In recent years we have raised the percentage of our dental hygiene services that are using the periodontal codes from 10-30%. I recently sat down with my hygiene team and asked them what factors they thought were responsible for the improvement in our perio numbers. The answers ranged from certain CE programs they had attended to equipment and systems that
One of the things I rely on to manage my dental practice is key performance indicators. This is a measurable way to evaluate many key pieces of the fiscal health of the business. Hygiene and total hygiene services is one of the of the KPI's that I pay very close attention. Measuring the success of your hygiene department and each team member is far more then
Block scheduling is one of the most impactful changes I have made in my dental practice. Before this we were tired and worn out some days, and trying to find things to do in open time on other days. Block scheduling matches your time and energy optimally with the flow of patient care. A great analogy is to fill a jar with large rocks first, then smaller
I think we often take for granted the things we use everyday in our dental practice that make our lives much easier and help us deliver the best possible results to our patients. In my video I want to discuss 3 things that are my favorites, and that I would not want to practice without.
Presented by Mark Kleive, DDS, with Lee Ann Brady, DMD The topic of wealth accumulation creates fear, confusion and/or frustration for many people - including dentists. These behaviors derail our short-term and long-term plans for a flourishing retirement. This webinar will identify and explore the 5 hurdles to wealth accumulation with simple ideas
Getting ready for my program at the California Dental Association I was thinking about how I help patients understand the value of an organized occlusion. Over the years the most powerful way has been to work with them on an anatomic appliance and allow them to experience the difference. This video shows how I work with a patient to get them to identify the
Financial freedom is learning to live on less then you make, which means that you are saving some of the money you earn. Financial Independence is when the return on the money you have invested is large enough that it can replace the money you earn with your hands. For much of my career the idea of achieving financial independence seemed totally unreachable.
So I had a unique opportunity this week to learn about learning. I was helping out with a construction project at my office. An unfortunate mistake on my part resulted in my breaking the windshield of the bobcat. A powerful reminder came when I told the owner of the bobcat what had happened. He reminded me when mistakes happen it means you are learning. So
Formulas a great way to figure things out, including the dynamics of how your team works together. E-R=C is a formula I use in my office to look at the interpersonal relationships. E stands for expectations. R stand for Reality. C stands for conflict. It's a basic human construct that when Reality does not meet expectations conflict or negative emotions is
Are there members of the team, maybe even a dentist, that aren't engaged? Have you ever wondered why some of the people on the team are highly engaged, and others seem to simply show up to work? Questions like this got me to start thinking about engagement and a book from the Gallup organization that looks at what are the ingredients of engagement and how