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Make Your Data Tell A Story


Your practice is made of data. You need data to identify problems and find solutions. Data is really important, and it can also be really confusing. Data is like a pile of Legos. You know you’re supposed to build something with them, but you don’t know what! It’s hard to make sense of data when the numbers are sitting in a jumbled heap. You gotta organize them, arrange them and, most importantly, make them tell a story.

Ask yourself this: why are you collecting data? You have to know what the numbers represent. Otherwise, they don’t really mean anything. If production is dropping off, data can explain why that’s happening. Are cancellations high? Data can explain that, too.

Data tells a story. And it can help you change that story!

I think the data is telling me to build a Lego ice cream truck – watch this video to see what I mean. What’s the data telling YOU?

Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is a renowned consultant and speaker in the dental industry, known for his expertise in helping dentists create better practices and better lives. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirk has dedicated his professional life to optimizing the best systems and practices in dentistry. Kirk has been a featured speaker at every major dental meeting in the United States. His company, ACT Dental, has consistently been ranked as one of the top dental consultants in Dentistry Today's annual rankings for the past 10 years. In addition, ACT Dental was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc Magazine, appearing on their Inc 5000 list. Kirk's motivational skills are widely recognized in the dental industry. Dr. Peter Dawson of The Dawson Academy has referred to Kirk as "THE best motivator I have ever heard." Kirk has also assembled a trusted team of advisor experts who work with dentists to customize individual solutions that meet their unique needs. When he's not motivating dentists and their teams, Kirk enjoys coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his amazing wife, Sarah, and their four children, Kinzie, Lily, Zoe, and Bo.