What is th

What is the Performance-Culture Matrix?

I am yet to meet the person who comes to work knowingly, willingly, trying to do a poor job. Most people are internally wired to want to do their job successfully, and want to do i...
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How to hav

How to have a successful partnership with your right-hand person

There’s an old saying that goes, “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It’s a bit like the adage, “it takes a ...
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6 mistakes

6 mistakes practice owners make when it comes to leadership – and how to fix them!

Imagine leading a team that is self-driven, self-regulated and self-starting so you are able to operate your practice without necessarily being on-site every moment of the day. ...
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Why you sh

Why you should never compete on price alone

We know patients are often concerned with finding the lowest price and saving a few dollars where possible – it’s common to get “price shopper” calls where ...
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Common mis

Common mistakes dentists make with case acceptance

By taking the time to learn the skills to master case acceptance, dental practices ultimately have more patients receiving ideal treatment. When patients receive ideal treatment...
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Why you ne

Why you need a systemised dental practice

Systemisation allows your practice to operate smoothly irrespective of the personnel rostered on any given day. If you’re able to create and implement simple, practical, a...
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The Practi

The Practice Owners’ Guide to Recruitment

Great staff are worth their weight in gold. They contribute to a productive work environment, boost morale, and can even play a huge part in patient retention and therefore the pro...
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5 steps to

5 steps to increasing financial intelligence

By taking the time to develop your financial intelligence, you will begin to know your business intimately – inside and out. You’ll be able to understand what’...
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Five steps

Five steps to building a winning team

Ask any practice owner one of their great stressors, and they’ll invariably say staff. When practice owners find themselves doing dentistry by day and running the business ...
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6 mistakes

6 mistakes practice owners make when it comes to leadership – and how to fix them!

Imagine leading a team that is self-driven, self-regulated and self-starting so you are able to operate your practice without necessarily being on-site every moment of the day. ...
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Read this

Read this before onboarding your next new hire

A smooth onboarding process is something we often take for granted, but can either create or save you massive headaches further down the track. Studies show that between 33% of ...
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Why great

Why great leaders never stop learning

Over the past 30 years, author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has interviewed over 12,000 of the wealthiest and most successful people around the world. What did he fin...
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How to use

How to use Virtual Assistants to grow your practice

Recent years have seen small business owners across numerous industries engage the help of Virtual Assistants. A Virtual Assistant can work with you digitally to execute countle...
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Mastering

Mastering effective delegation

Great leaders are also great delegators. If you go into practice ownership trying to do everything yourself, you’ll never get the time and freedom you’re looking for an...
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5 Ted Talk

5 Ted Talks every practice owner needs to watch

Ted Talks can be a great opportunity to learn from international experts, thought leaders, and highly successful individuals. This is especially handy for practice owners who are l...
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How to Suc

How to Successfully Mentor Your Team Members

Mentoring can bring a lot of extra value to the relationship you have with your team, and improve work satisfaction for all involved. Many successful athletes, entrepreneurs, bi...
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How to str

How to structure your appointment book

A well-structured appointment book makes all the difference to your efficiency, patient experience, and workflow. It’s a common principle in dentistry, and there are many way...
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How to cre

How to create strong business partnerships

Partnering with other businesses is a great way to increase your profile withing the community, grow leads, and ultimately increase your flow of new patients. It can also be a mean...
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Retaining

Retaining your patient base with engaging content

We go to a lot of effort to attract new patients, and to lose them after all that work is just a massive waste. You can’t get cocky or complacent and assume that everyone ...
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Five princ

Five principles every practice owner needs to know about digital marketing

After working with hundreds of dental practices around the world, marketing seems to be a consistent challenge. And with good reason – when you’re studying dentistry, n...
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Turning Em

Turning Emergency Cases into Loyal Patients

Converting emergency cases is a skill worth mastering, as it allows you to maximise opportunities that fall right into your lap. In the wake of the 2020 COVID pandemic, a lot of pr...
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How to han

How to handle “price shopper” calls

A lot of practice managers and front desk staff are painfully familiar with the “price shopper” call. This is the caller that just wants to know the price for a treatme...
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The 10 Com

The 10 Commandments of an Effective Website

Creating an effective website is an investment that requires time, effort, skill, and strategy. Having a web presence that generates traffic conversions is essential for any brand,...
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How to ret

How to retain good talent and avoid high turnover

Business owners put a lot of money, time, and effort into recruiting and onboarding top-tier talent, so naturally you want them to stick around. If you’re dealing with high s...
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7 ways to

7 ways to approach difficult conversations

As a practice owner and team leader, you’re going to face tough conversations from time to time. Whether it’s with a patient, team member, business partner, or member o...
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How to cre

How to create an effective email newsletter for your practice

As the internet and technology continues to change the way we do business, more and more practices are using email newsletters in lieu of print-outs. A physical newsletter is still...
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How to int

How to introduce a new clinical procedure into your practice

Adding new clinical procedures to your practice can be an excellent way to introduce a new revenue stream to your practice and ensure your patients are receiving the best possible ...
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What does

What does the 2020 budget mean for practice owners?

