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Unleash Your Potential with Dental Practice Coaching

Are you a dentist seeking to elevate your practice, boost profitability, and enhance your work-life balance? You've come to the right place! We help dentists create a better practice and a better life through our dental practice coaching services. At ACT Dental, we believe that every successful dental practice should operate under best practices. The question is – who's teaching yours?

The power of coaching

Why Every Great Practice Needs a Coach

ACT Dental Coaching is uniquely positioned to address the challenges faced by dentists today. Our expert coaches possess the experience, knowledge, and tools to provide tailored solutions that can transform your dental practice and enhance your personal and professional life.

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Challenge #1 for Dentists:

Burnout

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in 2020 found that 54.9% of dentists experienced symptoms of burnout, with younger dentists and female dentists reporting higher burnout levels than their counterparts (Wilkins, 2020). ADA Health Policy Institute.

The Burnout Challenge

Clarify Your Vision and Set Strategic Goals

Great coaches help you define a clear vision for your practice and set strategic goals, ensuring you have a roadmap to success and the tools to navigate potential challenges. Our coaches work with you to develop strategies to manage stress, prioritize self-care, and achieve a better work-life balance. By implementing efficient systems, dental best practices, and enhancing your time management skills, you'll experience reduced burnout and a more enjoyable, fulfilling career.

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Challenge #2 for Dentists:

Reduced Reimbursements from PPOs

According to a 2019 ADA Health Policy Institute survey, 82.4% of dentists in the United States participated in at least one PPO, which often results in reduced reimbursements compared to traditional fee-for-service models (ADA, 2019).

THE PPO CHALLENGE

Enhance Efficiency and Profitability

Expert coaches analyze your practice's performance, identifying areas of improvement and offering tailored solutions to increase efficiency, streamline operations, and maximize profitability. ACT Dental coaches help you navigate the complexities of insurance reimbursement and provide guidance on optimizing your practice's financial performance. Our coaches will assist you in reducing write-offs and exploring alternative ways to boost your bottom line.

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Challenge #3 for Dentists:

Challenges in Hiring and Retaining Team Members

A 2020 survey by DentalPost found that 67% of dental practice owners reported difficulty finding qualified team members, with 71% citing employee retention as a significant challenge. Additionally, 62% of respondents reported that finding qualified candidates was more difficult compared to the previous year (DentalPost, 2020).

THE HIRING CHALLENGE

Get the Right People in the Right Seats

Our expert coaches support you in building and retaining a top-performing team. We provide insights on hiring best practices, team training, and employee engagement, fostering a positive work culture that attracts and retains talented professionals.

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Challenge #4 for Dentists:

Concerns about DSOs and Competition

A 2019 ADA Health Policy Institute survey found that 7.4% of dentists in the U.S. were affiliated with a Dental Service Organization (DSO), with the percentage expected to increase in the coming years. This growing trend has led to increased competition and concerns among independent dental practitioners (ADA, 2019). ADA Health Policy Institute. (2019). Dental Practice Survey.

THE DSO & COMPETITION CHALLENGE

Implement Proven Systems to Thrive

ACT Dental's coaches provide tried-and-tested systems, strategies, and tools to help you optimize every aspect of your practice, from patient care to marketing, finance, and team management. Our coaches help you differentiate your practice in a competitive market by strengthening your unique selling points, enhancing patient experience, and leveraging effective growth strategies. Our guidance will enable you to stand out and thrive in the face of growing competition from DSOs and corporate dentistry.

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Challenge #5 for Dentists:

Long Hours and Reduced Income

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, dentists work an average of 37 hours per week, with many working evenings and weekends to meet patient needs. Despite these long hours, a 2020 survey by Dental Economics found that 30% of dentists experienced a decline in income over the previous year, with 17% reporting a significant decrease (Dental Economics, 2020).

THE LONG HOURS/ LESS INCOME CHALLENGE

Work Less Days and Make More Profit

With the guidance of a knowledgeable dental practice coach, you'll save valuable time by implementing effective solutions more efficiently and reducing stress by addressing the root causes of your practice's challenges. Our coaches provide you with time management strategies, efficient systems, and practice management solutions to help you work smarter, not harder. By streamlining your practice and optimizing your schedule, you'll enjoy more free time and improved productivity, leading to increased income and overall practice success

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Challenge #6 for Dentists:

Rising Student Debt

The ADA reported in 2019 that the average dental school graduate carried a student loan debt of $292,169, an increase of 65% since 2000 when adjusted for inflation. This growing financial burden has contributed to stress and dissatisfaction among dental professionals (ADA, 2019).

