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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The Ultima

The Ultimate Blueprint to Practice Ownership

Wouldn’t it be nice to just get a template of how to plan, start and successfully run a dental practice business? To know exactly the number of hours one needs to put in to g...
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The 3 Effe

The 3 Effective Risk Management Strategies You Should Be Doing Right Now

As a business owner, there is one golden rule you should always adhere to... don’t lose money. I’m not talking about that week or month where there was a dip in your...
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Chase Your

Chase Your Dreams with a Plan

Wouldn’t it be nice to just chase after your dreams like a mad man? No worry for what people would think, whether or not you’d succeed or how you would feed yourself an...
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Questions

Questions Warren Buffet Asks Before Investing in a Business

Will Warren Buffet buy your business? Probably not considering it is likely to be a business that may not meet his criteria. But does your business meet all the other requirements ...
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How to Survive in the Business of Dentistry

For better or worse, there are more dentists graduating out of dental school than ever before. Compared to only a few decades ago, the ratio of demand and supply has greatly tilted...
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4 Crucial

4 Crucial Things You Need to Check Before Subscribing to A Marketing Service

As a dental professional and entrepreneur, running a world-class practice is often more than a full-time job so I wouldn’t blame you if you feel there’s no time in your...
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Top Busine

Top Business Trends Post Covid-19

We just can’t wait to go back to business, can we? But will we ever be able to go back to doing business the same way we have always been doing? Chances are not really! This ...
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How To Be

How To Be A Confident Decision Maker, Defeat Stress And Overcome Setbacks

There’s no doubt that running your own business can be super stressful. When you invest your time, life and money in a business you have to accept that there’s alway...
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When A Rec

When A Recession Hits: What To Do Next!

The emergence of COVID 19 has created a recession like never before. Regardless of the industry you work in, you are impacted by its presence. Problem is, there is no sight of it e...
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How to Tur

How to Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

The only way we can become the best versions of ourselves – whether that’s dentist, businessperson, husband, wife, friend – is to take care of our...
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3 Proven P

3 Proven Psychology Techniques Dentists Can Use to Retain Patients

Psychology is the study of behaviour. It helps informus of why we make the choices we make. When we have a little insight into psychology, it can help us set up sit...
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Are You Ru

Are You Running on the Treadmill of Burnout?

Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day. While it’s true on the face of it, a little deeper down, everyone has different responsibilities that whittle tha...
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Investing

Investing as a Pillar of Wealth: How to Get Your Money to Work for You

A significant part of my business vision for the Savvy Dentist is to help dentists create intergenerational wealth for their family. As dentists, we are often ve...
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The 5 Mark

The 5 Marketing Shortcuts You Need to Know to Avoid Business Potholes

Being a great dentist is important. As medical practitioners, we should all strive to offer the best care we possibly can to our patients. However, as practice owne...
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Courage an

Courage and Gratitude in Dentistry

Dentistry, just like with any other business, requires courage. Whether it’s the first time you fill a patient’s cavity or the first practice you open, it requires a st...
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The Only T

The Only Three Secrets You Need to Know to Win Patients

I was recently thinking about a moment before I published my book, RETENTION! How to Plug the #1 Profit Leak in Your Dental Practice. I wrote it to help fellow dent...
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What New D

What New Dentists Should Do Now to Retire Later

We are undergoing a lot of turbulence. There’s a lot of upheaval in the dental profession and healthcare overall. It’s being consolidated. There’s lots of big mon...
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6 Copywrit

6 Copywriting Secrets Dentists Can Use to Supercharge Their Content Marketing

Content marketing has been a big topic of conversation since social media really hit the scene. As dentists, we know that we should be creating content to reach new...
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