Blessings and Joy!

It’s December, and you know what that means!  In addition to frantic daily schedules packed with patients attempting to complete services paid for by their unused third party benefits, there are year-end business responsibilities (401k and workman’s comp audits to name just two) and family commitments.  Good grief!  It’s enough to stress anyone, and steal the anticipated joy...
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What are the Common Characteristics of Excellent Employers?

Any experienced dentist-employer knows that staff stability is critically important in maintaining long-term patient relationships and reducing the overhead costs associated with employee turnover and training.  Just as the business owner hopes to make a long-term hire, the potential employee hopes for employment stability as well!  So what should an applicant look for in a potential employer?...
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Annual Planning

Do you ever set time aside specifically to formally plan for the new year? Imtiaz Manji, CEO for the Spear Institute, often reminds practitioners that they need to work “on” their practice in addition to working “in” their practice.  In short, they need to “step away” from the “loupe vision” of patient care and examine the “global vision” of their practice. Chuck Blakeman, author of “Making...
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