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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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 it’s up to you to keep your cool as you navigate tricky topics.
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How to cre

How to create an effective email newsletter for your practice

One thing to know, creating a quality and effective newsletter and building a database of readers takes time, patience, and a bit of investment on your end.
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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?

The 2020 federal budget included a heavy emphasis on supporting small business owners through mental health resources and economic stimulation.
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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

If the key person risk falls on another team member, you’ll be left in the lurch should that person ever decide to exit the practice.
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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 a lot more.
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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?

A dental coach is someone with experience in the industry who goes on to train and educate dental practice owners on how to grow and scale their business.
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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 start and run a dental practice business? Check us for "The Ultimate Blueprint to Practice Ownership"!
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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

There are many obstacles in every practitioner's way. Visit Savvy Dentist to know about "How to Survive in the Business of Dentistry".
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4 Crucial

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

Check out The Savvy Dentist Podcast and know all about "4 Crucial Things You Need to Check Before Subscribing to A Marketing Service".
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Top Busine

Top Business Trends Post Covid-19

Covid-19 has given us a new perception of life and business. Rather than going back to business, you need to learn how to EVOLVE your business post-pandemic.
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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!

You need to understand what recession is, why it is taking place and how you can avoid its extreme after-effects once the situation gets diffused.
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How Person

How Personal Development Assists With Professional Growth

Short of time to get a better understanding of your goals and objectives? Here’s everything you need to know on how to develop personally to grow professionally
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Marketing

Marketing Your Practice During Uncertain Times

Not sure why or how you need to manage your marketing during these uncertain times so here is everything you need to know!
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Creating A

Creating A Powerful And Unique Brand Identity

What is Branding? When we think of branding, we think of logos – the bitten apple for the technology giant of the same name or the little tick for Nike that is a movement in...
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How To Wor

How To Work Collaboratively With Specialists

It has always been a little difficult for the general dentist and a specialist to amicably co-exist. But the fact of the matter remains, both of them are equally important componen...
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Managing R

Managing Risk In Uncertain Times

As we live amidst the most trying of times in modern history, uncertainty seems to be the keyword. COVID-19 has shaken up the entire world. From a business perspective, there is a ...
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Navigating

Navigating The Covid 19 Crisis

Who knew we would live to see a time like this! Covid 19 has now become a pandemic all over the world. This blog is all about how you can manage your dental business and your sanit...
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The Good,

The Good, The Bad And the Ugly Of Setting Up Fee Structures

Any business needs a viable and appropriate fees structure to operate commercially successfully. But what factors go into setting up a fees structure that will help the bottom line...
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Which Effi

Which Efficiencies Can Make Your Practice More Profitable

Have you been working more than 50 hours a week over 5 or 6 days without taking a meaningful break? Do you know that you could be putting yourself in real danger with the excessive...
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Legal Elem

Legal Elements Of Owning A Dental Practice

Most dentists forget that dentistry isn’t simply about being excellent at clinical care, it is also about taking care of the business and the legal aspects that can impact on...
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Master How

Master How Your Words Come Out

Communication and mastering how your words come out is the key that allows us to foster great relationships with our team members, patients, and stakeholders!
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How To Use

How To Use Great Content To Attract New Patients

This week, we decode the secret to great content that will make the search engines happy and your patients happier.
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6 Top Tips

6 Top Tips To Fix Your Front Desk

You need to invest your time and efforts to fix that first impression to run a successful and scalable practice. Here are 6 Top Tips To Fix Your Front Desk!
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How To Be

How To Be The Leader Your Team Needs Now!

It is generally believed that leaders are born and not made. What if I could prove to you that this is not the case and with the right kind of self-awareness and dedicated work, an...
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7 Instagra

7 Instagram Hacks To Grow Your Practice!

If you haven’t introduced your practice to the world of digital and social media marketing, then, you are definitely not living in 2020. In social media, the first name that ...
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5 Secret T

5 Secret Tips To Build Your Patient Audience

It doesn’t matter whether you building a podcast audience or a patient base – these secret tips will give you the edge to build your patient audience!
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How To Get

How To Get More Patients With Email Marketing

if you haven’t been following digital marketing trends, then we have all the required information right here to help you create a stellar marketing campaign.
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7 Warning

7 Warning Signs You’re Heading For Burnout (And What To Do About It)

A victim of your own success. That’s not pretty, is it? If you’re a victim of your own success, you’re working too hard. As a business owner...
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20 Ways to

20 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement and Boost Your Business

Employee engagement can be challenging. So, we've put together 20 simple ideas to increase your employee engagement, so you can boost your business.
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How To Con

How To Convert Price Shoppers Into Loyal Patients

Check out The Savvy Dentist Podcast and know How To Convert Price Shoppers Into Loyal Patients and many more tips!
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5 Steps Fo

5 Steps For Building An Elite Team to Boost Your Business

Staff. They're a major resource for your dental practice, and getting the right people on board is crucial. Recruiting staff is time-consuming and often challenging. And, lik...
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AC/DC’s

AC/DC’s Top Tips For A Dental Business That Rocks

Angus Young and AC/DC's success is interesting, isn’t it? Some bands make it big, and others flop.It’s not necessarily down to talent because there are good bands ou...
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Warning: T

Warning: There Aren't Enough Patients To Go Around

Exhausting isn’t it? Keeping patients coming in the door. Competition is fierce. I’m not the first to notice the influx of dentists into the market in recent y...
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8 Habits T

8 Habits That Determine Success, for You and Your Practice

Small things done well can have a big impact. In short, habits determine success. So I’ve put together some entrepreneurial habits to help you sail to success.
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5 Things Y

5 Things You Must Know to End Buyer Indecision

Decision-making is a journey and we have to travel through each stage before making a decision. There are actually five stages to making a decision to buy.
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7 Simple W

7 Simple Ways to Kickstart Patient Flow, Starting Now!

Well, there are several ways, but I’ll give you a few to get started. It’s simply 7 ways to jump-start patient flow.
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