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4 Rules of Hiring the Right Dental Practice Management Consu

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Our economic climate is a cold one today which means your business skills must be at a high level to be a successful business owner. The same systems and services that made a dental office successful ten years ago no longer work for business profitability.

Many challenges such as dental hygiene department strategies/systems, treatment presentation, time management and getting your patients to pay for treatment are solutions we can bring to your dental practice.
Four rules to success:

1) Follow a path to success - When you hire a dental practice management consultant, you are going to have homework to do. It will not be a lot of time but there will be some initial work to close the gap between where you are today and where you should be tomorrow.

2) Superior clinical skills will not take your practice to the next level -Many dentists have gone through special training to advance their clinical skills and they are now have amazing clinical skills. These dentists are also expecting to increase their profits after completing this extensive training. Usually the result of these training courses is that production remains the same. The best value for your dollar is an in-office workshop with a consultant.

3) Practice-management systems must be strategically created - Many dentists go through programs with dental practice management consultants and gain nothing other than a depletion of funds in their bank account. It is important that you choose a dental practice management consultant who can implement proven strategic systems for your dental practice and one that has a track record of success for many years.

4) Your Dental Hygiene Department - is a big profit potential for every general dental office. In order for your dental hygiene department to be profitable you need to have a philosophy of care for disease intervention at the earliest stage and a formula to prevent systemic disease for your patients.

Communication skills are going to be a very important piece for transitioning your patients of record into the various services you offer.

When hiring a consultant to increase profits in your dental hygiene department your consultant must be able to lead your team to refine and merge your philosophy of practice, the clinical skills with your practice and business systems.

The Success Formula - A combination of choosing the right consultant, having excellent clinical skills, creating a profitable dental hygiene department and the right people on your team, will mean you are on the right path for creating success and a profitable dental practice.



Debbie Seidel-Bittke has fast become regarded as the voice of dental consultants-entrepreneurial success. As founder and President of Dental Practice Solutions, she has created a dynamic strategy for dental practice growth.

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