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Whether you have a team of three or a team of 30, you need a leadership team. To reveal why you need one and what it can do for your practice, Kirk Behrendt brings back Jenni Poulos, one of ACT’s amazing coaches, with advice for building a great leadership team early in your career. Remember, you can't run a practice alone — and you were never meant to! To start creating a smarter, healthier, more aligned team, listen to Episode 565 of The Best Practices Show!
This insightful blog post explores the pitfalls of making financial assumptions about patients based on appearances. Uncover the importance of avoiding "wallet biopsies" in dentistry, and learn how to prioritize patients' dental health while effectively communicating treatment value. This fosters a fair and compassionate approach in dental practices. Don't miss our lighthearted video, which humorously emphasizes the absurdity of wallet biopsies and encourages unbiased treatment for all patients.
Over your career as a dentist, the chances of being embezzled is about 70%. So, what can you do to lower that risk? To share some answers, Kirk Behrendt brings back David Harris, embezzlement expert and CEO of Prosperident, with four best practices to prevent embezzlers from stealing your time and money. Put systems in place so embezzlement doesn't happen to you! For tips to make life as a dentist a little bit easier, listen to Episode 563 of The Best Practices Show!
Your health and your time are two of the most important resources you have. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! But it’s not too late to invest. To help you protect these assets, Kirk Behrendt brings back Dr. Colin Richman, assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia, to share the lessons he wished he knew in his early years of practice. To hear about the best ways to prepare for your future, listen to Episode 564 of The Best Practices Show!
Is your dental team not meeting your expectations? Learn how to engage with your team members, nurture their growth, and create a thriving practice by transforming "quiet quitters" into dedicated, all-in professionals. Don't miss these valuable insights to boost team engagement and achieve success in your dental practice.
Do you want two-way trust with great team members? Then you need the missing ingredient that dentists often ignore! To talk about what that is and how to build it into your practice, Kirk Behrendt brings back Adriana Booth, one of ACT’s amazing coaches, to share her insight into the secret element that makes businesses great. Add this missing ingredient, and it will change your practice and your life! To learn more about what it is and how to use it, listen to Episode 562 of The Best Practices Show!
Discover the fascinating connection between gut health and your dental practice in this recent episode of the Best Practices Show Podcast, featuring insights from Dr. Uche Odiatu! Learn how the mouth serves as the gateway to the gastrointestinal tract, positioning dentists at the forefront of promoting gut health for their patients. Uncover the vital role fiber and fermented foods play in maintaining a healthy microbiome, and understand the impact of C-section deliveries on an individual's gut flora. Equip yourself with knowledge that can revolutionize your approach to dental care, and ultimately, help your patients achieve optimal oral and overall health. Don't miss out on this game-changing information—dive in today and unlock the secrets of gut health for your dental practice!
You’ve got big goals for your practice. You don’t want your team to look at those goals and think, “I’ll never get there!” I’ll be honest—the road ahead is long, and there’ll be challenges along the way. Dentists often see that and get discouraged. They might even question whether they have what it takes to reach their goals at all. You don’t have to achieve big goals in one leap. Start with small steps!
I recently went to a football game with my husband, and it got me thinking about a couple of my clients who have been struggling with carrying too much on their shoulders. When you take all the responsibility upon yourself, it’s incredibly overwhelming and becomes a heavy burden on your physical and mental health. Running a dental practice is hard enough, so don’t forget that you’re not alone—you’ve got a team with you out there on the field! You may be the coach of the team, but you’re also one of the players, so learn to rely on your teammates and pass the ball to them.
Almost half of all dentists will experience embezzlement in their careers. What's worse, it can happen more than once! You need safeguards in place, and Kirk Behrendt brings in Amber Weber-Gonzales, head of Prosperident’s Proactive Services Group, to share their best practices to help you protect your business. Your practice is like your patients’ oral health — be proactive and preventative to keep it healthy! To learn more about deterring embezzlement and catching it early, listen to Episode 560 of The Best Practices Show!

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