Dental Assistant Appreciation Week Is March 3rd -9th

February 27, 2024 By Heidi Mount

Doctors, did you know… Your dental assistants are usually one step ahead of you. Your patients may TRUST THEM more than you. They can inspire patients to do their next dental appointment. They are valuable and no robot can ever replace them. Here are 8 ideas for you to celebrate your dental assistant. 1 - Share how important they are on your professional social media platforms. 2 - Help clean their rooms and offer your help. 3 ...

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Burn out is real...

February 20, 2024 By Heidi Mount

Burn out is real... and you deserve to live life to the fullest. Signs of "dental exhaustion" may be: 1.     Stopped hanging out with friends: Withdrawing from loved ones. 2.     Not spending time in a hobby or something that you enjoy. 3.     Bring work home. 4.     Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Maybe being more reactive to people. 5.     Finding it harder to wake up or want to go to work. 6.     Getting physical symptoms: Intestinal, headaches ...

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Dentists Should Get A Dental Partnership Agreement When Going Into Business Together

February 12, 2024 By Heidi Mount

Being a business partner is a lot like a marriage. If you do not fully understand the relationship, roles, values, goals, and such, it sets you up for disappointments. No one wants to regret their relationship or decisions. Let’s minimize your frustration, help lay down a great foundation for your business and put some safeguards in place. Significance and Essentials of a Dental Partnership Agreements: Establish successful collaboration with your colleague. Define how you ...

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Reduce distractions and increase your focus

January 16, 2024 By Heidi Mount

Did you know that ½ my family and I have A.D.D.? Guess what, so do many dentists, police officers, fireman, and so many other professions. We actually don’t have a focus issue; we have an overwhelm problem. Life is so much easier if we are FOCUSED. After all, who does well when stressed or confused? If you want to be more productive, you must reduce your distractions. Turn off the distractions or ...

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Hiring RIGHT and Running Efficient Management

December 12, 2023 By Heidi Mount

It is so important to:  Run ads to attract the right person.  Hire the right person.  Train the right person. Retaining employees will help build your dental practice and save you money. The hardest step is to find the right person right? You need to know where to look, what to advertise, how to interview, and make sure they are in the right seats. Sometimes tasks need to be swapped around in your dental practice ...

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How To Know When To Drop Your PPO’s

November 21, 2023 By Heidi Mount

It is time to stop being PPO dependent! It is time to show the insurance companies that you are not willing to work for less than what you are worth and be a slave to the dental write offs. These dental insurance companies are making you write off more and more. They are the ones profiting not you. You all learned how to sign up as preferred providers and take a cut in pay. Now ...

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Protecting Your Dental Practice

October 22, 2023 By Heidi Mount

Protecting Your Dental Practice: Understanding Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) As a dentist, you are dedicated to providing top-notch oral care to your patients. However, the business side of running a dental practice can expose you to potential legal risks related to your employees. Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is a crucial safeguard that can protect your dental practice from costly lawsuits and legal disputes brought by your employees. In this article, we'll explore ...

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The Power of Neutral Thinking:

October 2, 2023 By Heidi Mount

A Dentist's Guide to Transforming Patient Experiences As a dentist, you play a crucial role in helping patients maintain their oral health and achieve beautiful smiles. However, your impact goes beyond just dental procedures. The way you communicate and interact with your patients can significantly influence their overall experience. In this blog, we will explore the concept of neutral thinking and how it can enhance the relationships you build with your patients, ultimately leading ...

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The Dentist's Dilemma: Facing Fears in Business Ownership

September 25, 2023 By Heidi Mount

Owning a dental practice can be a dream come true for many dentists. The opportunity to provide quality care on your terms, build lasting patient relationships, and, of course, enjoy the financial rewards of entrepreneurship can be incredibly appealing. However, like any venture, dental practice ownership comes with its own set of challenges and fears. In this blog, we'll explore some of the biggest fears that dentists often have about owning their own business ...

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Lessons from Lahaina: Be Prepared

August 15, 2023 By Heidi Mount

Aloha dentists, As many of you know, there was a huge disaster in Lahaina, Hawaii. I do know of 2 dentists who lost their home and dental office to the fire. It seems like yesterday that I stood in front of this office with the team taking a photo and now it's gone. My heart hurts for this community. My family also lost their homes and jobs in the Paradise Fires in CA. We ...

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