THE DEBT CHALLENGE

Drastically Improve Your Financial Margin

Our expert dental practice coaching services are dedicated to helping you build a highly profitable and sustainable practice that not only supports your financial goals but also enhances your overall quality of life. Our personalized coaching approach ensures that you receive tailored guidance and strategies designed to drive practice growth and profitability. By implementing dental best practices, we empower you to create the financial margin necessary to achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Whether it's servicing dental school debt, saving for a comfortable retirement, or simply enjoying more free time to spend with loved ones, our coaches are committed to helping you create a thriving dental practice that paves the way for an exceptional quality of life.

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Create a Better Practice
and a Better Life Today

ACT Dental consulting and coaching solutions are your premier choice for transforming your dental practice and creating a better life for yourself and your team. Our coaches possess the experience, knowledge, and passion for guiding you through every step of the journey, ensuring you achieve lasting success in both your professional and personal life. We understand that each dental practice is unique, and our personalized coaching approach ensures that you receive tailored solutions designed to address your specific needs and goals.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See what other dentists are saying. Discover the transformative power of our dental practice coaching. Their experiences showcase the remarkable growth, satisfaction, and renewed passion achieved by partnering with us. Explore their stories and let their success inspire you to embark on your own journey with ACT Dental today.

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Dr. Alice Hale
Aiken, SC

“ACT Dental has helped me change my practice which changed my life! The focus really is “Better Practice Better Life.” If you are dreaming about a practice you want to drive to everyday, ACT will help you get there. Coaching with ACT Dental will be the best decisions you can make for your dental practice and in turn for your life!”

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Dr. James Maxwell
St. Louis, MO

“Just returned from an amazing TTT study club meeting in Milwaukee!! As dentist with over 20 years of experience with different coaches & ideas. I’ve never met a group of people like Kirk and his team that genuinely care as much about making you a better person as helping you improve your practice. Kirk, Barrett & Miranda over delivered in their content at the meeting. I feel so fortunate to be part of this group!!”

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Dr. Kristen A Donohue
Burke, VA

“Incredible coaching. ACT helped me transform my practice from a dysfunctional, PPO practice to a high performing Fee-For-Service Practice!! They gave me the tools to inspire my team and lead with practical strategies to enhance my team’s well being, minimize my stress and take the absolute best care of my patients in the process. We have the right people in the right seats in our practice, we center all our decisions around our core values and I provide regular feedback to my team in the form of checkins. ACT also taught me how to run a team meeting to focus on day to day issues that arise while also constantly working on one or two quarterly priorities with our team. The coaching process with ACT has been completely transformative for my practice and I love this company with all my heart. I can’t thank them enough.”

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Dr. Emily Stancato
Union Grove, WI

“This coaching company has the most refreshing and relevant philosophy. We’ve been a client for just over a year now. They have been an invaluable resource in how to be a great dentist, great business owner, great employer. Our office culture is healthier than ever and our practice profitability is hitting new records. We’re all working better and smarter, NOT harder.”

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Dr. Kathryn Connor
Wales, WI

“Learn an emotionally intelligent success plan for managing your dental office. ACT is amazing and really does help you create a better practice and better life!”

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Dr. Denise Halliburton
Ellicott City, MD

“I’ve been in different consulting companies, mastermind groups, and study groups, this company motivates me. The tools I’ve learned to implement make my practice a better practice to work in. I came in feeling overwhelmed as a solo dental practice but I’ve been given tools to make my practice better. I’ve already seen a difference in the first 90 days. Most of all I leave feeling inspired. I highly recommend this company if you want strong systems that work to help avoid burnout and breakdown in your practice.”

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Dr. Kevin Groth
Bingham Farms, MI

“Their coaching program changed my life. I now have a practice that supports a balanced lifestyle with my family as the focus, an amazing team that I love working with, and a productive office supports my short and long term goals. I am so grateful for all that Kirk and the rest of ACT Dental has done for my life, and the lives of countless others!”

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Dr. Sapna Chandra
Fairfax, CA

“As a coaching client, I can honestly say ACT has made a tremendous difference in my practice AND my life. Our practice revenues have grown three-fold since I started working with ACT. My team is now more aligned than ever, and this has given me greater peace of mind. The systems ACT helped me develop for my practice allow me to introduce new concepts to the team and implement them more easily. The best part about the ACT team is that they work with you to decide what is most important to you and what you want to work on. Highly recommend!!!”

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Dr. Brandon James
Overland Park, KS

“TTT and BPA (formerly known as ACT Dental) is hands down the #1 coaching firm in the industry. They are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful but even better people. Consider myself very fortunate to be able to be a part of this community. Thank you all for all you are doing for each one of us!!”

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Dr. James Williams
Sauk Centre, MN

“Better practice better life - we have both since joining the ACT family. Great people teaching great things.”

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Dr. Brent Cornelius
Keller, TX

“ACT has been so valuable helping develop my game plan to take our practice from where we are to the next level. I can’t say enough good things about Kirk, Barrett and my coach, Jenni. I’ve worked with several coaches/consultants over the last 25 years and ACT matches up with my values better than any other team I’ve encountered. Highly recommended!”

