Whether you have run your dental practice for a short time or many years, making sure it is successful is key.
With that in mind, what makes you smile about your practice?
When things are going well, you have all the reason in the world to be happy. If you are struggling with your practice, you have reason for concern.
So that you can keep smiling about your business, think about ways to always be improving it.
Are You Protecting Yourself?
As you step back and look at your dental practice, here are some things to smile about and to keep doing:
- Covering yourself – Do you have the right insurance should something happen to you? What if you miss a large amount of work? It only takes a serious injury or something else to befall you and you’re out of work. Unless you have other doctors in the practice with you, you could lose your business. This is why having the right dental disability insurance is so critical. With the right coverage, you avoid worry. That is over if your practice will survive should something happen to you. Be sure to shop around so you get the best provider coverage possible. Compare providers and plans to see which one would be in the best interests of your practice.
- Hiring the best – If you’ve been hiring and surrounding yourself with the best team possible, keep it up. The right employees go a long way in helping your practice stand out from the competition. This means you have a good staff of hygienists, front desk people and more. Always keep in mind when considering hiring someone how they may fit in with the team you have already got. It is important to have a good team that is all on the same page. As part of this, you need employees who’ve got good personalities. Those personalities make patients feel at ease. That is when they come in from everything from a cleaning to a procedure. Last, be sure you give your employees incentives to want to stay with you over the long haul. The last thing you want is a revolving door at your practice. If you have such a thing, it can be tough to get consistency in place.
- Being on top of technology – Last, you want to be sure your dental practice is up to speed on the latest in dental tech. If you are not, it could allow you to fall behind the competition. Along with going online to read up on the latest in dental tech, think about attending trade shows when you can. These can be good learning experiences. It is also good to talk with other dentists you are on good terms with. Pick their brains for some tips on technology and what you might need to add to your practice.
When it comes right down to it, you have worked awful hard to get to where you are today.
As a result, make sure your practice keeps you smiling each day moving forward.