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Dentists do more than clean and fix teeth. They are the entry point to healthcare for patients. To help you embrace your role in improving community health, Kirk Behrendt brings back Dr. Steven Carstensen, chief dental editor of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine, with advice for navigating the changing role of dentists in healthcare. Start giving patients the best care possible! To learn how, listen to Episode 634 of The Best Practices Show!
How’s your work battery doing? Is it fully charged, or is it running low? Lots of things can drain your work battery—stress, gossip, increased workload, hustle culture. You might not even realize your battery is in the red. You just do what everyone else does: power through.
Setting goals is easy. So, why is it so hard to achieve them? It’s because you're not setting SMART goals! To decode what they are, Kirk Behrendt brings back Heather Crockett, one of ACT’s amazing coaches, to help you master the goal-setting process. Don't just set goals — make them happen! To learn everything you need to know about setting and achieving your goals, listen to Episode 633 of The Best Practices Show!
You can have a better year by doing one simple thing: planning. There's an effective way to do it, and Kirk Behrendt brings back Miranda Beeson, one of ACT’s amazing coaches, with six best practices to set you and your team up for success. Don't wait until December or January! Now is always the time to plan. To learn the recipe for a better year, listen to Episode 632 of The Best Practices Show!
AI is the future of marketing. To help you get ahead of the curve, Kirk Behrendt brings in Dr. Christian Coachman and Brendon Macdonald from Digital Smile Design with strategies for leveraging its power in your dental practice. Increase your literacy in the most exciting and transformational technology of the century! To learn how AI can boost and grow your business, listen to Episode 631 of The Best Practices Show!
Let’s talk about that team member. You know, the one who always shows up late? Or the one who hasn’t been pitching in? Yes, THAT one!
When you read more, you know more. With more knowledge, you can help patients beyond their dental needs. To get you started on your learning journey, Kirk Behrendt brings back Dr. Uche Odiatu, one of ACT’s favorite health and wellness gurus, to share his ten favorite books that have kept his mind open, challenged, and engaged. Readers become leaders! To learn from some of the best minds in the world, listen to Episode 630 of The Best Practices Show!
As costs continue to rise, it’s easy to find yourself working more and getting less in return, causing you to pinch pennies harder and harder. One of the biggest gaps where money leaves your practice is your overhead gap, but there’s one incredible change you can make that will start saving your practice money right away: managing your supply budget better. Getting your money to work for you is crucial, because otherwise it’s going to work against you. To get you started, we’ve created three actionable steps. They may seem like small changes, but those are often the ones that have the biggest impacts.
There isn't a shortage of hygienists. There's something else in short supply. Back to share her provocative thoughts, Kirk Behrendt brings back Katrina Sanders, The Dental WINEgenist, to explain the factors that contributed to this “shortage”, common barriers and pain points hygienists experience, and ways for you to navigate these challenges. Invest in the people who carry and represent your practice! To learn how, listen to Episode 629 of The Best Practices Show!
You're told you should outsource marketing. But in the near future, insourcing will be more advantageous. To reveal why, Kirk Behrendt brings in Dr. Christian Coachman and Brendon Macdonald from Digital Smile Design to talk about the upcoming revolution in marketing and how to get ahead of the curve. AI is changing the landscape of marketing — be an early adopter! For everything you need to know about leveraging AI tools, listen to Episode 628 of The Best Practices Show!

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