Don’t ma

Don’t make these seven business blunders!

We all make mistakes in life, despite our best efforts. It’s frustrating, disappointing, but also a goldmine for lessons. But what if you could skip straight to the lesson...
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Things EVE

Things EVERY practice owner should know about social media

Social media can be an incredible marketing tool – when used correctly. It’s free, accessible, and there’s a good chance that almost all your patients use social ...
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How to nav

How to navigate setbacks

Most dentists are perfectionists by nature – they’re tough on themselves, they’re trained to look for imperfections, and they have a tougher time dealing with set...
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The “How

The “How-To” of Habit Stacking

Those of you who have researched the psychology behind habits (perhaps reading the work of James Clear, S.J Scott, BJ Fogg, or Charles Duhigg), may already be familiar with the phr...
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Are you de

Are you dealing with decision fatigue?

The term “decision fatigue” was first coined by social psychologist, Dr. Roy Baumeister, after his study in the field of mental discipline. Decision fatigue is defin...
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What this

What this productivity expert wants you to know about multi-tasking

In today’s busy world, a lot of us are dealing with a baseline level of stress, burnout, and overwhelm. It’s so normalised to be busy or juggling a million different...
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How to ask

How to ask your current patients for referrals

Asking for referrals is an excellent way to expand your patient base, and attract more of your ideal patient avatar. If you have people and patients that you really enjoy interacti...
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Why you ne

Why you need to turn your assets into cash flow

A huge part of our job as business owners, is to identify the assets in our business and then turn them into cash flow. There are plenty of assets there that most people won't e...
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What is th

What is the leverage line – and how do you cross it?

If you haven’t already taken a look at the Savvy Dentist Value Model, you’ll need to be familiar with it to understand the concept of the leverage line. Taking a look a...
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Your six-s

Your six-step framework to patient handover

As a practice owner, your days are already busy enough with the responsibilities of running a business and leading a team. In order to free up more time and get off the tools, you&...
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The ten ha

The ten habits of the most successful dental practice owners

After working with hundreds of dental practice owners around the country, I’ve begun to notice a few patterns. The most successful practice owners with booming dental practic...
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What we ca

What we can learn from watching the olympics

The 2021 Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo and people from all around the world are tuning in to see their nations finest enter the global arena. The Olympics host some of the mo...
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Stress-bus

Stress-busting habits that help prevent burnout

Owning and running a practice is no small task – you have many responsibilities on your mind as well as your patient load, team’s welfare, financial responsibilities, s...
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Three ways

Three ways to maximise your revenue

If you want to increase your revenue, the good news is that it’s a very simple science. There are really only ever three ways to increase revenue in a practice, and in fac...
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Skills eve

Skills every associate dentist should learn

A huge part of growing and scaling your practice includes building a team of people who can deliver great care to your patients. Having a reliable and productive associate is an in...
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How to use

How to use the principle of influence in your dental practice

Do you sometimes see people who step from one interaction to another, always appearing to effortlessly get what they want, while others slog it out only to triumph occasionally? It...
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What you n

What you need to know about fee structures

Let’s talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of fees. Practices need to have an appropriate fee level that allows for successful commercial operation. You need enou...
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Marketing

Marketing your practice on a shoestring budget

If you’re concerned about the ROI of your marketing efforts or working within a tight budget, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are several ways you can market ...
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Why we buy

Why we buy from people we like

Robert Cialdini’s 1984 book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, famously identified six major psychological principles that make someone more influential and persuasive...
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Single vs.

Single vs. Multiple Practice Ownership

It’s a topic that many people have strong views on – single versus multiple practice ownership. Of course, there’s no definitively right or wrong answer here, but...
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Mistakes p

Mistakes people make when scaling

After more than 20 years of working with dental practices around the world, I can tell you that almost every single practice owner has identified scaling as one of their major goal...
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The Savvy

The Savvy Dentist Value Model™

The Savvy Dentist Value model™ is a framework we developed to show the progression of a practice as it grows and scales. All of our courses, training, and resources are desig...
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Assets eve

Assets every leader should give their team

Organisational Structure There are all sorts of ways of describing organizational structure and it’s a bit of a personal choice how flat/hierarchal your practice will look. ...
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How to cre

How to create an effective strategy

Developing and implementing strategies is a crucial part of success in business. There’s been a lot written on the subject, and it truly is a mammoth topic. In order to cr...
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The four k

The four kinds of assets you need to build in your practice – and why!

The ability to build assets is incredibly important to your success in business and practice ownership. In fact, every headache, frustration, bottleneck, and pain in the backside t...
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The five e

The five elements of scaling

When it comes to scaling a practice, it can be a bit confusing knowing where to start. You want to grow, but you need to have the fundamentals in place to ensure your business stay...
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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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Make Time

Make Time For Success - Your Guide To Time Management

The biggest problem we face today is our desire to get more time. If only there were more minutes in an hour or more hours in a day. So much left to do with so little time. And thi...
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How To Cre

How To Create A Winning Culture

We hear the importance of culture to optimally run a business all the time. We know we need to inculcate it in our organisation, big or small. But that is only the beginning of a l...
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Things I W

Things I Wish I Had Known Right After I Graduated

Check out Savvy Dentist's list comprises the top mistakes dentists fresh out of graduate schools, and perhaps even those a little seasoned too, tend to make.
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A Business

A Business Owner’s Guide To Change, Transition And Self Mastery

Nobody likes uncertainty; no one likes to not be in control of what tomorrow will hold for them. And this is the number one reason why people become complacent and unwelcoming of c...
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Leadership

Leadership Hacks For Personal And Professional Growth

The first step to mastering any skill is to first be aware and accept that there is still a lot of learning to do. This is especially true for people in leadership roles. They are ...
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Design You

Design Your Own Career And Future By Reinventing Yourself

Want to know how to design your own career and future by reinventing yourself? Check it out at the Savvy Dentist!
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How To Mas

How To Master Deep Listening

How often do you really pay attention to what other people are saying? Our social media news feeds are swarming with people filling us in on their lives, but the moment you open th...
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How to Bou

How to Bounce Back from a Setback

We all have setbacks; it is part and parcel of living on this beautiful planet. Listen to anyone’s success story and they’d tell you about how they persevered.
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Build and

Build and lead Teams Effectively with the Help of Storytelling

How does storytelling have anything to do with fixing people’s teeth? Why are we even discussing storytelling on a dental business blog? And who leads teams by telling them s...
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