Dental Consultant and How To Pick One?

December 30, 2022 By Heidi Mount

Finding the right dental consultant is just like you finding your ideal patients. You don’t want to be frustrated when working with someone right? Being a dentist is very challenging and the biggest challenges are managing your team and dealing with the actual business of dentistry.  When you have the right support who brings in reliable resources, it lifts a big weight off your shoulders and helps you run an efficient dental practice. Your ...

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Retention Is the Key to Positive Growth In A Dental Practice

December 19, 2022 By Heidi Mount

Retention is key to making more profit in a less stressful way! Almost every dentist wants more new patients. Did you know that you will spend way more money every month trying to gain more patients than you will to retain the ones already in your dental practice? Lots of dentists know how many new patients they are gaining, but rarely anyone tracks who is leaving. As a matter of fact, most of the time ...

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How Much Should I Pay The Dentist for Patient Charts?

October 17, 2022 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By Heidi Mount

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 By 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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