Doctor, the Problem is You!

December 08, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  5 Comments

You probably know that I am a voracious reader and I especially enjoy reading business-related books. Recently I read the new book by Dave Ramsey titled, EntreLeadership. This book is flat out the very best book on leadership that I have ever read, and I’ve read many books on this topic! Dave’s no-nonsense approach is beyond refreshing and the book is filled with powerful wisdom.

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The One Project You Must Do This Holiday Season

December 06, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  no Comment

The reason I love the dental profession so much is because of the quality of the people in dentistry. Our profession is literally filled with people with a helpful and giving spirit. Over the years I have seen the generosity of the dental profession firsthand when Dentists and their team members have volunteered to provide charity dental care in a variety of settings. Many Dentists and their teams have travelled to third world countries to provide dental care to people that have never had access to any dental care. This Holiday Season I’d like to suggest a project to help someone in your local community by providing a makeover for someone who has been a victim of domestic abuse.

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Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet!

December 01, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  2 Comments

Sour economy or not, there has never been a better time to help more patients achieve great oral health! I don’t suggest burying your head in the sand and ignoring the economic realities, but I am firmly convinced that you can make strategic decisions that would lead to making 2012 your best year ever! Pardon my enthusiasm, but why not??

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Are Botox and Dermal Fillers in Your Future?

November 29, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  1 Comments

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a course given by Dr. Louis Malcmacher on how to grow your practice in today’s economy. Dr.  Malcmacher maintains a general and cosmetic private dental practice in Cleveland, Ohio and he is an internationally renowned lecturer and author. He is known for his wide-ranging comprehensive content and very entertaining presentation style. His course was absolutely fascinating! I literally had writer’s cramp from taking so many notes.

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Holiday Treat for Your Team

November 17, 2011  | Posted by: Gary in Practice Building Strategies  |  5 Comments

With the Holiday Season rapidly approaching, now is the time to plan a fun way to recognize the contributions of your team members. One of the common denominators that I have observed among successful practices is that they have a true team culture, where the team members are constantly working together toward common goals. In fact, I have a quote that I like to use to emphasize this point, “Culture eats strategy for lunch”. What I mean by that quote is that all of the brilliant strategy in the world will fail unless you have created a positive culture of success in your practice. While the creation of this culture should be a constant work in progress, there are some things you can do accelerate creating a positive team culture in your practice. This idea is a great way to both recognize your team and work on that positive team culture.

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