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Campi Dental
Wall Township, NJ

“We are so grateful for the incredible impact ACT Dental's coaching and their new innovative financial spreadsheet has on our practice. This tool provides us with a powerful way to clearly visualize our financial position, identify gaps, and set targets that will enhance our practice, serving as a roadmap to success. Thanks to this game-changing spreadsheet from ACT Dental, we look forward to achieving a better practice and ultimately enjoying a better life! Thank you for all you do to help your clients!”

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Dr. Hadley Thurmon
Elmhurst, IL

“ACT is an essential part of my career and my life! They help me develop my leadership skills at every meeting and podcast I attend. I can’t thank you enough for all of your guidance and support since my first DVDs in 2009!”

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Dr. Richard Morales
Coral Gables, FL

“Always a phenomenal experience in helping to sculpt the business (and practice) of dentistry. I am always re-energized when attending. And the coaching has already taken my practice to another level, working to get better.”

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Dr. Andy Stein
Spokane, WA

“This has single handedly been the best community in dentistry I’ve ever been a part of! They aren’t “selling” anything and they don’t want to make you fit into their mold. They simply want to help dentists have a better life - at work and at home.They aren’t for everyone, they aren’t going to teach you how to create a DSO or how to run a Medicaid mill. But they are going to help you grow as a leader and as a human being and because of that your team, your patients, and your family will benefit!If you are looking for a group of people who care about YOU, look no further!”

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Dr. Tyler Bolin
Lexington, KY

“I can’t say enough about the entire ACT Dental organization! My experience over the last 2 years has been phenomenal. It’s not only changed and grown my practice, but it’s helped to grow me as a leader and a person. Our entire team has benefited from our time with ACT. Grateful for Adriana, Kirk and the ACT Team.”

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Drs. Ryan & Emma Dodge
Hartford, WI

“Feel like you can’t find a practice coach that fits YOUR practice? Look no further. ACT Dental Practice Coaching and their wonderful team will help you develop specific, attainable goals in order to (as their motto says) have a “better practice” and a “better life.”

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Dr. Christopher Altadonna
Stowe, VT

“Why did I wait so long to hire ACT Dental?!? I'm a new coaching client, now 3 months in. What an invigorating, cohesive experience for our entire team! We now have a clear vision and a path to achieve our goals! What a great team ACT has to help guide us on our journey. The community of like-minded practice owners is an incredible resource to lean on. I feel blessed to be a member! Smartest practice decision I made in 22 years! Thank you, ACT Dental!”

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Dr. Udoka Holinbeck
Delafield, WI

“I feel re-energized after every session and meeting. I have found a like-minded community through ACT Dental. Thank you!”

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Dr. Daniel Tremblay
Shoreline, WA

“Working with ACT Dental as a coaching client is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has been transformational for our team, patients, and myself personally.Far too often, I hear dentists that are burnt out, frustrated and no longer passionate about dentistry. Kirk, Barrett and their amazing team of coaches will reinvigorate you & change your life. They are passionate about what they do and teach their clients the systems and skills to help you develop your core values and bring them to life in your practice. You will stop managing people and start developing leaders. Working with their team is one of the best investments you could make for your practice, team and life.I cannot rave about them enough. If you are on the fence or have more questions, you can always reach out and I’d be happy to help you understand the value they will bring to your future!Special shout out to my amazing coach, Heather too!”

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Dr. Mark Swensen
Corvallis, OR

“It would not be an overstatement to say that ACT Dental has changed my life. Different consultants and coaching companies will give you different things. If you are looking to develop a practice that will allow you to give your best energy to the things you truly care most about, then ACT is for you! I can promise you that as you put in the hard work with your coach and the amazing community at ACT, you will grow as a leader, your team will grow and align with you, and your practice will flourish…and that can lead to an amazing life. You won’t regret it!”

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Dr. Liz Abe-Batson
Columbia, MO

“I’ve always enjoyed hearing Kirk speak. From dental school to big meetings to Best Practices at their headquarters. The entire ACT team is awesome! (Especially our coach, Angela!) Change your practice, thinking, and life. The best and worth it!”

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Dr. Janet Weyrich
Gainesville, GA

“ACT has helped our practice go from good to great. Lots of consultants can show you how to work harder longer hours to produce more. ACT helped us produce and collect more working less hours, leaving us more time to live our best life.”

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Dr. Jack Peters
Brookfield, WI

“Awesome first experience with the TTT study club. Very impressed with the program, presentation, and the overall morale of the group and speakers. I will definitely be back!”

Check Out the ACT Dental Blog

Check out our blog for insights and tips to help you elevate your practice. Stay informed on industry trends, dental best practices, and inspiring success stories. Visit our blog page now for valuable knowledge and inspiration!

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