A major decision for many new dentists and dental students is whether to start their own practice, work as an associate or start as an employee dentist for a practicing dentist, group practice or corporate group. But how do new dentists decide which option is best for them?
Leadership in dentistry includes being able to make difficult decisions and effectively communicating those choices to all team members. As a leader, how would you react to the following four common dilemmas?
The 4P medicine model focuses on a patient’s individual history and needs, not just on the symptoms of a condition. To benefit from the 4P model in dentistry, your patients need to be educated on all four aspects: predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.
Patients are the most important part of your practice. According to a review published by BioMed Central Oral Health, patient-centric care may lead to higher patient satisfaction, more positive treatment outcomes and better overall health.
Whether you wish to reduce your workload or expand your business, a dental practice management consultant can be a vital resource in reaching your dental practice goals.
Internal marketing can be as simple as “word-of-mouth marketing.” Your own patients are your greatest marketing asset as they can tell others about your office and, for instance, your gentle touch as a dentist. This offers a personal recommendation as a trusted source of new patients.
When it comes to the face of dentistry, the times are indeed changing. According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre in the UK, the dental workforce working solely within the National Health Service (NHS) has seen a huge increase in the number of women dentists.
To stay motivated as a dental hygienist, it is crucial to focus on your own needs in addition to the needs of others. When you take time out to relax after work, it will leave you feeling restored and ready for another productive day.
With the celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month in a number of countries, it gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the role of dental hygiene departments within practices.
Ah yes… Autumn… the time of year when the leaves start to fall, the nights draw in, and the air has a decidedly chilly feel to it. However, for many dental practices, it’s a month where schedules start to thin-out and practice owners are quietly concerned.