3 Leadership Ideas For Your Dental Office

 "The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly". —Jim Rohn Jim Rohn effectively describes the multi-faceted traits of...

The Coronavirus Disease: What Your Dental Office Needs to Know

The Coronavirus Disease, now named COVID-19 is making news headlines this week as the infected numbers continue to rise in the U.S. and abroad.  The American Dental Association (ADA) has released an informational handout that covers strategies to help prevent the transmission of suspected...

How to avoid Dentistry Burnout

I’m going to say it.  Working in dentistry is hard.  It's a hard career, it's hard on us mentally, it's hard on us physically.  We go to an office 8+ hours out of the day, give it our all and then head home, exhausted, and try to have some resemblance of a family/social life.  And then we wake...

Love Your Team this Valentine’s Day

“You are, and always have been, my dream.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook    Nothing like the month of love to have you reevaluate your team.  Do you love the people you choose to surround yourself with daily?  Have you created YOUR dream team?   If not, it's ok.  That is why I am...

Alternatives to the Holiday Work Party for your Dental Team.

The end of the year (and the decade) is fast approaching.  You probably have a holiday party planned but if you don’t, we would love to give you some alternate ideas on ways to spoil your team for all their hard work with year.   The classic party is great, but can be costly and getting...

How to Apply to Dental Jobs on the Down Low

The great thing about looking for a job today is that there are so many options and applying to jobs is now as easy as 1 click.  However, we just got a call from a dental hygienist who was let go by her office because her doctor found her resume on one of the major job boards.  She was very...

The One Thing that Top Dentists have in Common

At DirectDental we get to connect with every type of dental practice.  We meet dentists that are thriving, dentists that are struggling and dentists that are right in the middle.   And through many conversations, we have figured out the one thing that all our thriving dentists have in common. ...

How Effective is your Morning Huddle?

More than likely (and hopefully) every day you and your staff are meeting 15 minutes prior to your first patient’s arrival to prepare for the day as a team.  It is a short quick meeting, but it is there to set your practice up for success that day.  So... are you and your team doing everything...

How to hire during the Holiday Season

Last week I talked about the stresses of keeping your productions up during the holiday months.    This week, we are going to talk about keeping your practice fully staffed during this time of the year.  When it comes the holiday months, you may find that: You need to hire someone but your job...