How Much Should I Pay The Dentist for Patient Charts?

October 17, 2022

Acquiring dental charts from another dentist is one way to add patients. Dentists in transition love to sell their patient list and this could be a win-win for all involved. The big question is how much are their charts worth? To me, the bigger question is what type of dental patient charts are you buying? Let’s start with questions that you should ask the selling dentist. 1.   Is this a state funded, PPO, or ...

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7 Steps To Inflation Proof Your Dental Practice

July 25, 2022

Dentists contact me daily to help them with their dental practice. As a dental business coach, I am seeing dental team members and the owner of the dental office scared about finances. This inflation is at the all time high and dentists are trying to keep their numbers under control.  However, when I ask a dentist, "How much is your overhead?" I get a blank look or "I don't know."  You are normal doctor ...

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Dental Meetings Should Be Engaging

June 9, 2022

Many dentists do not have team meetings, because they are "complaint sessions" or a "waste of time". This can be true too. In order to run an effective and engaging team meeting in your dental office, it requires a clear plan.  I will show you how to minimize the risk of employees complaining or wasting time during your dental team meeting. I recommend pre-scheduling your meetings all year to make sure you have time reserved ...

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How To Know If Your Dental Practice Is Killing You?

May 10, 2022

Dr. Ron Arndt was a certified master coach for dentists for many decades and he wrote the book, "How To Know If Your Dental Practice is Killing You?" It is not on the market at this time, but I learned a lot more about the stress of running a dental practice and how it caused him to have a heart attack. Luckily, he is still my mentor and we have a great relationship, so I ...

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Finding Employees In The Dental Field

March 24, 2022

Lots of dentists are struggling with having enough employees or finding them. The way we looked for employees or ran advertisements don't quite work like they use to. Here are some thoughts for you to consider: Be open to hiring "Flexible Hours". Some help or shorter days is better than no help. Create an amazing culture so rumor has it that you are a great place to work. Be open to on the job ...

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Dental Start Up Tips By Coach Heidi Mount

March 11, 2022

Have a clear written business plan (Should be at least 6 pages long with lots of details. Must include your VISION. This means you include the dream hours you want to work, the amazing team you want to work with, defining your ideal patients that appreciate you, what you are known for, etc. Know who is your IDEAL patient to attract. Do not market to EVERYONE, it's confusing to the consumer. Must have a ...

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Dentists ask, "Should I buy a dental practice or do a start up?"

March 1, 2022

Deciding to buy a dental practice versus doing a scratch start up is a huge decision. There are many factors to know prior to jumping in to one of those choices. This is your future and a huge investment so we need to do it right. Obviously, this is a personal choice that you need to know your exact budget first. Both are great choices IF you have a clear vision and a business plan ...

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Giving Your Employees A Holiday Bonus From Coach Heidi Mount

November 4, 2021

Giving Your Employees A Holiday Bonus From Coach Heidi Mount

As a dental business coach, every year I get asked, "How do I bonus my employees?" This can certainly be a difficult decision on coming up with a logical way to pay each employee. After all, keeping payroll and overhead under control is one thing and showing your team appreciation is another. Our hearts want to spoil them, right? What's the end goals? Show Appreciation Celebrate Help Them Buy Something For Themselves Bring a ...

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How To Drop PPO's And Keep Your Patients? See What Coach Heidi Mount Shares

October 15, 2021

Being a dental coach all over the world, I constantly get asked "How do I drop my PPO's?"  With the high costs and inflation that the pandemic caused, it is lowering the profit for dentists all over the world. I get their concern and you are not alone. For many dentists, it is a constant battle with keeping overhead under control.  Coach Heidi Mount believes that have a clear business plan prevents business owners ...

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How To Know If You Need A Dental Coach Now

July 18, 2020

Dentists hire me mainly because they are frustrated and plateaued. Many of the dentists who call me are looking for a dental coach or some guidance. What I notice is they have the same issues as those who are not using a true business coach. Some examples would be; they have had employee turnover, roller coaster income, issues with patients that "won't afford treatment", working way too much, unable to retire or unable to ...

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