This week saw the arrival of the heavily anticipated federal budget – which comes against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recession. The 2020 federal ...
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The one qu

The one question I ask my team every single day

When my team gathers for our huddle each morning, I’ll go around the circle (or Zoom screen) and ask each and every team member this one question. “What do you need ...
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Dr John De

Dr John Demartini’s tips on building a self-managing team

Building a self-managing team and recruiting intrinsically motivated talent is often a pain point for practice owners who don’t want to constantly micro-manage their staff. ...
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How to red

How to reduce key person risk in your practice

As a practice owner, you never want to fall into the trap of relying too much on any key player – including yourself. If the practice and team are too dependent on you as ...
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How to man

How to manage patient complaints

Patient complaints are often a gift in disguise. They give you the opportunity to demonstrate exceptional service, improve the patient experience, and solve a problem that other pa...
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How to giv

How to give your patients six-star service

Depending on your location, there could be any number of practices competing for patients, offering different deals and discounts, engaging in flashy advertising. But what&rsquo...
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Going out

Going out with a bang - how to finish the year strong!

As we step into the last chapter of the year, it’s easy to let the momentum fizzle out as our minds turn to the much-anticipated holidays. The goals you set in January may ha...
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Practice p

Practice politics – how to manage bickering team members

A common consistently reported by practice owners, managers, and leaders across numerous industries, is navigating the complex world of social dynamics in the workplace. No matt...
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How to tur

How to turn web traffic into patients

This is a common pain point for practice owners – and indeed business owners – across the board. Web traffic is great to have but unless it’s translating to conve...
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What is a

What is a dental coach?

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve introduced myself as a dental coach and been met with confusion, I could probably start a whole new practice. Those not in the dental...
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Preparing

Preparing your practice for a second wave

As Australia braces for a second wave of infections, practice owners across the country need to be planning for what this means for their team, patients, and practice. Rather th...
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What do th

What do the JobKeeper changes mean for you and your team?

There’s been a fair bit of speculation about the future of JobKeeper payments, but this morning the Government made their decision. When JobKeeper was initially announced in ...
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Give Up Co

Give Up Control to get control and make room to scale.

Do you know how to be your own dental assistant? Can you handle all the jobs that most of your staff members do? What if your receptionist takes a day off, would you be able to pic...
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From Numbe

From Numbers to Profits: Create Your Own Success Metrics

How do you make your business decisions? How do you decide what further assets you need to purchase, how much to pay your employees, how to manage your cash flow, and most importan...
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The Art of

The Art of Swinging Your Cash flow in the Right Direction

Being a great dentist might help you run a successful practice, but in order to turn it into a lucrative and profitable business, you need to be a competent business owner too. And...
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7 Easy Way

7 Easy Ways to Use Focus and Discipline to Achieve Goals.

This week I want to talk about something that will help us be more effective in our roles within and beyond our practice. In some way we all strive towards self-improvement every d...
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6 Strategi

6 Strategies for Scaling Success: A Case Study with Dr Jahnavi Vora

Scaling success is a constantly evolving journey. Whilst our scaling goal may be clear in our own minds we have to remember where scaling leverage really comes from. That is our sy...
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10 Free Gu

10 Free Guerilla Marketing Tactics That Will Increase Profits

One of the most common things I hear from dentist practice owners today is, “I just want more patients.” The unspoken bottom line though is: I just want to generate ...
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The 3 Secr

The 3 Secrets to Becoming the Best Associate at Your Dental Practice

Associate dentists are the single most important key factor for dentist/business owners to transition from self-employment to a true business that can scale. As this process happen...
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Crafting A

Crafting A Perfect Patient Experience

The bar for customer service has been set so low it’s almost underground. Giant multinationals like telcos and banks offer famously awful customer service. In comparison, a s...
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Creating B

Creating Breakthroughs In Business And In Life

There are a growing number of people who I speak to who are at the stage in their life where they not feeling truly fulfilled. Maybe they are looking for external factors for f...
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