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The BUSINESS of Dentistry vs. CLINICAL Dentistry

If your business is struggling it is probably NOT your clinical skillset. It is more than likely your lack of business acumen. Let’s face it we are clinicians with a science background not executives with business degrees. The GOLDEN YEARS of DENTISTRY are gone 4EVER. Learn how to realize immediate INCOME with our Mini-MBA Program designed for DENTIST by DENTIST with MASTERS in the BUSINESS OF DENTISTRY. Learn more at http://ow.ly/4ng919 http://ow.ly/i/iWUqf
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The HOSPITALITY Blueprint to Your DENTAL Success
As a dental clinician and previous director for Hilton Hotels Corporation I spent many years coordinating the development of major hotel projects such as the Las Vegas Hilton, Flamingo Hilton, Anaheim Hilton, San Francisco Hilton and more. What are the similarities between a 5-Star Hotel company and Dental Practice? They both require a great foundation and BLUEPRINT built upon proven systems, processes, human resources, location, demographics and most importantly excellent customer service. Every business requires a plan for growth and success. What is yours? Read more http://ow.ly/4nd5H5
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The HOSPITALITY Blueprint to Your DENTAL Success
As a dental clinician and previous director for Hilton Hotels Corporation I spent many years coordinating the development of major hotel projects such as the Las Vegas Hilton, Flamingo Hilton, Anaheim Hilton, San Francisco Hilton and more. What are the similarities between a 5-Star Hotel company and Dental Practice? They both require a great foundation and BLUEPRINT built upon proven systems, processes, human resources, location, demographics and most importantly excellent customer service. Every business requires a plan for growth and success. What is yours? Read more http://ow.ly/4nd5oZ
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Let’s face it we are clinicians with science degrees not businessmen and women. Unfortunately, few dentists have a formal education in the business of dentistry. In fact, over 95% of dental degrees are devoid of accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, organizational development, entrepreneurship and the business acumen taught in an accredited business curriculum. We worked hard to earn our science degrees. Today we need a comprehensive understanding of the 14 areas taught in a Masters of Business Administration program. As hard as it may be to acknowledge, we must admit we know more about bonding agents, hard and soft tissue pathology, occlusion, the muscles of mastication, root canal therapy and surgery than how to run an efficient and profitable business operation. The truth be told our business knowledge is very limited. In fact, I have found that the majority of dentist have a rudimentary knowledge of an income statement, balance sheet or statement of cash flows and how they work together. If your dental business is not producing at least $1,000,000 per year it is probably not your clinical skills. You deserve the most accurate dental business DIAGNOSIS in the industry. WE HAVE WALKED IN YOUR SHOES! Learn more at http://ow.ly/4n8dzs
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The dental hygienist is a key player in maintaining and increasing revenues for each respective office. Unfortunately, few dental practices acknowledge the importance of this key personnel. Many dentists envision a continuing care exam/hygiene check as a nuisance or inconvenience. I know, because I did until I realized the potential increase in production and profitability. Remember, every business has a right to make a profit. The dental hygienist is the second largest production center in the dental office and should make up 25 to 30% of total production. Read more at http://ow.ly/4mWPbP

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I think we all agree an accurate CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS is required before excellent treatment can be implemented. DO NO HARM. This applies to your business as well. You deserve more. CASH is KING! The financial health of your dental practice is related to your cash flow, human capital, systems, internal and external marketing and core principles learned through specialized business programs. How does your practice measure up compared to your competition and what is your 1, 3 & 5 year forecast? Have you developed annual budgets while monitoring your progress with monthly income statements. Have you checked your demographics within the last year? Learn more at http://ow.ly/4mU9bK

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Before I became a dentist I had the privilege of working for Mr. Barron Hilton and the wonderful executives at Hilton Hotels Corporation. My journey included working with thousands of employees in gaming and non-gaming properties. My exposure to the various departments taught me about what many authors refer to as 5-star customer service. I was fortunate to observe first hand what it takes to teach and deliver this level of service while working with General Managers, Senior and Executive Vice Presidents and Mr. Hilton. The ultimate goal is to provide customer satisfaction at an incomparable level so your guests remain loyal to your brand for life. Read more http://ow.ly/4mS9Qk

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All of us face competing objectives both professionally and personally. As dental professionals we are accustomed to working in finite spaces while continuously striving to maintain excellence. The demands on the dentist can be overwhelming both clinically and from a business perspective. Maintaining balance can be challenging and difficult. You are not alone. With our proven techniques you can run a successful business, enjoy your family and friends, and have time to yourself. Learn more at http://ow.ly/4mP5GG
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Job Descriptions Aren’t Optional In Dentistry
By using well-defined and systematic job descriptions you will help your organization better understand the experience and skills required to ensure your company’s success. Cohesive and thorough job descriptions help with the hiring process while providing guidelines for the evaluation and termination of employees. All too often, there is a misunderstanding of what the employee perceives as their job description and what the employer expects. A well-prepared job description can help both sides share a common understanding.

Direction, Meaning and Courage of Great Leaders - What your employee’s want most from you as a leader is direction and meaning, trust and hope. Your team wants to please you and earn your appreciation and acknowledgement for doing a great job. One of the most important aspects of leadership is accepting responsibility for your own actions and displaying the courage to make difficult decisions even when it is unpopular. Don’t tell your staff what they want to hear. Rather, say what you really think (gently) and encourage your people to do the same.
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