focusing on every little fraction of a percent is to focus on optimizing investments.”
  • “What we want to create is a wise flow of dollars. Not stagnation, not accumulation.”
  • “Become a habit addict and take some of these menial tasks and make it like riding a bike. And then what’s the next tab and then what’s the next system? And then what’s the next protocol?”

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Don’t Be That Deniable Dentist

The misconception that influence is something you either possess or lack can lead to feelings of being overlooked and denied. However, influence is a skill that can be developed and used in combination with your clinical expertise to drive successful case acceptance and patient referrals.

Today, let’s talk about overcoming the challenges of failed case acceptance, lack of patient referrals, and negative reviews by embracing the power of influence.

Dentists: do you ever feel like your patients are ignoring you?

  • If you want to become the most referable dentist around…
  • If you want to start bigger cases…
  • If you want to know who your patients want to give their business to so that you can make it easy for them to say YES!

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

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Key Quotes:

  • I feel like our industry needs a more robust discussion about people’s problems. That’s the heart of what’s going on now because people are getting more and more complex, and I think there needs to be a place for meaningful discussion to solve these.”
  • “Influence is really a skill. And if you can appreciate that, it’s a skill of being able to cause change, then you can develop it as a skill and use it synergistically with the clinical skills that you have developed and are continuing to develop.” 
  • “It’s a great dichotomy of leadership and influences that you increase your power by reducing it.”
  • “The better that we are at creating a great experience in delivering clinical excellence, the more we receive as a team.”

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How Management Confusion Is Hurting Your Dental Practice

Having a successful dental practice is more than just having a great team. It is also about having the appropriate leadership and management strategies in place. Unfortunately, many dental practices suffer from low morale, high turnover rates, and decreased profits because of ineffective management.

Leadership and management are two different things – and when dental practice owners rely too heavily on traditional management techniques, it leads to low morale, productivity, and loyalty. As a result, it can take away from the practice’s overall success and the dental practice owner’s paycheck.

In this episode, I discuss catastrophic management mistakes dentists make.

  • So if you want to prevent team turnover and poor morale…
  • If you want to find more fulfillment AND profits in your dental practice…
  • If you want to understand why the way we work isn’t working so you can surround yourself with the best team imaginable…

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Check out our New Case Study, “Discover How To Recession-Proof Your Dental Practice In The Next 60 Days So That You Increase Profits & Avoid Losing Key Team Members” now at: http://thenorecessiondentist.com/casestudy.

Key Quotes:

  • “Human beings are meant to strive. We’re not supposed to be in a tensionless state, and I hate that achievement-oriented people are considered radicals.”
  •  “I think there are certainly better ways to go about goal achievement than using resolutions. Nonetheless, I think every year should, you should have a determination that this year is going to be your best and you’ll learn skills and mindsets that allow next year to be your best.”
  • “Let’s appreciate that at the heart of this great resignation, we can blame it on a generation of people that don’t wanna work. I don’t think that’s true. I think it’s more about there being a lot of workplaces that suck.”
  • “Leaders create more leaders. Managers are about authority.”
  • “A leader allows the vision and the values to be the boss and to guide the behavioral standard. A manager will believe that if everyone colors inside their lines and follows the script, then we’ll be just fine.”
  • “In the real world, not everything goes as planned even when we are trained properly when prepared properly, and we have the best of intentions.”
  • “You as a leader still have to get what you need. We have to make sure that we are creating an environment that brings out the best in us, so we can’t just sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice.”

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The 3 Big Ways Dentists Kill Their Confidence

Are you tired of struggling to grow your dental practice in a challenging economy? Do you want to finally find the path to profits and understand what’s been holding you back from achieving your goals? It’s time to take control and elevate your practice owner’s confidence in 2023. In this episode, learn how to enjoy BIG practice growth and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

Dental practice owners: Do you want to take your “impossible” and make it easy?

  • If you want to enjoy BIG practice growth in a challenging economy…
  • If you want to find the path that brings you the most profits and competitive advantages…
  • If you want to understand what keeps you from getting what you want year after year so you can elevate your practice owner confidence in 2023…

Tune in now!

It’s time to set your sights high and take your dental practice to the next level. Success is just around the corner!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Check out our New Case Study, “Discover How To Recession-Proof Your Dental Practice In The Next 60 Days So That You Increase Profits & Avoid Losing Key Team Members” now at: http://thenorecessiondentist.com/casestudy.

Key Quotes:

  • “When you think of the challenge, think of a high-growth opportunity and lean into it.”
  • “Mastery takes time — there’s a maturation process.”
  • “Confidence comes from a commitment to mastery. Commitment is 100% word. If you’re 98% committed, you ain’t committed.”
  • “Mastery is a pursuit of practice until it becomes automatic. And once it becomes ritualized and automatic, your mind and body connect and allow you to focus on the bigger picture.”
  • “Each of us is a one-of-a-kind phenomenon, and your path will be unique. So be courageous and defiant of the right way.”
  • “If you’re always on a mastery path and you’re always learning, the learning creates the skills, the skills create the value, the value creates income, and you can continue to compound this as time goes on.”
  • “If you know where you are and where you want to go, the first pathway may not work. The second one may not work, but you try multiple pathways until you get to where you need to go.”

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Why Dental Practices Need A Habit-Obsessed Leader

“We are what we repeatedly do… therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.” — Will Durant

Habits are a powerful influence that affects our actions and outcomes. If you’re passionate about habits, you understand how important it is to form positive habits that lead to success. However, even if you are not habit-obsessed, developing a habit-based leadership philosophy can have a significant impact on you, your team, and patient care. Focusing on the habits that need to be stopped, sustained, and started can result in improved results in many aspects of life, like profitability, productivity, and patient care. Welcome to the world of habit-based leadership – let’s explore the potential it holds!

In this episode, I discuss the minuscule habits that lead to a massive impact.

  • So if you want to build the two critical habits that enhance your team’s morale and productivity…
  • If you want to capitalize on habits that create. an unfair advantage for your dental practice…
  • If you want to grow your leadership skills and confidence so you can make 2023 your most profitable, enjoyable year yet…

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Check out our New Case Study, “Discover How To Recession-Proof Your Dental Practice In The Next 60 Days So That You Increase Profits & Avoid Losing Key Team Members” now at: http://thenorecessiondentist.com/casestudy.

Key Quotes:

  • Working harder isn’t working.”
  • “There’s a time and a place to make sure that we’re working very smart as well.”
  • “Leadership and practice potential is a reflection of your habits.”
  • “The payoff of new habit installation is always delayed.”
  • “The thing that you are most committed to, the thing that I’m most committed to is our identity, and confidence elevates that identity.”
  • “Make sure that you’re working on productive habits and building your confidence simultaneously because they’ll start to synergize.”
  • “An innovation habit and a communication habit turn your team’s frustration into the raw material for growth and reduced stress.”
  • “Make sure that you’re upgrading your habits, and that makes you more clear, energetic, and courageous because that makes you a more influential role model. And then that allows you to wield the tools of influence to impact these people in a hugely positive way.” 

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